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Head of Technical Practice

RIBA 1834
London/Hybrid working
£48,000 - 50,000 based on experience
Closing date
25 Sep 2022

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Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: £43,000 - £50,000 based on experience

Location: London/Hybrid working

Hours: 35 hours per week full-time permanent role

Our Benefits:

The RIBA offers an amazing employee benefits package which includes (a) a generous pension scheme with employer contributions (up to 12%), (b) life assurance, (c) annual leave of 26.5 days plus bank holidays, paid closure of 3.5 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year and a half-day for Christmas Shopping plus a season ticket loan. For more details on our benefits click here.

About the Role

Help deliver the change our industry and profession needs

This role leads a team within the RIBA Practice Department, driving innovation through knowledge and expertise, inspiring professionalism, and delivering professional support services for members. The role holder will be responsible for managing projects relating to technical knowledge in architecture and construction, design leadership, Standards and Building Regulations.

The Grenfell Tower tragedy and ongoing inquiry alongside the government’s review of the regulatory regime reveal the need for significant change in regulations, industry processes, professional competence, inclusion, and leadership. The RIBA has been working to support members and the wider construction industry on building safety and the future regulatory regime and the role holder will manage much of this work.

The built environment has an urgent role to play in responding to the climate emergency. The Head of Technical Practice will work closely with other professional bodies, institutions, and expert volunteers, developing standards, targets and tools to support sustainable outcomes.

The construction industry is going through significant change through digital transformation, new construction technology and procurement processes and the role of architect and lead designer continues to evolve. The Head of Technical Practice will manage the RIBA Plan of Work and deliver products and services that help architects maintain competence, operate successful businesses, and run effective projects.

Wondering what we are looking for?

The RIBA is looking for construction industry professional with significant experience in technical design, regulations, standards, procurement, contracts and appointments. The successful candidate will be able to manage projects and stakeholders, edit guidance, develop consultation responses and represent the RIBA in discussions of a highly technical nature with influential industry experts.

If you would like to apply for the position, please view the full job description below (found at 'supporting documents') and submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 September 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed

(Please note that we may close an advert earlier than the date above if an exceptionally high volume of applications is received)

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to developing a varied and mixed workforce where all are encouraged to be themselves. We value applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. Our purpose is to serve members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

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