Professional Trainee (Part 1 Architectural Assistant), Perth

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Job Description Professional Trainee (Part 1 Architectural Assistant) PKC11245 £25,508 - £27,874 Fixed Term (until 30 June 2025) Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD Perth & Kinross Council – Property Services operates within...

Job Description

Professional Trainee (Part 1 Architectural Assistant) PKC11245
£25,508 - £27,874 Fixed Term (until 30 June 2025)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
Perth & Kinross Council – Property Services operates within a Local Authority environment and provides an in-house Architectural Delivery service to all Council Service Departments. It actively engages in workplace learning and recognises the importance of supporting Undergraduate students to fulfil the ARB professional experience requirement. We are now offering a 1-year fixed term placement to a validated Part 1 degree holder, to join the design/delivery Team as an Architectural Assistant to work alongside other architectural and construction professionals in our multi-disciplinary office based in the City of Perth.
You will have the confidence, skills and qualification to assist the Architect/Contract Administrator in the development, delivery and management of a range of Projects, of varying scope and complexity, throughout RIBA Stages 1-7. A key aspect of the role is the production of technical drawings and specifications to attain low carbon design and, based on Project criteria/assessment, Passivhaus accredited certification.
Through our Framework of Learning and supported by a dedicated Mentor you will have the opportunity to see and experience the varied Stages of a Project. This will involve survey work, design work and feasibility studies, preparing design/technical drawings and specifications, including contract administration, reporting, site visits and attending client, design team and technical meetings in a collaborative environment. You will acquire insight into how design and technical drawings translate into physical structures, appreciate the significance of effective communication, discussions, and decision-making in response to changes, and recognise the importance of effective software skills for maintaining organised production information.
PKC – Property is addressing the Climate Change challenge: we have delivered the first Passivhaus accredited and certified Primary School in Scotland and continue to lead with the first Secondary School swimming/leisure facility, currently on-site in construction, and at the design stage for the first small new-build gym/dining facility. More information on Climate Change is available from our Climate Action website:
To take advantage of this exceptional opportunity, working in one of Scotland’s leading Local Authorities, you must hold a validated Part 1 degree and possess the right attitudes and attributes to make a valued contribution to the Team and our work.
The Project Delivery Team have an office base in the centre of Perth, which we share with our Property Services colleagues. This is a vibrant, friendly, well occupied space which has recently been upgraded to offer a variety of work settings for differing individual and team tasks; it will offer a valuable insight into the wide range of work undertaken by a Local Authority and within PKC - Property. Staff can work in a hybrid manner from a variety of locations with most selecting to work from our office at least 2 days a week, but we strongly recommend and encourage you to make the office your predominant work base to fully exploit the learning opportunities on offer through this placement.



Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of AutoCAD/Revit, and an understanding of low carbon design and Passivhaus design/delivery principles, including BIM systems. It is expected you will be a competent designer with the skills to express yourself with confidence, clarity and precision using effective graphic, written and oral presentation.

The Individual

More information about the Post, application process, and timescales is available through the Recruitment Portal, where Application should be made. Please Note: This post is not eligible for sponsorship. The Recruitment Portal does not accept CV upload, but opportunity to share your CV and a selection of project work will be available to short-listed candidates invited to interview.
Alternatively, for informal enquiries you can email Philip Hudson at:
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC  and you could soon be joining our team!

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas. 
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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