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Job description

Fixed term contract for approx. 1 year maternity cover

London office preferred location

Salary £39060 to £42000 dependent on location


The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent over 26,000 members worldwide, supporting them throughout their careers. We shape planning policy, raise professional standards and are the only body in the UK to confer Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification.

An exciting and creative opportunity has arisen for an internal secondment within the RTPI for one year, starting from November 2021. This is a maternity cover for the role of Deputy Head of Education, reporting to the Head of Professional Development and Education. The main purpose of the role is to provide operational management and ensure the continued delivery of projects and services on Higher Education for the planning profession.

In this role you will continue the shaping of the content and format of higher education across the Institute and will engage with schools, government agencies, universities, employers and RTPI Members. You will supervise, maintain, and expand quality assurance processes and the accreditation of courses and qualifications.

You will be responsible for implementing assessment and monitoring processes, and providing education policy advice and support to universities and employers, and careers advice to members and students.

You will have experience of working within a membership organisation or education institution, of undertaking assessment of professional qualifications, and analysis of professional skills needs.

Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures, as well as excellent communication skills, are essential as is the ability to think strategically and creatively about project delivery and to lead a high achieving team. Experience of virtual learning environments and of working with committee members would be an advantage.

RTPI has a positive, supportive, and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth. We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

Closing date: 29 October

Interviews: 2nd or 3rd November

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