Group Coordinator / Document Controller


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New year, new job? You're in luck as we have another great opportunity to join us!

We are on the look out for a new Group Coordinator / Document Controller to come and join our Bath Studio.

We have 3 project groups in each Studio with each group responsible for carrying out a number of architectural, master planning and urban design projects. This role is the opportunity to provide first class support to our Group Leaders, Partners, Associates, Project Architects and their associated project teams to enable them to run efficient and well-organised projects in accordance with the Practices’ QA procedures including Project administration support and Document Control.

The role will be a spilt between Group Coordination and Document Control providing expert coordination support alongside having the responsibility of managing project documentation in compliance with our quality procedures.

This could suit an experienced Document Controller looking to mix up their role with some more administration experience or someone who has worked in a similar administrative/co-ordination role who has had some/little experience in Document Control but is keen to learn more.

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Areas of responsibility


To assist Group members with project tasking and stage outputs (Inc. preparing presentations, certificates and reports)

To organise and book travel for Group members (Inc. flights, hotels and taxis). This also includes the preparation of travel itineraries and coordination of overseas study trips

To coordinate internal/ external project meetings and reviews (inc. diary Invitations, conference calls, minute taking, preparing agendas)

To assist the Studio Leader/Partners in preparing and issuing client Invoices and Applications for Payment

To submit Studio Leader and Studio Partners monthly credit card receipts and expenses to Finance

To assist in arranging Group member’s annual reviews (Inc. diary invitations, and room bookings)

To assist in allocating appropriate office seating to new starters (Inc. providing an Administrative Induction).  To allocate Group placements for work experience students

To provide telephone back-up to Reception and assist the Front of House Team when required

Document Control

To upload and download drawings and documents from project extranet sites (CDE’s)

To issue drawings, reports, specifications and schedules to clients, design team members, suppliers, and contractors via the FCB document management system (Newforma Info Exchange)

To ensure the timely, accurate and efficient registration of incoming and outgoing documents

To QA check drawings and documents for inconsistencies, ensuring requirements are met prior to issuance

To control project documentation in compliance with FCB quality procedures

To prepare, review, and regularly update project document control guides including extranet site (CDE) login details, workflows, troubleshooting mechanisms and key contacts

To work closely with the Practice Quality Manager and Lead Document Controller to improve document control procedures and develop best practice templates for future use

When appointed to do so, to assist the project team and BIM Manager in the set-up and management of the project extranet site (CDE)

About you

1 – 2 years relevant experience within a similar administrative/co-ordination role

Understanding and experience with Document Control procedures

Knowledge of Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) and Common Data Environments (CDE’s)

A good working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Experience using InDesign would be an added bonus

Excellent attention to detail

Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and proactivity in approach to daily tasks whilst working within the agreed procedures

Strong organisational skills (naturally methodical and accurate)

Enjoys working as part of a team as well as independently

Good written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills

A background working in a creative or architectural environment would be an advantage


We are a progressive and ethical architectural practice. We design with empathy for the human condition, with science for sustainable outcomes, and with art for crafting beautiful place. The range of our architectural work is extremely broad and includes housing, universities, creative reuse and schools.

With over 40 years of practice, we now have four offices around the UK. We remain committed to the social and cultural values which underpin our design approach. Our studios are an open and social environment and inspiring places to work, with breaktimes focused on growing strong social bonds. We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where professional and personal development is encouraged.

We offer free lunches, fresh fruit, Employee Assistance Programme, dedicated Mental Health First Aiders along with a host of other benefits. FCBStudios is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive; only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.