Research Centres Administrator IMDC (0.5FTE, Fixed-term for 12 months)

Date advertised

30 July 2022

Closing date

28 August 2022


Research & Innovation


Intelligent Mobility Design Centre

Required hours

Part Time




£32,198 - £36,888 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term / Part Time

The Royal College of Art is the UK’s only entirely postgraduate institution of art and design, dedicated to teaching, research and knowledge exchange with industry. The RCA has been ranked the number one university-level institution for art and design, internationally, for the eighth consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022.

The Intelligent Mobility Design Centre (IMDC) leads research at the intersection of people, mobility and technology within a complex and changing urban and global environment.  The IMDC is an interdisciplinary centre exploring, experimenting, prototyping and evaluating new mobility and automotive transitions via the synthesis of design and research methods. It integrates design and technology with insights into people and the social, environmental and economic context to enable a 360 view on the design of future mobility. The IMDC has a dedicated Studio space and visualisation lab to (co)develop, build and evaluate (full scale) vehicles and mobility services using a range of methods and tools including physical mock-ups, experiential prototypes, high fidelity visualisations and Extended Reality (XR) technologies.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Centres Administrator (0.5FTE) to support the delivery, coordination, organisation and administration of the RCA’s Intelligent Mobility Design Centre, including being the main contact for the Centre. They will support the day-to-day running of the Centre providing a broad range of high administrative support to IMDC staff, and tailored assistance to senior staff, on research activities and development.  They will lead on the effective organisation and delivery of key IMDC events and manage the Centre’s financial payments in a timely manner. They will provide a broad range of high quality and comprehensive administrative support for the IMDC staff for all processes relating to preparing, submitting and managing research, knowledge exchange and Executive Education bids, budgets and projects.

The ideal candidate will have excellent skills and be educated to degree level or with equivalent professional experience, in addition they will have experience of working in a busy customer-focused environment dealing with a range of stakeholders. 

The post holder would be required to work on 14 hours in the office on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - 3.5 hours could be worked from home.  

For more information on the role please see the Information Pack.   

Interviews will be scheduled for 7 September 2022 in person on Battersea Campus.

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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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