LSA Apprentice

London School of Architecture Operations Coordinator Apprentice

Location: London
Job type: Apprenticeship (18 months)
Salary: £18,500


The London School of Architecture, known as the LSA, is a small independent higher education provider based in London. It is England’s first independent school of architecture since the Architectural Association opened in 1847.

Our Operations Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of our studio, managing all aspects of its day-to-day running. You will be part of our small support team that ensures the School is a great place to be for our students and employees alike. We have listed below some of the key areas of responsibility but no two days will be the same!

A typical day

  • Liaise with all studio service providers
  • Make appropriate room bookings for all spatial requirements
  • Establish and update the Google calendar with all programmed activities
  • Perform as diary assistant to the Director
  • Invite external guests to academic reviews
  • Be the G Suite administrator
  • Manage the server on the G Drive
  • Set up new email and printing accounts and groups, and monitor usage and security
  • Share calendars with all appropriate parties
  • Maintain all contacts databases
  • Upload student marks to E-Vision
  • Upload student submissions and feedback to relevant programme folders and student studio folders
  • Enrol students
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of digital records
  • Facilitate the recruitment process for new staff
  • Process student and staff expenses
  • Support the Operations Director with telephone, email, face-to-face and postal enquiries
  • Post graduate Diploma certificates and transcripts of studies
  • Help organise the summer season and other events
  • Manage all aspects of the studio’s day-to-day running, including printing, cleaning, stocking up etc
  • Ensure appropriate security measures are in place
  • Order all studio supplies

You must have

  • Five GCSE grades C – A* (4-9) or equivalent, including English and Maths

Skills needed

  • Initiative
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Flexible, willing to roll up your sleeves and get involved wherever needed
  • Able to use your own initiative to solve problems
  • Able to multi-task – things can get very busy, so it’s important that you can juggle tasks without dropping anything
  • Always looking for ways to improve our service