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EDI Network Assistant and Social Media Co-ordinator Internship

  • Role: EDI Network Assistant and Social Media Co-ordinator Internship
  • Location: Newcastle University
  • Pay Rate: £10.60 per hour, plus £1.28 per hour holiday pay (£11.88/hour total)

About the role

Casual work opportunity by the EDI Networks at Newcastle University and is being facilitated by the Careers Service.

Newcastle University has a group of EDI Networks to support staff and PGRs (postgraduate research students): Rainbow@NCL, the BAME Network, NU Women, the Parents Network, Disability Interest Group. These networks bring staff and PGR students together from across the university community with the purpose of challenging cis-het able-bodied masculine modes of power, supporting staff and students, and promoting inclusion of people of diverse identities, experiences and subjectivities. The networks work to transform systems and structures and challenge cultures that do not support them. The networks have a clear governance and structure which includes a steering group and elected Chair to lead an exciting range of activities across the year, working largely on institutional policy, public visibility, impact and engagement, and events.

We are offering the opportunity for a student to join us as a EDI Network Assistant and Social Media Co-ordinator. The post-holder will work especially closely with several of the network Chairs (including Dr Gareth Longstaff and Dr Stacy Gillis), as well as members of the Steering Groups to help promote and sustain the networks, and to create/maintain social media resources allied to each network, whilst also creating a space for cross-network activities, policies and initiatives.

Key responsibilities of the role will involve:

  • Curating and consistently maintaining the networks’ intranet pages and social media streams in conjunction with relevant colleagues;
  • Helping to manage the networks’ internal and external communications;
  • Creating a shared blog across all EDI staff networks that would generate/maintain posts/resources for each network whilst also creating a space for cross-network activities;
  • Leading on the organisation of events, including room booking, catering, publicity and other logistical aspects;
  • Helping to organise other cross-network events at key points in the year;

This remote internship is for approximately 120 hours to be worked on a part-time, flexible basis between December 2020 and May 2021.


Person Requirements

To be eligible to apply you must be a registered Newcastle University undergraduate or postgraduate student throughout the 2020/21 academic year.

Essential Skills/Attributes:

  • A very good awareness of contemporary EDI issues both within a university and broader social / political context;
  • Experience, commitment and involvement in activist and/or scholarly activity which is connected to EDI issues.
  • An ability to connect the diverse and intersectional communities in the university;
  • Awareness of best practice when organising events for a diverse audience, including issues pertaining to accessibility and inclusivity;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication;
  • The ability to be dependably and independently organised, consistent, reliable, and self-starting;
  • Experience, ability and insights into building and maintaining mailing lists, web media, social media links, and both physical and digital networks of communication;
  • Awareness of how to engage and maintain impact and engagement;
  • Experience of attending committee meetings – collating action points and sharing key information both quickly and efficiently.
  • Has access to a laptop/computer and remote access for working from home

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