The AgriFoRwArdS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) requires a Student Digital Content Creator so as to raise its profile using various social media channels.
The post holder will also promote the activities and research of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). L-CAS specifically needs to target social media to disseminate to funding bodies (EPSRC, InnovateUK, Horizon Europe), robotics networks (UK-RAS, EURobotics), researchers, and industry partners.
The CDT focusses on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) technologies, which will advance the start of the art by creating the largest global cohort of RAS specialists and leaders focused on the Agri-Food sector. All students will follow a common foundational year, studying on the MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the University of Lincoln, then carry out their 3-year PhD studies at either Lincoln, Cambridge or East Anglia. All students have an industry partner who collaborates on the PhD element of their research. Stakeholders within the CDT include students, supervisors, industry partners, the funder (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)the general public, aligned university departments at Lincoln, Cambridge and East Anglia, other robotics CDTs. The CDT organises many activities for its stakeholders.
The CDT and L-CAS require a Student Digital Content Creator, to develop and deliver, a coordinated social media campaign to:
- Inform potential applicants of the AgriFoRwArdS studentship opportunities.
- Engage with current, and potential, industry collaborators by informing them of existing collaborations and ensuring that the benefits of collaborating with a University are made clear.
- Provide an outreach channel to provide two way dialogue with the general public.
- Showcase the AgriFoRwArdS students.
- Promote activities, and encourage attendance/engagement.
- Disseminate information to funding bodies (EPSRC, InnovateUK, Horizon Europe); robotics networks (UK-RAS, EURobotics) and researchers.
The right candidate will be provided training, as required, to successfully undertake the role responsibilities.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students (mathematics, chemistry, computer science, robotics, agri-, physics); Under-represented groups to increase the diversity of student applicants; General public – local, national, international; robotics and agriculture stakeholders (industry; other universities; EPSRC; students; academics).
Benefits and Transferable Skills
- Learn how to deliver a service
- Understanding the University
- Motivating self and time management
- Achieving work performance targets.
- Planning and organising skills
- Team working skills
How to apply:
Please send a CV and covering letter to Kate Smith, email@example.com, detailing your experience (for personal or business purposes) in creating digital content, use of social media, writing blog posts and whether you have experience of using WordPress/created websites.
Please also provide examples of communicating with different stakeholders(general public; peers; businesses etc) and whether you believe your digital content and social media communications have had the desired impact.
If this experience is not available, please demonstrate within the covering letter your understanding of how social media and digital tools can be used in communications and activities.
Deadline: 14th February 2022
Find out more information on the University of Lincoln Careers Link site.