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Vacancies with third party organisations

Marketing Assistant and Project Management roles, Remote/Central London

Valconia is a risk management consultancy and recruitment agency. And importantly, it is a socially & environmentally conscious business. Demonstrated by action:

a) For every placement Valconia donates 50% of their fee to Beam, a social enterprise helping homeless women and men to start a new career and leave homelessness for good.
b) A percentage of profits are invested in profit-with-purpose start-ups.
c) Generating positive impact is at the core of our business. Our continual focus and the services we offer are intrinsically linked to being a force for good – it’s not an after thought.

Valconcia has signed up to the kickstart scheme and has two opportunities available for 16-24 year olds currently on universal credit. Both roles are national living wage.

Marketing Assistant

Working directly with the CEO you will drive forward our marketing strategy. Main responsibilities include:

1) Creating marketing content & collateral in line with brand guidelines (using Canva and other tools)
2) Managing social media accounts (Insta, Facebook, Linked in and Twitter)
3) Managing email campaigns (Direct Business to Business campaigns)
4) Conduct research  
5) Manage our contribution to external campaigns, such as the Better Business Act.
6) Get to know Valconia and share your ideas about how we can improve our processes and approaches

Who are we looking for?

Someone who believes in business being a force for good and wants to help us maximise our positive impact. Would really suit an individual looking to forge a career in purposeful business.

This is a remote role with bi-monthly all day meetings in central London.
25 hours per week for 6 months (with a view to becoming permanent). Working pattern is flexible and will be agreed upon prior to starting.

Project Management

Working directly with the CEO and other collaborators you will assist with the build and implementation of two key initiatives:

Project one – Purposeful Business Hub: supporting 16-24 year olds into roles in the purpose-driven business space.
Project two – Start-up hub: creating infrastructure to support purposeful entrepreneurs.

Main responsibilities include:

1) Conducting research
2) Creating and maintaining project plans
3) Administrative tasks (e.g. data entry)
4) Creating (or collaborating with) an online network and forum
5) Working with the marketing team to promote the hub(s)
6) Supporting interviews at focus groups
7) Providing input into the scope and strategic direction of the project(s)

This is a remote role with bi-monthly all day meetings in central London. 25 hours per week for 6 months. Working pattern is flexible and will be agreed prior to starting.

Who are we looking for?

Someone who believes in business being a force for good and wants to help us maximise our positive impact. Would really suit an individual looking to forge a career in purposeful business.

How to apply for either/both roles:

Email Valconia with your answers to the following questions:

1) Why do you want to work for Valconia?
2) Which of your skills and experience will help you succeed in this role? (NB: non-work related examples are absolutely fine)
3) What company (other than Valconia!) would you love to work for and why?
NB: you will need to be referred by your work coach.

Lecturing positions at EKC Group, across East Kent

As one of region’s key employers, EKC Group offers a diverse range of job opportunities at its locations across East Kent. If you are a recent graduate with an interest in becoming a teacher, or if you have industry experience in a subject specialism and would like to change careers, Lecturing may be for you. Lecturing offers a rewarding pathway with opportunities for continual professional development and career progression.

As an organisation passionate about enhancing access to careers in education, prior teaching experience isn’t necessary when you apply for a Lecturing position at EKC Group. New Lecturers without prior teaching experience are supported to develop the skills needed to become a confident and effective teacher through the Group’s ‘Teacher Academy’ – a specialist professional development programme and mentorship scheme designed to support you through the early stages of your Lecturing career.

Those new to teaching, will also receive support to achieve an accredited teacher training qualification.

For more information about careers at EKC Group, and to view their current vacancies, visit careers.ekcgroup.ac.uk

Graduate Sales Executive/Content Development Administrator, Dartford, Kent, Flexible/Remote

Practice Labs is a leading provider of virtual labs, assessments and skills development platform in the IT and digital skills space. Practice Labs embodies the culture of a start-up with the experience of an enterprise business. Joining Practice Labs is an opportunity to be part of reinventing the approach to digital skills training and improving the odds of success for learners worldwide. 

Practice Labs has 2 positions available:

Sales Executive

As the Sales Executive you will focus on responding to inbound leads and supporting the EMEA sales team.  You’ll need to develop positive relationships with internal CREW members, and be ambitious for a career in sales.  We are looking for self-motivated CREW members who will bring energy, fun, and professionalism to the department and company. Meeting and/or exceeding the company’s sales goals will be instrumental to the success in this role, along with other company defined KPI’s. 

Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 basic salary plus uncapped commission. Permanent, Full Time role. Find out more and apply for the role.

Content Development Administrator

We are looking for a Content Development Administrator to join our CREW at Practice Labs Systems. If you have an enthusiasm for working with web-based learning technology, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a positive, fun, and friendly workplace.

Reporting to the Content Development Program Manager, you will work closely with Content Development Specialists, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and Learning Partners to plan, edit, test, and release products that align with skills and job roles in today’s modern workplace.  

This role is ideal if you are a highly organized individual with a great attention to detail who can help us build and maintain our digital learning content. 

Salary:£18,000, Full Time, permanent. Find out more and apply for the role.

Marketing Assistant, Ashford, Kent

Jacksons Fencing is a family business, established in 1947 and set in the heart of the Kent countryside. The company has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious person to help create integrated marketing campaigns that encourage trade and customer engagement with the Jacksons Fencing brand and strongly influence increased sales.

Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, responsibilities will include:

•Assisting with the development of marketing activity calendars and implementation of plans and tactics in-line with our strategies
•Planning, implementing and scheduling of social media posts. Upkeep of social channels, monitoring and responding to activity 
•Helping the team’s B2B/B2C supervisors with all aspects of day-to-day digital marketing.
•Ensuring content is up-to-date and has depth on web platforms, correctly optimised for SEO to drive traffic and with CRO in mind.
•Blog content creation and optimisation in line with department strategy. 
•Running of email marketing campaigns – setting-up, testing content and segmenting database.

Skills and requirements:

•At least one year within a similar marketing role.
•A marketing/business degree or CIM qualification preferred.
•Well organised with excellent communication/writing skills and an articulate manner.
•A clear understanding of online and offline channels and media.
•Adobe Photoshop / InDesign experience required. Premier Pro or After Effects experience would be advantageous.
•Microsoft Office Experience – Excel/Word/PowerPoint.
•Own transport is essential, as our office is set within a rural location, and the role requires other travel on occasion.

Further details and how to apply can be found on the Jacksons Fencing website

Early Years Job opportunities at bilingual Kindergarten, Germany

Are you itching to leave the country and explore new horizons? PME Familien Service Group are offering a full-time contract and the opportunity to gain work experience in the field of early years education in an international setting.

PME Familien Service Group offers a range of services from individual care solutions for children and care-dependent family members to crisis consultation in cases of burnout, traumatic events or relationship problems and childcare capacities, in more than 60 childcare facilities. The organisation has more than 70 offices and centres in Germany and the Czech Republic and employs over 1900 staff members.

What does PME Familien Service Group have to offer?

  • Full-time contract (40h per week)
  • Employment as an English-speaker in bilingual baby and toddler- or mixed age groups
  • Introductory courses for new employees
  • Shared accommodation with other graduates
  • Extras: Company parking or a monthly transport pass; free freshly-cooked meals and free drinks; gym membership card
  • Possibility to extend your yearly contract and participate in numerous training courses nationwide and expand your skills and areas of expertise
  • Support when you first arrive, helping you with all administrative tasks such as opening a bank account, exploring the city, registering with local authorities, etc.
  • German Course
  • Payment for and support with the accreditation of your degree in Germany
  • A fun and dynamic, cross-cultural team with a broad spectrum in terms of age and professional backgrounds

What do we expect from you?

  • A completed BA in Early Childhood Studies
  • Practical experience working with children
  • Interest in gaining experience in the field of education in a foreign country and learning new methodological approaches
  • A team player who can enhance the group with academic knowledge and creative, innovative ideas
  • Openness to the immersion method and cultural awareness
  • Willingness to learn German and get to know our pedagogical approach
  • A current DBS

For further details, please contact Linda Mentner

If you would like to discuss the opportunities further with Hilary Welland, Lecturer, Early Childhood, CCCU, please email Hilary direct

Bertshi Training Progamme

The Bertschi Training Programme is a unique opportunity for professional development within the logistics industry.

Bertschi offer a 12-month program for university graduates that will prepare you for a future role in one of their business units.  

Bertschi are looking for graduates with a University Degree or HF (Higher Technical School graduates), interested in the logistics industry, with the aim of generating sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transport solutions for Bertschi’s global clients.

