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AFL’s award-winning Manchester studio is searching for an architect to join the team. We want to take on high calibre talent who will benefit from working right across our sectors with the support of experienced, talented and specialised colleagues.

You will have the opportunity to work on a range of medium to large-scale projects within a highly collaborative and inclusive team of healthcare, leisure, residential and commercial experts. We value a creative flair, an autonomous approach and an eye for detail.

AFL is a medium sized, multi-sector practice with massive ambitions. The right person will be able to make an impact within the studio, both on project work and within the practice itself, closely working with senior leaders to challenge assumptions, discover new ways of working, and achieve excellent design through innovative problem solving and value-added inputs.


  • RIBA Part 3 qualified and ARB registered
  • Experience of working on larger projects as part of a team and day to day leadership for smaller projects
  • A working knowledge of Revit and BIM experience
  • Knowledge of UK planning policies and building regulations
  • Strong knowledge of building regulations, design standards and best practice
  • Excellent 3D drawing skills using Sketchup, AutoCAD and Rhino
  • Excellent communication and people skills, with a problem-solving attitude
  • Strong organisational, process and time-management abilities

What we offer you

  • Mixed studio/home working options, at present and planned for the future
  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Experience on major national and international projects
  • Excellent salary offered in line with the level of experience
  • Full time position, 36 hours p/w

If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV and examples of work in the strictest confidence to: Please use the subject line: “Architecture role”.

Who are we?

AFL Architects is a medium sized, multi-sector practice with massive ambitions. Our designers work internationally from a head office right in the centre of Manchester, across our three main sectors of Healthcare & Education, Sports & Leisure, and Residential & Commercial.

In the past three years, we have designed the next generation of community health and wellbeing centres, delivered a FIFA World Cup stadium, and progressed the vision of housing developments across the UK. Our clients include over 50 NHS Trusts, Premier League clubs, and major housing developers and government organisations.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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