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Open Evening – 7 December 2023

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Summer Show 2023: FLAARE Futures Workshop

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HELP DEFINE THE FUTURE OF EQUITABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION

The LSA strives for a transformation in how architects and other built environment practitioners can learn to create more equitable and sustainable cities. The school was founded as a radical disrupter of conventional forms of architectural education aimed at widening access to the profession. Now ten years old, the LSA is undergoing an exciting period of growth by expanding its range of innovative academic programmes designed to respond to urgent social and environmental agendas. Our purpose is to devise programmes at all levels that support the re-making of the urban built environment in that context.

We currently offer after-school courses in city making for 13-18 year olds (Part 0), a two- year postgraduate Masters (MArch) in Designing Architecture ARB/RIBA Part 2 and a post-professional programme of short courses for practitioners (Part 4). The next project is to develop a series of new programmes, including at educational levels 4-6 (undergraduate degree equivalent) that specifically privilege green skills and multi- disciplinary thinking and practice in construction, engineering and other built environment disciplines. Our Future Skills Task Force aims to gather rich and wide evidence to inform this strategic next step.

The LSA is seeking a highly competent, creative and collaborative research associate to be a part of our team, leading on and coordinating this work.

 

THE ROLE

 

  • Job Title: Research Associate and Coordinator – Future Skills Think Tank
  • Role Type: 9 months fixed-term contract
  • Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024
  • Salary: £40,000 per annum 0.6 FTE (£18,000 pro-rated 9 months fixed-term contract)
  • Hours: 3 days per week – 21 hours per week

 

Download job description here.

 

WHAT IS THE FUTURE SKILLS THINK TANK?

 

This year-long research and advocacy project will first define industry need, and then design scalable programmes for green skills in design and construction for young people and career changers from diverse and underrepresented communities in the wider construction industry. The research and resulting new programmes will help to build capacity for the LSA to deliver on its access agenda, and provide an evidence- base for decision-makers across the sector.

The Think Tank is a collaboration between the LSA, University College of Estates management (UCEM) and social impact consultancy, This Is Purpose. It is generously supported by UCEM, the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation (SLDF) and the London Borough of Hackney.

This short commission brings together a range of stakeholders and partners to drive forward the discussion around just transition in the construction industry, addressing equity, learning pathways, procurement and place literacy.

The interconnected focus areas of the project are as follows:

  1. Pathways
    We want to understand desirable and viable pathways for
    underserved and underrepresented young people and career changers in the built environment sector
  2. Standards
    We need to map and audit all existing academic and occupational standards across built environment disciplines from educational levels 3-7, ensure they are fit for purpose for a just transition, and produce evidence to catalyse their review by industry partners and regulators
  3. Industrial strategy
    We will adumbrate a progressive industrial strategy for construction and development in line with our vision and mission, and devise the means to understand industrial economic capacity in relation to sector-wide green skills shortages
  4. Procurement
    We will explore how to leverage social value, EDI and other procurement criteria to contribute to the sustaining and scaling of programmes we build
  5. Literacy
    We want to understand how democratising the language, knowledge and understanding of place can play an impactful role in efforts to engage new publics to the profession; identify cross-sector future skills; improve the effectiveness of learning programmes; and facilitate procuring bodies in their efforts to create more just, equitable, and inclusive processes
  6. Policy
    We aspire to influence policy in relation to social mobility and skills opportunities around the following political priorities

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

 

The LSA is seeking a highly competent, creative and collaborative research associate to be a part of our team, leading on and coordinating this work.

Outline brief and responsibilities:

  • Recruiting voluntary expert commissioners and manage ongoing liaison
  • Produce a context document to establish the purpose of the commission
  • Refine research questions, design appropriate methods, produce and implement a project plan
  • Convene meetings, roundtables, interviews
  • Undertake desk-based research
  • Identify and onboard participants for gathering evidence
  • Arrange evidence taking sessions and summarise findings
  • Manage project data and information flows
  • Liaise with key funders and stakeholders
  • Produce a concluding project report for the LSA including key recommendations, best practice case studies and summaries of evidence
  • Manage a budget

 

Essential skills & experience:

  • Excellent collaborator and communicator: written, verbal and inter-personal
  • Confident and rigorous in desk-based and in-person research
  • Confident in project planning, management and implementation against strict deadlines.
  • Meticulous in managing project data, information flows and budgets
  • Assertive in liaising with key funders and stakeholders
  • Writing and producing reports

 

Desirable:

  • Experience in organising events and meetings, aligning diaries and producing minutes
  • Working knowledge of the built environment industry and education sector
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a wider team
  • Doctoral or Post-doctoral qualifications (or equivalent qualification/experience) in the built environment, social policy, or other cognate areas to the focuses of the project

 

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

For full information about the role, including core responsibilities and person specification, please download the Job Description here.

 

READY TO APPLY?

 

Please provide the following in your application:

  • An expression of interest with evidence of research capability
  • A current CV
  • An extract from a research document, e.g. peer review article, research degree submission/PhD, reports, book chapters etc

Please send this to people@the-lsa.org by the closing date on Monday 27 May (applications close at 11:59pm).

Successful candidates will be invited to an interview on either Friday 31 May or Monday 03 June 2024.

Should you have any questions about this role, please contact people@the-lsa.org

 

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT

 

The London School of Architecture is committed to being an inclusive employer, building an inclusive workplace and recruiting a workforce as diverse as London’s. However you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we welcome you to apply for a role at The London School of Architecture.

If there are any adjustments that would help support you in your application, please do let us know when you apply. If you are disabled, Evenbreak is able to provide support with your application; for further information, please visit their website here.

Disabled, deaf and/or neurodivergent people and those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.