Executive Education Administrator, 0.8FTE

Date advertised

12 November 2020

Closing date

26 November 2020


Research & Innovation


Executive Education

Required hours

Part Time




£31,760 - £36,381 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term

The Royal College of Art is an internationally renowned postgraduate art and design institution. Founded in 1837, it is also the world’s oldest art and design institution in continuous operation and the most research intensive. The RCA has been ranked by the highly regarded QS survey, as the number one art and design institution in the world for the six consecutive years in which the survey has been conducted between 2015 and 2020.  Among its core audiences – students, artists and designers – the RCA brand is legendary. The generations of world-leading designers and artists who have studied or taught at the RCA is a roster of international repute.

Executive Education:

Building on a successful track record, the RCA seeks to enhance and achieve significant growth in its Executive Education offer. The College has expanded Executive Education over the last number of years and now offers a portfolio which includes executive masterclasses, tailored training programmes for high-profile corporate clients, and short courses covering topics ranging from Fine Art and Curating to Design Thinking & Innovation and Creative Leadership.

The postholder will be located within the Research and Knowledge Exchange team, which provides central infrastructure and expertise across three strategically important functions: research; knowledge exchange, and; research programmes. 

The postholder will deliver customer focused, efficient and effective administrative support to the full range of executive education activities. This role requires a high level of event management, financial administration and organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a complex workload and take initiative as well as work within a team.

Educated to degree level or with equivalent professional experience,  it is essential that candidates have:

  • Proven administrative experience of working in a busy customer focused environment with the ability to deal with varied workload in an intensive, changing environment. 
  • Ability to communicate confidently face-to-face with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including international clients, senior executives, academics and students. 
  • Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of events. 
  • Experience of operating within an online learning environment, with a high level of digital literacy and IT skills including:  productivity suites (Microsoft Office, Google for work),  web/internet use,  CRM systems , financial management systems, and virtual event and video conferencing  platforms. 
  • Experience of maintaining databases. 
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a heavy workload whilst retaining excellent customer service standards. 

Interviews and assessments are scheduled for 2 December 2020.

This post is fixed-term to cover a period of maternity leave within the Executive Education team. In the event that the postholder on maternity leave returns earlier than planned, the duration of the contract will be adjusted accordingly. 

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The Royal College of Art is an equal opportunities employer. 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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