Mid-Weight Interior Architectural Designer


Poole, Dorset





Full Job Description

Mid-Weight Interior Architectural Designer

Do you want to join a vibrant Interior architectural & design company on the South Coast, that works on flagship developments, Hospitality & High-end residential markets in London & Dorset?

Jigsaw is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity for a Mid-weight Designer to join our Interior Architecture team.



Jigsaw is a leading Interior Architecture & Design practice with over 17 year’s experience. As pioneers in the burgeoning field of interior architecture, we are fiercely proud to be fully trained and qualified in our core disciplines. We design intuitive, aspirational, sympathetic interiors underpinned by a flexible, human-centric, and holistic approach. We believe that the spaces people inhabit have a direct bearing on the quality of their lives. Guided by this principle, we strive to elevate everyday experiences by creating environments that exceed the standards of modern living.



Our office is based in Branksome, Poole, Dorset just 2 hours from London. Poole is well known for Europe’s largest natural harbour, award winning blue flag beaches including the world-famous Sandbanks Beach. We enjoy the benefits of coastal living while also working on large projects in and around London.


The responsibilities of the role include:

Working on residential, both private and development, hospitality, and commercial projects from concept to site completion.

Projects assistance under Department Head or Senior supervision.

Translating design concepts to reality within a set budget.

Understanding project timescales and how to keep them.

Developing and producing concept presentations with 2D/3D visualizations.

Understanding of project budgets and quotations

Producing complete CAD technical drawing packages for site purposes.

Producing comprehensive product and finishes specification documents

Experience with direct client and supplier liaison.

Attending site meetings with clients, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants

Coordinating with external specialist consultants e.g. PM, QS, M&E to integrate requirements and meet overall project objectives.

Undertaking site inspections and surveys.

Assisting the Department Manager and other designers when required.


Key skills Required

Interior design/interior architecture degree essential

Minimum three years professional experience within the design industry.

Previous experience in Developments, Commercial and/or Hospitality design will be considered advantageous.

Strong design and communication skills.

Show creative flair, a conceptual approach to design with willingness to think outside the box.

Excellent all round technical knowledge and attention to detail in every aspect.

Enthusiasm and the ability to show initiative.

Ability to work well in a team and assist the team leader.

Capability to collaborate, to innovate and to learn.

Team player attitude with excellent English verbal and written communication skills for both internal and client related matters

Competent administration and organisational skills.

Keeping up to date with industry news and the changing marketplace; bringing this knowledge into the team and the work to ensure we are always exceeding client’s expectations.

Experience in delivering projects from pitches to drawing packages.

An understanding of the RIBA plan of work and work stages of the industry.

An understanding of relevant building regulations.

Experience in conceptual thinking, presentations and communicating. ideas to clients and rest of the design team with confidence.

Ability to design to a set budget and good negotiation skills.

Previous experience working on a technical drawing package (inclusive of Lighting, Small power, Bespoke Joinery items).

Must be able to develop the design of bespoke elements in more technical detail fit for costing purposes.

Solid product knowledge overall, ranging from finishes to fittings in general.

Proven experience in producing specification and schedule documents for above elements.

Software skills to include AutoCAD, InDesign and Photoshop. Microsoft suite

3D modelling and hand sketching abilities also preferable, e.g. SketchUp

Knowledge of virtual meeting platforms (such as Zoom or Teams) considered advantageous.


Also Preferable

Full UK driving licence

CSCS card


The Mid-Weight role, will also be expected to take on their own projects. Whilst taking direction from the director and manager, they will be working alone at times and as part of a team at others and therefore expected to have confidence with their own ideas.

They will need to have a strong background, a flair for design and experience working from concept through to completion of drawing packages, on quality projects demonstrated through a beautiful portfolio of work, exhibiting their ability to contribute to the design ethos of the practice.

Although the head office is based in Poole, the designer will be required to travel to London and within the UK, to attend required client, site, and supplier meetings; therefore, the candidate will need to be happy to travel. Applicants owning their own car is advantageous, but company cars are available to use for those purposes.

The company is open to the job role being fully remote working and the candidate does not require necessarily to live near Poole. With this scenario, the candidate would initially be required to attend a month-long training at our Poole studio to be up to speed with internal company standards. Further details and logistics will be discussed during a scheduled interview.


Remuneration package

Salary to be discussed upon experience.

Holiday – 20 Days with accruing a day’s holiday for every year of service after 2 years up to 25 days.

Pension scheme


Jigsaw Benefits Package

Jigsaw Wellbeing Programme – Access to a daily morning ritual (yoga, meditation breathwork), four wellbeing team days throughout the year and discount off select treatments

Selection of teas, coffee, fruit, and biscuits always available in our staff kitchen

Access to shared company car (if eligible on company insurance criteria)

Opportunity to attend trade shows, in UK and possibly abroad

Continued professional development and training

Flexible working and WFH opportunities (To be discussed with Directors)


To apply please submit the following to [email protected]:

CV & references

Cover letter

Portfolio including mood boards, CAD layouts and finished work


PLEASE NOTE – Candidates without portfolios illustrating technical development and final photography of own designs will not be considered. All candidates should be eligible to work in the UK. No agencies.


What happens after you apply?

Our hiring team will review your application upon submission. If you are among the successful candidates, you will receive an email to schedule an interview. If you don’t hear from us, then unfortunately your application will not have been successful at this time. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to provide feedback on individual applications.


GDPR – Please be aware that we will retain your personal information for a period of 12 months from the date that you applied to Jigsaw Interior Architecture & Design. This is to allow us to contact you in the future if you are not successful on this occasion and a more suitable role becomes available. After this period, we will securely destroy your personal information. If you do not want your data held on file, then please contact us directly.

Thank you and good luck!