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Our culture

Our people are at the heart of what we do and who we are as a company. We bring together creative individuals from different cultures, countries, and disciplines. Above all, we value relationships, dedication, and integrity. And this is why, we believe, that around 30% of our staff have been with us for over 10 years (and many for over 20 years).

We strive to provide a nurturing and enjoyable office culture for all, which we believe is conducive to working collaboratively and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Company Social & Events

We organise a host of company and team events throughout the year. They include our annual summer barbeque, our Winter Annual General Meeting, international and national festive days, sporting events, mindfulness day and team outings, amongst others.

Being part of the SHH family means we also like to celebrate staff member’s birthdays and other important life events.
Every Friday in the studio pens are put down at 4:30 in the afternoon, we gather in one of our meeting rooms or in our courtyard and chat over drinks and snacks.

For our Winter AGM, we aim each year to go on a trip together as a company, where we reflect on the past year’s achievements and look forward to the ones ahead, but also cement relationships among our peers. Past AGM locations have included: Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Paris, Malta, Porto and Seville.

Holidays & Christmas Closure

Staff are entitled to 20 days holiday per year, excluding bank holidays. With every additional year of service, an additional day of holiday is added to this entitlement until you reach the maximum 25 days. Over the Christmas break, additional days beyond the annual entitlement are often given when the office is closed.

Annual Bonus

We operate a discretionary annual bonus scheme, where the company takes into account its financial performance over the year, among other factors. If awarded, the bonus is usually paid in December.

Workplace Nursery Scheme

To help our working parents SHH has partnered with Enjoy Benefits, a company who help our staff access the Workplace Nursery Benefit. This Benefit scheme can offer significant, uncapped savings by allowing parents to pay the cost of nursery fees from their gross salary, resulting in tax and national insurance contribution savings. These savings can be considerably higher than those from Tax Free childcare and/or childcare vouchers.

Life and Critical Illness Insurance

After completing 12 months of employment with us, staff are enrolled into the Life and Critical Illness Company Insurance Policy and to our Death in Service Insurance policy.

Part-III Programme

We offer Part III qualification funding for staff wishing to continue their formal education in architecture in the United Kingdom.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Our staff are encouraged to attend the CPDs offered at the practice, which explore a wide range of topics from innovative materials through to new sustainability practices.

Company Hours & Hybrid working

Our studio hours are from 9:30 in the morning until 6 in the evening. However, we offer every person the possibility of flexibility around these hours, to accommodate things like extended commuting journeys, extra-curricular activities, and family obligations and commitments.

We believe that meeting face-to-face enables us to grow, collaborate and learn, not only from each other but also from our clients. We also see the merits of combining studio-based days and remote working, for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This is why we offer hybrid working which allows staff to work from home one day a week.

We have over 25 different nationalities at SHH and we understand that being away from family can be difficult. We have a policy in place that allows employees to accumulate remote working days and request an additional week to work remotely in each holiday year.

STEAM Ambassador Opportunities

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns, we work alongside schools, colleges, and universities. Ambassador opportunities are open to all who wish to nurture and encourage the next generation of design talent. For us, education and diversity are the lifeblood of future creativity. We are affiliated with Homegrown Plus and the Grimshaw Foundation, both organisations dedicated to improving access to, and diversity within, the architecture, design, and creative industries.

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Packages

Upon the completion of twelve months of continuous employment, in addition to statutory entitlements, employees are provided with an enhanced maternity salary contribution. We also offer an enhanced paternity package, providing full salary for a period of two weeks.

Employee Perks & Discounts Platform

We have partnered with Reward Gateway, a platform which offers employees discounts, rewards and wellbeing perks in one easy-to use hub. Available offers include 20% off gym memberships, access to mental health platforms, and discounts for major retailers like Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Argos, and Currys.

Cycle to Work Scheme

We have in place the National Cycle to Work Scheme, where the company lends a new bike to a member of staff and which the staff member then repays the cost to the employer through monthly tax-free instalments over an agreed period. It’s a great way to promote healthier journeys to work, reduce pollution, and improve mental health. We offer an on-site secure bike store along with shower facilities

Technical Training

We are committed to the professional development of our people. We offer external and in-house training courses on the latest software, including Revit and ArchiCAD.

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