Student Liaison Coordinator - Harper Performance
- Project Management
- Sport Science
- Business Development
- Social Responsibility
Unit: HP Projects
Work Pattern: Part-time voluntary (no set hours)
Job Type: Volunteer / Student Volunteer
Salary: Expenses as agreed
Closing Date: 15th July 2019
Location: Guildford, UK
Starting Date: Summer 2019 but will consider September 2019 (or start of academic year).
Note: Applicants do NOT have to be studying a subject relating to performance-science or sport (though they are welcome to apply!)
This role is an exciting opportunity for a current student (UG/PG) to gain experience at a non-profit social enterprise around their studies whilst spearheading liaison between our organisation and the local student population. As our Student Liaison Coordinator, you’ll be a central part of our evolving strategy to engage students in our movement and promote the vision of HP CIC as well helping increase the number of student volunteers working with our non-profit.
You will take an active and key role, with comprehensive support from our staff, in developing our fledgling local student community through monthly meetings, screenings, talks and meet-ups that foster engagement in our mission to make global sport fairer. As our student liaison officer, you will also help recruit, select and assist in the management of student volunteers for HP CIC as well as guide our strategies with this important demographic.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hugely passionate, well-organised and hard-working student who above all else, wants to see sport across the world living up to it’s ideals of fairness and equality. We are a young, fast-growing, ambitious and fiercely independent organisation, comfortable with speaking truth to power whilst focussed on building relationships and partnerships with those that can further our cause. Our staff and volunteers are highly motivated people, excellent at what they do and determined to make a difference.
What skills will you develop?
It’s important that any role you take on whilst studying has a demonstrable impact on your future career or studies. This role has the capacity and provides the opportunity for you to develop a number of important graduate attributes. If the role is grasped and leveraged properly, the post-holder will be able to recall and be guided by instances, case-studies and projects which demonstrate the following to future employers:
> Emotional Intelligence
> Ethical and Cultural Awareness
> Social Responsibility
> Effective Communication (with a wide-range of different people and groups)
> Motivational Skills
> Research Skills (non-academic)
> Critical Thinking
> Learning from Success
> Learning from Failure
What will you get from us?
The post-holder will be supported by our senior management team and through regular review, will generate a bespoke development plan in line with the post-holders personal and professional aspirations. This will include informal CPD programmes, mentoring within our organisation as well as access to our network in sport and business to facilitate additional opportunities to develop as a person and a professional. The role will be challenging and at times demanding, but you will be treated as an equal amongst our team and we will do everything in our power to support and celebrate your ongoing development.
Whilst this position is unpaid, we will consider the funding or part-funding of formal qualifications and training courses that fit with your development plan. You will be provided with kit as required as well as out-of-pocket expenses (as agreed) whilst volunteering with the organisation.
What is the time commitment?
There will be no set hours, however the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the planning and delivery of our student engagement strategy and monthly student meetings. If you are concerned about time commitments, please contact us and we can discuss! We envisage the student having to set aside no more than two hours per week to the role.
The ideal candidate
> Highly tuned organisational skills and attention to detail.
> Highly presentable, hard-working, humble and willing to learn.
> Flexible and hugely enthusiastic.
> Understands and/or interest in social enterprise and non-profit business models.
> Understanding and/or interest in sports performance systems in elite sport.
> Passionate about social change in sport.
> Strong sense of humour.
> You do NOT have to be studying a subject related to sport or sports science.
To apply for this position, please submit an application in whatever form you think communicates your suitability for the role the best to [email protected] - that can just be a CV and covering letter.
For more information about this role, please contact HP CIC Founding Director; Tim Harper at [email protected]
We will provide feedback to all applicants, however, please be patient, we are a small non-profit organisation with a modest team so this will take some time to do. Shortlisted candidates can expect to hear from us mid-July about interviews.