Editorial and Admin Assistant

Summary

  • £18,000 to £23,000 pa pro rata (depending on experience)
  • Full-time or part-time
  • Flexible hours
  • Remote/home working
  • Up to 4-month fixed term contract in the first instance
  • Applications as soon as possible (not later than Monday 4th April 2022)
  • Send CV and 1-page covering letter to Johnny Rich.

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About the EPC

The Engineering Professors’ Council is the organisation that represents the views and interests of UK engineering academics. We have more than 8,000 members from over 80 universities, and we support them by campaigning on their behalf to the Government and other bodies, by keeping them informed on policy, and by sharing expertise and best practice.

We’re a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to supporting education and engineering that improves lives.


Job description

We are looking for someone to work from home helping us to improve the online support for our members and learn more about them to ensure they are getting the maximum benefit from the EPC. This will involve a wide range of tasks from organising online content to researching and writing.

We are currently redeveloping the EPC website and you will be heavily involved in this innovative project. You will be helping to migrate existing content over to our new website, updating this existing content and creating new content, and ensuring our website is up-to-date and easily navigable.

At times, you’ll be writing emails and articles to keep our membership database and website up to date, and at other times you might tweet on our behalf or start online discussions.

This is a small organisation, so everyone needs to pitch in sometimes to help complete an exciting variety of tasks.

You’ll be home-based with regular contact via Zoom, email and/or phone. There may be occasional travel to meetings or events (in the UK) for which we will pay expenses.

No experience or knowledge of engineering is required.

The role can be either part-time or full-time and you should make your preference clear in your application. The number of hours worked and when exactly you do those hours is flexible, although you will sometimes be expected to attend online meetings at certain convenient times.


Person specification 

Essential:

  • Good editorial skills, researching and writing engaging copy;
  • Competent with common computer software packages (such as Word, Excel, potentially WordPress) and unafraid to learn new ones;
  • Good at writing friendly, but professional emails, tweets and posts, with an eye for getting the details right;
  • Happy to pick up the phone when needed and explain clearly and politely what information you need;
  • Organised and enthusiastic, willing to work on your own without too much direction (although we will ensure you get all the support you need);
  • Logical and methodical;
  • Keen to learn and committed to helping people.

Desirable:

  • Ideally, you should be a graduate as our work involves universities.
  • Any experience of engineering, policy or research.
  • Basic web experience or HTML.

Duties 

The duties will include:

  • Migrating existing content over to the new EPC website – ensuring that content is up-to-date, organised and fits into the new easier-to-navigate system. 
  • Assisting in identifying of gaps in our content and the creation of new content to fill these gaps, as well as to keep the website updated with current events. This may include writing new material such as: navigational content, article summaries and introductions, press releases, and even whole articles;
  • Assisting in efforts to engage our members in EPC activities, such as our programme of online and physical events, discussions on the EPC website or in social media. This will involve writing tweets and encouraging discussions in threads on our LinkedIn group or on the EPC website. 
  • Collecting contact information for members and other people for storage in our membership database. This will involve writing mass emails and individual emails to staff in universities and making phone calls to chase information.
  • Ensuring the database records are in good order, up-to-date and in keeping with data protection requirements (about which you will receive necessary guidance and/or training). This will involve data entry online. 
  • Other tasks and activities as directed by the Chief Executive.

This role will be home-based. As public health restrictions allow, there may well be travel to occasional meetings in London or elsewhere. All reasonable expenses will be paid. Please note: This is a fixed term placement for up to 4 months and we can offer no guarantee of further employment after this period.


How to apply

Please send a CV and covering letter (no more than 1 side of A4) to j.rich@epc.ac.uk no later than midnight on Monday 4th April 2022.

Please use the covering letter to say briefly why you want this role, how you fit the person specification above, and whether you are interested in the role as a part-time or full-time position.


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