Data Analyst (01316)

Category: Jobs | Department: Medical Schools Council | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 19 Jun 2016 |
The Medical Schools Council is seeking an experienced data analyst to set up the data function within a small and busy team working at the healthcare and higher education interface. Current policy priorities include widening participation, student admissions, equality and inclusion, medical research and assessment. The post holder would have the ability to respond flexibly to changes in the policy environment, to adjust priorities accordingly, and to manage their own workload to tight deadlines.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter to set up the data function within the team, and to develop the role. You will be tasked with a ‘hands on’ approach in sourcing data, manipulating large data sets, and identifying and interpreting trends and patterns of information. We will support you with the relevant software packages, training opportunities and career progression. We are looking for someone with vision, initiative and ideas, to help to identify opportunities offered through data and information; to improve processes and ways of data collection, recording and processing; and to enhance the evidence base in the development of national policy in healthcare education and assessments.

The Medical Schools Council is a membership organisation for the 33 publicly funded UK medical schools. The Secretariat provides support for five organisations at the healthcare and higher education interface: the Medical Schools Council (MSC), the Dental Schools Council (DSC), the Pharmacy Schools Council (DSC), the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) and the Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH). The Secretariat also supports three related organisations in assessment: MSC Assessment, MSC Assessment Alliance and MSC Selection Alliance.

The majority of work by the role holder will be to support the Medical Schools Council (including joint work with the General Medical Council on the UK Medical Education Database), MSC Assessment (including the Prescribing Safety Assessment) and MSC Selection Alliance (including work on outreach and widening participation).

Closing on Sunday 19th June 2016 at midnight

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th June 2016

Committee & Policy Assistant (01216)

Category: Jobs | Department: Universities Scotland | Location: Edinburgh | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 12 Jun 2016 |
Universities Scotland is the representative body of Scotland's 19 higher education institutions. We develop policy on behalf of the university sector and campaign publicly on higher education issues.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to fill the role of Committee & Policy Assistant, working in both the Resources & Governance and Research & Innovation teams. The successful candidate will primarily provide administrative and committee clerk / secretariat support to a number of policy committees and will also support the work of Senior Policy Officers by contributing to the analysis and development of policy affecting (i) the resourcing and governance of higher education institutions and (ii) academic research and its dissemination in the wider economy and society. The post holder will also provide secretariat support directly to an external organisation, the Board for Academic Medicine.

Applicants should ideally have relevant experience from work and/or voluntary roles. Experience of committee administrator / secretariat work would be a strong advantage. The post is offered as a full time role, but may suit applicants seeking alternative working patterns, including some reduced hours arrangements such as term-time only, and we would welcome applications on this basis.

The successful candidate will be working in a small team where enthusiasm, initiative and the ability to work with others will be required.

Closing date for applications is midnight, 12 June 2016.

Interviews will be held on 24 June 2016 at the Universities Scotland office in Edinburgh. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a short assessment exercise ahead of the interview.

Please contact Daniel Wedgwood, Senior Policy Officer, Resources & Governance (dan@universities-scotland.ac.uk / 0131 225 0719), if you wish to discuss the post in greater detail.

Policy Officer (International) (00716)

Category: Jobs | Department: Universities Scotland | Location: Edinburgh | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 14 Apr 2016 |
This is an important role within Universities Scotland (US) that is co- funded by British Council Scotland (BCS). The post has been established to enhance the coordination of collaborative international activity by the Scottish Higher Education Sector. The post supports the US International Policy team in its endeavour to promote Scottish higher education internationally and to develop policy on behalf of the Scottish higher education sector. It also acts as an important interface between the sector and British Council’s global expertise, networks and resources in internationalising Higher Education.

Duties of the role will include: • Coordination of collaborative international activity, including secretariat work for Connected Scotland, a multi-stakeholder partnership in support of the HE sector’s international activity. • Communications, including the international promotion of Scotland’s HE Sector in print and digitally. • Acting as an interface between British Council (BC) and the sector and ensuring its participation in BC global programmes and initiatives. • Representing Universities Scotland and BC Scotland on committees/working groups and servicing meetings. • Undertaking research, surveys and consultative work. • Liaising with senior university managers to develop policy proposals and drafting policy papers. • Promotion of international opportunities to the sector in Scotland based on appropriate strengths and interests.

