Apply for our Network Support Officer (T&T) Position

We are excited to announce an incredible opportunity for current postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR) students, as well as alumni, to become a key part of the pioneering Transitions and Transformations: Black Researcher’s Journey (T&T) project at the University.

  • Position: Network Support Officer (Transitions and Transformations)
  • Grade: 4, SP11
  • Contract: fixed-term, 0.1 FTE (approx. 3.5 hours/week) from June 2023 to January 2026
  • Salary: £22,681 per annum, pro-rata

The T&T project aims to break down barriers and support the next generation of Black researchers from undergraduate through to postgraduate level. This is part of a larger initiative funded by Research England and the Office for Students, aimed at tackling persistent inequalities and enhancing research culture across the UK.

Role overview

As a Network Support Officer, you will:

  • shape and deliver the Transitions and Transformations Network.
  • engage students in the network and its events, providing informal support and signposting.
  • organise seminars, social events, and an annual conference.
  • promote the T&T project within and beyond the University.

What we are looking for

  • Enthusiastic PGT/PGR students or alumni who understand the experiences of Black students at Essex.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for supporting students from diverse backgrounds and fostering inclusive environments.
  • Availability to work on campus and flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends.

This role offers a unique chance to enhance your skills in communications, event planning, and project management while making a significant impact on the research community at the University of Essex.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role, please email the Black Researchers' Hub team for a copy of the job description.

Then, please submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the job specification, and a CV to Professor Ilaria Boncori by 28 May 2024. Late applications will not be considered. Interviews will be held online on 4 June 2024.

Join us in this transformative journey to support and empower Black researchers. We look forward to receiving your application!