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Entry-Level Project Assistant
Lattimore and Friends

Opportunity closes: 6th Jul 2022
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: London Living Wage

Website: lattimoreandfriends.com
Instagram: @lattimore.and.friends

Hello, this is Ben from Lattimore and Friends and we are looking for a Project Assistant to join us!

So, who are you?

You’ll be a friendly, team focused individual with a keen eye for design and a passion for web and technology. We definitely aren’t looking for computer science graduates - this is an entry-level role and we’re looking for someone who brings a base level of knowledge, team skills and enthusiasm to kickstart a career in tech.

Indeed, you don’t even need to have a degree at all! Perhaps you smashed through all the courses on Codecademy or Treehouse, perhaps you did one of those 8/10/12/15 week crash courses, perhaps you did it the old school way with books from the library. However you got here, we want to take you further. It should also be said here that we’d be so stoked to give more people from underrepresented groups their first step into tech and digital.

So, who are we?

We partner with some of London’s most exciting creative, branding and communications agencies, providing the best possible web development experience for their clients.

We’re growing nicely and now need a Project Assistant to work closely with our two Project Managers and help us continue deliver amazing website projects.

So, what will you do?

From day one we will expect you to assist our Project Managers in managing our various projects, which means keeping the devs on track for an on-time delivery, and making sure we do so with a high quality of work. You will make sure all aspects of the design are broken down and assigned to our amazing devs, so we can get the work done fast and efficiently.

You will assign tasks to our devs using our project management tools, provide all the materials our devs need to work, set up the work environments, and at times will also need to hire and work closely with remote developers as needed.

Once you are ready, you will be the main contact working closely with the client product-owners, and thus an important face for the company. This will be a challenge for you but you will not be expected to jump into this deep-end until you feel confident. This role really is a ‘glue that binds us’ kind of role, as you will almost always be at the centre of everything.

So, what do you need?

We need three things from you:

1.) Be a people person

Techies have a reputation for being anti-social and a bit unfriendly. We aim to build strong relationships, even friendships, with our clients.

Do people call you charming? Funny, witty? Great to have around? If so, you’ll be a great fit. As you’ll be managing dev teams, you should feel comfortable being a leader, but open and understanding to different styles of communication.

You will be working at times with our clients so you should have a confident and capable customer service work ethic. You should be a fun, engaging and friendly presence (who impresses with your hard-work and diligence too) whenever you are meeting with a client. We want our clients to smile when you hit their inbox with another question, and want to set up more meetings with you.

2.) An eye for design

The biggest complaint we hear from our clients is that websites, once developed, rarely look like the original design. This is a nuisance at best and a business-threatening problem at worst. We’re proud that our most common feedback is how accurate we are to designs and how well we collaborate with our client’s designers. We expect you to keep these standards high as well as offer them thoughts on how to get the most from their designs.

You will be responsible for translating the wants and dreams of our clients into work for our devs, so you not only should have an eye for design, but be comfortable asking questions and getting all the information that you need.

Your communication skills will be essential, and you will need patience in sometimes rewriting tasks a few times until we can get the work perfect.

You need to value and understand great design, even if you couldn’t design it yourself - taste is what we are after

3.) Some interest in coding and web development

Bring any HTML, CSS, JavaScript knowledge you might have

If you have used WordPress before, that’s great

If you don’t have much coding or WordPress experience under your belt, but are eager to learn - that’s fine too!

How To Apply

So, what do you get?

  • Full remote working (our team is currently scattered within the UK and Portugal, and we work with clients in the US, and developers across the world)
  • However you are more than welcome to work from our office in Somerset House some days of the week as well
  • The London Living Wage (£11.05 p/h), working out to £23,000 per year

So, what do you need to do now?

A proposed start date is late-May and we’ll be holding interviews on a rolling basis until we find the right person.

Send your application to [email protected] and please include:

  • An example of a website with great design, and explain why
  • A brief description of why are you interested in tech and web development
  • CV
  • Cover letter, which should mention some examples of successful teamwork, or proven customer service capabilities