New London Architecture is seeking a programme coordinator to join its team in London.
This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside our innovative and enterprising programme and content team, delivering our busy programme of events, research, publications and exhibitions that represent NLA and London’s built environment community.
Introduction to NLA
NLA is London’s Built environment community; an independent, purpose-led organisation for everyone with an interest in London’s built environment. NLA’s programme and its family of brands and projects engage the broadest possible audience across government and the public to educate, challenge and create positive change.
From public realm to workplaces to London’s homes and more, NLA’s broad range of projects, research and events connects London’s network of professionals and enthusiasts, uniting the industry to shape a better city.
About the role
Reporting to the programme manager, the role involves supporting the programme and content team, in a number of curatorial and logistical aspects including event coordination, speaker liaison, preparing briefs and collating presentation materials; research and publications support, from insight gathering and submissions coordinator to proofreading; exhibition support from concept to installation, organising schedules and diaries, writing meeting notes and client follow-ups and general team assistance.
Hours: Full time, 9.00am to 6.00pm (including one hour lunch break). Flexible working from our City of London office, the London Centre (our public gallery) and from home/location of your choice.
Salary: £28,000 per annum
Location: NLA’s office’s City of London, EC1V (Gresham Street and The London Centre, Guildhall)
Benefits: 25 days contractual annual leave excluding bank holidays, uncapped holiday with managers agreement. Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for employees and families, health and wellbeing initiatives, enhanced parental leave, government childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme.
Pension: We provide People’s Pension with employer contributions and the employee’s right to opt out.
Main duties and responsibilities – what will you be doing in more detail:
- planning and delivery of certain events including copywriting and speaker invitations, briefing and management and pre- and post-event communications
- researching topics and developing programme content
- assisting in the coordination of related NLA projects, including London Real Estate Forum, London Festival of Architecture, Don’t More, Improve! and the New London Awards
- intelligence gathering and recording working with NLA’s Expert Panel network, committees and membership
- support for our annual programme of research, including collation of materials, editing and proofing
- joining internal and external meetings. 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 and communications team to ensure website, mailers and social media outputs are all up-to-date for events and that events are promoted in a timely manner
- assisting the events team in delivering 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 team player but also a self-starter with an interest in the key issues influencing London’s development and investment industries, as well as their effect on the capital’s built environment and Londoners more generally. You will share our team’s core values by always being informed, rigorous, collaborative and responsive in everything you do.
Essential skills and experience
- a good knowledge and interest in architecture, planning and design in London and related policy and regulations
- basic computer skills (Office 365 (including Teams), Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom) – experience with Apple Mac OS is desirable
- 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.
How to apply
Applications will close at midnight, on 1 March 2024. To apply please follow the link on our recruitment page where you can send your CV and cover letter. Please note that applications will only be reviewed where cover letters are included.
It is the policy of NLA to treat all employees, visitors, and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, disability or union membership status.
We are keen to know about any applicable reasonable adjustments/ access requirements you may have regarding the application and interview processes – as well as for the delivery of the role if you are successful.
Please let us know any adjustments/requirements that you might have and how we can best accommodate these. Please highlight these in your cover letter and we can send you an access document to help understand and support your needs if your application is successful.
If you are unable to submit your application via the form and require an alternative format please get in contact with [email protected] who will work with you to make the process as easy as possible.
Thank you for your interest in the Programme Coordinator role at NLA.
If you have any queries or questions about this opportunity please contact Danielle Rowland, HR Director to arrange an informal conversation.