Monthly Archives: October 2015

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.

Policy Adviser (03315)

Category: Jobs | Department: International Unit | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 28 Oct 2015 |
The UK Higher Education International Unit represents UK universities internationally and helps them meet their international aims. We do this by actively promoting UK universities abroad, providing trusted information, and creating new opportunities through our ability to act at sector level. We draw on UK university expertise to influence policy in the UK and overseas, and deliver information, advice and guidance to overseas governments and sector bodies, as well as to our own universities, to enable collaboration with the broadest possible range of international partners for mutual benefit.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the work of Universities UK’s International Unit, and a chance to make a real impact on international higher education policy at a high level. You will need experience in policy analysis and in influencing or developing policy (preferably in higher education). 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.

You will have experience in providing strategic advice and delivery through analysing large volumes of complex data from a wide variety of sources as well as experience in managing externally commissioned research projects and/or undertaking research. You will need excellent interpersonal skills and show personal credibility in dealing with senior university, UK government, and overseas stakeholders.

Interviews will be held w/c 9th November 2015.

Policy Intern (03415)

Category: Jobs | Department: International Unit | Location: London | Post Type: Full Time | Closing Date: 28 Oct 2015 |
The UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) is the only sector body to represent all UK higher education institutions internationally. It is charged with initiating and delivering projects and activities to support the UK HE sector’s international activities. The IU is a central observatory, intelligence and delivery unit on HE internationalisation and policy developments for UK higher education institutions.

We are looking for a Policy Intern to join our International Unit, working alongside colleagues in the IU. You will have excellent written and oral communications skills and professional telephone manner. The post holder must have excellent time management and must be able to respond quickly to changing priorities. Although previous internship or relevant work experience is desirable, it is not essential.

In return, this role will give you the opportunity to develop your policy skills in a fast-moving environment and make an important contribution to the work of the organisation.

 Interviews will be held w/c 9th November 2015.

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