Job title: Student and early careers engagement coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Swindon

 

We are looking for a Student and early careers engagement coordinator to join our Community team on a permanent basis.

About the role

To promote student and early career engagement in BCS activity and BCS membership. Engaging with students across BCS touchpoints including undergraduates, apprentices and t-level programmes. Supporting students with the transition from education to work, highlighting the support BCS membership provides.

Key responsibilities

  • Promote BCS engagement and involvement with both the IT/computing student population and faculty staff within universities throughout the UK;
  • Establish student chapters where none exist and encourage the transformation of existing IT/computing student societies into BCS student chapters, facilitating their organisation whilst providing them with the necessary collateral and keeping key documentation up to date; promoting continuing benefits when committee volunteers change;
  • Support existing chapters with event planning including the design and roll out of an annual programme of events, including sourcing external involvement, engaging with potential IT employers;
  • Promote and support the roll out of the new Academic Membership scheme for universities, including promoting the offer to heads of faculty and engaging new scheme members on the benefits of BCS membership;
  • Lead the development of a new BCS apprentice focus group to ensure the views and feedback of current and previous apprentices is heard and acted upon;
  • Support the engagement of T-Levels graduates and consider how we can engage with this audience once their programme of study is complete;
  • Foster links between individual chapters, the newly formed BCS Early Careers Executive, BCS branches and specialist groups;
  • Foster links between relevant organisations and requests for BCS representation in within the student and early career sphere, for example at careers focused events;
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders including Group Marketing to continue the development of student focused content, the Member Groups team to implement community initiatives, and the Academy of Computing to promote educational initiatives such as the scholarship scheme;
  • Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;
  • All staff will live BCS’ values and support our purpose;
  • Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;
  • The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements;

Who we are looking for

Education and qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including a grade 4 (C grade) in English and Mathematics.
Experience
  • Proven experience of student unions or societies
  • Proven experience of working within the early career space
  • Experience of designing and delivering communication programmes for the student or early careers audience is desirable
  • Experience in organising events is desirable
Competencies and skills
  • Able to sell benefits and ideas, able to see opportunities to add value
  • Ambitious
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Self starter, able to initiate and follow through own work
  • Strives for high standards in themselves and expects it in others
Knowledge
  • The university student environment
  • Post graduate careers and current themes in IT
Special conditions
  • Occasional travel in the UK e.g. visiting Universities
How to apply

Please send your CV to hr@bcs.uk