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Education and Marketing Support/Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32276

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 07/04/2020

Job live date: 24/03/2020

Salary: £25,217 - £30,048 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Agriculture Policy & Development

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, Fixed term until December 2020


This is initially a fixed term contract until December 2020. The purpose is to work as part of team to deliver EIT Food-funded projects across the Education strand, coordinating internal resources and working with third parties/partners for the timely delivery of existing projects. This will require developing productive and effective working relationships with academic, administrative and research colleagues and students both within the University and within partner organisations across Europe. Specifically, the successful candidate will be asked to:

- write the content of two EIT Food Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) “Understanding food labels” and “From waste to value: how food waste is being tackled” in the form of short, referenced and easy to understand texts

- support marketing activities for four EIT Food MOOCs, writing promotional emails and developing suitable marketing briefings for a subcontracted marketing company, working on both traditional offline and digital/social media channels).

- support two teams of students who will be researching innovative solutions to food industry challenges through the development of novel microbiome applications within agriculture and food.

You will have:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Ability to turn complex academic concepts into simple, accessible ideas, which everyone can understand
  • Ability to support marketing activities through writing of marketing briefings and creation of promotional materials
  • BSc or MSc in relevant field (this could include education, food science, agriculture, marketing, consumer science, etc.)
  • An understanding of the food industry
  • Knowledge related to Education and Communication in HE
  • Experience of undertaking projects independently
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Willingness to undertake occasional EU-wide travel

Interview date: 15/04/2020 
*Please note interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams


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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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Senior Research Fellow

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.



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