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April 2022

Design Assistant and PA to Design Director

We are looking for someone from a creative background with design skills, most likely in interiors or architecture, to join our team. They would be required to provide design and organisational support to our design director who is responsible for our architectural and interior design output as well as business development and company promotional marketing. We are seeking an individual with an interest in working with us across all these areas.

Full time position based in our Edinburgh design office starting June 2022.

Salary 19-22k pa based on 37.5 hour week and dependent on skillset and experience

Flexibility in working hours will be considered.


Edel are architects, interior designers and main contractors working on principally period properties in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We have site teams as well as studio-based staff so there are opportunities for developing this role and gaining experience across design and construction.


Responsibilities include:

Providing admin support to the design director

Assisting in the preparation of briefing documents and design presentations to clients

Assisting in researching suppliers and specifying interior products

Preparing sketch design and design coordination drawings

Assisting in the creation of design schedules for obtaining quotes and ordering

Placing orders, checking and coordinating deliveries

Organising and updating our sample library

Managing the supplier and client databases

Liaising with our office manager to organise and keep the studio well presented

Liaising with construction director on costs and invoicing

Assisting in the development of promotional materials such as company newsletter, social media posts and literature for events


Role requirements:

Excellent administration skills and commercial awareness

Knowledge of design detailing and presentation of design information

Good at note taking and responding to requests for design information

Interested in and ability to pay attention to detail

A pro-active approach and able to self-organise and plan

Strong communication and people skills

A willingness to learn about the Edel approach to projects

Literate with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office

Some experience in producing designs using Sketchup, Pcon or other interiors software

Experience using Mailchimp would be an advantage



Please send your cv with a covering letter for the attention of Katherine Strachan Davis - katherine@weareedel.com