Interior Design Lead

Are you a creative visionary, a design leader and champion of opportunities, looking to make your mark? Do you relish a challenge and seek to push the boundaries on pre-conceived expectations to become a brand advocate for best-in-class? Are you a team player, a developer of people and a forensic executer of first-class client service?

Why Work at Sims Hilditch

Based in state-of-the-art studios, we are a friendly and collaborative team that works on a wide variety of high-end interior design projects across the UK and overseas. We are a multi-disciplinary studio made up of interior designers, interior architects and dedicated procurement teams.

What we're looking for

At Sims Hilditch, our large creative team is divided into individual studios. We are looking for an Interior Design Lead to own the entire creative process, project execution & team management for one of these studios at an exciting time for the business. As the Senior Design Lead you will lead your studio team through all stages of projects from concept to close out, ensuring they run on time, on budget and on brief, achieving all agreed milestones, whilst upholding unrivalled client service that has become synonymous with our brand. You will oversee and manage the output from both the Interior Architecture and FF&E functions, ensuring all elements of projects are coordinated and that each task is performed within the allocated timeframe, balancing client, business and creative needs. As a client-facing brand ambassador, you will work closely with the Creative Founder, Studio Director and Commercial Director to evolve the brand by seeking new business opportunities, driving optimum profitability and developing your team.

Experience & Qualifications

Key responsibilities

• Oversee 6-8 projects at any given time.
• Manage, develop and mentor team members.
• Pro-actively seek new business and partnership opportunities, attending prospective client meeting and pitches.
• Clearly define the design stages into clear and concise deliverables for your team at point of proposal, managing the allocated resources to ensure the team complete the relevant deadlines on time.
• Monitor your team’s output to ensure they include the correct information at each stage.
• Ensure consistency of information across each project and adapt the deliverables to align with the agreed scope at the start of the project.
• Champion autonomy and ownership across the team.
• Lead client communications and attend all client meetings.
• Maintain oversight of performance for all projects in your team.
• Ensure all key design information is issued, managing the project scope, and keeping the client updated with any relevant communications.
• Maintain a critical eye on business impact, per project.
• Regularly report on key KPIs per project.


• Up to 22 days of annual holiday allowance plus bank holidays.
• Studio closure between Christmas and New Year.
• Early finish Fridays from June to August, and in December.
• Staff discounts offered by many suppliers.
• Birthday day off in addition to your annual holiday allowance.
• Christmas present and birthday present from Sims Hilditch.
• Professional development to support and strengthen you in your role.
• Healthcare Support.
• Enhanced maternity pay.
• Workplace pension scheme.
• Refer a friend scheme.

How to apply

If you would like to join the team at pivotal phase of evolution, please follow the link below including your CV, portfolio and a covering letter telling us a bit about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for the Sims Hilditch team.