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!
As part of the newly established operations team, you’ll find yourself acting as an intermediary between the executive committee and other UKSEDS volunteers. As internal communications manager, you’ll be supporting all of the team leads for each team at UKSEDS in managing their volunteers, communicating any of their needs to the executive committee and ensuring that all of our volunteers are happy and comfortable working at UKSEDS.
You will be responsible for:
- Maintaining an overview over current volunteers and ensuring there is always an appropriate number of volunteers in each team, as well as keeping track of inactive volunteers, and carefully monitoring for any volunteers being overwhelmed.
- Leading and maintaining our internal safeguarding committee
- Ensuring our Board of Advisors are aware of all current UKSEDS activities and operations
- Making sure all teams are aware of what other teams are doing and know about any opportunities to collaborate or support each other
- Supporting the External Communications Manager in collating data for stakeholder updates
Applications will close on 19th September 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 100+ 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 8-10 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.
- Excellent interpersonal, organisational, and time-keeping skills
- Good verbal and written communication skills (English)
- Previous experience working as part of a team
- 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 working with large groups of people from different cultural backgrounds
- Confident with GSuite, especially Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel