New London Architecture is seeking a programme coordinator to join its team in London.
New London Architecture (NLA) is London’s leading independent centre for debate, discussion and information about the future shape of the capital. Our busy year-round programme of events, exhibitions, publications and research addresses the key issues affecting the city’s built environment and drives the debate about its future. We provide a platform for our broad network of professionals, politicians and the public to meet, share knowledge and shape a better city. We’re London’s greatest advocates, sharing our passion and knowledge about the capital. Our fast-growing membership of over 500 organisations spans both the public and private sector, including architects and designers, developers, engineers, planners, agents, public sector bodies and product manufacturers. We are based in The Building Centre, WC1, where our interactive model of central London is free to visit six days a week.
NLA is looking for a programme coordinator to provide a critical level of support to the Programme team across a wide range of tasks in delivering the busy programme of exhibitions, research, events and publications. This role will have a primary focus of programme support across a wide range of topics on the New London Programme, as well as the curation and delivery of certain programmes and the delivery of events.
The New London Programme delivers a year-round series of activities, including events, research and exhibitions, to discuss and debate the future of London. The programme team curates and manages over 15 programme strands – including planning, housing, conservation & heritage, transport and infrastructure and placemaking among others – to develop a professional and public programme that brings together practitioners, policy-makers and the public sector to address the key issues affecting these sectors and promote best practice to make London a better city.
The role involves supporting the team in a number of logistical aspects, speaker liaison; event co-ordination, proof-reading and collating presentation materials; organising schedules and diaries; overseeing exhibition installations, writing meeting notes and client follow-ups, general team management; organising everyone and everything to be in the right place at the right time.
We are a very collaborative team, and you will have the opportunity to get involved in idea generation and to grow your experience in programme development, exhibition curation, and client management.
- planning and delivery of certain programmes including speaker invitations and management, copy writing and post-event follow-up
- minuting meetings and circulating actions, ensuring actions are followed up and completed by liaising with various members of the team prior to meetings
- working with the marketing team to ensure website, mailers and social are all up-to-date for events and that events are promoted in a timely manner
- engage with NLA members and the client relationship team to develop activities that respond to their needs
- support for our annual programme of research, including collation of materials, editing and proofing
- assisting the events team to deliver the events programme – including preparation, front of house support and post-event analysis
- general office support, including filing, post, office recycling, and answering telephones
What we are looking for
You will be a self-starter with an interest in the key issues influencing London’s built environment, from across architecture, development and planning, and more generally the future of cities. You will share our team’s core values by always being informed, rigorous, collaborative and responsive in everything you do.
- an interest in architecture, planning and design in London
- basic computer skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) – experience of Mac an advantage
- excellent communication skills and written ability
- good interpersonal skills and telephone manner and excellent standard of English
- enthusiasm and a willingness to undertake other tasks and learn new skills
- precision, great attention to detail and exceptional communication and time management skills
Many of NLA’s events are hosted in the early mornings or into the evenings, so the ability to be flexible around early starts and late finishes is essential.
Reports to – programme director, New London Programme
Salary – £24,000 per annum.
Holidays are uncapped. Your normal working week is 40 hours, Monday to Friday.
To apply, please follow the link, this will link to the recruitment page where you can apply sending your CV and a covering letter by Monday 14th December. Interviews will take place on the 16th and 17th December.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.