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We're looking for a Communications & Events Officer and an Office Administrator - both part-time posts (17.5 hours per week)

We're looking for a Communications & Events Officer and an Office Administrator - both part-time posts (17.5 hours per week)

Posted by hl11 at Jul 17, 2018 03:30 PM |

It's an exciting time for the Association as we add two new part-time posts to our staffing structure.

Communications and Events Officer

£18,777 to £21,585 per annum pro rata

You will play a significant role in the maintenance and development of procedures to ensure the effective delivery of the Association’s communications and events activities. You have a wide range of responsibilities including developing and promoting the Association, its publications and activities. In addition to maintaining our website, you will also ensure the relevant social media channels are monitored and maintained with marketing and publicity including press releases. You will take responsibility for conferences and other events, including the AGM and other committees.

We are looking for a self-starter with excellent attention to detail and extensive experience in a similar role. You will be detail-orientated, methodical and systematic in your approach, using your well-developed oral and written communication skills to liaise with a range of stakeholders. Working to tight deadlines you will take responsibility for agreed targets, working proactively and flexibly.

For more information https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/310/communications-and-events-officer.html

Office Administrator

£18,777 to £21,585 per annum pro rata

You will play a significant role in the maintenance and development of systems and procedures to ensure the effective delivery of the Association’s activities. You have a wide range of responsibilities including general office administration, payments of bills and invoices and health and safety responsibilities such as acting as Fire Warden. You will assist the Communications and Events Officer in their role, as well providing support to the Chief Executive in servicing committees.

We are looking for a self-starter with excellent attention to detail and extensive experience in a similar role. You will be detail-orientated, methodical and systematic in your approach, using your well-developed oral and written communication skills to liaise with a range of stakeholders. Working to tight deadlines you will take responsibility for agreed targets, working proactively and flexibly.

For more information https://jobs.le.ac.uk/vacancies/311/office-administrator.html

The closing date for both positions is 10 August 2018

The Tempest and Measure for Measure - Setting the Scene for Shakespeare at A Level, One Day Course, 31 October 2018, Leicester Grammar School

The Tempest and Measure for Measure - Setting the Scene for Shakespeare at A Level, One Day Course, 31 October 2018, Leicester Grammar School

Posted by hl11 at Jul 12, 2018 10:20 AM |

Organised by the English Association and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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Action on University Recruitment for English - an English: Shared Futures Satellite Event, 9 November, 2018, Manchester

Action on University Recruitment for English - an English: Shared Futures Satellite Event, 9 November, 2018, Manchester

Posted by hl11 at Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM |

We’re all only too well aware of the challenging recruitment environment we’re in at the moment. Demography and Brexit don’t help: the raw figures for Q3 English Studies also show a decline of acceptances of around 5% in 2017 from the previous year, and the figures are all in decline from a high in 2010: the whole code Q was down 7.8%.[i] Worryingly, the situation at A-level is even more precarious, with a sudden precipitous decline which may have a knock-on impact on HE recruitment.[ii]

An English: Shared Futures satellite event, supported by the English Association, University English and Institute for English Studies, Action on University Recruitment for English is a one-day workshop which aims to address this situation by encouraging colleagues to work collaboratively to attract good students to read English at University. If we have more good students in the system, we will all be better off, and the presence of English in the HE landscape will be strengthened. During the workshop, we will:

  • Analyse the situation for HE student recruitment in English, including deepening our understanding of the ‘life-cycle’ of recruitment in our discipline.
  • Address the challenges facing us, including emphasis on STEM, misunderstanding of what an English degree can provide to students
  • Develop strategies and forms of intervention, and share good practice throughout the discipline.
  • Develop a short information document and/or toolkit to share widely across the discipline.[iii]

When

Friday 9 November 2018 from 10.30 to 16.00 (GMT)

Where

Friends Meeting House Manchester

How much

£20.00

[i] https://www.ucas.com/file/138151/download?token=FgkyjbUo

[ii]http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/29362/1/Summer_2017_exam_entries_GCSEs_AS_and_A_levels_in_England.pdf

[iii] See, for a US example: https://www.studythehumanities.org/toolkit

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