Monthly Archives: March 2016

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

Closing date: Thursday 31st March 2016 at midnight

Interviews: W/C 11th April 2016

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