The post will be based at Universities Scotland office four days a week and the British Council Scotland office one day a week.

The post holder will report to the Senior Policy Officer (International).

This is a rare and developmental opportunity to work at the heart of Scottish higher education.

Applications will close Thursday 14th April 2016 at noon.

Events and Marketing Assistant (00516)

Category: Jobs | Department: Communications Group | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 31 Mar 2016 |
Universities UK is recruiting for an enthusiastic and organised events and marketing assistant with great attention to detail to join their busy and growing events team. Working in a team of 4 and reporting directly to the Head of Events and Conferences the Events and marketing assistant is a new role which will help shape Universities UK’s marketing output of national higher education events, including conferences, seminars and roundtables.

The Events and Marketing Assistant will work closely with the Head of Events and Conference and the Event Producer to shape and implement event marketing campaigns and will be keen to look for opportunities to attract delegates using a variety of channels. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the events section of the UUK website, ensuring information is up to date and relevant. They will also manage event email campaigns including formatting, design, and copy and managing prospective delegate data. This role will also assist the team with their activity on social media and co-ordinate the UUK events team output.

The role will be heavily involved in designing event materials so knowledge of design programmes (Photoshop, InDesign) would be advantageous. A confident communicator, the post holder will be able to develop strong and beneficial relationships across the higher education sector including our events supporters and partners. The post holder will also be involved in event delivery assisting with the development of delegate guides, liaising with speakers, manage delegate and guest enquiries. Preparing documentation for the conference and working on the day ensuring the event is delivered to the highest standard.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a role in marketing and events, who wants to join a successful and growing team.

For further details and to apply please visit http://www.uukjobs.co.uk/vacancies.aspx.

Closing date: Thursday 31st March 2016 at midnight

Interviews: W/C 11th April 2016

Head of External Affairs (00316)

Category: Jobs | Department: International Unit | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 14 Feb 2016 |
The UK Higher Education International Unit is part of Universities UK, the body which represents the Vice Chancellors of UK universities. It works to support universities’ international interests through, the provision of high quality information for and about them, policy influence, and activities to facilitate the development of international partnerships. The Unit has a formal role in representing the interests of UK universities overseas and in relevant UK government fora.

This role will increase the effectiveness and quality of the IU’s external and internal communications, with the aim of raising the profile of the International Unit and UK universities overseas, enhancing the UK HE sector’s reputation for research and teaching excellence, and contributing to increased levels of international engagement for the UK sector.

The post holder will do this through leading on an inspirational programme of communications activity, working with a wide range of partners, decision-makers and funders. The post-holder will manage the IUs stakeholder relations, events, publications, media, and digital and internal communications functions. The post holder will manage a communications officer and a communications assistant.

For more information please visit our websites www.international.ac.uk and www.universitiesuk.ac.uk and to apply, please visit http://www.uukjobs.co.uk/vacancies.aspx

Closing date: Sunday 14th February 2016 at midnight.

Interview date is to be confirmed.

Communications Officer (00416)

Category: Jobs | Department: International Unit | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 14 Feb 2016 |
The UK Higher Education International Unit is part of Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities. The Unit works to support universities’ international interests through the provision of high quality information for and about them, by developing and influencing policy, and through a range of activities to facilitate the development of international partnerships. The Unit has a formal role in representing the interests of UK universities overseas and in with relevant UK government departments and sector organisations.

The Communications officer post is a key role in the International Unit. This post reports to the Head of External Affairs but there will be some matrix line management from the Universities UK (UUK) communications team on specific projects. The post holder will be responsible for managing event marketing for IU led events including events run in partnership with UUK. This post will also lead on branding for the IU (including maintaining and developing corporate communications collateral) and be responsible for managing the IUs websites.

