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Public Programmes Assistant

RIBA 1834 Ltd
London/Hybrid working. May need to travel to other locations depending on events.
c£22,000 per annum depending upon experience and location
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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

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


Salary: c£22,000 per annum, depending upon experience and location

Location: London/Hybrid working. May need to travel to other locations depending on events.

Hours: 35 hours per week, full-time fixed term contract, for 12 months


Why Join us?

Our Benefits:

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


About the Role

Join our dynamic Exhibitions and Public Programme team at RIBA.  We are seeking an energetic and resourceful Public Programmes Assistant to help support the delivery and administration of its exhibitions and events programme, a key part of RIBA’s new House of Architecture plans:

RIBA is a leading national voice for architecture, creating world class exhibitions and events programmes for both a specialist audience and for the broader public. We have two exhibition spaces in our unique headquarters in 66 Portland Place in central London, and we host some of the biggest names in architecture, alongside emerging talent, for lectures and talks, alongside working with other cultural partners on exciting onsite and offsite events.

We are looking for someone keen to start a career in public programming, who will undertake a variety of administrative duties to support the public programmes team with the delivery of a wide range of engaging and thought-provoking public events. A key part of the role is to oversee the administration of events, including liaison with the marketing and content teams and other internal stakeholders, liaison with external partners, managing our online bookings, booking travel for speakers and minuting meetings, as well as evaluation of our overall public programmes. You’ll be present for our key events, usually at 66 Portland Place but occasionally elsewhere, helping ensure all runs smoothly.


What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have experience in a range of administrative duties within a busy office.

  • Your organisational skills and methodical approach will allow you to work on several tasks simultaneously, and you’ll be able to prioritise effectively.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You will have a good standard of written English, sound knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Very good communication skills and customer service awareness.
  • An excellent team player with a flexible approach and ability to work some evenings in support of events.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding responsibilities and escalation procedures would be helpful.
  • Ideally, you’ll have an interest in architecture and/or cultural programming and a willingness to learn and develop in the role.

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: Thursday 7 December 2023
Interview date: TBC

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 experience may not align perfectly with every single skill or competency, we encourage you to apply anyway.  


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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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