Consultant, Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (Maternity cover)

Job summary

Are you committed to supporting early career researchers? Do you have exceptional interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy working with individuals to motivate and inspire via tailored training, development activities and workshops? If so, this could be the perfect career opportunity for you. The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC) provides a broad range of training and development opportunities to postdoctoral research staff and fellows...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00405
  • Date posted 24 January 2020
  • Closing date 16 February 2020

Job description

Job summary

Are you committed to supporting early career researchers? Do you have exceptional interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy working with individuals to motivate and inspire via tailored training, development activities and workshops? If so, this could be the perfect career opportunity for you.

The Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre (PFDC) provides a broad range of training and development opportunities to postdoctoral research staff and fellows at Imperial College London. We work with faculties, departments and individual postdocs and fellows to ensure that our research staff are equipped with the skills and resources to contribute effectively to the College’s research agenda, and to make excellent career choices. Our provision includes a broad programme of skills training as well as assistance with job applications, mock interviews and individual consultation.

Duties and responsibilities

The role of PFDC Consultant promises to be varied and will utilise to the maximum your experience gained in roles such as a Learning and Development Specialist, Professional and Development Adviser, Learning and Development Professional, Senior Development Coordinator, Academic Development Advisor, Educational Advisor or similar.

You will cover the work of the Consultant, utilising the centre’s existing developmental approaches to support postdocs and fellows. You will work alongside the Head of the Centre to design, organise, deliver and evaluate skills and career development activities for postdocs and fellows across the College. You will have specific responsibility for co-ordinating and delivering the ‘just in time’ provision that the PFDC offers in the form of short workshops. In addition you will organise and deliver individual consultations, mock interviews and a number of professional skills training courses.

Essential requirements

You will possess experience of the higher education sector, preferably with an understanding of the issues faced by postdoctoral researchers and fellows working in STEMM disciplines. Having experience of providing 1:1 support and guidance is essential as well as the ability to design and deliver effective training. You should be able to work with people to address professional issues and have proven experience of working as part of a busy, close knit team.

Further information

Please note that all applications must be completed on the official online application form. CVs will not be considered.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Rachel Herries, Consultant (current post holder) at r.herries@imperial.ac.uk or Dr Liz Elvidge, Head of Postdoc and Fellows Development at e.elvidge@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Interview date: 27th February 2020 – please note candidates are required for the whole day

 

 

 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.