Further information can be found on the Bertschi website Career pages or contact Rahel Cabrera at Bertschi.

English Teaching Abroad

Opportunities for teaching English overseas are available with English First (EF).

EF was founded in 1965 in Sweden and is one of the world’s leading privately owned education companies. EF English First, a division of EF, has more than 400 English First schools across China, Indonesia and Russia. With an academic team of more than 3000 teachers, EF English First is currently recruiting graduates for English teaching positions abroad.

Secure a confirmed job offer now and start later in the year, for a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget. You do not need to have any previous teaching experience or speak the local language. Full training and support will be provided helping you build transferable skills and creating a lifetime of memories.

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Vacancies with Unitemps

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Unitemps is the University’s in-house recruitment agency, available to students and alumni.

Graduate Quality Control Laboratory Analyst, Sheppey, Kent – Full Time 

Reference: 1029876

Salary: TBC

Our client is seeking a Graduate Quality Control Laboratory Analyst to undertake basic analytical testing and associated laboratory duties as necessary and assist the Laboratory Manager in ensuring safety in the laboratory and satisfactory quality standards in the materials manufactured.

This role will offer a competitive graduate salary and is to start as soon as possible.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Test and analyse pharmaceutical drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength
  • Collects and record receipt of samples from various sources and prepare for analysis
  • Undertake the analysis of incoming samples and finished products to laid down specifications using conventional analytical techniques eg HPLC, GC4 and ensure that pharmaceutical products are stored properly
  • Liaise with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of pharmaceutical products
  • Prepare analytical reagents/media/cultures for general laboratory use
  • Ensure that any waste materials are processed, recorded and disposed in accordance with cGLP, safety and environmental requirements
  • Verify laboratory data and ensure accurate primary records are kept, reports any anomalies or out of specification results to Section Leader
  • Generate stability reports suitable for inclusion in regulatory dossiers.

Skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of analytical techniques HPLC/GC (including stability indicating methods) and ICH requirements
  • HNC/HND or Degree in relevant Science subject.

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Intensive Mentors- Multiple posts across Kent

Reference: 1029794

Salary: TBC

Salus is a social enterprise at the cutting edge of service delivery and seeks to improve social skills, educational outcomes and the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people in Kent and beyond. As part of HeadStart Kent, the aim of the Intensive Mentor role is to improve the emotional well-being and resilience of 10-16 year olds and achieve systematic, lasting change for young people and communities in Kent. 

Intensive Mentors will give direct and intensive support, using a range of evidence based approaches and structured programmes that are focused around the needs of the young person and their family. 

Skills and experience:

  • Professional qualification (or academic equivalent) in related area – e.g. Youth work, teaching, counselling (or equivalent), social work etc
  • Experience of delivering interventions for children and young people with emotional difficulties. 
  • Experience of working effectively with schools and other education settings. 
  • Experience of engaging parents. Ability to work with families to overcome barriers and resolve conflict. 
  • A good understanding of agencies and support available for families in Kent. 
  • Strong organisational ability including ability to plan workload and manage own time effectively. 
  • A high level of written and verbal presentation skills and ICT skills.

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To view all current positions please check on the Unitemps website.

Vacancies at Christ Church

Research Assistant – Full Time, Fixed term contract until 31/12/22

Reference: REQ02274 • Application closing date: 03/09/2021

Salary: £27,511 – £30,046

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health (Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care) holds a distinguished record of arts (singing and choir) for health and wellbeing research projects and activities. We are currently building on the expansion of the SDH portfolio across creative and performing arts (theatre/drama, digital arts etc.) for a wider range of health conditions (physical, mental, emotional, social etc.) and age populations (i.e. children and young people, adults and elderly). We aim to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the arts on health, care, wellbeing and related policy and public services.

This post will play a key role in the delivery of this ambition, providing support to projects and people working on research related to SDH. The postholder will work closely with staff within the Centre supporting a wide range of Research and Knowledge Exchange activities in this area of strength. Responsibilities will involve:

  • supporting the development of research applications by undertaking bidding activity under supervision, limited reviews and in the preparation of proposal budgets and research ethics approvals
  • contributing to the organisation of internal and external conferences (physical and digital), seminars, research webinars, workshops and debates that raise the profile of the Centre nationally and internationally
  • maintaining a publication and proposal development plan for the Centre
  • undertaking secondary analyses of existing implementation datasets that lead to additional publications alongside outputs costed within research grants
  • helping to upgrade, update and maintain the Centre’s research webpages (prioritising the accurate representation of the Centre in the public and develop the Centre’s digital presence)
  • maintaining a research impact database for candidate future research impacts.

