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Administrative Roles


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Chief Technology Officer / Head of Education Technologies

Salary: Salary commensurate to experience
Contract Type: Permanent
Department: IT and Digital Platforms
Reports to: AA School Director
Hours: Full Time; Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Architectural Association ('AA') seeks to recruit its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead a major review of its IT and digital infrastructure. This role will inform and lead an ambitious new strategy that delivers integrated platforms and practices across the student, staff, alumni and member life-cycles, and equips the AA to conduct internal data analytics, as well as meet the full range of external regulatory reporting requirements.

This new position will join the Senior Management Team and provide vision and leadership for developing, managing and delivering a digital strategy and the necessary technologies associated with the AA School of Architecture (HEI), its cultural platforms and all the areas of the association.

What we offer:

A wide-range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply:

Please email to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Application Form
  • Cover letter / email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than two-pages.
  • Full CV

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

 

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.




Research Fellow – Wood Lab

Salary: £15,000 per annum (pro-rata from £25,000 per annum)
Contract Type: 1-Year Fixed Term
Department: AA Residence
Reports to: AA Wood Lab director (Hooke Park Warden)
Hours: 3 days/week. 9:00 – 17:00

The AA is made up of countless projects, personalities and audiences. The AA is unique in that we are more than just a school but a worldwide association, made up of members and visitors and an unrivalled public programme of lectures, exhibitions, publications and special events, all of which set the backdrop for full-time foundation, undergraduate - and graduate-level study at our campuses in London and Dorset. In addition, each year short courses and global schools in the AA Visiting School bring together students and teachers in more than 50 locations across five continents. Whether at Bedford Square or abroad the AA’s teachers and staff provide students with expertise, encouragement and support across all levels of education. Given the fact that 85 per cent of our students (and a similar percentage of tutors) come to London from abroad every autumn, we really are a school unlike any other.

Hooke Park is the AA’s woodland campus in Dorset, UK. The unique site hosts workshop, studio, and accommodation facilities within a working woodland, and is led by a diverse staff including craftspeople, designers, engineers, roboteers, a forester and more. With a 30-year history of producing innovative wood buildings, Hooke Park has led the way in demonstrating the potential of building strategies derived directly from wood’s inherent properties.

The Wood Lab is part of AA Residence – a cultural platform to research and develop new ideas and forms of practice at the intersection of architecture, art, technology, policy and design. Its projects will be widely published.

More information: http://hookepark.aaschool.ac.uk / @hookepark

Role Overview:

The AA seeks interesting and interested candidates to join the newly established AA Wood Lab as its inaugural Research Fellows. Developing the potential of trees, through the Wood Lab, the AA will continue to take a lead role in addressing critical environmental concerns within the built environment. Working for the lab 3 days/week, Fellows will be responsible for advancing research projects under the supervision of the Lab’s leaders.

Two fellows will be selected with experience and skills suited to the work to be undertaken. Applications are encouraged by candidates from diverse backgrounds who are confident their previous engagements with wood prepare them to contribute to deriving building strategies directly from wood’s inherent properties. In this first year two kinds of experience are particularly sought:

  • A candidate who possesses expertise in wood design, engineering and analysis
  • A candidate who is familiar with Hooke Park, and its history of built projects

For general queries regarding this role, please email Zachary Mollica on Zachary.Mollica@aaschool.ac.uk

What we offer:

A range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

Full Job Description and Person Specification

How to Apply:

Please apply by email by the closing date of 30th April 2020 to recruitment@aaschool.ac.uk stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Portfolio. Maximum 10-page portfolio of relevant work (< 10 MB PDF)
  • Writing sample. If available, applicants are encouraged to submit sample published writing that they have authored.
  • Application Form
  • Full CV
  • Covering letter highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role

INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AS AND WHEN THEY ARE RECEIVED, AND INTERVIEWS MAY BE ARRANGED BEFORE THE CLOSING DEADLINE. SHOULD WE FIND SOMEONE APPOINTABLE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE, THEN THIS ROLE WILL BE TAKEN DOWN EARLY.

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

 

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.






The Architectural Association School of Architecture aims to create conditions that ensure staff and students are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of their gender, race, religious/political beliefs, ethnic or national origin, disability, family background, age, sexual orientation, or other irrelevant distinction.  

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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