Academic Development Administrator

Closing date

23 January 2018




Academic Development Office

Required hours

Full Time


Grade 6




£30,682 - £35,132 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate art and design university. In 2017/18 the College will have some 2,000 students registered for MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees and over 400 full- and part-time academic, technical and administrative staff.

The Academic Development Office helps to realise the College’ strategic vision of advancing art and design education by:

  • Leading an ambitious expansion, diversification and internationalisation of the academic offer
  • Overseeing the assurance of academic quality and standards
  • Creating opportunities for curriculum innovation, enhancement and exchange across its taught programmes
  • Enabling staff to gain recognition and reward for developing excellence in teaching and supporting learning
  • Supporting aspiring artists and designers to realise their ambitions for studying and working in the creative sector

The College is seeking to appoint an Academic Development Administrator, to provide administrative support to the Academic Development Office.  The role will span all elements of administration such as assisting in the organisation of College committees, and administering large-scale change projects that relate to new academic offers or partnerships. It will involve administration of academic review processes including (re)validations, internal reviews and annual programme reviews. In addition, the post-holder will coordinate diary arrangements, travel arrangements and meeting schedules for the Director of Academic Development and Head of Academic Development.

It is essential that candidates have significant experience of coordination and administration of events, such as committees, working groups, conferences and workshops. The candidate will also have experience of managing data and experience of finance administration. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively engage with a range of people. In addition, an excellent attention to detail is essential. 

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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