You will have a Master’s degree or equivalent standard in a subject aligned to aspects of Arts and Health. You will need to demonstrate specialist knowledge in one or more disciplines related to Arts (e.g. performing arts, applied theatre) and Mental Health (i.e. psychology/mental health, learning disabilities, neurological disorders etc). You will have a BA (hons) qualification in a subject aligned to Performing/Digital Arts.

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Research Assistant – Full Time, Fixed term for 1 year

Reference: REQ02291 • Application closing date: 08/08/2021

Salary: £27,511 – £30,046 per annum

The Institute of Medical Sciences, based at the Medway campus represents a centre of excellence for postgraduate medical courses, medical education and scientific research. It is home to the Stem Cell Research and Advanced Bio Engineering Laboratory (SCRABEL) where the focus of its works is in innovative research that is determined by clinical need. The Institute delivers an MCh in Surgery with 5 pathways (Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine / Otorhinolaryngology / Urology / Ophthalmology / Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It also delivers an MSc in Physician Associate Studies and works with primary care colleagues. 

The main purpose of the role will be to ensure the safe and effective operation of the SCRABEL research facility including support of the clinical research activity being undertaken. This is a key aspect and focus of the role, therefore previous experience working in clinical research will be an essential requirement. The research assistant will also provide support for other activities taking place within the Institute of Medical Sciences, including the support of teaching and practical session planning for the postgraduate Masters in Surgery course, under the supervision of the course director. In addition, the research assistant will assist with the maintenance of the space and associated equipment.

You will have an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and have experience in clinical research within a laboratory.

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Programmes Administrator – Part Time (24 hours per week), permanent

Reference: REQ02183 • Application closing date: 01/08/2021

Salary: £19,612 – £21,236 per annum

The role of Programmes Administrator provides high quality administrative support for academic programmes of study, at all levels and modes of study. As part of the Faculty Academic Administration team, the role holder will work closely with other support functions including Faculty Quality, Faculty Operations and other central services to support academic colleagues in delivering an outstanding student experience from admission to graduation. 

The Faculty Academic Administration team plays an integral role in supporting schools in creating an environment for student success, through the timely delivery of administrative processes, including: programme-based transition, orientation and induction; updating information records and data files; programme set-up and maintenance; monitoring and reporting of attendance; assessment administration including mark entry and extenuating circumstances; and management of Boards of Examiner processes, in a professional manner. The role holder will work proactively, within their team, led by the relevant Team Leader to ensure the delivery of administrative support for the academic programmes of study, at all levels and modes of study.

You will be educated to GCSE standard or an equivalent qualification with experience of providing direct support in a professional office or similar environment and will have well developed skills in Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, Outlook).
*Previous Applicants need not apply*

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IT Training Officer – Full Time, Permanent

Reference: REQ02338 • Application closing date: 01/08/2021

Salary: £27,511 – £30,046 per annum

Our IT Department has an award-winning reputation for outstanding customer service, modern, secure and stable technology.  We are responsible for the design, build and support of all technical infrastructure, back office applications, teaching and learning applications and data architecture.

IT Training is a key function within the IT User Experience Team.  This exciting role allows the opportunity to build upon our existing service and to increase the user satisfaction of staff and students within the University.  Situated within the IT User Experience area means that you will be at the front end of Service Delivery and directly influence the creation of a new, flexible and innovative service.  The role will include the creation of new mechanisms for delivering IT Training, with an emphasis on online and visual media-based training materials; covering aspects of IT ranging from the use of Microsoft Office 2019 products to using audio visual equipment in teaching spaces and lecture theatres.  

We are looking for a personable, approachable, customer-focused individual who adds value in any role.  Experience within an IT Training or a Customer Service role and a moderate to high level of understanding of IT is preferred. Organisation and a proactive approach are paramount in this role as well as the ability to multi-task.  You will be required to use your initiative and to continually gather requirements and user feedback to ensure the IT Training offering remains appropriate and current.  Teamwork is essential within IT User Experience as you will be required to work closely across all teams within the IT Department and hold a close working relationship with Staff Development and other training functions across the University. 

