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Associate Research Fellow – ReTrain

NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC)

The University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) is a College of the University of Exeter, formed from the demerger of the previous Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry.

The College wishes to recruit a part-time (0.5 FTE) Associate Research Fellow for the ReTrain study. This part time Stroke Association funded post is available from 1st January 2015 – 30th September 2016. The successful applicant will work on a pilot randomised controlled trial, exploring the feasibility and acceptability of the ReTrain programme which is designed to facilitate physical recovery after stroke. This approach is based on a technique called ARNI (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury) and expert guidelines. This work is designed to identify whether there is potential to develop a larger randomised controlled trial of ReTrain in the future.

The post will include patient screening, recruitment (including obtaining consent and baseline measures), process evaluation including qualitative interviews and attending training sessions, data entry and analysis, liaison with participants, ARNI trainers and Service User Group members. In addition they will be expected to make contributions to presentations at conferences and support other events such as Service User Group and key stakeholder meetings. 

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies. Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

We are seeking to make a 0.5 FTE appointment but will consider alternative part-time options for high calibre applicants subject to individual negotiation with the chief investigator and the funding body.

Applicants will also be required to have a Disclosure Barring Services (DBS) check.

The starting salary will be from £25,513 pro rata, per annum, on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Dr Sarah Dean, e-mail S.Dean@exeter.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 722984. Please complete an application form by visiting the job vacancies section of the University of Exeter website https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 24th November.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

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.

Research Development Co-ordinator

University of Bath

University of Bath – Research and Innovation Service (RIS)

Location: Bath
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st October 2014
Closes: 13th November 2014
Job Ref: CT2757

Interview Date:  Wednesday 26 November 2014

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can support the creation new opportunities for research funding across our research portfolio. Anyone joining us will have to be able to quickly develop strong relationships with academic staff, be able to manage a diverse workload with multiple deadlines and effectively balance providing proactive 1:1 support with reactive servicing of a large number of proposals.

If you have a background in the identification, support and development of research funding opportunities and a passion in supporting people, then we are looking to recruit you into the role of a Research Development Co-ordinator at the University of Bath – located in the World Heritage City of Bath.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Dr Miles Davis, Head of Research Development & Knowledge Exchange, Tel: 01225 384795 or email: m.davis@bath.ac.uk

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Teaching Fellow

University of Bath

University of Bath – Economics

Location: Bath
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 21st October 2014
Closes: 2nd November 2014
Job Ref: CC2758

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

The Department of Economics wishes to appoint a Teaching Fellow in the area of economic theory to assist in the delivery of our undergraduate and graduate programmes. This will involve teaching small groups, lecturing and delivering tutorials and other support on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in microeconomics, mathematics and game theory as well as administrative, assessment and examination duties as required. The post will support teaching and learning enhancement projects with a focus on employability and developing the work placement scheme.

Developing and teaching of courses to strengthen the competence of our students may also use standard software packages such as Matlab, Maple and Mathematics etc.

As the Department moves towards a richer variety of assessment practices involving online materials, the post holder will have a substantial input in the design and maintenance of such practices.

Whilst it is expected that teaching will be informed by research/professional expertise, there is no research component to this role.

Further information about the department and its courses can be obtained from the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Peter Postl (p.postl@bath.ac.uk).

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Research Associate

University of Bath

University of Bath – Computer Science

Location: Bath
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st October 2014
Closes: 2nd November 2014
Job Ref: SS2759

Fixed Term until 30/10/2015

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Human Autonomous Systems Collective Capability (HASCC)

The successful candidate will be investigating and developing representations, protocols and technologies for collecting, sharing and interacting with information and knowledge. The aim is to enable multiple different, autonomous agencies and multiple different and differently configured human agencies to work together to increase the collective capability of the whole human-autonomous system (HAS) and achieve their objectives in a safe, agile and efficient manner.

Key scientific challenges that must be addressed are:

  • The capture, abstraction, representation and sharing of knowledge across diverse and complex groups of, people (commanders, controllers) and autonomous agents, to improve awareness and understanding;
  • The development of collective decision-making (ie bringing together multiple independent explorations and assessment of diverse information in different parts of the collaborative system);
  • The development of agile command and reporting structures across diverse systems;
  • The development of collective learning that enables commanders, controllers and agents to responsively assess, learn and where appropriate re-apply novel behaviour.

