University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £21,000 to £22,414, with potential progression once in post to £27,268
20 hours per week, 55% FTE
Fixed term contract for up to 4 months
8 positions available
Closing date - 1st December 2021Job Summary
The interns will be key members of the project team and will be required to co-ordinate the administrative and project support for the CREDiBLE project. They will work closely and effectively with all other members of the team including academic colleagues and community members contributing to the project and maintain effective relationships with others.
Managerial support will be provided to the interns throughout their 16-week placement via weekly team meetings and fortnightly one-to-one supervision sessions. There will be additional ad hoc support from other colleagues in the Public Engagement Team where needed and time will be allocated within the internship to explore opportunities for employability and / or study after the 16-week placement ends.
CREDiBLE is the Community-Researcher Experimental Design in Birmingham Local Engagement project. This project aims to evidence the value of public engagement in health-related research by supporting community groups to co-produce ways of engaging public, non-expert audiences with the research subject and findings.
The intern will arrange all elements of group trips to venues representing good practice in engaging the public with research, arranging regular meetings and workshop sessions with community groups and liaising with creative partners. These experiences will support community members to develop their own ideas for public engagement with health-related research as part of the CREDiBLE project.Main Duties
- Provide a full range of administrative services to the CREDiBLE project team.
- Acting as first point of contact for communities and research teams engaged with the project.
- Carry out participation / evaluation questionnaires with all research participants.
- Ensure accurate records of community engagement are kept regarding project outputs.
- Maintenance of computer-based filing systems using agreed systems.
- Inputting of data as identified and required by the project team.
- Arranging meetings (both in-person and virtual), booking rooms, arrange refreshment requirements, travel arrangements for community members and sending out relevant invitations.
- Note taking for project meetings, producing minutes with action points.
- Arranging group trips, including venue bookings, travel and information packs for attendees.
- To ensure that all duties comply with the Data Protection Act and other legislation.
- To undertake any such duties as may reasonably be required by the project team.
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to adapt to a range of audiences (university colleagues and community members).
- Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise own work.
- Confident using IT, primarily Microsoft Word, Outlook and Zoom.
- Ability to deal with challenging circumstances calmly and professionally when they arise.
- Strong team player who is professional, welcoming and person focused.
- Ability to use initiative in problem solving and to escalate concerns where necessary.
If you are interested in this role, please refer to the person specification and provide examples of how you meet each point in your written application. All points on the person specification will be scored using the written application form for shortlisting purposes.
We want our project team to reflect the superdiverse communities living in Birmingham.
We welcome applicants who identify as being LGBTQ+ or from Black, Asian or other minority ethnic backgrounds. The University of Birmingham is a disability confident employer, and we welcome applicants with disabilities. Please let us know how we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you.
If you have any informal enquiries relating to this post, please contact Holly Pyke at email@example.com
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