Retail Store Designer

09 May 2018
06 June 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Retail Store Designer​

It's our mission to make the best chocolates on the planet. To do that, we need the best people. That's why, like our recipes, if you've the right ingredients, we'll invest our time and attention to make sure you reach your potential.

To support our ambitious growth plans, we are recruiting a Retail Store Designer to join our team. This role will play a crucial part in the Hotel Chocolat retail development programme through the production of high quality designs, plans and working drawings from concept through to completion for all retail development projects.

The role will incorporate:

  • Producing working drawings and technical specifications for new sites as part of the roll out of Hotel Chocolat's existing design
  • Producing high quality drawing packages GA's, RCP's, plans & elevations on all projects
  • Actively participate in design discussions as these evolve, preparing and presenting initial designs of new concepts
  • Actively liaise with internal stakeholders in marketing and design, as well as external design company to produce best fit store design
  • Liaising with architects and contractors to ensure projects are delivered on time and to plan
  • Attending site set up and snagging meetings once sites are completed

Essential Criteria

  • Significant demonstrable experience in retail design within shop-fitting company or architects/design company
  • Highly IT literate
  • Experience working with Apple technology
  • Highly competent with CAD, preferably Vector Works and Photoshop
  • Working knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Good understanding of on site operations/on site experience
  • Robust understanding of, and ability to articulate, how the design aspects of a construction project influence and relate to performance

Key Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally - verbally and in writing
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude
  • Confidence to challenge in a constructive manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Passionate & energetic in line with HC brand and values


People who work at Hotel Chocolat are passionate about what we do, and we all strive to deliver in line with our company values; Authenticity, Originality and Ethics. We have some great benefits, including: 

  • 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • 25 days leave plus public holidays
  • 35% discount in our dining and café outlets
  • 50% discount on all our retail products
  • 70% off the rate card price for you and your guests when you stay at the Hotel Chocolat - our hideaway on the paradise island of Saint Lucia, set among the cocoa trees of our historic Rabot Estate
  • Option for private healthcare
  • Option for SAYE
  • Option for Life Assurance

Please note this role will be based in our Head Office, Mint House, in Royston, but National travel will be required.

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