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AUDE Events Manager (1.0 FTE)

AUDE is looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative and organised colleague with the right skills to join our small team and perform this crucial business development role. 

AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities. Our membership base is growing as we have recently widened the scope of those who can engage with us. This makes it critical that we can deliver value to existing and new members.

This role would suit a driven, dynamic individual who is highly motivated with an ability to engage and communicate with a professional membership. You will have experience managing events, sourcing speakers and securing sponsorship. We need someone with exceptional interpersonal skills, self-confidence and who is a good listener. It is vital that the post-holder understands the value of AUDE to its members and how the association will meet these needs.

The full time Events Manager will play an important role in bringing additional income into the association. The focus of this role will be the running of events and conferences for our members, and where appropriate use sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to create revenue. The post-holder reports to the AUDE Executive Director, will look after a defined budget and has no line management responsibilities. This role will be based in Loughborough and include frequent UK travel and occasional overnight stays.

AUDE is a Professional HE Services Ltd (PHES) organisation and offers competitive salaries benchmarked to the University of Sheffield grading structure (grade 6 - £25,728 – £32,548pa, dependent on qualifications and experience). There is a bonus incentive if income targets are met, starting from your second year of employment. A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given.

To apply, complete the application form and email it with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@aude.ac.uk.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jane White, AUDE Executive Director jane@aude.ac.uk or 01509 228836.

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at midday

Interviews in Loughborough: Friday 12th January 2018

 

AUDE / UHR Communications Officer (1 x full time or 2 x 0.5fte)

We are looking for a Communications Officer to join our small team (approx. 13 staff) during this exciting period of expansion and perform this crucial communications role. This role will provide communications support to AUDE and UHR. We are looking for a candidate who can work full time or 2 candidates who can work 0.5 fte.

Professional HE Services (PHES) is an umbrella company for membership organisations in the UK Higher Education sector. PHES is the corporate “parent” to four Special Interest Organisations (SIOs); the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Universities Human Resources (UHR). Between them, these organisations support UK university staff who work in the areas of estates, facilities management, finance, procurement, strategic planning, and HR.

The successful candidate will proactively position the SIOs in the media looking for opportunities to showcase good news stories and celebrate sector success. You will act as public relations manager between the SIOs, their stakeholders, local and national press and trade publications.

You will write innovative and informative communications to members via our digital platforms and social media. You will also take the lead on public consultations collating members views and draft collective responses that speak on behalf of the association.

The post-holder reports to the AUDE Executive Director and the UHR Executive Director. This role has no line management responsibilities, will be based in Loughborough and include frequent UK travel and occasional overnight stays.

We offer a competitive annual salary at Grade 6 £25,023 - £31,656 pro rata dependent on qualifications and experience. We benchmark our salaries to the University of Sheffield grading structure. A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday pro rata plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given.

To apply, complete the application form and email it with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@aude.ac.uk.

Closing date: Tuesday 9th January 2018 at midday

Interviews in Loughborough: Thursday 18th January 2018

 

Membership Officer (2 posts – between 0.5 and full time)

We are looking for 2 Membership Officers to join our small team (approx. 13 staff) during this exciting period of expansion and perform a crucial business support role. We are looking for candidates who can work anywhere between half- and full-time.

Professional HE Services (PHES) is an umbrella company for membership organisations in the UK Higher Education sector. PHES is the corporate “parent” to four Special Interest Organisations (SIOs); the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Universities Human Resources (UHR). Between them, these organisations support UK university staff who work in the areas of estates, facilities management, finance, procurement, strategic planning, and HR.

The successful candidates will become an essential part of the PHES team, providing administrative support to other team members at the four SIOs. Working closely with colleagues, you’ll need to work efficiently and with attention to detail, display excellent customer service skills, and relate well to members. You will help organise and run events, manage the database and update the website, and undertake other support tasks as required. We encourage candidates who wish to grow in the role, and who will be willing to take on more responsibility as skills are demonstrated.

We offer a competitive annual salary at Grade 4 £18,777 - £22,876 pro rata dependent on qualifications and experience. We benchmark our salaries to the University of Sheffield grading structure. A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday pro rata plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given.

To apply, complete the application form and email it with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@aude.ac.uk.

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018 at midday

Interviews in Loughborough: Thursday 11th January 2018

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