Community Network Coordinator

University of Leeds

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Do you have excellent organisation skills and an interest in social equity?
Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities?

‘Black in Plant Science’ is recruiting a coordinator to facilitate the growth of the network and to support the delivery of our mission. ‘Black in Plant Science’ is a new network for UK-based indigenous Africans and people of the African diaspora (the voluntary and involuntary movement of Africans and their descendants during the modern and pre-modern periods) who work with or study plants, or are interested in a career in this area. Our mission is to connect, celebrate, and cultivate UK-based Black Plant Scientists with the goal of increasing participation and retention. 

The role requires excellence in communication and organisation, including a high level of self-management. The role will entail a broad cross-section of activities from the organisation of meetings and events, managing communications via our website and social media, and liaising with a wide range of individuals and organisations. The successful candidate will work closely with the steering committee and will be encouraged to contribute their own ideas. The candidate will not be required to work with plants and previous experience in this area is not required. 

For this role, you should be educated to A level, BTEC or equivalent or equivalent experience, and have experience in administration or coordination (this can include a period in Further or Higher Education). You should also have good skills in communication, IT, organisation and time management.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso. Associate Professor in Plant sciences. 

Network co-Founder

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3096

Email: [email protected]  

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biology
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade 4

£22,681 to £25,138
p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  40% – We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements
Post Type: 

Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For two years)
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 November 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 November 2023
Reference:  FBSBY1182
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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