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HR Administrator

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – HR Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: Up to £19,632
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Placed on: 30th September 2014
Closes: 12th October 2014
Job Ref: P15164
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Employee Services was formed at the start of the year combining our busy Recruitment, HR Admin, Payroll, Pensions and Staff Bank in to one department. During the last Academic year we placed over 750 adverts and processed over 11,000 applications and carried out nearly 9000 payroll transactions including processing new employees, contractual changes and those leaving employment.

With previous HR Administration experience, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy team. You will have good organisational skills, a methodical approach, strong attention to detail and enjoy managing a busy workload.

With excellent communication skills and previous experience in a customer facing role, you will be confident liaising with people at all level, explaining HR processes and policies.  Accustomed to dealing with sensitive information, you will understand the importance of accurate record keeping and consistency of approach in around policies and terms.

With a strategy of good to great, we are continuously seeking ways of improving our service and providing additional value and are therefore looking for an individual that is keen to develop and progress.

This is a diverse role which sits within the newly formed Employee Services team so you must be flexible and able to use your initiative and discretion. You will be expected to make a contribution to the wider Employee Services team when required and will enjoy striving to continuously improve what we do.

For further information, please contact Catherine Bailey, email C.A.Bailey@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723094. 

The starting salary will be from £19,632 on Grade D, depending on qualifications and experience.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive about Disabled People’. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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Location:

South West England

PhD Studentship: Novel interfaces in hybrid composite / metal struts

The project:

Background

The use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) materials offers benefits in terms of weight, fatigue and corrosion resistance for use in aerospace structures. They also present a number of challenges regarding optimisation of component strength and weight in volume-constrained applications such as landing gear.

One particular issue relates to bearing strength and lug design for struts, which promotes the consideration of hybrid metallic/composite component alternatives. Conceptually hybrid structures composed of CFRP joined to metallic end fittings are extremely appealing because they present the opportunity for structural tailoring and fully weight optimised components.

Current black-metal-design approaches to joining hybrid structures are limited by weakness within the joint, leading to considerable parasitic weight, often negating the benefits of the conceptual solution. To realise the full potential of hybrid structures, development of new joining solutions using novel manufacturing techniques which transfer load more effectively and directly between metallic end fittings and the load carrying carbon fibres is required.

PhD

This PhD will focus on developing analytical and numerical models to optimise a novel interface for a hybrid metal-CFRP structure. The models developed will be used to evaluate design concepts and predict their performance. There is also the possibility to take promising designs forward to prototype manufacture.

You will work alongside experts in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science and receive extensive training in numerical analysis, modelling techniques and composites manufacture. You will also work closely with project partner, Airbus, to help you understand the technical challenges and to enable the results of your research to make a real impact on the aerospace sector.

Candidate requirements:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic student with at least a 2:1 Honours degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Materials who has a strong interest in composites, numerical modelling and design.

Funding:

You will receive a fully funded 3 year studentship which covers both living expenses and tuition fees. In addition Airbus will provide an enhanced stipend. To meet the eligibility requirements of the funding you will have had to be resident in the UK for three years preceding the date of application (which can include full time study for EU applicants).

How to apply:

Please make an online application for this project at http://www.bris.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply. Please select Aerospace Engineering on the Programme Choice page and enter details of the studentship when prompted in the Funding and Research Details sections of the form.

Contacts: Professor Stephen Hallett

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/engineering/people/person/stephen-r-hallett/overview.html

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Career Zone Information and Systems Assistant

University of Exeter

University of Exeter – Graduate Business Partnership

Location: Exeter
Salary: Up to £17,039 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th September 2014
Closes: 13th October 2014
Job Ref: GBP 2974
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A part-time Career Zone Information & Systems Assistant is required for Employability and Graduate Development at the University of Exeter. This part time position (0.8 FTE) will be for 10 months and is part of the Graduate Business Partnership internship scheme.

This internship is part of the Graduate Business Partnership scheme. The University of Exeter manages paid internships for graduates, placing them with small, medium and large organisations or companies. For more information on the scheme please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/internships

The position of Career Zone Information and Systems Assistant offers an exciting opportunity to become involved with a range of activities within the Career Zone. The role will involve supporting and training staff to use My Career Zone (the careers administration management system), overseeing the daily administration of online systems and key information provision. The post holder will support the service through accreditation schemes such as the Matrix Standard with organising meetings and collating paperwork.

You should be a graduate of a discipline involving significant level of IT and or administration, have high levels of patience, allowing users the time to grasp concepts not familiar to them, along with some experience of using IT systems. You should also have excellent team-working and problem solving skills, with a commitment and interest in offering excellent customer service, together with an ability to prioritise and schedule own workload in the face of conflicting demands, to ensure deadlines are met and a high quality of service is provided to customers at all times. Finally you should be highly IT literate with a strong interest in IT, enjoy problem solving and finding solutions in process and IT.

