Society for Research into Higher Education
This is a full-time, permanent position within the SRHE Executive team reporting to the Society’s Manager: Conferences & Events and working directly with all members of the team plus a wide range of researcher colleagues within higher education internationally.
The Society has offices in Kings Cross, London, which is also the location for many of the Society’s events and training programmes. SRHE Executive team members are currently working on a part-remote, part-in office basis. The Coordinator will be expected to work flexibly as suits the needs of the organisation.
The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) delivers a rolling programme of seminars, professional development workshops, and bespoke dissemination events for the benefit of its members and the wider global research community in the field of research into higher education. The Society also runs a large international annual research conference. The Society’s conference and events programme is a core element of the Society’s work and the main interface with our researcher community.
SRHE has an extensive portfolio of journals and monographs through which it supports higher education studies (click here to view). The Society also publishes a unique quarterly Newsletter and the SRHE Blog which is read in over 100 countries worldwide.
The Society is seeking a Coordinator to work directly with the Manager to develop, plan, manage, deliver, and evaluate our programme of conferences, events, and professional development work. At present our events and workshops are delivered virtually but we are moving towards a programme of in-person and virtual events over the coming months, enabling us to maximise the potential of our event space in London while continuing to support the engagement of our international members.
The Coordinator will report to the Manager for Conferences and Events but will also work in support of the other SRHE team members on matters of administration, operations, and engagement. In this role, the post holder will also be involved in developmental opportunities to work collaboratively with other team members on areas such as publications and policy engagement.
There are four key areas of responsibility for this role:
Conferences and events
Professional development programmes
Special Interest Network engagement and coordination
Team coordination, working within a skilled and professional team, gaining direct experience in the skills and knowledge required to run an independent business enterprise and a charitable organisation
Skills and experience sought
Education to 1st degree level or equivalent
Experience in developing and delivering events within a professional/academic context
High level of IT skills and experience of using a range of software, databases, and digital platforms
Good interpersonal and communication skills, and an effective and proactive team member and collaborator
Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Innovative and creative with a drive for excellence
Resourceful in coming forward with improvements, fresh ideas, and projects and bringing these to fruition
Knowledge of the Higher Education sector and/or membership organisations
Knowledge/experience of academic publishing
Knowledge/experience of engaging with policymakers
Applications in the form of a short form CV (2 pages) and a covering letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages, and including email and telephone contact details) explaining reasons for interest in the position and a summary of relevant experience should be sent via e-mail to Sinéad Murphy, Manager: Conferences & Events