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Call for new Student Group members & coordinator!

last modified Oct 07, 2019 02:07 PM
Join us for an introductory chat about CGHR and the Student Group on Wednesday 16th October at 4pm in Room S1, Alison Richard Building. For Student Group Coordinator, apply by Wednesday, 16th October, 12pm.

Student Group 2019/20

The University of Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR) is looking for a new Student Group for the 2019/20 academic year. The CGHR Student Group forms an integral part of the overall work of the Centre, coordinating events and the CGHR Research Group. There are various positions to fill (see below), and opportunities to meet students from across the University, shape CGHR’s activities and interact with other faculty. All students from undergraduate to PhD are welcome to get involved. 

Of particular importance is the Student Group Coordinator position (more details below), an exciting and dynamic role leading the smooth running of the Student Group and its activities. If you’re interested, please apply by Wednesday, 16th October,12pm by filling out this Google Form. Interviews will be held on Friday morning 18th October.

Join us for an introductory chat about CGHR and the Student Group on Wednesday 16th October at 4pm in Room S1, Alison Richard Building. 

 

 

Role Descriptions CGHR Student Group 

 

Student Group Coordinator 

The SG Coordinator ensures the strong and successful function of the SG as a whole. The role requires excellent organisational skills and a commitment to form the backbone of the group. Most importantly, the SG Coordinator maintains momentum and interest throughout the academic year, and a productive, enjoyable and collaborative environment for the students working with CGHR.  

The SG Coordinator should be prepared to commit around 4-6 hours per week for a full academic year (or for one term, as agreed with the CGHR Co-director). This position is more suitable for graduate students. 

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the smooth running of the SG. 
  • Act as intermediary between the CGHR Co-coordinators and SG. 
  • Manage the work plan and ensure all activities and actions are being carried out as agreed. 
  • Conduct any necessary administration and practical procedures including organising and chairing regular SG meetings. 
  • Support recruitment and planning for the SG for academic year.  
  • Develop new ideas, events and initiatives for CGHR alongside SG and Co-directors. 
  • Conceive a dissemination strategy for publicizing the CGHR events.

 

Essential skills/qualities 

  • Highly organised and able to coordinate and motivate others. 
  • Able and willing to commit the time and energy to supporting and growing the SG. 
  • Hard working, able to work on own initiative and see projects through to completion. 
  • Demonstrable interest in human rights, international affairs, new technologies or other relevant areas. 
  • Previous experience with project management would be useful but not essential. 

 

 

Events Officers (2 posts) 

The Events Officers are responsibile for coordinating a range of CGHR public events, conferences and ad hoc events as well as student-focused activities and workshops. The Events Officers are responsible for ensuring that all CGHR events are of the highest quality.  

The Events Officers should be prepared to commit around 2-3 hours/per week for a full academic year. There are two Events Officer posts, so the responsibilities of the role can be delegated between the two. The role is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Liaison with CGHR Co-coordinators and SG Coordinator to help arrange events. 
  • Management of speaker arrangements and liaison with speaker, including: transport, accommodation, arrival, expenses claims etc. 
  • Organisation and facilitation of practical aspects of events such as timely room booking, facilities and set-up, and coordinating AV requirements. 
  • Support to the Publicity Officer and Outreach Officer in event publicity. 
  • At least one Event Officer should always be present at the event itself to ensure everything runs smoothly. 
  • Support any post-event reports etc. 

 

Essential skills/qualities 

  • Highly organised and able to work with other people and groups, with an eye for detail and layout. 
  • Able and willing to commit the time and energy to supporting and growing the CGHR SG. 
  • Hard working, able to work on own initiative and see projects through to completion. 
  • Demonstrable interest in human rights, international affairs, new technologies or other relevant areas. 
  • Previous experience organising events would be useful but not essential. 

 

 

Publicity and Outreach Officer(s) 

The Publicity Officer and Outreach Officer roles are to ensure a systematic, effective and professional approach to how the CGHR presents itself to stakeholders within and outside of University. The Publicity Officer is primarily concerned with publicising events and activities. 

The Publicity and Outreach Officers help project the research and activities of the CGHR to a wider audience,  and develop new contacts, networks and productive relationships to further the reach of the Centre. Most importantly, the Publicity and Outreach Officers grow connections with existing student bodies, enabling and encouraging strong undergraduate involvement. Additionally, the Publicity and Outreach Officers help broaden the inclusivity of the Centre to groups outside the Cambridge ‘sphere’ such as Anglia Ruskin University, University of East Anglia, University of Oxford, University of London, and other relevant organisations. The students will be expected to work to their own initiative in developing and forging new ideas and relationships, and providing creative input to both CGHR and SG.  

In some years, the roles are combined into one. 

The Publicity and Outreach Officers should be prepared to commit around 3-4 hours/per week for a full academic year.   

 

Responsibilities 

Publicity Officer

  • Advertisement and promotion of events and activities through posters, flyers, and social media. 
  • Managing and developing promotional networks, in liaison with the Outreach Officer in order to ensure that the right information gets out at the right time to the right people. 
  • Offer support in developing content for the website. 
  • Maintaining CGHR’s Facebook 
  • Designing and developing CGHR promotional materials. 

Outreach Officer

  • Develop and initiate new working relationships with individuals (academics, students, professionals) and organisations or institutions (academic departments, universities, associations, NGO’s, human rights advocacy groups, etc.). 
  • Engage and involve the undergraduate student community in the work of the Centre.  
  • Integrate outreach networking into central work of the SG through coordination with Events and Publicity Officers, and Research Group Convenor. 
  • Expand the CGHR mailing list and work with the CGHR Co-coordinators to develop the content of email publicity 
  • Liaise with Events and Publicity Officers and CGHR Co-coordinators to support them in boosting attendance at events and broader awareness of the CGHR. 

  

Essential skills/qualities 

  • Highly organised and able to work with other people and groups. 
  • Able and willing to commit the time and energy to supporting and growing the CGHR SG. 
  • Hard working, able to work on own initiative and see projects through to completion. 
  • Demonstrable interest in human rights, international affairs, new technologies or other relevant areas. 
  • Previous experience working with publicity and social media would be useful but not essential. 

 

 

  

Blog and Website content Editor 

The Blog and Website content Editor is reponsible for organising, editing and producing engaging and original content for the CGHR website. This involves turning research material and ideas produced by CGHR associates into accesible blog pieces as well as searching for new submissions in line with CGHR’s core research themes.  

The Blog and Website content editor should be prepared to commit 4 hours a week for a full academic year. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Liaise with the CGHR Co-directors and Associates to establish themes and schedule for submissions. 
  • Edit the published work of CGHR Research Associates into accesible blog pieces, as well as contact them for works in progress, speeches and other material that can be turned into original and engaging content. 
  • Search for new submissions from capable and experienced writers, both within the academic community and beyond, on issues of human rights and governance. 
  • Edit content to create polished and accessible blog posts. 
  • Work with Outreach and Publicty Officers to increase the reach and impact of blog posts. 

  

Essential skills/qualities 

  • Some experience of writing and editing, particularly content relating to international politics and human rights. 
  • Able and willing to commit the time and energy into supporting and growing the CGHR SG. 
  • Hard working, able to work to own initiative and see projects through to completion. 
  • Demonstrable interest in human rights, international affairs or other relevant areas.