Administrative Assistant - Graduate Diploma (0.6FTE)

Date advertised

2 August 2022

Closing date

25 August 2022




Academic Development Office

Required hours

Part Time


White City


£24,838 - £27,455 per annum pro rata

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 1 university for art & design internationally for the eighth consecutive year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Applications are invited  for a highly organised Administrative Assistant, to provide administrative support for the RCA’s Graduate Diploma  programme, based in the Academic Development Office.  

The Academic Development Office (ADO) helps to realise the College’s strategic vision of advancing art and design education through the review and renewal of its academic offer. It does so in six principal areas:

  • the assurance and enhancement of existing offers;
  • the development of new academic modes, models and offers;
  • the delivery of cross-College programmes and units, currently Graduate Diploma in Art and Design; Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Education and the new 30-credit cross-College unit for all MA programmes;
  • the educational development of staff;
  • the interdisciplinary exchange and professional development of students;
  • the internationalisation of the academic offer and expansion of collaborative partners.

The successful candidate will support the delivery, co-ordination, organisation and administration of the Graduate Diploma programme and contribute, as part of a team, to supporting other activities within ADO.

The role will work closely with the Graduate Diploma Administrator and the Head of Programme, providing support with administrative processes that span across the student lifecycle, including, admissions, induction, and assessment. The successful candidate will work proactively and collaboratively as part of a team and will communicate with a wide range of audiences, including academic staff, students, and technical support staff to contribute to the effective running of the Graduate Diploma programme and streamlined administration. 

This post would suit someone who has office experience and would like to pursue a career in university administration, working in a dynamic and supportive environment.  

This is a permanent and part-time role, working 3 days a week (21 hours).

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

Closing date midnight 25th August 2022

Interviews will be held in early September 2022.

Further details:  Information Pack  
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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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