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Looking to Join an Award Winning Design and Fit Out Company?

Rap Interiors is a buzzing design and fit out contractor with a family feel. We are known throughout the South East for inspiring our clients with the latest in design trends, fit outs and fantastic customer service, so we are always growing!

If you have what it takes to add value to the company, have customer service at the top of your list, are hard workinglove people and enjoy social events outside of work, then you could be part of our team. Check out our team page to see the diversity of job roles we have at Rap.

Current Vacancies

Digital Marketing and Website Manager

Love Writing?
Love Social Media?
Interested in Website content?
Love Marketing?
Then we have the job for you!

The Role

Rap Interiors is a vibrant, friendly and customer focused company in Maidstone, Kent with a real family feel. We work on design and fit out projects throughout the UK with offices based in Maidstone, Brighton, London and Croydon.

We seek an experienced, outgoing, confident and organised Marketing Manager who can deal effectively with all things digital marketing and website.

The Job Spec

  • Creating SEO-friendly blogs, news and case studies and uploading them to WordPress.
  • Writing news press releases and diffusing them to PR contacts.
  • Editing and proofreading copy.
  • Writing Google My Business posts.
  • Posting out content on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Creating videos for our popular YouTube and social media channels.
  • Conducting website ranking reports using Rank Tracker.
  • Conducting website performance reports using Google Analytics.
  • Obtaining feedback and Google Reviews from clients.
  • Photographing projects to a good standard.
  • Creating marketing plans on a yearly, monthly and weekly basis.
  • Booking website enquiries.
  • Updating the Directors on department performance by reporting on leads generated and traffic figures.
  • Working as a team with two others, you will be responsible for working on keywords to write content, whilst others post on Facebook etc. and supporting work experience people we invite in.

Essential Skills

  • Methodical and organised with the ability to multi-task, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent IT skills including, Internet, Outlook and Emails, Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Basic Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop knowledge would be beneficial.
  • The ability to prepare written communication with excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Able to stay calm under pressure, meet deadlines
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Helpful, friendly and willing to go the extra mile.
  • Interest in PR for the company online.
  • Phone etiquette/skills.

Personal skills should include a sense of humour, excellent time keeping, willing attitude to work with the office based team, excellent attitude to customer service at all times.

This is a busy role in a busy company and the ability to retain information, multitask and think outside the box is a must.
Good communication skills is essential.

What Can You Expect

Start date – immediately Salary £22-25k dependant on experience/skills. #

Working Hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, includes one hour unpaid lunch break.

Rap Interiors offers a pension scheme, 20 days holiday plus Bank holidays and your birthday off.

We do have an office dog, so please bear this in mind, as not everyone likes working with animals or have allergies.

What To Do Next

Email your CV and a covering letter (explaining your knowledge of the above skills) & why you would be perfect for the role to julie@rapinteriors.co.uk.

Rap Interiors is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are seeking someone to start immediately and this vacancy closes end of March.
Please no recruitment agencies to contact us or promote as a 3rd party in regards to this role.

How we will shortlist:

We will be looking for your application to stand out from the rest, so any accompanying material please email through. We will be challenging shortlisted candidates to write an article on the company services. This will be the Rap challenge to impress us with your writing skills.

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Trainee Designer

We are searching for the right candidate to join our dynamic company to provide space planning and interior design support within our design team.

This role would suit someone who is passionate and competent in design, recently completed their education and is open to a traineeship to start within this industry. You will need an eye for colour co-ordination and an eye for detail. Starting salary £6.15 per hour dependant on age.

Working hours are full time – Mon-Friday 9.00am – 5 pm.

Training period:

Introduction to Rap Interiors will begin with an in house training period to learn any skills required for the job role these may include:

  • CAD Computer software
  • Surveying techniques
  • Supplier and product knowledge
  • Commercial client application

Progression:

After the initial training period you will progress on to further skill sets:

  • You will progress to listening to clients’ needs from our surveyors and put together design. concepts that meet a client brief to improve workspace planning. To achieve this, you will be required to choose finishes including flooring, lighting, wall colours, kitchens, furniture and feature areas.
  • As experience is gained you may be asked to accompany surveyors on enquiries to ascertain client priorities within their briefs.
  • Liaise with internal team members and external suppliers to obtain required information in a timely manner.
  • Produce floor plans and specification elevations using AutoCAD software for internal and external drawings.
  • Amend drawings to reflect clients’ alterations and re-issue for approval.
  • Attend Site meetings if required.
  • Maintain the project file, documents and correspondence and ensure full history of project is available
  • Ensure that your designs are clearly communicated to other departments.
  • Create both digital and physical moodboards.
  • Convey ideas clearly, to produce 3D designs.
  • Arrange for samples from suppliers to reflect the finished designs.

Our goal is to look after our clients throughout the process; ensuring our working relationships continue to be positive for future projects.

  • Strong concept of measuring and surveying skills.
  • Have a good eye for detail.
  • Can produce work under initial instruction.
  • Multi tasker.
  • Be comfortable with reading and understanding briefs provided by clients and producing 2D drawings and digital moodboard documents on CAD to display design interpretations.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal qualities.
  • Must be able to work as a team and foster confidence in all.
  • Organisational skills, time keeping, paperwork, cost management, picking the right products, listening to clients’ needs and providing solutions
  • Good relationship building with clients, suppliers, contractors and the Rap team
  • Commitment to providing accurate Design handovers and understand revisions are necessary sometimes.
  • Able to hit the ground running!
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Excel, word, e mail would be beneficial
  • Must be comfortable with basic computer applications and spreadsheets.

We do expect all our applicants to be:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn
  • Team orientated
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Deadline driven

Qualifications

We do not expect individuals to have all required qualifications, so training will be provided to the right candidate who is passionate about design.

We use Adobe AutoCAD on a daily basis, knowledge in this software will be advantageous, but non-essential to the right candidate as this can be taught in house.

What Can You Expect

Rap Interiors offer a Pension scheme, 20 days holiday plus Bank hols, national pay rates dependant on age.
Hours of working can sometimes need flexibility as you may need to work later in order to hit deadlines.

We do have a BIG office dog, so please bare this in mind, as not everyone likes working with animals.

What To Do Next

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating what you can bring to the team and why you would be a great candidate to consider joining our tight knit company to scott@rapinteriors.co.uk. Enclose any examples of work you may have.

Rap Interiors is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We are seeking someone to start asap and this vacancy closes end March 2020

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES TO CONTACT US IN REGARDS TO THIS ROLE PLEASE.

More About Rap Interiors

Rap Interiors is an award winning design and fit out company established in 1988. It has an outstanding reputation in delivering amazing design and build refurbishments and fit outs to commercial, school & office space.

We have an amazing team in our offices that enjoys delivering impeccable customer service and is completely committed to openness, honesty, delivering the promise and meeting all deadlines. With a great sense of humour we work hard and celebrate achievements socially.

Rap Interiors offers a pension scheme, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off

We do have an office dog, so please bear this in mind as not everyone likes working with animals.

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Work Experience & Apprenticeships

We welcome students who want work experience and are a big supporter of apprenticeship schemes for those leaving school.

Contact us on 0333 600 1234 or drop us an email to refurb@rapinteriors.co.uk

Find out more about some of our apprenticeship stories here

If you are a school looking to find out more about careers in construction please contact julie@rapinteriors.co.uk as we are always visiting schools and offering careers advice.