Diversity Team Volunteer

UKSEDS

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Uploaded 5 Apr 2021

Job Description

Our organisation

As the UK’s national student space society, we support students and young professionals across the country by running events, providing resources, and teaching new skills. 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! 

Role description

As a volunteer in the diversity team you will be working on current UKSEDS projects focussed on diversity and inclusion. Within the team you will share thoughts and experiences on best practice, advising on how we can make ongoing improvements to diversity and inclusion within UKSEDS. You will also be involved in the creation and implementation of new initiatives and schemes to support the wider community. 

Currently we are also looking in particular for volunteers to support a research project examining the under-representation of minority groups within the space sector. You will be working with the team in data collection and analysis, which will ultimately lead to a written report of our findings. 

The process

Applications will close on 18th April 2021. Following that, there will be one round of interviews on Google Meet with shortlisted applicants, with other interview methods available if you require them. 

Volunteering with us

UKSEDS is run by 80+ volunteers from all across the UK. None of us are paid, but we all want to make a difference. We work remotely, communicating through Slack and holding online meetings on Google Meet. For this role, you will be expected to dedicate around 3-4 hours per week. Alongside working, there are opportunities to chat informally with other volunteers and join online social events.

Diversity and inclusion

Our aims to educate and develop young people contribute to our vision of a growing and diverse workforce in the UK space sector. Everyone brings their own unique viewpoint and ideas to our team which enables us to work towards this vision together. When you’re working with us, we’re keen to ensure you’re comfortable by facilitating any extra measures you might need, and to provide you with opportunity after opportunity to develop yourself.

Person Specification

We’re looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, is highly motivated, and works well in a team environment. 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:

  • Passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Comfortable with working remotely
  • Be a member of UKSEDS (it is free - ukseds.org/join) [To be eligible to volunteer you must be over 18 and be studying or working at a UK-based institution or have been in the last 3 years]

Desirable:

  • Have volunteering experience within a university society and/or external organisation
  • Previous experience of writing academically if you’re looking to collaborate on the paper