The post holder will also have lead responsibility for producing the IU’s publications including its flagship newsletter (International Focus), the annual report, Facts & figures and IU research reports. The post holder will also work closely with the wider UUK communications team.

For more information please visit our websites www.international.ac.uk and www.universitiesuk.ac.uk and to apply, please visit http://www.uukjobs.co.uk/vacancies.aspx

Closing date: Sunday 14th February 2016 at midnight.

Interview date is Wednesday 24th February 2016.

 

Nursery nurse

Nursery nurse to work as part of a team for 20 hours a week, term time only, within a small preschool in Wigston. Successful candidate will have achieved a level 3 qualification in childcare, will be enthusiastic and motivated to continue their own personal development. We also require that you have at least a years experience planning and observing children. A DBS and reference checks will be undertaken.
Please email your CV and references to lorrainedoore@yahoo.co.uk or phone 07989804478

Member Services Officer and Secretary to the Board (03715)

Category: Jobs | Department: Chief Executive’s Offices | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 08 Nov 2015 |
Universities UK is the definitive voice for universities in the UK. We provide high quality leadership and support to our members, to promote a successful and diverse higher education sector. Our members are the executive heads (vice-chancellors/principals) of UK institutions which have met the criteria for membership agreed by the board of UUK. With 132 members and offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh, it promotes the strength and success of UK universities nationally and internationally.

This is a pivotal role within the Member Services team at UUK. As well as being secretary to the Executive Committee and UK Board, the post-holder will take the lead on the operational aspects of the UUK Members’ Annual Conference and three Members’ Meetings. They will also contribute to delivering high quality services to members, member engagement activity, and cross-office working groups.

We are seeking a graduate with an interest in higher education issues, who has experience of working with Board members, is a confident communicator, has excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and is able to take the lead in logistical and operational matters.

Policy Officer (Learning & Teaching) (03615)

Category: Jobs | Department: Universities Scotland | Location: Edinburgh | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 29 Nov 2015 |
Universities Scotland is the representative organisation for Scottish higher education institutions. We are highly influential in ensuring that politicians, government and its agencies make decisions that promote higher education and its contribution to our nation's success. Under the guidance of all 19 Scottish higher education Principals, a team of 15 members of staff forms evidence-based policy proposals and promotes our messages to politicians, civil servants and the media.

We have a vacancy for a Policy Officer in our team dealing with universities' learning, teaching and widening access policy issues. Working closely with Principals and with the Head of Learning & Teaching and Widening Access you will be responsible for developing policy, evidence and analysis to promote the university sector's success in these areas. You will have a gift for assimilating and summarising large amounts of evidence, understanding members' and stakeholders' priorities, and developing policy proposals that can influence our key audiences. You will have the capacity to be authoritative and persuasive in your presentation to senior audiences within and outside Universities Scotland. Your initial policy focuses will be enterprise, quality enhancement and student mobility.

This is a rare and developmental opportunity to work at the heart of Scottish higher education.

We would be happy to discuss the opportunities for part-time or flexible working for this post.

Content Officer (03515)

Category: Jobs | Department: Communications Group | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 02 Nov 2015 |
Universities UK is the definitive voice for universities in the UK. We provide high quality leadership and support to our members, to promote a successful and diverse higher education sector. Our members are the executive heads (vice-chancellors/principals) of UK institutions which have met the criteria for membership agreed by the board of UUK. With 132 members and offices in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh, it promotes the strength and success of UK universities nationally and internationally.

Universities UK offers great opportunities for people interested in working for the higher education sector. Our work brings together the leaders of UK universities to discuss and debate current and future higher education issues, and to represent and campaign on their view to the government, business, media and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of Universities UK’s Communications Department and a chance to make a real impact on Universities UK’s outputs including digital, print and visual content.

The role will suit an individual with experience of editing or proofreading, and well-developed administrative and organisational skills. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to communicate relevant information to a wide variety of audiences in a clear and concise form. Experience of information management and development of web content are desirable.

Universities UK is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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