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Events and Marketing Assistant

About the Role

The Events and Marketing Assistant, working under the supervision of the Newton Gateway Manager, is an important part of the small team supporting the work of the Newton Gateway to Mathematics. The Events and Marketing Assistant will provide event support for Newton Gateway activities, ensuring successful delivery of the programmes of work. This will include responsibility for booking venues, catering and accommodation, and administration of financial aspects such as budgets and e-sales. Additionally, the Events and Marketing Assistant will manage the Newton Gateway contacts database, undertake digital marketing and website updates, analyse aspects of programme activities, and assist with post-event reporting.

The Institute and the Newton Gateway to Mathematics

The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI) is a national and international visitor research centre running programmes on selected themes, with applications in a very wide range of societal, scientific and technological areas. The Institute attracts leading scientists, both from the UK and from overseas, to interact on research over extended periods.

The Newton Gateway to Mathematics is the impact initiative of the INI and acts as a knowledge intermediary for the mathematical sciences. Supported by INI and the University of Cambridge, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics engages with the users of mathematics - in industry, business, public sector and other scientific disciplines. It helps to bridge the gap between those engaged in frontier mathematical research and those working in more applied areas, by stimulating the interchange of knowledge and ideas. Typically, the Newton Gateway to Mathematics develops and runs 20-25 knowledge exchange events per year as part of its programmes of work.

The INI is committed to staff development and encourages staff to participate in the wide range of personal and professional development activities offered by the University.

What you will need

You will be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent standard/NVQ level 3, or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Previous event organisation experience is desirable, however, an overall competency with standard Microsoft packages, such as Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as databases, will enable you to use your excellent organisational skills and administrative experience to effectively support the rest of the Newton Gateway team, ensuring the aims and objectives of the Newton Gateway are achieved. Excellent communication skills will enable you to communicate with a wide range of people, including senior individuals from government, business and industry, in both written form and verbally. You will also have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to working in a close-knit team and be able to prioritise your own workload.

How to apply

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed to Clare Merritt, Newton Gateway Manager,

Interviews are expected to be held on 30 June 2023 (subject to confirmation).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Please quote reference LN36834 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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