Solutions Architect (x5)

We are recruiting for multiple Solutions Architects here at City & Guilds! As a Solution Architect, you will create the overall technical vision for a specific solution to a business problem. You would need to translate underlying needs to business analysts and developers, oversee timely delivery of a technically coherent and valuable solution.  In essence the Architect will design, describe and manage the solution. We currently have 4 permanent vacancies and 1 fixed term contract for 12 months.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at City & Guilds to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Organisation, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Business Unit
Group Technology
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

In this role you will report into either the Principal Architect or Service Architect Lead. You will play a pivotal role in the C&G Engineering function responsible for establishing and enhancing business and technical roadmaps, plans, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

You will own and deliver end-to end solutions with will involve engagement at the conception of a project through Design, Build and testing to support Operational acceptance. You would use analysis skills to probe underlying business needs for application development.

You will have the opportunity of working on a hybrid basis with a mix of home and office – but you do need to be within commutable distance from one of our City & Guilds hub offices.

About you

You should have extensive experience in designing end-2-end solutions in a technologically diverse environment.  Our ideal candidate will be customer focused with the ability to identify and understand a customers need. A clear confident communicator able to communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.

You should have exceptional relationship skills to create business buy in and bring together architecture expertise across the Organisation to create a community that can deliver results in line with the strategic priorities.

An individual with excellent problem solving and analysis skills is required with the ability to identify service gaps and develop solutions to meet the needs of the business.

You should have a strong background in the Design of Managed Services and Enterprise solution technology and services.


Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, eLearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone. 


What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example, work pattern, job share, hours or location.


Next Steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.