1ST May 2023

Associate Director Manchester

1ST May 2023


The Roles

Do you dream of a better built environment?

We’re looking for Associate Director level to help us design a better future – one where buildings genuinely serve the needs of the people who use them. If you’re a highly talented and experienced Associate Director who’s looking for their next exciting challenge, this could be the role for you.

With seven studios across the UK, Cyprus and India, and over 50 years’ history, ADP is an AJ100 top 30 architecture practice which designs around the principles of sustainability, belonging and engagement, rethinking the built environment to create a better future. At ADP, you’ll be working on projects that truly benefit their communities, from large laboratory buildings to mixed-use developments, sensitive refurbishments to envelope-pushing new builds, £100m high-profile schemes to local grassroots projects. You’ll have the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills in a chosen sector or as an all-rounder, working with our cross-practice specialists in sectors including residential, commercial, healthcare and education design.

Our Associate Directors oversee and manage our ADP projects and teams and act as the lead consultant within the wider design team. You would be managing the design process, programming outputs and ensuring the delivery of high quality designs which align with ADP’s ethos and vision. You’ll be supported by a local Director and our nationwide specialist Sector Directors.

About ADP

ADP is an employee-owned practice – meaning that all staff have a say in how the business is run, and everyone benefits from its success. We know that a healthy work/life balance is important and in addition to other benefits, all staff have flexible working hours with the option to take a three-day weekend every fortnight.

We’re an equal opportunities employer and a gold-standard investor in people – reflecting our belief that it takes a people-centred practice to create people-centred architecture. Diversity is at the heart of our success, and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

How to apply

If you’re interested in joining our team, please submit your CV and portfolio and a cover letter setting out your ambitions and detailing your approach to design and team management. Please email your application to careers@adp-architecture.com, quoting with the position you’re applying for and the studio location. Attachments should be in PDF format and no larger than 5MB in size.