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ALO vacancy with the Royal Town Planning Institute

AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the UK's leading body for planning urban design, national infrastructure and domestic building. With over 23,000 members, the RTPI is responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting planning courses nationally and internationally.

What does an ALO do?

An ALO establishes and maintains an information-sharing relationship with their link organisation and disseminates industry information to the HE careers community through AGCAS communication channels: discussion lists, ARENA, the website and Phoenix. They also help their link organisation to communicate with AGCAS members and better understand the needs of HE careers professionals (and their students) by alerting them to relevant networking opportunities, including AGCAS training, events and conferences.

An ALO updates their own and other AGCAS members' knowledge of employment, training, the graduate labour market and career development opportunities in a particular sector and, in return, helps professional bodies better understand how HE careers services work. The relationship is intended to be mutually beneficial.

Most ALOs maintain contact with their link organisation by email and telephone, although there is a budget to allow one or two face-to-face meetings a year. Full guidelines are available.

Why is an AGCAS ALO important to the RTPI?

Michael Martin, Senior Education Careers Lifelong Learning Officer (Careers Lead) at the RTPI, said:

"Planning is a rewarding professional career and we are keen to let graduates of all disciplines know how their qualifications and experience might prepare them for a career in this field. We want to ensure a diverse population within the profession and will support planners throughout their professional careers."

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this role with the RTPI, please email Sarah Nichols by Friday 4 April 2014 outlining what you could bring to it and why it's of interest to you.

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Tags: AGCAS Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI vacancy agcas liaison officer ALO

Created on: 25 March 2014

Last updated: 08 April 2014


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