We're recruiting - Freelance Learning Facilitators

Fee: £160 per day/£80 per half day

The NLA Learning team are in need of Freelance Learning Facilitators.

Background: New London Architecture (NLA) is London’s leading forum that brings together professionals, politicians and the public together to share information about new architecture and development in London and discuss and debate what we need to do to shape a better city. Our core mission is to bring people together to shape a better city. The NLA Learning team works across NLA’s home at The Building Centre in Fitzrovia and at The City Centre in the Guildhall Complex where our interactive models of London are free for the public to visit and learn about their city. The NLA Learning team also support London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and London Real Estate Forum (LREF) to engage with young audiences. 

About Learning: Freelancers work with the NLA Learning Team supporting our programme of informal and formal Learning for Under 18s by teaching, devising lesson plans and co-ordinating special projects. The Learning team is made up of The Head of Learning (Lettie) and the Learning Officer (Hannah) as well as freelance staff and volunteers. We are based in the wider teams at The City Centre (TCC) and New London Architecture (NLA) whose marketing, events, programming and membership teams support our work.  

The Learning Programme inspires the next generation about London’s built environment, promotes the huge range of careers available and empowers young people by given them a voice in the future shape of their city. 

Through active participation, and direct engagement with leading London professionals, we promote STEAM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design and Maths) in the built environment, working to combat the current skills shortage in the property and development sector. We are committed to addressing this crucial issue in an industry experiencing unprecedented growth. We utilise our scale models of London, temporary exhibition programmes and key contacts from across our networks to encourage a diverse range of talented young people to pursue study and career options in the industry. We offer school visits, workshops and extracurricular projects.

Main Activities & Tasks:

  • Teaching our sessions for school visits and youth and family workshops. We have a number of devised sessions designed to introduce children to the Built Environment of London via our scale models. View full details of the range of subjects and skills covered on the Learning page of our website. 
  • Welcoming groups, helping to set up and clear away from sessions and prepare resources in advance.
  • Devising content for new sessions including generating ideas, writing lesson plans and finding resources. 
  • Co-ordinating special projects deputising for the Learning Officer. 

Relevant Skills & Experience:

  • You should have experience of teaching children ideally within an art, architecture or built environment setting and / or within a careers education charity or cultural organisation. 
  • The ability to teach one or more of the following: Model making, digital design (sketch-up and CAD), scale drawing, history of London, GCSE Geography fieldwork relating to London, Built Environment Careers Insight Days, Tours of London. 
  • You should enjoy working with children & young people helping them to learn about architecture and the built environment. 
  • Strong organisational and project management skills 
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (Architecture, Art, Engineering, Museum Education, History, Art History, Design) 
  • While all necessary support and training will be provided we are looking for professional, friendly and well-presented people who are able to work independently taking their own initiative. 

Training & Support:

  • On your first day you will receive a welcome induction covering the basic health and safety, first aid and fire evacuation policies and procedures. 
  • Sessions will be planned with Lettie the Education Manager. She will ensure you are fully briefed and provided with logistical support.  
  • You will also be asked to attend one of our child protection training sessions & complete a DBS check. 
  • If successful 


NLA Learning pays freelancers a set fee of £80 per half day and £160 per full day within 40 days in receipt of an invoice detailing your UTR reference and BACs. 


School sessions happen all week during term time although our most popular teaching days are Mondays and Fridays. 

Sessions become available on an ad hoc basis as and when schools book to visit. 

We will always ensure you are given at least 2 weeks’ notice before a session. 

Workshops for young people and families happen regularly on Saturdays, after school, in half-term and holidays.  

To Apply: Send a CV and covering letter to Head of Learning, Lettie Mckie lettie.mckie@newlondonarchitecture.org

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The NLA Learning Programme inspires the next generation about London’s built environment, promote the huge range of careers available, and empower young people by giving them a voice in the future shape of their city.