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The London School of Architecture is hiring a programme lead for its Practice Support Programme to join the staff in London.

The London School of Architecture, supported by the Greater London Authority and The Crown Estate, is launching a rich, multifaceted pilot Practice Support Programme aimed at further nurturing diversity within the built environment industry.

We have developed this programme to assist practices led by individuals from underrepresented communities.

The LSA is seeking a programme lead to oversee the programme’s detailed design and implementation.

Job title: programme lead – Practice Support Programme
Department: professional programmes
Role type: 18 months fixed-term contract
Closing date: Friday 31 May 2024
Interviews: Monday 10 to Friday 14 June 2024
Salary: £55,000 0.6 FTE (£33,000 pro-rated)
Hours: three days per week – 21 hours per week

Download job description here.

What is the Practice Support Programme?

The Practice Support Programme is a brand-new learning, mentorship and development programme that will be open to architecture firms and other built environment businesses.

The detailed design of the programme will need to incorporate cutting-edge sustainable practices and green skills to ensure minority-led, minority-owned businesses develop resilience and adaptability in a changeable and competitive market.

The programme will also contribute to making the built environment industry more diverse by supporting practices led by people from underrepresented groups to successfully bid for work, including, but not limited to, public sector commissions.

The programme will build momentum through the strength of the cohort and generate deeper professional networks. Over a 12-month period, the programme will support participating practices in broadening their networks, knowledge, and skills.

The three core elements of the programme are:

  • learning: a programme of targeted skills and development workshops, delivered by speakers reflective of the cohort’s diversity, commissioners, and potential future clients
  • mentorship: a structured mentoring programme, encouraging reciprocal elements, focussing on individual businesses’ and leaders’ needs
  • development: a cohort-led research project/think tank to research and explore barriers to diversity in practice and procurement

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a programme lead with inspirational leadership skills, strategic thinking, a passion for innovation, and a strong record of delivery. The ideal candidate will have established industry contacts, experience in successfully implementing new programmes and initiatives, and the ability to inspire and motivate a team towards a shared vision. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is adept at problem-solving, collaboration, and effective communication.

If you believe you possess these qualities and are ready to take on this opportunity, we encourage you to apply and showcase how you can contribute to the success of this new programme.

Full job description

For full information about the role, including core responsibilities and person specification, please download the job description here.

Ready to apply?

Please submit a cover letter and CV via the apply for job button by the closing date on Friday 31 May (applications close at 11:59pm).

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview between Monday 10 and Friday 14 June 2024.

Should you have any questions about this role, please contact Daniel Davis, professional programmes manager ([email protected])

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Equality, diversity and inclusion statement

The London School of Architecture is committed to being an inclusive employer, building an inclusive workplace and recruiting a workforce as diverse as London’s. However you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at The London School of Architecture.

If there are any adjustments that would help support you in your application, please do let us know when you apply. If you are disabled, Evenbreak is able to provide support with your application; for further information, please visit their website here.

Disabled, deaf and/or neurodivergent people and those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

Salary: £55,000 - £60,000
  • This position has been filled.