Admin Assistant

Salary: £22,500- £26,000 per annum

Location: Bristol, UK


Purcell are looking for a talented assistant to join our Bristol studio. This role will be to aid the Studio and established team that is currently working on a diverse and exciting range of architecture, masterplanning, heritage and interiors projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a World Architecture Top 100 practice renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

Our benefits include agile and flexible working (3 days in office, 2 days working from home), with core working hours of 10am-4pm, a bonus scheme and many more benefits, including bike2work scheme. We provide a strong culture of growth with many opportunities for training and development.

The successful candidate should evidence keen attention to detail and high-quality examples of their work with their application. You will need to be agile and flexible, with a can-do attitude, a willingness to learn and be a conceptual thinker. An understanding of Purcell’s projects and culture would be of advantage. We will be looking for the below experience in all applications submitted:


To provide administration assistance to Purcell’s Bristol Studio and the wider West region reporting to the Regional Studio Manager.

This is an interesting and challenging role that would suit a confident, numerate and professional individual who enjoys using their initiative and who has a ‘can do’ working style.

The role covers a wide remit of all aspects of office and project administration. The role requires an excellent all-round understanding of business processes and the ability to be adaptable and collaborative with excellent multitasking, communication and organisational skills.


  • Lead Persons and Regional Studio Manager with keeping internal databases up to date using our internal project management software (Rapport).
  • Support on implementing and maintaining business processes and procedures
  • Office Management: Ordering stationary, coordinating maintenance and local office suppliers
  • Maintaining local office health and safety records
  • Be an integral part of the West Region Support Team i.e. answering telephone calls, taking messages, managing visitors and deliveries where necessary as well as providing assistance to the wider architectural teams and operational groups within the company e.g Finance, Business Management
  • Upload and distribute project information
  • Communicate with people at all levels including prestigious clients (both current and potential), consultants, contractors, suppliers, and other offices.


  • Proven experience in Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Advanced Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Willingness to learn and utilise new systems
  • Good with numbers and mathematically competent
  • Experience of dealing with people at all levels in person, on the telephone and by using electronic means
  • Experience of meeting deadlines and working in a pressurised environment
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to multitask
  • Co-operative and collaborative team member
  • Able to work proactively on own initiative and prioritise workload.
  • Enthusiasm for developing work skills and job specific knowledge for self and team
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to turn hand to just about anything and must enjoy challenges
  • Some knowledge of the architecture/construction industry (desirable)

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.


Apply via the button below. To discuss the role, please also feel free to reach out directly to Priscilla Ross in the Inclusive Recruiting team on 0203 397 8333 or email


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