Friday’s Featured Vacancy: SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

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Hourly rate: £8.79 per hour
Salary Grade PCD 2.5A (£16,969 pa pro rata)
22.5 hours per week, term time only

Required for September 2015

A Science Technician is required to join our efficient, well-motivated team to prepare materials and equipment for Science lessons up to ‘A’ level. Relevant qualifications and/or experience will be advantageous.

Trinity is a successful and friendly 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of 1562 students, of whom 326 are in the Sixth Form. We offer excellent induction, support and professional development

The post would suit a person who has relevant experience of working in a general technical/resource support role in an appropriate environment, has a good knowledge of ICT and the ability to work well in a team as well as using their own initiative. Relevant qualifications and/or experience would be advantageous.

Science is, of course, a very important and busy part of our curriculum, so there is always much to do. Responsibilities are flexible, and there is a senior science technician who will be your team lead in terms of appraisal and professional development, which is important here for all staff. Proper induction and training will be given.

Send the completed application package to Mrs Chris Waddell, Senior PA, Trinity School, Strand Road, Carlisle, CA1 1JB or email cwa@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk by 9.00am Monday 17 August 2015.

Please make clear the date you would be able to join us, if you were to be appointed..

We are hoping to hold interviews on Monday 24 August 2015.

http://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/vacancies/

 

Student/Graduate Internship

student enterpriseThis year has been the first year I have had the pleasure of working with a University of Cumbria graduate intern. Amie and I have worked hard but had some fun along the way! She has developed lots of new skills which have helped prepare for her working life. Amie is about to embark on the next chapter of her career with an exciting 12 months in Canada. When she returns she is considering setting up her own social enterprise project, supported by University of Cumbria Student Enterprise. So we hope to be working together again! One of Amie’s projects has been a series of films about enterprise – I’ll let you know when these are released.

I have to say the role of graduate intern is challenging but well worth it – so look out for these opportunities. I have recently worked with two local firms who are looking for graduate interns – go to http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/careers and register for the job shop to find out more. Or contact me at sylvia.grainger@cumbria.ac.uk or the careers team at careers@cumbria.ac.uk.

Sylvia Grainger

Student Enterprise Co-ordinator

Upcoming on FutureLearn- How to Succeed at: Writing Applications

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Last week we advertised a course with Futurelearn that would  help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. But to get that Job interview you wish for, you need that perfect application.

This course, also provided by Futurelearn, will help you to write that successful application:

About the course

Over the three weeks, we’ll look at different parts of the application process. We’ll help you to understand the skills you have gained through work experience and your studies and show you how you can match them to job advertisements or course requirements.

We’ll share top tips with you to help you write exceptional applications, CVs (or résumés), covering letters and personal statements and provide insight from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates. We’ll go on to help you examine your digital footprint and develop a professional profile online.

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material to help you master the art of application and CV writing. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future applications.

By the end of the three weeks we hope you will have the confidence to apply for your dream job or course.

Details

FREE online course

Duration: 3 weeks

3 hours pw

Certificates available

Requirements

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Starts: TBC

To learn more or to register your interest go online at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/writing-applications

Content written by: FutureLearn/University of Sheffield

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Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Digital Marketing Assistant

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Digital Marketing Assistant

Newcastle  |  Internship

Salary: £240.50 per week based on 37 hours; perm salary TBC if successful

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Summary

Welcome to the wonderful world of craft, design, and cake decorations! This is a global business with a local team, based in their head office in the North East. They are looking for a creative and enthusiastic marketing assistant to join their team and help them launch a whole new digital presence.

Company background

This UK based company designs and manufactures imaginative cake decorating and craft products which are sold to retail and directly to customers worldwide. They are based in South Shields with 10 staff covering Customer Service, Production, R&D, Design and Creative and Dispatch.
The company was established in 2004 and was firmly established in the paper craft market, and has since diversified and expanded into other crafts and cake decorating with future plans for more diversification. It is an exciting and fast paced company in which to work and learn.

The Role

Operating from their Head office, the successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director to learn and develop the company marketing principles and apply their knowledge and skills to support the growth of the business. They are looking for an enthusiastic graduate with an interest in digital marketing, as a major focus for the business is driving sales through the website and online channels. They hope that this role will help to raise the profile of the company within the industry, drive sales, and create a reputation on social media for creativity and inspiration.

