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Information and Development Co-ordinator


The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running research programmes on selected mathematical themes, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. It attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact in research over extended periods. Researchers are invited personally to participate in the research programmes and/or the workshops which form part of the Institute's activities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Information & Development Co-ordinator, to interact proactively with both colleagues and participants in all areas of managing information within the Institute. This includes creating technical content for documents such as Case Studies or the Annual Report, as well as collecting, managing and organising information (including images) about the Institute. The post holder will also be required to work with the Development Board to help to maintain contacts with established funders of the Institute, assist with making new contacts with potential funders, support fundraising activities and create initiatives to publicise INI with current and potential new funders. The post holder will also have responsibility to manage the Researchfish database that collects information on outputs from INI and TGM on behalf of the Research Councils.

An integral part of the INI is the Turing Gateway to Mathematics (TGM), which is the Knowledge Transfer initiative of the INI, working on event management projects across a wide spectrum of activities that involves research councils, academics from non-mathematical disciplines, business, industry, policy-makers etc. Although operationally independent, it works closely with the INI, and depends on the INI for facilities, especially for technical support and assistance with publicity material, including the annual report.

Applicants should be educated to degree level, with good passes at Maths and English GCSE or equivalent, and have excellent computer literacy skills. A proven track record of creating technical content is essential, as well as analytical and research ability. The post holder will need excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and a confident and pro-active approach to dealing with people at all levels of seniority. The post holder will be required to work independently on their own initiative, as well as being part of a team. A good eye for design, and experience of creating publicity materials and merchandise would be an advantage.

Experience of working in a similar environment and dealing with senior academic staff would be useful.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until February 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2017.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Samantha Skehel (Institute Administrator) on 01223 335981, administrator@newton.ac.uk.

The provisional date for interviews is Monday 10th April 2017.

Please quote reference LN11607 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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