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Work with us as a Project Administrator

NextGen is looking for a skilled Project Administrator to support their Creative Skills Hub in London!

About the role and NextGen

INextGen Skills Academy (NextGen) is an industry-led education initiative that develops future generations of talent for the Games, Animation and VFX industries. As part of the Mayor of London’s Creative Academy we are partnering with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to deliver the NextGen Creative Skills Hub to address the skills issues of the Games, Animation and VFX industries in London.

The Hub brings together training providers and employers to provide high-quality training pathways into work, with a focus on supporting underrepresented groups. The Hub promotes existing and initiate new taster sessions, courses and bootcamps which take place both in person and remotely.

The Hub Administrator will support the GLA hub with various tasks and administrative duties, including aligning hub data processes with all NextGen projects and ensuring compatibility between projects and the data gathered, held and processed. The Administrator will need to support across several projects which aid in reaching the hub’s overall goals.

You will work with our Hub Programme Manager and our Digital Communications Manager, to promote these projects and take on work helping to maximise participation, retain learners, and keep our network of employers in the loop.

Job Details

  • Job type: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2024
  • Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
  • Location: Remote with requirements to visit employers/training providers and events mainly in London.
  • Salary: £28,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday per year plus Bank and Public Holidays
  • Auto-enrolment in company pension
  • Closing date: Sunday 13th January 2024
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Key Responsibilities

  • Data Entry and adhering to GDPR policies
  • Collating data for reporting progress against targets to the GLA
  • Creating spreadsheets and presentations
  • Managing diaries and scheduling meetings with relevant parties
  • Researching and ordering resources
  • Supporting programmes
  • Managing industry engagement and feedback sessions with students
  • Taking and writing minutes
  • Answering queries and directing to staff
  • Supporting the creation of promotional items for the hub
  • Checking and updating copy for websites/event listings

Other activities may include:

  • Attending Careers and outreach events
  • Outreach to learners and underrepresented groups
  • Engagement with stakeholders
  • Linking in with the wider NextGen team

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Hands-on experience identifying and working with underrepresented groups
  • Experience in the creative industry
  • Interest in VFX, Animation and/or Games sectors
  • Experience in delivering pastoral care of learners
  • High level of understanding with Microsoft Teams
  • Experience as a mentor or mentee
  • Minute taking experience
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To apply:

Please submit a CV and covering letter clearly stating how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to Closing date: Sunday 13th January 2024.

Please submit your application and covering letter at your earliest convenience as will be reviewing applications as they are received.

NextGen is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering after a career break, women, people who are LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and people of colour, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, from a less advantaged socio-economic background as well as any other under-represented group.