Research Officer

Location: Central London
Salary: £25,000 circa -
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 12 April 2013

This is a fixed term position until 24 December 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.

This post supports key activities and events in relation to the RIBA research and innovation programme. You will provide administrative support to the Head of Technical Research, and assist with the general activities of the small research and innovation team within the RIBA Practice Department. You will assist with the RIBA’s academic and technical research programme through the preparation of materials, facilitation and general administration, and participation in relevant groups and meetings. You will be responsible for the administration of the RIBA research awards and the organisation of the annual RIBA research symposium.

You should have a professional or technical qualification in architecture/engineering/ building technology or relevant work-related activity. In addition to general administrative and research skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, experience of organising events to promote and disseminate technical material to a range of audiences is desirable. You should be able to present complex information through a range of communication channels including face-to-face, print and electronic and have experience of writing in styles appropriate for different audiences, including expert and lay. Excellent time management and project management skills are needed in this role.

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 Anne Dye by email: recruitment@riba.org or by post: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.

Closing date for applications: 12 April 2013

Interviews will be held on: 17 April 2013

Registered charity number 210566

The RIBA is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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