UCL Urban Laboratory


Job opportunity: Project Co-ordinator (now closed)

6 April 2022

Through Unitemps, the Urban Lab are recruiting a Project Co-ordinator to support their project 'London 2012: legacies and lessons', in collaboration with Cardiff University, UEL and Oxford Brookes University.

London 2012 Olympics

Urban Laboratory are seeking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator to work with Clare Melhuish and colleagues to co-ordinate research and writing of a literature and policy review which will be published as a ‘State of the Legacy’ report, and delivery of a 2-3 day conference event in September (12th and 13th), for which a Call for Contributions has been published. The Project Co-ordinator will collaborate with three Research Assistants based at our partner universities, UEL, Cardiff and Oxford Brookes, who will work as a team on collation and presentation of sources for the State of the Legacy report.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To co-ordinate research and compilation of the State of the Legacy report
  • Project manage the preparation, organisation and delivery of the Olympics Legacy conference in September, working with the organising committee. 

The PC will be responsible for the preparation and delivery stages of this event, contributing to conference design, contacting and organising participants, setting up meetings, preparatory logistical planning to ensure delivery in September 2022, social media dissemination, on-site co-ordination on the day, and post-workshop evaluation.

In carrying out the above duties the candidate is expected to:

  • Adhere to UCL policies including Financial Regulations and Equal Opportunities policies
  • Participate in staff meetings and undertake training as required
  • Maintain an awareness of Fire and Health and Safety Regulations

Skills and experience

  • Must be a current UCL student
  • Postgraduate qualification in urbanism, architecture, planning or a related subject
  • Ability to conduct research projects in the field of urbanism/urban regeneration
  • Ability to project manage a public event bringing together diverse participants from academic, professional, public, creative and charitable sectors
  • Demonstrable skills in academic/policy report writing
  • Ability to contribute to social media and public outreach
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage workload and deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative, learn new skills, adapt to role changes and tasks
  • A positive and creative attitude towards collaborative teamwork