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Cardiff Council

Architectural Assistant Internship
Job Category: Architects/Engineers/Surveyors
Contract type: Temporary
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Economic Development
Grade: Grade 4
Salary: £19,171 - £21,166
Closing date: 25/09/2019

A 12 month internship opportunity is available within the Architectural team of Projects Design & Development (PDD).

The post is designed specifically for candidates who wish to undertake 12 months practical experience between RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 academic study. It is essential that candidates have achieved degree standard qualification at RIBA Part 1 standard and must be committed to an RIBA Part 2 accredited course.

Projects Design and Development (PDD) is an ‘in house’ multidisciplinary professional business unit that provides professional consultancy support for service area clients across Cardiff Council.  The service area comprises of architects, construction project managers, quantity surveyors, M&E engineers, structural engineers and business support officers.  Cardiff Council operates an extensive portfolio with a variety of service area clients that include Education, Housing and Communities, Bereavement Services, Harbour Authority, Parks and Leisure.

The successful candidate shall assist the architectural manager in the production of a full range of architectural design functions and shall have direct involvement in the design of projects. Working as part of an integrated multidiscipline project team the post holder will assist in the successful delivery of construction projects, whilst developing their practical experience and knowledge of the construction process.

You must demonstrate a range of design experience & technical skills through an architectural portfolio. You will be expected to engage in the Professional Educational Development Record (PEDR) or equivalent in accordance with the requirements of post RIBA part 1 experience and PDD will support attendance of training sessions linked to academic study.

Excellent presentation and communication skills are essential.

For an informal discussion to find out further information on this role, please contact Mian Saleem, Architectural Manager (Acting) on Tel. 029 2233 0197 or by email msaleem@cardiff.gov.uk.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

This post is temporary until 30th September 2020.

Internal candidates who wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis must obtain approval prior to application using Form SEC1 (4.C.081). Requests may only be approved by the relevant Director/ Assistant Director/ Chief Officer or senior nominated officer graded no lower than OM2 or in the case of schools based staff the Headteacher / Governing Body. 

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As an equal opportunities employer, we value diversity.  Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented individuals including those:
•    aged under 25;
•    not in employment, education or training;
•    from our local communities including in particular disabled individuals, carers and those from the Cardiff BAME and LGBT+ communities;
•    ability to communicate fluently in Welsh.

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