This project requires a post-doctoral research associate (Grade 7) to join the existing team and who must hold a PhD in Computer Science or Human Computer Interaction.

The Research Associate:

  • Must be experienced and qualified in the research, implementation and evaluation of Human computer interaction (HCI) prototypes.
  • Must be experienced and qualified in research and implementation of situation awareness software in humans and autonomous agents.
  • Must be experienced and qualified in research and implementation of decision-making software, including argumentation and critiquing.
  • Will be jointly responsible for;
  • liaising with industry to acquire requirements and data for situation awareness and collaboration and collective technologies, and
  • The writing and presentation of research papers in journals and conferences.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Peter Johnson,
Email: p.johnson@bath.ac.uk

The University of Bath values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Graduate Employment Assistant

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £16,131 to £18,031 per annum with further progression opportunities to £19,632
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 21st October 2014
Closes: 2nd November 2014
Job Ref: SSS26

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We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our busy Careers and Employability team.

Reporting to the Graduate Employment Officer, you will be the first point of contact for employer enquiries (by mail, telephone, email and face to face) providing advice, guidance and information about specific events on campus, advertising job vacancies, and placement opportunities, and other business services opportunities within the Careers and Employability service.

You will help to develop, co-ordinate and market on campus recruitment activities such as careers fairs, interviews and skills workshops and oversee the advertising of student and graduate vacancies.

The successful candidate will need relevant administrative experience in a client facing role such as personnel, sales, marketing or event management. An understanding of recruitment processes and employment legislation is essential.

This is a very busy and client facing role, so good communication and team working skills along with excellent time management, strong organisational skills, attention to detail, and confidence in using IT systems and databases is vital.
Working flexibly and to tight deadlines alongside an ability to be self motivated are required.

This post is available for up to 9 months on a fixed-term contract.

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference. 

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Student Information Desk Advisor

A recent graduate is required as a Student Information Desk Advisor, working within the University’s central hub for student enquiries. The role will involve advising students of a wide range of support services offered by the University, while maintaining customer service excellence. This position will be for 6 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 post holder will maintain effective liaison and good working relationships between the Student Information Desk, professional services ‘back offices’, other information desk operations (including on other campuses), the network of student facing College Offices and the Forum facilities team. The post holder will also assist in promoting awareness of the Student Services Centre and SID as the first port of call of non-academic student enquiries.

The post holder will be an expert user of the IT system, the Enterprise Service Desk (or SIDOnline), and will fully utilise its functionality. SIDOnline is the tool through which all enquiry responses will be referred and recorded, case records maintained, and appointments and room bookings managed and the system that underpins the service.

The position of Student Information Desk Advisor offers an exciting opportunity for individuals with a keen interest in providing excellent customer service. They are looking for a dynamic graduate who has a ‘can-do’ attitude, is an excellent team player and is committed to providing an excellent student experience at all times, even under demanding, high-volume, busy periods such as Welcome Week. In addition, you should have excellent communication, organisation and problem-solving skills, together with a presentable appearance and manner and the willingness to learn new skills. Finally you should have excellent IT skills (Outlook, Word and Excel), be confident, enthusiastic and have a positive approach, and the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels.

The successful applicant will need to be flexible with working hours to ensure the Student Information Desk is fully operational between 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-3pm Saturdays during term time and 9am-6pm Monday to Friday during the vacation periods. There will be a requirement for some evening, weekend, bank holiday and University closure day working to cover operational requirements and changes.

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

Smarter Choices Co-ordinator, North West

Organisation: Sustrans
Salary: £23,864 – £27,109 pa
Reference: SUS1310
Location: Manchester
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Mon 03 November 14
Website: www.sustrans.org.uk

Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day, is seeking a motivated and organised communicator to join our team in the North West:

Smarter Choices Co-ordinator, North West
£23,864 – £27,109 per annum
(depending on relevant skills and experience)
37.5 hours per week – contract to 30 September 2015 – based in Manchester

This exciting new role is to assist the Programme Manager in developing opportunities and managing the effective delivery of active travel projects, in particular those relating to workplaces and communities, in the north west region so that the strategic objectives of Sustrans in the area are achieved.

Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have experience of project management and delivery, line management and of working with behavioural change/engagement projects, ideally in the workplace or community setting. With excellent written and verbal communications skills and experience of partnership working, you will have good leadership, presentation and report writing skills, the ability to motivate others and experience of working within budgets and to deadlines. Commitment to the promotion of sustainable transport is essential as is an understanding of Sustrans workplace and active travel work.

To apply please download and complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from our website. Alternatively, email jobs@sustrans.org.uk or ring our recruitment line on 0117 915 0325. Please quote reference number. Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Monday 3 November 2014.

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Climate Change Manager

Organisation: Robert Gordon University Students’ Association
Salary: £25,000 pa
Location: Aberdeen
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Closing date: Thu 30 October 14
Website: rguunion.co.uk
Contact name: Hannah Smith
Contact telephone: 01224 262266
Contact email:

Job Description

In 2014 RGU:Union launched its climate change initiative known as Go Green. The Go Green initiative is funded by Keep Scotland Beautiful and includes four exciting projects which aim to reduce the carbon emissions of student activities. The projects include supporting students to reduce their electricity demand utilising smart electricity meters, helping the local community improve their energy efficiency with our energy ambassadors, increasing the availability of sustainable travel with a bike hire scheme and promoting sustainable consumption at our community allotment. As Climate Change Manager you will lead the Go Green Team in creating and organising events/activities which promote sustainability and be a lead on student engagement activities.

Principal Duties

  • To raise awareness of climate change and sustainability throughout the university community
  • To engage and retain volunteers
  • To act as the lead project manager of all sustainability initiatives at RGU:Union
  • To maintain accurate and detailed financial accounts
  • To organise events for students and staff
  • To maintain and update social media
  • To act as the main point of contact for students

Skills and Qualifications

Essential

  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of project management
  • Experience of volunteer attraction and retention
  • Experience of organising and delivering engagement activities
  • Experience of working in a higher education setting
  • Experience of designing creative marketing materials
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Routine but detailed knowledge of environmental issues and technologies
  • Experience of managing a range of social media platforms
  • Good level of IT literacy (particularly Microsoft Word and PowerPoint)
  • Dedicated, enthusiastic and creative in your approach to work

Desirable

  • Degree in one of environment/communications/marketing/event management or a related field
  • Experience of completing carbon calculations

Applications close on 30th October with interviews likely to be held on 6 or 7th November.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Hannah Smith on 01224 262266 or ext.smith25@rgu.ac.uk.

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter to Hannah Smith on ext.smith25@rgu.ac.uk

The above is intended to provide a clear statement of the present main tasks and activities of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of all its detailed duties. As a term of your employment, you may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post or, in another of the Associations’ sections.

The Association reserves the right to amend the Job Description in consultation with the employee.

Robert Gordon University Students’ Association pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.


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Eco Lodge & Campsite Manager

Organisation: The Sustainability Centre
Salary: £19,000 pa + pension
Location: Hampshire
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Paid
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Thu 20 November 14
Website: www.sustainability-centre.org
Contact name: Christine Seaward

We are seeking an experienced and capable person to lead our busy accommodation team and host our events.

We have a 38 bed eco hostel and campsite with yurts and tipis. These provide overnight accommodation for school groups; tourists exploring the South Downs National Park; people taking courses here; corporate and private hires. You will need to have appropriate
experience in the hospitality industry, enthusiasm and commitment to sustainability and a willingness to turn your hand to almost anything. Some evening and weekend work is expected.

We are an independent education and learning centre, a beacon for sustainability and an award-winning social enterprise.

With over 3,000 pupil visits via our schools programme and over 7,800 people visiting and staying with us last year, we are a busy and vibrant place.

We have a small team of paid staff and volunteers who manage our land, our charity and businesses as working examples of sustainability in action. We aim to inspire and enable others to do the same.

For more information and how to apply, click on the ‘More information’ link below.


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Course: ID Course – Cumbria

Organisation: MARINElife & Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Location: Kendal
Course type: Short Course
Date: 6th December 2014
Cost: £40/pp £35 members & volunteers
Website: www.marine-life.org.uk
Contact name: Libby Abbott
Contact telephone: 07702588492
Contact email:

Join us, MARINElife and Cumbria Wildlife Trust, at our training day to learn how to observe and identify whales, dolphin and seabirds from on land or at sea. You will also find out how to submit sightings for scientific research and how to become a MARINElife volunteer ship-based surveyor in your spare time.


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