Placement Title Company Business Location
Graduate Centre Coordinator (x5) The Graduate School is seeking to recruit highly motivated postgraduate students with the knowledge, skills and experience to make a significant contribution to supporting one of the five Graduate Centres located at the University's campus sites in Nottingham.

The successful candidates will be required to manage the day-to-day running of their allocated Graduate Centre facilities, and to work in partnership with their line manager to administer a programme of activities for postgraduate students using the centre.

The role holders must be able to work effectively with a range of people across the university, and they will need to be flexible in their approach to work. They must be proactive and have the ability to work on their own initiative.

Placement Period: 17th September 2018 - 27th September 2019

Hours of Work: 10 hours per week (minimum 1 hour per day). Exact hours of work to be agreed with line manager.

Place of Work: To be based at one of the 5 Graduate Centres at either University Park, Medical School (QMC), Jubilee Campus or Sutton Bonington Campus in Nottingham.

Key area of Work & Outcomes of Placement

To provide support to the Researcher Training and Development Managers (RTDMs) and postgraduate students at one of the Graduate School's Graduate Centres, by promoting the Centre, ensuring a regular daily presence at them, dealing with general student queries, supporting local events, activities and Faculty training programmes and ensuring that the facilities are maintained to a high standard.

Outcome of placement:

The assigned Graduate Centre will be a vibrant and popular destination for Postgraduates that provides access to a range of dedicated researcher development activities and well maintained study and social areas, networked computers, seminar rooms and kitchen facilities.

Key relationships: Line managed by Researcher Training and Development Manager (RTDM), Other RTDMs, Other Graduate Centre Co-ordinators, Faculty/School PG reps, Graduate Centre users.

Skills Required - Knowledge and skills
  • Well-developed demonstrable communication skills - verbal and written. Ability to communicate with postgraduate student.
  • Knowledge of University student support services.
  • Knowledge of University administrative and academic structures.
  • IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office.
  • Independent and team working skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
Skills Required - Experience
  • Experience of running events and projects.
  • Experience of working in a service-related environment
  • Experience of working independently and as a team member
Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
  • University student management systems.
  • Higher Education Postgraduate researcher environment.
  • Professional conduct, respect and confidentiality
  • Influence and leadership
  • Equality and diversity
Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to develop the following key skills:
  • Personal effectiveness: preparation and prioritisation, time management
  • Event management, project planning and delivery, risk management
  • Collegiality, team working, people management
  • Information seeking, information management.
  • Analysing, evaluating, problem solving
  • Perseverance, integrity, self-confidence, responsibility.
Important notes on applying: Please clearly state on your covering letter which Graduate Centre you would like to be considered for (University Park x 2, Medical School (QMC), Jubilee Campus or Sutton Bonington Campus). You may indicate more than 1 centre. The coordinator role can also be offered on a job-share basis (therefore working 5 hours per week). Please state if this is something you would like to be considered for. Interviews will be held on 17th July.

*Hourly rate is 9.19 pounds plus 1.11 pounds holiday pay
Marketing and Market Research Project: Institute expansion We are the UKs leading membership organisation for Intellectual Property experts and practitioners.

We are looking to work with a bright and enthusiastic postgraduate with an interest in Intellectual property, legal, marketing, botanics or business to support us as we look to expand the organisation to continue to cater for both the commercial and professional needs of members.

Our members deliver a range of services including; franchising, divestment, investment, funding, design protection and exploitation, trademarking and overseas market exploitation.

The key focus of the project will be to understand value of IILP membership to existing members and also to attract aspirational members.

Some marketing expertise is desirable with sound project management skills as this work will require not only a focus on delivering marketing and development plans for the Institute but also critical thinking in working through market penetration options and appraisals.

Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:

The work will be guided through on going discussions with the Board of the Institute with a lead from the Institute Chairman, after initial planning and discussion the work will likely be focused on delivering a coherent and coted marketing development plan, including;
  • Fully developed Marketing plan
  • Research report on development of the Institute
  • Options for membership routes explored and developed

This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in Intellectual Property of for a candidate looking to produce and see implemented a focused practical piece of work.

Skills required:
  • Understanding of IP and law is desirable
  • Understanding of B2B marketing and commercial services is desirable
  • Project management competence
  • Critical thinking skills
  • IT literate
  • Some knowledge of International markets would be useful

*Hourly rate is 9.19 pounds plus 1.11 pounds holiday pay
Milton Keynes