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Building Futures Together

At Barker, our people are the heart of our business. We provide careers to suit your talents and an environment where you can thrive. We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team. Please take some time to explore what life is like at Barker. If you think it could be for you, get in touch. We’re excited to get to know you! 

Be Inspired

One size does not fit all. We really get to know our people so we can understand what makes them tick. We provide exciting opportunities, involving interesting and meaningful work, in an environment that matches your ambitions.

  • Work with an interesting mix of clients, sectors and project types
  • Feel empowered to grow and make a difference
  • Have your say in the way the business is run
  • Enjoy an exciting and dynamic working environment


“We are passionate about creating better outcomes – for our staff, clients and community”

Freddy Aye
Associate Mechanical Engineer

Be supported

Barker will ensure you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you and will give you the opportunity to have your say on how things are done. You will work in a diverse and inclusive environment working across a wide variety of sectors. We believe in work-life balance, therefore we adapt to working arrangements to suit different lifestyles.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Structured performance management and career planning
  • Innovative use of systems and technology
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements


“Work alongside studying develops skillset, experience and confidence.”

Harry Breeden
Architectural Assistant (Part 1)

Be rewarded

With success comes reward. We offer exceptional training and development, a fun social scene, events, activities, generous holiday entitlement and, of course, a comprehensive salary and benefits package.

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Competitive salaries and company bonus scheme
  • Employee benefits scheme
  • Sporting, social and professional events throughout the year
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Company pension
  • Private health insurance
  • Death in service benefits


“Barker’s commitment to wellbeing and fair work life balance helps deliver our best.”

Noor Shameel
Marketing Manager

Grow with us

Whatever the stage of your career, Barker will offer you opportunities to develop and grow. With continuous professional development, formal and on-the-job training, you can build your capabilities and enjoy a rewarding career delivering a first-class service.

  • Exceptional training and development opportunities
  • Support through academic qualifications
  • Support through professional qualifications
  • Work with a great team of like-minded people


“Excellent team support and opportunities presented make Barker a perfect fit for career progression.”

Anna Locke
HR Assistant

The Barker way


We passionately pursue ways to improve outcomes. We like to challenge industry norms and think strategically. We embrace technology and do not fear change. We will exceed your expectations.

Commitment to Excellence

Whatever it takes, we get things done. Sometimes this means working harder, sometimes it requires looking at things differently. We are constantly focused on practical solutions and we are driven by results.


Our team apply outstanding knowledge, rigour and pride to their work, day in, day out. We work hard to recruit the best people. We look for those with the right skills and expertise but also the right attitude and values.

Stronger Together

We believe in an honest and open approach, even if that means the occasional difficult conversation. We understand how important your project is and we will be there with you every step of the way.

“Our mission is to create inspiring, sustainable spaces where people learn, work and play. Our values embody how we achieve these goals. We call it The Barker Way.”

We are an Employee Owned Business

Barker is an Employee-owned business. For us, ‘Building Futures Together’ means more than delivering an excellent service to our clients. It means building a vibrant, sustainable business with a strong sense of purpose where our people can thrive and share in our success.

Employee ownership is the perfect way to grow our business whilst preserving our culture, which we call ‘The Barker Way’. Our employee-owners are committed, innovative, proud and work in partnership with each other and our clients.

Find out more about what employee ownership means

“We believe that the practice's key strength is our staff and the depth and diversity of our professional skills.”

Stuart White

Managing Partner

Stuart joined Barker in 1996 and has been Managing Partner since 2007. He is responsible for leading the management team to ensure the efficient operation and growth of the practice.

Stuart White

"At Barker, we have the opportunity to excel in our role and develop our collective capacity."

Philippa Gould

Associate Data Strategist

“At Barker, we have the opportunity to excel in our role and develop our collective capacity.”

Philippa Gould

Meet our People

"We invest a great deal of time in making sure our clients’ projects are completed with outstanding success."

Daniel Carey

Associate Partner

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"Complex problems require close collaboration, and this is where we thrive."

James Bowen

Associate Partner

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"Our clients come first and foremost – we listen to their perspectives every step of the way, ensuring our team always provides excellent results. "

Simon Brown

Associate Architect

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