Director, Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW)

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £40,000 pa (up to) -
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 03 December 2012

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales (RSAW) is part of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is the voice for architects and architecture in Wales. Operating in a home nation with independent planning, procurement and building regulations, it balances its activities between important political lobbying; providing an extensive programme of activities for its 800 members; and promoting architecture through public and specialist events.

As director you will drive and coordinate this activity. You will act as the RSAW representative at senior level meetings, work with the Council to develop RSAW's strategic direction and lead a small team to deliver the day-to-day activities.

This is a versatile 'hands-on' role that provides variety and excitement - one day leading a campaigning initiative on well-designed homes, the next day developing ideas for a local exhibition celebrating Welsh architecture. 

Entreprenurial in outlook, you will need to plan and deliver activities that attract audiences and deliver results, therefore you must be effective at project management, producing business plans and managing budgets.

At the same time your political antenna will need to be finely tuned as devolved political responsibilities affect all our 800 members. You will need to ensure that emerging legislation reflects the needs of architecture and architects in Wales.

You will report to the London-based RIBA Executive Director, Nations and Regions, with responsibility to the RSAW's Council for advice and strategic direction. Managing this dual relationship will be key to your success in this role.

As part of the RIBA you will be joining a high-energy team located throughout the English regions and Wales. There will be challenges ahead, but lots of opportunities for you to develop this role. 

So, if you thrive on variety, have a successful track record of managing a small office and can deliver outstanding results through a small team, we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in applying, please send a covering letter and CV along with a completed Applicants Statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to: Elizabeth Robertson, Director, Nations & Regions, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.  Alternatively you can email your application to recruitment@riba.org  

Closing date: 3 December 2012, 9am

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