New London Architecture

Programme Coordinator

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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 events, research, publications and exhibitions.

What is NLA?
NLA is an independent, purpose-led membership organisation for everyone with an interest in London’s built environment. Our purpose is to improve the quality of people’s lives by making London a better place to live, work and visit.  

Our mission is to engage the broadest possible audience across government, business and the public at home and abroad to educate, challenge, connect and create positive change — bringing people together to shape a better city.  

Our activities are broad-ranging and include research, publications, events, exhibitions, tours, learning programmes, websites & social media platforms, awards & competitions, the world’s largest architecture festival and public galleries that feature large interactive scale models of London.

The role

This role will have a primary focus on programme and research support across a wide range of topics, as well as the coordination of certain programmes and the delivery of events.

The role involves supporting the 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 coordination to proof-reading; exhibition support from conception to installation; organising schedules and diaries, writing meeting notes and client follow-ups and general team assistance.

Reports to - Programme Manager

Main duties and responsibilities 

  • Planning and delivery of certain events including copy writing and speaker invitations, briefing and management, and pre- and post-event communications.
  • Researching topics and developing programme content.
  • Intelligence gathering and recording working with NLA’s networks 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 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 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 & 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.

Your normal working week is 40 hours, Monday to Friday. While we support flexible hybrid working, we ask everyone to be in the office minimum 2 to 3 days a week for team collaboration and socialising.

To apply, please follow the link to our website, this will link to the recruitment page where you can apply sending your CV and a covering letter no later than Friday 29 October.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, cultural/religious/political belief, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.

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