Future Worlds Events and Communications Officer

University of Southampton

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Position type:

Full time


£23,879 to £25,298

10 May 2017
30 May 2017

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-868717F5

Future Worlds Events and Communications Officer

FOS - Faculty of Medicine

Location: Highfield Campus

Salary:  £23,879 to £25,298

Full Time, Fixed Term (End date 31/08/2018)

Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interview Date:  To be confirmed

Reference: 868717F5

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? Do you love watching The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den? This exciting post is an incredible opportunity to join the vibrant Future Worlds incubator team at the University of Southampton, helping researchers and students change the world with their ideas. Future Worlds is fostering a unique start up culture at the University through a web platform, engaging events and a network of millionaire investors and mentors. This role is a vital part of the initiative’s expansion into healthcare and medicine and will be responsible for planning and running events, helping film and edit pitch videos, write content for www.futureworlds.com and contribute to the team’s marketing strategy.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dependable and organised candidate who has excellent interpersonal skills for this events and communications role within the Future Worlds team. If you are genuinely excited by the world of start-ups and spinouts then this is the role for you. Our team is passionate about entrepreneurship and the candidate will cooperate closely with them as well as work with faculty staff, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and high profile external stakeholders. The first key component of this role will be to plan, manage and implement an events strategy, so prior experience in this area is a must. The second key component will be to film and edit short videos, and write content for the web platform.

Experience with writing engaging event descriptions and articles and the use of video editing software is important. Being innovative to get the greatest value out of a tight budget is another important skill. This is an exciting role in a rapidly evolving incubator which has ambitious plans for growth over the coming years. Above all, we are looking for someone who can dovetail effortlessly into our team, quickly learn new skills and apply their enthusiasm wherever required. Please see the Job Description for full details.

For further information contact Dr Reuben Wilcock 02380 593545 reuben@futureworlds.com 

 Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. If you need any assistance, please contact Geraldine Lewis on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote vacancy reference number 868717F5 on all correspondence.

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