For further information and details of how to apply click here or email internships@exeter.ac.uk

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is ‘Positive About Disabled People’: if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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Research Fellow: Sea-On-A-Chip

Plymouth University

Plymouth University

Location: Plymouth
Salary: £28,695 to £31,342 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 30th September 2014
Closes: 7th October 2014
Job Ref: A3960

Early warning systems that can provide extreme sensitivity with appropriate selectivity are required to assess chemical contamination of estuarine and coastal areas. EU project SEA-on-a-CHIP aims to develop a miniaturized, autonomous, remote and flexible immuno-sensor platform based on a fully integrated array of micro/nano-electrodes and a microfluidic system in a lab-on-a-chip configuration combined with electrochemical detection for real time analysis of marine waters in multi-stressor conditions. This system will be developed for direct application in aquaculture facilities, including the rapid assessment of 8 selected contaminants from 5 groups of compounds that affect aquaculture production (compounds which are toxic, bioaccumulative, endocrine disruptors) and also those produced by this industry that affect the environment and human health (antibiotics and pesticides). The system will, however, be easily adaptable to other target compounds or other situations such as analysis of coastal waters contamination.

The units will be tested throughout the lifetime of the project and calibrated using state-of-the-art chemical analyses: first in laboratory studies, second under artificial ecosystems and finally during 3 field experiments in the installation of 2 aquaculture SME facilities. The last test phase will be performed in a way that will include dissemination of the findings with a clear view of commercializing the device

The Faculty of Science and Environment wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will conduct GCMS and LCMS–based analyses of seawater samples. The candidate will work within the Petroleum & Environmental Geochemistry Group in the Biogeochemistry Research Centre. Under the supervision of Professors Readman and Rowland, a post-doctoral researcher is required to undertake the research involved and to co-ordinate research objectives within the work package relating to “Verification and validation of the biosensors: case studies”. Much of the fundamental biosensor development has already been achieved by the Spanish partners (CSIC). The role of Plymouth University [in collaboration with CSIC, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the University of Ioannina (Greece)] will be to co-ordinate the calibration of the sensors using traditional analytical chemistry (primarily GC-MS). This will also involve collection of samples from experimental systems, mesocosms and aquaculture facilities and their preparation for the analyses. Investigations will also need to be undertaken to assess the influence of potential interferences including salinity and suspended particulates. Research into the applicability of the sensors to broader assessments of environmental contamination is also envisaged.

Some training can be provided to the incumbent relating to the specific analytes selected.

Any ability to communicate in other European languages would be considered beneficial.

Plymouth University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

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Type / Role:

Academic or Research

Location:

South West England

Chief Executive

The FBA is a charity dedicated to the understanding and the sustainable management of fresh waters around the globe. Founded in 1929, we are a membership organisation with a rich history and we pride ourselves on being one of the finest sources of freshwater information in the world.

The work that we do together with the resources and facilities that we provide are incredibly important. This is increasingly so as along with others we seek to understand and promote the effective management of our rivers and lakes to ensure the sustainable use of freshwaters.

The importance of the essential network of rivers and streams cannot be underestimated and nor can the threats they face as a result of unsustainable use, which may have effects far beyond their immediate vicinity.

Like the ecosystems we seek to protect and nourish, the FBA is an organisation that is not immune to external threats and changes in the environment in which it operates. We, like many other charitable organisations, have seen our role change over the last few years and have a new strategy in response to these changes.

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Executive who understands the business operating imperatives that combine to make an organisation sustainable in the long term and can lead the implementation of our strategy.

Irrespective of our status as a registered charity we are a business and our operation needs be characterised by strong planning, effective management, efficient processes as well as a proactive marketing and income generation.

Your skills and experience should include all the core responsibilities that accompany the role of any Chief Executive – strategic organisation planning, business development, operational delivery, workforce development, resources and financial management.

You might also bring a background in environmental conservation and have a wealth of underpinning scientific knowledge of the subject matter, but this is not essential.

How to apply

Application is by way of CV and a Supporting Statement. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Simon Lloyd, Director, nfp Resourcing:

E simon@nfp-resourcing.co.uk

T 020 7096 9639

M 07961 988 523

Closing date: 10. 00 a.m. Friday 10th October

Interviews will be held at the FBA office in Windermere on the 23rd October.

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Press and Communications Officer

Organisation: UKYCC
Location: UK wide
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Tue 14 October 14
Website: www.ukycc.org

We are looking for someone who can tell the world about all the cool stuff UKYCC and the UK team get up to.

