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!
At UKSEDS, we work to inspire and educate children and the public about space, and provide a way for students to get involved in the space community. We attend schools, science fairs, art shows, and museums doing this work. As outreach team lead, you will manage a team of volunteers and will be responsible for overseeing and hosting outreach events, designing resources to spread the message about space exploration further. As well as collaborating with external organisations and other teams within UKSEDS to bring initiatives to life. UKSEDS is growing rapidly and the outreach programme will be expanding next year. As outreach lead, you will manage this growth, working closely with your executive point of contact to ensure we’re actively interacting with our volunteers, and the general public, and providing high-quality opportunities to promote space to all.
Applications will close on 05/05/202. 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 5-10 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.
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.
- Experience leading teams or projects
- Highly organised and able to manage time well
- Excellent listening skills to receive feedback from local communities
- Excellent communication skills
- 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]
- Experience running outreach events
- Experience presenting to groups of varying ages
- Knowledge of space educational resources and basic school curriculum
- Detail orientated with the ability to manage several projects
- An understanding of other outreach organisations