Architectural Manager

Full Time Melrose Scottish Borders Council

Job Details


Hourly Rate: £28.24 – £29.52

Salary: £51,539.40 – £53,875.40 per annum (Pay Award Pending)

Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Please click the link below to view a short video created by some of the Architectural Team:

Role Purpose

Scottish Borders Council is seeking a highly skilled and talented architect to lead the in-house Architectural Team. This is a senior role requiring a combination of strategic and practical skills, running a busy practice and being lead designer on key projects. Workload is varied, from feasibility studies to new build projects covering all departments across the Council. We offer flexible, work / life balance and family friendly policies, including generous holiday allowance, plus membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme as standard to all employees.

The successful candidate will have a track record of design, project management, contract delivery and budgetary responsibility as well as a comprehensive knowledge of health and safety practices. They will be experienced in these roles and have a strong focus on customer service.

The Architects’ Team is part of a wider Estates Service, comprising Property and Asset Management, Facilities Management plus the delivery of large-scale capital projects.

The Architectural Manager is a key member of the strategic delivery team for the corporate estate.


• Educated to degree and postgraduate degree level in Architecture.
• Registered member of the Architects’ Registration Board
• Chartered Membership of Royal Institute of British Architects or Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Ray Cherry at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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  • £51,539.40 - £53,875.40 per annum (Pay Award Pending)