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The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.
Location: London/Hybrid Working
Hours: Full Time, fixed term contract, for approx. 13 months (end date negotiable)
Why Join us?
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 27 days plus bank holidays and paid closure of 3 discretionary days between Christmas and New Year. For more details on our benefits click here
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a diversity of incredible architects and teachers to introduce architecture to children and young people across the country. Whilst based in London, you will also travel to schools in other parts of the country (once a month).
About the Role
You will lead on RIBA’s National Schools Programme, creating and delivering innovative projects to inform and inspire children and young people about the role they can have in shaping the spaces where they live, learn, work and play. RIBA has an exciting range of exhibitions and artefacts at its London head office, and you will be involved in creating and promoting cross-curricular and practical learning sessions for children and young people to explore and enjoy. You will be devising programmes of activities and resources to promote RIBA’s extensive architecture collections to the wider public, using this opportunity to work with young people and to inform them of academic and career opportunities available to help them achieve their aspirations. You will also lead the annual business planning, developing and managing the programme budgets.
What are we looking for?
- Ability to think creatively, and to translate strategic targets into practical approaches and both short- and long-term outcomes.
- A personable communicator that can adapt to both professional and learning audiences including teachers, community partners, children and young people.
- A creative individual who works well independently, yet also excellent at collaborating with a range of stakeholders.
- Proven understanding of diversity, how it relates to this role and upholds the RIBA’s EDI strategy.
- Strong organisational, administrative skills and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Proven experience of leading learning programmes within architecture, arts, culture or heritage.
- Proven experience of planning and delivering imaginative, informative and inclusive learning projects and resources for children and young people.
- Demonstrable understanding of motivational and effective formal learning practices; with excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum and direct experience of working with schools or in a school setting.
- A pro-active and flexible approach to work with a ‘can do’ attitude that supports the delivery of learning activities across the country.
- Proven experience of direct line-management and in leading teams of volunteers.
- Understanding of resource management, including budget development, with the ability to work to tight financial frameworks and set deadlines.
- Interest in/knowledgeable about working with and inspiring young people between the ages of 16-24.
- A formal qualification in teaching or degree in architecture or relevant discipline; or equivalent work experience is desirable but not essential.
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: Wednesday 1 February 2023 at midnight
Interview date: W/c 6 February 2023
Due to high volumes of applications we are unable to respond to everyone, however, should you be shortlisted for interview we will be in touch. We may also close an advert earlier than the date above if we receive enough quality applications. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. We are unable to proceed with any candidates who cannot show the relevant documentation so please only apply if you meet these criteria. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.
The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to building an authentic and diverse environment where all are encouraged to be themselves. We champion work/life balance and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation. We value applications from all sections of society and appreciate divergent experience, therefore if you are excited about the role and working with us, yet your past experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.
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