I am very excited to announce that the advert for our new EDINA Social Media Officer job (full time, 2 year fixed term) has just gone live on the University of Edinburgh jobs site! Read the full ad, and apply, here.
As some of you will be aware I moved into aÂ new role at EDINA, as Jisc MediaHub Service Manager and Digital Education Manager, back in FebruaryÂ (a role that I share with myÂ lovely new colleague Lorna Campbell). I am still passionate about social media and communication of course,Â but I have officially handed on the Social Media Officer batonÂ ready for someone new…
So, what can I say to encourage you to apply?
Well firstly, EDINA is a lovely place to work – we are a friendly bunch and the organisation is big enough to include a diverse range of people with super skills and expertise, but it’s still small enough to get to know everyone, find outÂ whatÂ we’re all working on, etc. As an organisation we work on some fantastic online services and really innovative projects, which means that there are loads of greatÂ opportunities to communicate and engage using both mainstream and emerging social media channels.
As EDINA is based at the University of Edinburgh we also benefit from the wisdom and opportunities across Information Services, and the wider organisation. Although you’ll see more on pay, terms, and holiday entitlement in the job ad I should add that EDINA also benefits from some excellent in-house bakingÂ as part of an ongoing charity bake sale!
The Social Media Officer was created back in 2009Â and I have to say that I hugely enjoyed my time in the role so heartily recommend it!Â My colleagues have alwaysÂ been enthusiastic about exploring new technologies and ways to communicate, and are a skilled and experienced bunch so,Â whilst the job has evolved reflecting the maturity of social media tools, and their use as core communications channels, but it remains an exciting post with lots of interesting opportunities. And the roleÂ sits in our User Support team, a very welcoming crew genuinelyÂ committed to providing the best experience for our users, including thousands of students, staffÂ and researchers across (and sometimes beyond)Â the UK HE and FE sectors.
As you’ll see from the ad, our new Social Media Officer will have a particular focus on communicating our EU FP7-funded COBWEB: Citizen Observatory Web project, which means engaging withÂ citizen science andÂ local communities across several UNESCO Biosphere pilot locations in Wales, Greece and Germany. That also means working with a wider range of communications channels and approaches, and working with colleagues in an excellent group of partner organisations across Europe – and thatÂ means there’s likely to beÂ a wee bit of travel too!
So, please do take a look at the job ad, see if it might beÂ right for you (or someone you know), and get applying!
Edit: Please note that applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 9th June 2015.
All those important links…Â
- EDINA Jobs Page
- View or Apply via the vacancies.ed.ac.uk siteÂ (Ref: 033250)
- EDINA Website
- COBWEB Website