Want to be a part of the PENSON team and support us to deliver our visionary projects? We are seeking applications for a Studio Manager to join our fun and friendly London team.

We require a professional communicator with solid interpersonal skills. You’ll be the first point of contact for the office – greeting clients and guests with a friendly welcome whilst making sure the office looks its best. You will be energetic and proactive in everything you do. You’ll also have a knowledge base to help prepare the business for the future. This is a dynamic role with scope to progress commercially.

If you’re like us, then you’ll have creative flair and an eye for inspiring design. This is a great opportunity to be surrounded by innovative design and to learn about our creative process. The successful candidate will be based in our cosmopolitan London studio in a highly rewarding environment.

Main responsibilities:

General studio administration including:

  • keeping the office clean and tidy
  • answering calls, transferring and taking messages
  • monitoring the sample library
  • sorting incoming and outgoing post
  • ordering couriers, booking taxis and travel
  • greeting clients
  • preparation for meetings
  • managing travel cards
  • ad hoc letter writing
  • organising office social events
  • keeping all supplies in stock –stationery, kitchen essentials and refreshments for meetings.
  • responsible for studio-wide emails, announcements and notices.
  • monitoring studio calendars for meetings
  • monitoring equipment and repairs etc
  • liaising with external facilities, including external IT and cleaners.
  • CEO and office PA – including booking diaries and sorting travel.
  • Managing after-work showroom visits, events and office CPD’s.
  • Booking showroom visits for clients, ordering sample furniture and sample materials.
  • Support for the design team such as preparation of presentation materials, printing and binding documents and liaising with external printers.


  • Monitoring project expenses.

About the Candidate:

  • Excellent organisational skills and professional verbal and written communication.
  • Creative thinker and practical problem solver.
  • Experience in HR.
  • A pro-active attitude with lots of initiative.
  • Confident phone manner.
  • Excellent client liaison and people management skills.
  • Self-motivated with good prioritising skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office.
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign desirable.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for all things design.
  • Must be an obvious team player.
  • Quick learner with a good visual eye.
  • Experience in a creative industry is desirable.


Please note that any applications via recruitment consultancies will not be considered.

Please send applications with a CV and a short cover letter explaining why you’re right for the job to recruitment@penson.co. Please add in the email subject header the position you’re applying for.

Closing date for applications is Friday 7th September with interviews taking place 2-3 weeks after this closing date. Applications are for immediate start.



Job Title: Studio Manager

Industry: Architecture & Interior Design

Location: London (SE1)

Experience: 3 years minimum

Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Type: Full time