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Deputy Facilities & Projects Management

Architectural Association School of Architecture in London - Estates & Facilities

Location: London – Bedford Square

Reports to: Head of Estates & Facilities

Hours: Full-time from Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, or as agreed

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:

This role oversees the management of the day-to-day operations of the School’s facilities departments and assists with providing strategic leadership over the Estates & Facilities teams.

It plays critical role on issues including security, health and safety, procurement and environmental sustainability, and is:

  • Responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of buildings to ensure that they meet health and safety standards and the legal requirements.
  • Responsible for the operational aspects of the school and the management and interaction with external contractors and facilities teams.
  • Responsible for making sure that the buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that study and work in them.
  • Assist with the management of any refurbishments, renovations and office moves to make sure they all run smoothly and according to plan.
  • Assist with project managing small works, including negotiation of contracts and tenders, and ensuring best value at all times. Adhering to budgets and compliance with CDM regulations.

Applicants will be expected to work on-site in line with Covid-19 Health & Safety measures.

What we offer:

A wide-range of staff benefits including

  • 40 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • A defined-contribution pension scheme.
  • Access to staff health & wellbeing initiatives
  • Discount at the AA School Bookshop
  • Plus more

How to Apply:

Please email to by the closing date of 13th February 2022 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • AA 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

The AA School is committed to tackling systemic inequalities and particularly welcome applications from women and anyone who is from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, along with applications from anyone who considers themselves to have a disability.

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

To view the full Job Description please click here

Location: London
Salary: £50,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 13th February 2022
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