The UK team has been working on a strategy to engage with the upcoming General Elections (2015). The Fight For Our Future campaign will push politicians to put climate change action on their aims and inspire young people to demand something worth voting for. You will be joining the team at exciting time with plenty of opportunity to be creative, shape our communications strategies and take a lead on social media.

Job description

  • Bottom-line press work for UK team through, for example, drafting press releases and liaising with media to get youth voice out there
  • Be responsible for our team’s social media outputs via Twitter and Facebook
  • Work with the Research & Policy Officer and Parliamentary Liaison Officer to keep on top of hot topics which we could be responding to
  • Help identify and coordinate rapid responses to key developments on climate and youth issues
  • Work closely with communications officers in the Development and International teams to develop UKYCC organisers’ communications skills
  • Help lead creative communications strategies for both rapid response activities and longer term campaigns – creating a funny photo stunt, making memes, coming up with witty tweets!

Person Specification

  • A passion and commitment to youth empowerment and climate justice
  • Flair for and passion to develop writing skills
  • Ability to communicate often complex policy or political issues in a clear and meaningful way
  • Experience of communications activities such as press/media work and social media is highly desirable
  • Experience of facilitating training sessions
  • Ability to work independently over Skype and email
  • Team player and willingness to muck in

What’s in it for you?

  • Meet, organise, work and become friends with some of the most fun, inspiring and creative campaigners in the UK
  • While this shouldn’t be your motive for applying – we are looking for energetic and committed young people – this will be an enviable addition to your CV
  • Opportunity to develop your campaigning skills – from training other young people to doing advocacy with politicians and honing your communications skills

Technical information and how to apply

We require a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week from all UKYCC organisers. This will include a one hour team skype call on a weekday evening.

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like the role, why you want to join UKYCC and how you meet the person specification to hello@ukycc.org.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a skype interview. UKYCC is run by a friendly team of volunteers aged 18-29, and this application process has been set up so that we can get to know you and your passions. There are no wrong or right answers, it’s just a way for us to get to know you better! We are all willing you on to do well if you apply! :) We aim to interview most applicants.


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Press and Communications Officer

Organisation: UKYCC
Location: UK wide
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Tue 14 October 14
Website: www.ukycc.org

We are looking for someone who can tell the world about all the cool stuff UKYCC and the UK team get up to.

The UK team has been working on a strategy to engage with the upcoming General Elections (2015). The Fight For Our Future campaign will push politicians to put climate change action on their aims and inspire young people to demand something worth voting for. You will be joining the team at exciting time with plenty of opportunity to be creative, shape our communications strategies and take a lead on social media.

Job description

  • Bottom-line press work for UK team through, for example, drafting press releases and liaising with media to get youth voice out there
  • Be responsible for our team’s social media outputs via Twitter and Facebook
  • Work with the Research & Policy Officer and Parliamentary Liaison Officer to keep on top of hot topics which we could be responding to
  • Help identify and coordinate rapid responses to key developments on climate and youth issues
  • Work closely with communications officers in the Development and International teams to develop UKYCC organisers’ communications skills
  • Help lead creative communications strategies for both rapid response activities and longer term campaigns – creating a funny photo stunt, making memes, coming up with witty tweets!

Person Specification

  • A passion and commitment to youth empowerment and climate justice
  • Flair for and passion to develop writing skills
  • Ability to communicate often complex policy or political issues in a clear and meaningful way
  • Experience of communications activities such as press/media work and social media is highly desirable
  • Experience of facilitating training sessions
  • Ability to work independently over Skype and email
  • Team player and willingness to muck in

What’s in it for you?

  • Meet, organise, work and become friends with some of the most fun, inspiring and creative campaigners in the UK
  • While this shouldn’t be your motive for applying – we are looking for energetic and committed young people – this will be an enviable addition to your CV
  • Opportunity to develop your campaigning skills – from training other young people to doing advocacy with politicians and honing your communications skills

Technical information and how to apply

We require a minimum commitment of 5 hours per week from all UKYCC organisers. This will include a one hour team skype call on a weekday evening.

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining why you would like the role, why you want to join UKYCC and how you meet the person specification to hello@ukycc.org.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a skype interview. UKYCC is run by a friendly team of volunteers aged 18-29, and this application process has been set up so that we can get to know you and your passions. There are no wrong or right answers, it’s just a way for us to get to know you better! We are all willing you on to do well if you apply! :) We aim to interview most applicants.


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Cleaner Air Champions – Islington

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: Voluntary
Location: Islington
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Tue 24 February 15
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact name: Sandra Jarzebska
Contact telephone: 0207 017 2356
Contact email:

Cleaner Air Champions is an exciting volunteer project about to start in Islington to reduce local air pollution and improve the areas we live in.

