New London Architecture

Head of Programming, NLA

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Reports to - Director, Content & Communications

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Contract: Full Time. 40 hours per week.

Scope of the role

To lead on the conception and delivery of the NLA Programme ensuring alignment and integration across the business, meeting the needs of our audiences and stakeholders. The Head of Programming will manage the programme team, systems and processes to ensure a high-quality programme is delivered, to KPIs and budget, meeting the needs of the NLA membership and delivering on the overall ambitions of New London Architecture.

Main duties and responsibilities

Strategic direction and operational delivery
  • Working with the Curator in Chief and Director, lead on the development and implementation of the 3-5 year Plan for the NLA Programme, including the commercial, content and communications strategies
  • Oversee all content and communications relating to the NLA Programme to ensure high-quality outputs which meet the needs of the NLA network and expand audience reach
  •  Lead curatorial and strategic meetings to uphold the quality of the programme and ensure a balanced approach to programming across all outputs
  •  Lead on the planning and delegation of all programmed outputs across the team
  •  Lead on the planning and delivery of our annual awards programme and our annual conference
  •  Own and manage overall annual NLA Content Form for all activity across the business to ensure cohesion and appropriate action
  •  Manage the P&L reforecasting each month to deliver gross margin performance
  •  Work with the Curator in Chief and Director to set out yearly / quarterly / weekly programme schedule, setting a balanced schedule, ensuring delivery against plan, and reporting progress in line with the NLA budget, aims and ambitions. Leading weekly programme meetings and meetings with the Client relationship team.
  • Lead on all overarching internal and external NLA programme documentation, ensuring all stakeholders have clear visibility on NLA activities
  •  Collaborate with Directors and Management Team, and Programme Managers to achieve the vision and goals in line with our values
  •  Promote cohesion and collaboration across the Content & Communications Team
  •  Lead and support direct line reports to achieve their business goals and personal development objectives
  •  Ensure direct line reports are effectively supporting their own teams to achieve their business goals and personal development objectives
Media spokesperson and public ambassador
  •  Media spokesperson and public advocate
  •  Speaker on panels, chair of events
Measurement of success
The NLA Programme attracts and engages its intended audience reach through targeted communication channels and all programme outputs are of the highest quality. The programme is appropriately resourced. A fully integrated content schedule captures all NLA activities and promotes harmony across the brands and delivery teams.
Person Specification

Essential Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrable expertise in the Built Environment Industry
  •  Strong management skills and experience of managing a team 
  • At least 5 years programming experience in a busy environment and in a related field
  • Clear and effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Previous experience of delivering a broad programme of activity
  • The ability to prioritise effectively, managing a busy diary and varied workload to meet demands and deadlines
  • A flexible approach in terms of work, changes and participation
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative; a self‐starter
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience of public speaking 
Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience working alongside high-level stakeholders 
  • Previous experience using accountancy software, preferably Xero
To apply, please follow the link where you can apply by sending your CV and covering letter no later than 30 September 2021.  In your covering letter please explain how your skills and experience make you the right fit and include details of your notice period.
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.

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