SpaceCareers.uk Content Writer Volunteer

UKSEDS

Volunteer Role Varies Remote, UK

Uploaded 17 Nov 2019

Job Description

The UKSEDS Careers Team runs the SpaceCareers.uk website - the number one resource for finding a career in the UK space sector. We showcase the diversity of people and careers in space through writing job profiles, conducting interviews with professionals working in the sector, advertising jobs and other opportunities, and writing articles to provide careers advice and get people on track and inspired for a career in space.

Role: Job Profiles

We want to expose people to as many potential careers in space as possible; a big part of this is having a range of job profiles that describe the sorts of jobs that people can aspire to. We are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to develop the Job Profiles section of SpaceCareers.uk. You will build relationships with and work with space sector professionals to find out what their jobs involve, so that you can write new job profiles, and also update existing ones.

Further details:

The Careers Team have online meetings every two weeks which you would be encouraged to attend when you can to give an update on your progress and suggest any new ideas that you might have for the website. Training will be provided, we expect this role to take approximately 2 hours per week.

Why should you volunteer with UKSEDS?

Joining UKSEDS is the best way to get involved in the space sector as a student. You’ll gain all sorts of skills and experience, and have the chance to work with lots of space organisations and members of the community. Most importantly, you’ll get to work with other like-minded students to achieve something incredible, and have fun while you do! 

Person Specification

We’re looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, is highly motivated, and is generally a nice person. Working with UKSEDS should be something that you enjoy doing. We don’t need you to be studying a STEM degree, all you need is an interest in space! 

If at any point, for any reason, you can’t do the role, that’s fine. We are students too, and we appreciate that exams, deadlines, and life often get in the way of volunteer roles like these. We will work with you to deal with these issues.

Essential:

  • Keen interest in writing
  • Passion for education and sharing the diversity of careers in space
  • Motivated and able to take ownership over projects
  • Be a member of UKSEDS (it is free - ukseds.org/join) [To be eligible to volunteer you must be over 18 and be enrolled at a UK university or have been in the last 3 years]

Desirable:

  • Experience in writing articles for a society, blog, website etc.
  • Good communicator (oral and written)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of a professional society or student group