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Student Development Coordinator – Full Time, 15 Month Fixed-term Contract

Reference: REQ02341 • Application closing date: 30/07/2021

Salary: £24,461 – £26,715 per annum

The Kent and Medway Graduate Scheme (GradForce) will support local graduates with low mobility to progress into graduate employment in the local SME sector and increase the number of graduate jobs in Kent and Medway overall. Reporting to the GradForce Project Manager, the Student Development Coordinator will be responsible for preparing students for the SME graduate workplace, with a particular focus on building confidence and aspirations to secure and succeed in graduate employment, and accelerating the progression into graduate level jobs for students from under-represented groups. 
 
The Student Development Coordinator will organise and deliver training, workshops and events, commissioning external providers where necessary, and working with students and staff to ensure high levels of engagement with students. They will also provide a post-employment service with supported induction, training and development, ensuring the graduate has the knowledge and support they need to perform effectively in their role.  
 
The successful applicant will be expected to work on their own initiative and prioritise in order to achieve the project objectives over the life cycle of the project up to 2022. They will require excellent planning and organisational skills in order to manage and deliver the student-facing work streams as set out in the funding bid. 

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Faculty Quality Officer (Data) – Full Time, Permanent

Reference: REQ02101 • Application closing date: 30/07/2021

Salary: £21,814 – £23,754 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity within the Faculty Quality Office, supporting all aspects of curriculum development and data reporting.  The postholder will ensure management information and other quality data is accessible to colleagues from across the Faculty and that it is accurate, relevant and up-to-date.  An essential aspect of this role will be to support the Faculty in delivering change programmes.

The role holder will work closely with the Faculty Quality team, who maintain oversight of the programme portfolio.  The role holder will support the Faculty quality processes to include data reporting activities data development, including data collection, monitoring, visualisation and dissemination of data.  The post holder will have the knowledge and skills, to contribute to and develop solutions to administrative problems including identifying and implementing new and creative approaches that enhance provision and improve efficiencies.  

The post holder will require an excellent understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will be computer literate with the potential to develop enhanced skills in Microsoft 365 packages including  MS Excel, SharePoint, Power BI and Power Automate, as well as the University’s student records and customer relations systems. The role holder will require excellent oral and written communication skills, numerical skills and the ability to work under pressure in a diplomatic and sensitive manner with changing and flexible priorities.

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Teaching Assistant in Clinical Skills – Part Time (0.5FTE), Permanent

Reference: REQ02131 • Application closing date: 30/07/2021

Salary: £27,511 – £30,046 per annum

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work brings together Adult, Child, Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work into one vibrant and dynamic community. Our aim is to provide a high quality learning experience for our students to enable them to realise their ambitions to become registered professionals and to continue their development through a range of continuing professional development opportunities.

The School is seeking to appoint a teaching assistant in clinical skills for our nursing associate apprentices.  We are particularly interesting in hearing from qualified nursing associates who would like to support the development of future nursing associates.

You will be committed to high quality, evidence based learning and teaching and be able to facilitate learning of a broad range of nursing associate principles and engage in interprofessional facilitation. You will be expected to contribute to clinical skills teaching and contribute to skills facilitation. The post holder is required to be current on the NMC register as a nursing associate and will be expected to have a minimum of a foundation degree in a relevant discipline. 

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Quality Administrator – Full Time, Permanent

Reference: REQ02032 • Application closing date: 30/07/2021

Salary: £19,612 – £21,236 per annum

The quality team, under the direction of the Faculty Manager (Quality) supports the Faculty Director of Quality (FDQ), Faculty Director of Learning & Teaching (FDLT) and Faculty Registrar (FR) in ensuring our programme curricula remain in line with the regulatory expectations as set out within the organisation and, where applicable, as required by Professional, Statutory, Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). The team provide administrative support in the preparation of documents, reports, and datasets in support of a breadth of academic quality requirements.

The Quality Administrator will be responsible for delivering a timely and accurate administration service in line with University regulations and external stakeholder requirements, as necessary. They will work proactively, within their team, under the guidance of the FMQ. This role will play an integral role in underpinning the work of the FDQ, in their role as chair of a number of business critical faculty and university committees through providing excellent committee servicing.

The post holder will be educated to GCSE standard or an equivalent qualification with experience of providing direct support in a professional office or similar environment and will have well developed skills in Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, Outlook).

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To view all current positions please check on the Christ Church website (Search under title or reference).