Duties will include:
• Co-ordination of tasks in the development of a brand new high quality e-commerce website
• Updating and maintaining website content and imagery
• Maintaining and grow social following using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites
• Produce engaging content for social sharing (including imagery, posts and videos)
• Create, develop and promote a blog / vlog
• Develop PR content to share with consumer and trade publications
• Co-ordinate and monitor a proactive email marketing campaign to promote new products, TV shows and special promotions
• Liaise with event organisers to organise attendance at exhibitions
• Knowledge of SEO principles and PPC
• Input into monthly reports where applicable

Development Focus

This will initially be a 12 week internship with a review towards week 12, whereby there will be the opportunity of a permanent role. The successful candidate will gain experience in project planning, adapting to meet the needs of a small dynamic business and its subsidiary USA company, and enhancing and developing skills in marketing, particularly in digital channels. You will get support and training, both in house and through third party courses, and the opportunity to get involved in R&D and commercialisation of new products. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to work on large scale exhibitions, and potentially travel to their American office as well.

Skills required

This role would be suitable for a graduate from a Marketing discipline, who can particularly demonstrate experience or an interest in developing digital marketing plans.

Candidates applying for this role should have:
• Enthusiasm and drive
• Ability to work dynamically in a fast paced environment
• Interest and ability in digital marketing
• Strong organisations skills and work ethic
• Ability to communicate effectively
• A strong desire to learn with a proactive approach to attending training courses, webinar, etc
• Attention to detail

Closing date: 14th August 2015

* * Please note that the deadlines used on our job adverts are for guidance only. We advise all interested parties to apply as soon as possible since many of the companies we work with are seeking a swift solution for their internship/job. We reserve the right to close advertisements prior to the stated deadline. * *

Apply online with recruiting agency Step via: http://www.step.org.uk/job/6084/digital-marketing-assistant-newcastle/

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Upcoming on FutureLearn – How to Succeed at: Interviews

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This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place!

About the course

This course will help you to succeed at interviews, whether you are applying for jobs or planning to study. Because being offered an interview can be quite daunting, we’ve put together a set of materials to help you prepare and be successful on the day.

We’ll help you to research the organisation so you can answer that frequently asked question ‘why do you want to work for us?’ with style. We’ll provide advice on what to wear (and what not to wear) and go through some common interview questions. We’ll have tips from employers and admissions tutors on what they look for in candidates and cover the types of questions you should be asking them.

Finally, we’ll help you to prepare for different types of interview including how to make an impression via telephone or video or within a group setting. We’ll also help you prepare for tests and practical work that may be included as part of the interview process.

The course is highly participative and includes articles for you to read, videos to watch and interactive material with tips to help you better understand how to prepare for your interview. There will also be discussions where you can learn from and support each other, self-reflective exercises and quizzes. Throughout the course you’ll be encouraged to collect a portfolio of your work which will help you with future interviews.

By the end of the three weeks we hope you will have the confidence to perform at your very best at interview.

If you’re still at the stage of writing your CV and submitting applications for a job or course, join our course How to Succeed at: Writing Applications.

Requirements

This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise are needed.

Starts: 20th July 2015

To learn more or to join the course go online at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/interviews

Content written by: FutureLearn/University of Sheffield

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How can you make the most of your summer?

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Deciding what to do with your summer break can be difficult. You want to make the most of it, have fun, enjoy your time off, but you also want to put yourself in the best position to get that dream job once you graduate. Here’s three great ways you can use your time away from university to boost your chances of being employed at the end of your degree!

Get a Summer Job

Employers love a candidate who shows the drive and initiative to get out in the world and work even while their still at university. Whether you do a little or a lot, whether it relates directly to your degree subject or it doesn’t, any job you do will help you to gain so many of the necessary skills coveted by all employers!

 Volunteer

If you can find a great cause that your passionate about, why not get involved by volunteering? Volunteering shows prospective employers another side to your character, whilst also allowing you to build on your skills, knowledge and experience.

 Travel!

If you have the funds you need, traveling can be a great way to broaden your knowledge and life experience as you learn about other cultures and communities. It can also be a fantastic way to make use of both of the above through working abroad or volunteering overseas somewhere new and exciting!

Whatever you do with your summer break, don’t waste a chance to push yourself and explore. Use your time off wisely, and make the most of your holidays by gaining the skills you will need to succeed!

Friday’s Featured Vacancy: Youth Worker with The Key

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Youth Worker – Full time with possibility of job sharing

This is a new post to develop a new and exciting youth work initiative around the Kent Estuary area of South Lakeland, Cumbria – in partnership with churches and other local agencies.

You will:

  • Be passionate about young people.
  • Have or be working towards a recognised youth work qualification.
  • Have experience in the delivery and management of both
    detached and in-house youth work.
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the
    values and ethos of the Christian faith.

We can offer:

  • An annual salary of £21,744
  • An optional pension scheme.
  • Flexible working by agreement.
  • Holidays in line with statutory requirements.

For further details and an application pack, please email:

irene.mckay@virgin.net

or telephone: Irene McKay on 07958 605049

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications: Friday 7th August 2015

(Interviews on Thursday 20th August 2015)

The KEY Project is a joint initiative of the Anglican, Methodist
and Roman Catholic churches in the Kent Estuary.

 Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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