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Creative Learning and Development Project Coordinator

£24,924 per annum (commensurate with skills and experience) + benefits

35 hours per week, two and a half years fixed term, based in London WC2


In this exciting role, you will help deliver the largest set of randomised control trials (RCTs) ever conducted in the UK in the field of cultural learning. The RSA, working in partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), is about to launch a two and a half year project to measure the impact of cultural learning on the attainment, personal development and future prospects of primary and secondary school pupils. Alongside the RCTs, the RSA will also be undertaking a wide range of additional research, dissemination and engagement activities to ensure that policy makers, service providers/commissioners and the wider public develop a better understanding of how, why and in what circumstances cultural learning can improve student outcomes.

You will be expected to support the successful implementation of this project by organising and facilitating events and meetings; providing secretariat support to project oversight/governance committees; supporting project and financial management processes; and undertaking other administrative tasks as may be required to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the RSA’s Creative Learning and Development team.

You will have experience, skills and knowledge relevant to project coordination, meeting administration, event organisation and facilitation, data entry and database maintenance and the use of a range of MS Office applications. Experience of working with schools, teachers and young people or in the field of education policy or research are desirable, as is a commitment to improving outcomes for children and young people.

The RSA combines thought leadership with civic innovation to further human progress. Building on our 250 year history as a beacon for enlightenment values, the RSA is currently at an exciting period in its history. We provide platforms for leading experts through the UK’s most ambitious free public lecture series, our projects generate new models for tackling the social challenges of today and we are building on our network of over 27,000 Fellows around the world – these are achievers and influencers from every field with a real commitment to progressive and social change.

How to apply

To apply for this position please download the application pack document below and prepare your CV and a covering letter clearly addressing how you meet the criteria for the role as set out in the person specification. Please also state your current salary and where you saw this advertised (for recruitment monitoring purposes). You may address your covering letter to Julian Astle, Director of Creative Learning and Development.

Click on "Apply Now" below to submit your application.  The deadline for completed applications is Midnight on Tuesday 28 February 2017. Please note that we cannot accept late or incomplete applications. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 10 March 2017.


Application pack (PDF)




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