Administrator (0.6 FTE, FTC)

Date advertised

12 May 2023

Closing date

4 June 2023


School of Design


School of Design Administration

Required hours

Part Time




£30,680 - £33,903 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term until January 2027

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world ‘s number 1 art & design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the largest world-wide survey of academic and industry opinion.

About the Role:

We are looking for an Administrator who will endeavour to act as first point of contact for queries to the Ecological Citizens Network, including being responsible for administering the EC inbox. The postholder will provide comprehensive administrative support for EC staff for all processes relating to preparing, submitting and managing research, Knowledge Exchange and Executive Education bids, budgets and projects. In addition, they will provide project support to senior staff as required, including arranging meetings and acting as the point of contact between research centre academic, support staff, research students, industry partners, academic partners, funding bodies, philanthropic donors and other third parties.

What is the team culture and environment like?

We have cultivated an open, honest and collaborative culture within our team and the wider teams around us. We work closely with other research projects, learning from each other, sharing our knowledge, and consistently improving our approach.

We are all extremely passionate about what we do, we are driven, and committed to doing everything to the best of our abilities. We are looking for someone that mirrors these qualities and is dedicated to a long-term project.

What is the most challenging thing about this opportunity?

This is a fast-paced role with many moving parts. Our workflows change and move rapidly, so the ideal candidate will be someone who can manage numerous things simultaneously. You will need an innate ability to prioritise tasks based on their importance and urgency, able to meet multiple deadlines, and adapt to new responsibilities.

What is the most exciting thing about this opportunity?              

It is an incredibly diverse, multi-faceted role with lots of moving parts - no two days will be the same. You will be able to work with a large network of partners and collaborators – connecting and learning with like-minded individuals.

What attributes will this person have in order to be successful?

The ideal candidate will be a great communicator across people of all levels and backgrounds, with the ability to take initiative and be resourceful. They will need to have the confidence to ask for help when needed, and to ask questions when necessary.

What gets you most excited about RCA’s future?

I think the fact that the RCA is looking at how design can be used as a tool to catalyse change. There is the potential to be involved in something unique and innovative. It feels very real and imminent; there are some incredible pathways for the future that are available to you.

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The Royal College of Art (RCA)  aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected. 

We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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