Member engagement and events officer, 0.6 fte

The deadline for this post has passed.NSEAD is looking to recruit an energetic, sociable and engaging individual to work with existing, and attract new, members in order to achieve our mission, which is to protect and promote the professional interests of art educators throughout the UK. This member-facing role is an exciting opportunity to make a positive contribution to the art education community and to play a key role in the growth and expansion of NSEAD.

Job Summary

  • To engage, grow and retain NSEAD membership
  • To develop and manage our CPD and events programme, and to generate income
  • Working remotely, with some UK travel
  • 26-30K pro rata (depending on experience); one-year fixed term in the first instance


You will be working with our diverse membership community to ensure the value of their membership is maximised, and to extend and strengthen existing relationships with them. You will lead on administering and coordinating our programme of conferences and events for members, our networks and the wider education community. Working closely with other staff and officers, you will identify member needs, and plan and deliver a programme of accessible, desirable professional development which is both online and face to face.Working closely with the communications officer you will help develop and grow member engagement and opportunities for interaction, as well as building resources and content. You will be part of our small but growing central team, working remotely but with regular travel across the UK.

The role would suit a candidate with strong administration experience in a similar setting who is looking for a more creative role. The post-holder will need to possess excellent organisational skills, an exacting attention to detail, calmness under pressure and an assuredness when working closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Confidence, passion, drive, commitment, good communication and people skills will, of course, be needed.


As the voice of art, craft and design education, NSEAD is unique. Established in 1888, NSEAD is the only trade union, learned society and professional body for art, craft and design educators across the UK. We aim to be an inclusive organisation that promotes diversity and equity, fully representing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to deepen our impact, whether that is helping members win achieve improvements in the work place, supporting their professional development, or changing the policy environment for art, craft and design education.

You will be joining an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change – art education and the professional needs of our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity is an important value for NSEAD. We are passionate about promoting equity at work and are committed to it for all our staff. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who are underrepresented in art, craft and design education and in the creative industries.


Closing date for applications:Friday 16 July at 12 noon

Interview will be held during the week beginning 2 August

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