Did you know that pollution is a big problem in London? Although we can’t see it, the air we breathe can cause long term health and physical problems.

As well as governments taking action, there are lots of things we can do to reduce pollution and protect our health.

Sustrans are looking for enthusiastic volunteers and volunteer groups to get involved and act as Cleaner Air Champions in their local community.

We will provide training, support and resources to help volunteers:

  • organise events and awareness raising activities
  • reduce air pollution by helping others to cycle or walk more
  • improve air quality by building green walls, launching anti-idling campaigns or any other great ideas
  • protect people’s health by letting people know what actions they can take to avoid areas of poor air quality e.g. promoting walking or cycling routes away from busy roads
  • monitor local air quality

Skills required:

We are looking for anyone who is enthusiastic and wants to get involved in their local community.

Time commitment:

Flexible, around 5 hours per month.

Sustrans will provide volunteers with support and training in their role. This will include:

  • information about the causes and impacts of air quality
  • support and resources to measure air quality in your local community
  • guidance, support and funding to take action to improve air quality in your local community.

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Schools Volunteers – London

Organisation: Sustrans
Location: London
Hours: Part Time
Position type: Volunteer
Contract: Temporary
Closing date: Tue 24 February 15
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk
Contact name: Sandra Jarzebska
Contact telephone: 0207 780 7201
Contact email:

We are looking for volunteers to support Sustrans’ Bike It Officers in delivering activities to young people and families to make sure that more people can choose to make healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.

We currently have opportunities available in the boroughs of:

  • Wandwsorth
  • Merton
  • Brent
  • North Croydon
  • Redbridge
  • Tower Hamlets

Summary of tasks

You will agree a task plan with your Sustrans officer and support them to deliver a range of activities including cycle skills activities, Dr Bikes, bike rides, smoothie bike sessions and more!

To see the sort of activities you might be supporting, please visit our London Bike It Plus blog: londonbikeitplus.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/a-week-in-the-life-of-a…… and read a short article “A week in the life of a Bike It Officer” or check out this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEuTvjMQ3cM

We are looking for people who are able to commit to supporting schools officers on an on-going basis. The schools activities are a lot of fun and can be really rewarding; what could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?

Skills required

  • Passionate about cycling and walking for everyday journeys
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Bike maintenance knowledge (but not essential)
  • Excellent communicator
  • Enthusiastic about active travel
  • Flexible
  • 18 or over

Time commitment

This can be discussed but we are looking for volunteers who would be available to commit to weekday, mostly daytime sessions at least once a week or fortnight, for a minimum duration of 6 months.

Training and support offered

  • Shadowing opportunities to learn various games, cycle exercises and playground skills
  • Hands on experience working with children from primary and secondary schools
  • Dr Bike standard bike maintenance training (for anyone interested in supporting Dr Bike sessions)
  • Ride leader training (for anyone interested in supporting bike rides)

Other support includes

  • DBS check arranged for you
  • Support from Volunteer Co-ordinator and your local Bike It Officer
  • Induction to introduce you to Sustrans and your volunteer role
  • Other training opportunities available throughout the year focussed around cycling and sustainable travel
  • Joining your local volunteer group and take part in social rides and events
  • London wide volunteer events such as rides and Volunteer Days which include valuable Sustrans updates, networking opportunities with others and provide core skill training
  • Monthly newsletter to keep you informed
  • Online volunteer platform
  • Agreed expenses

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CSI Project Officers x2

Organisation: National Marine Aquarium
Salary: £22,000 pa
Location: Weymouth & Paignton
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 27 October 14
Website: national-aquarium.co.uk
Contact name: Paul Cox
Contact telephone: 01752 275203
Contact email:

Due to the securing of funds from HLF for the delivery of a citizen-science and public engagement seagrass conservation project, the Community Seagrass Initiative (CSI), the National Marine Aquarium is seeking applicants for these two fixed-term positions. These roles offer the opportunity to be involved in this exciting new project which focusses on the South Coast between Looe and Weymouth.

One Project Officer will be based at Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust in Paignton, the other at Weymouth Sealife. The jobholders will liaise and co-ordinate active volunteer programme on the South Coast of Devon and Dorset, deliver engagement events and facilitate learning under the guidance of the Project Manger.

The job suits someone who has experience in marine public engagement and is familiar with marine heritage on the South Coast of Devon and Dorset. The role will require time involved in aquatic activities, wide experience of which would be highly beneficial. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, organised and capable of creating positive relationships in the local community.

Desirable: – Qualified to degree level in a relevant subject, field experience of marine data collection and dive master or equivalent qualification.

To apply for these roles, please send CV and cover letter to paul.cox@national-aquarium.co.uk.

Please note: only applicants that have been selected for interview will be contacted (after the closing date).


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