Design Manager

Discipline: Cheshire and North Wales Technical
Job type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Job ref: 001403
Published: 27 days ago

Design Manager – Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales


Anwyl is the perfect example of family business at its best. Across our business divisions – Partnerships, Homes and Joinery we are known for thoughtful building, creating quality properties that last, and that offer individuality and personalisation. We don’t just think of our buildings as bricks and mortar. We build places for people, and we build for tomorrow and beyond.


Hours:               8.30am- 5.15pm (Mon- Thurs)

 8.30am- 4.00pm (Fri)

Salary:              Competitive Salary, Plus Car Allowance

Report to:         Head of Technical

Location:          Ewloe Head Office, North Wales


Scope: To manage the design of layouts and maximise the use of group house types from pre-acquisition of land to implementation following grant of planning permission and continuous improvement through design review. Take an active involvement on the preparation and submission of all planning applications for the Homes division including outline, reserved matters and detailed planning applications and continuous review of none material and material amendments. *Lead and manage the Design team of internal Architectural Technicians along with coaching and development to achieve company targets. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities:


*         Lead and manage a team of internal Architectural Technicians along with coaching and development to achieve company targets, whilst overseeing the running of live sites.

*         Liaise and co-ordinate design information with the internal Engineering team to ensure adoptable and approval standards are met.

*         Liaise and co-ordinate with external Architectural Technicians and Planning Consultants to achieve company targets in driving planning permissions alongside our Land team.

*         Assist in driving planning applications and discharge of all planning conditions and be the primary form of communication for the Design team between internal departments and external consultants and  stakeholders.

*         Implement a high level of CDM identifying foreseeable risk in designs and taking appropriate action in line with company policy and good practise.

*         Provide the necessary knowledge and expertise to keep track of legislation as dictated by industry standards of Building Control, NHBC and national and regional planning law and policy.

*         Working with our Lancashire region to continually monitor and manage our house type portfolio in terms of design, plotting efficiency, elevational treatment with the necessary commercial acumen.

*         Attend planning and committee meetings, along with public exhibitions and consultations with parish council and other similar parties.


The successful candidate will have the following skills, qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills (inc AutoCAD)
  • Time management
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and high standards of accuracy
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload
  • A positive and supportive attitude
  • HNC, Diploma or Degree in relevant related subject



*         Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

*         Smart Health

*         Eyecare vouchers for Specsavers

*         Wider Wallet (employee discount site)

*         Length of Service

*         Death in Service

*         26 days holiday plus bank holidays

*         Gym discount


This is a great opportunity to join a highly regarded company in the housing industry and work on a range of interesting projects.


Closing date for applications: Friday 19th April 2024

Anwyl Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.