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Academic Environment Support Assistant (in the Department of Modern Languages and Culture) **Internal Only** - QMUL13541

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £4,254 - £4,469 p/a (£21,271 - £22,345 pro rata) (Grade 2)
Reference: QMUL13541
Date posted: 03-Jan-2018
Closing date: 04-Feb-2018

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***Internal opportunity for 2nd year (and onwards) PhD students in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film***

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film have an exciting opportunity for a 2nd year (and onwards) PhD student to facilitate the organisation and communication of academic activities in the Department of Modern Languages and Culture.

As an Academic Environment Support Assistant, working under the supervision of the Head of Department, you will assist with all elements of planning, organising and publicising academic seminars, annual lectures, symposia and conferences for the Department, together with acting as the first point of contact for queries from visiting scholars and potential PhD students. You will also maintain the Departments website, internal mailing lists and social media presence, alongside keeping accurate records and coordinating financial transactions.

As a pre-requisite, you must be a PhD student in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film studying within the Department of Modern Languages and Culture and have successfully completed the first year of your studies. Additionally you will have experience of working independently and of organising academic seminars/conferences and/or public outreach events. Excellent IT skills particularly using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and in updating websites, and the ability to understand academic needs, are also essential.

Experience of working in Higher Education and/or working on successful funding bids for academic/arts events, would be beneficial.

There are two posts available which are part time (7 hours per week - 0.2 FTE), and available from January 2018.  Salary will be in the range £4,254 - £4,469 per annum – (£21,271 - £22,345 per annum full time equivalent).  Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro rata), defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

This developmental post will be re-advertised every year to provide 2nd year PhD students (and onwards) an opportunity to gain valuable transferable experience in an academic environment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the School can be found at: 

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Completed applications should be submitted by 04 February 2018.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

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