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FREELANCE GARDEN DESIGNER (OPTION FOR PERMANENT ROLE IN FUTURE)

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FREELANCE GARDEN DESIGNER (OPTION FOR PERMANENT ROLE IN FUTURE)

  • Location: Central London

Start Date:  ASAP

Company:  New Company (TBC)

An exciting and unique opportunity to work with a start-up garden design and plants business from its inception.  Initially as a part-time freelancer, but with scope for a permanent role in future.

Based in Central London, our company will deliver off-the-shelf and semi-bespoke garden designs via an online platform, with a young and time-poor target market.  We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and tech-savvy designers to join our growing team, and help us succeed in our mission to make it easier for people to create beautiful outdoor urban spaces.

This role would be suited to newly qualified designers, designers still in training, or those looking for an exciting change in direction.    

Role and responsibilities:

  • Interpret client briefs and manage client relationships
  • Create, edit and personalise planting plants with the assistance of pre-planned templates, and with oversight from our lead designer
  • Source plants from our network of partner nurseries, including managing orders, delivery schedules and substitutions
  • Attending client sites and acting as the face of the brand
  • Managing finances, including reconciliation of planting budgets 
  • Future potential involvement in business development, including content creation, website development, marketing and PR
  • Initially working from home, within easy reach of Central London for client site visits and team meetings

Skills required:

  • Recognised garden design qualification (can still be in training)
  • Passion for plants and design, with good core plant knowledge
  • Strong technical skills, including Photoshop, InDesign, Vectorworks, Sketch up and Microsoft Office 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, reliable and confident, with strong problem solving skills
  • Full, clean driving licence, ideally with experience driving vans

Reward:

  • £20 per hour freelance basis, with scope for future negotiation
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • On-going training and development

To apply:  Please send your CV and a short covering email to Alex Hollingsworth at design@alexandrahollingsworth.com

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