Head of Professional Communities

Location: Central London
Salary: £44,000 -
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 15 April 2013

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and its members. With a passion to promote a wider public appetite and interest in architecture through its website, exhibitions, talks and four million-strong collections, the RIBA has led the profession since its foundation in 1834, and continues to lead as architects face the challenges of the 21st century. With 40,000 members worldwide and over 5,000 overseas, the RIBA has a truly global reach.

The Head of Professional Communities supports key activities and services of the RIBA Practice Department. You will lead a small team that works with the RIBA Practice and Profession Committee and facilitates practice-related expert member advisory groups, professional communities and professional events (conferences and seminars). The role includes the development and dissemination of best practice guidance, services and tools for RIBA members and RIBA chartered practices, in relation to business, legal and technical aspects of the architects’ profession.

You should be degree qualified (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in the built-environment or design sectors; professional qualification as an architect, or other built-environment or construction professional, is desirable. The role requires first class interpersonal and communication skills, and preferably project management and events organisation experience. You will need effective leadership skills, to manage and motivate staff and the credibility to facilitate expert member groups. The ability to work on a range of diverse issues with members and other teams within the RIBA and to produce high quality written documents, including reports, meeting notes, presentations, articles, marketing and web copy is essential.

An interest in architecture and improvement of architects’ professional services is desirable.  Ideally you should have previous experience of working in a membership organisation, architectural practice or construction organisation. 

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete and send a CV, Covering Letter, Applicants Statement and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form for the attention of Adrian Dobson by email: recruitment@riba.org|or by post: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD. 

Closing date for applications: 15 April 2013  

Interviews will be held in: week commencing 22 April 2013



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The RIBA is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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