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Events and Communications Officer

Events and Communications Officer

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship? Do you love watching The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den? This exciting post is an incredible opportunity to join the vibrant Future Worlds incubator team at the University of Southampton, helping researchers and students change the world with their ideas.

Future Worlds is fostering a unique startup culture at the University through a web platform, engaging events and a network of investors and mentors. This role is a vital part of the initiative’s expansion into healthcare and medicine. The post holder will be responsible for planning and running events, helping film and edit pitch videos, writing content for www.futureworlds.com and contributing to the team’s marketing strategy.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dependable and organised candidate who has excellent interpersonal skills for this events and communications role within the Future Worlds team. If you are genuinely excited by the world of startups and spinouts then this is the role for you.

Our team is passionate about entrepreneurship and the candidate will work closely with them as well as work with faculty staff, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs and high profile external stakeholders.

The first key component of this role will be to plan, manage and implement an events strategy, so prior experience in this area is a must. Additionally, the role will involve filming and editing short videos, and writing content for the web platform.

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Location:  Highfield Campus
Full Time, Fixed Term (End date 31/08/2018)
Closing Date:   Tuesday 30 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  868717F5

Experience with writing engaging event descriptions and articles and the use of video editing software is important. Being innovative to get the greatest value out of a tight budget is another important skill. This is an exciting role in a rapidly evolving incubator which has ambitious plans for growth over the coming years. Above all, we are looking for someone who can dovetail effortlessly into our team, quickly learn new skills and apply their enthusiasm wherever required.

For further information, including the full Job Specification, visit the post’s jobs.soton.ac.uk profile or get in touch through the contact form on this page.

Future Worlds

Events and Communications
Officer

The Events and Communications Officer will deliver compelling events alongside professional video and written content as Future Worlds grows a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the medical and healthcare sector. The post will be an integral part of the Future Worlds team, helping University students and academics commercialise their innovations and discoveries.

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