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Applications extended for roles on the 2019-20 CUSPE committee!

Apply by Wednesday 22nd May 2019

We have extended the application deadline for several roles on the next CUSPE Committee. We welcome applications for the following roles:

– Secretary
– Treasurer
– Head of lectures
– Head of finance & fundraising
– Head of marketing & communications

We also welcome further applications for team members for our lectures, workshops, forum, publications, finance & fundraising and marketing & communications teams.

To apply for one of the roles below, please email a short application (max. A4 page) with the following information to president@cuspe.org:
– The title of the role you wish to apply for
– Brief background of yourself and your motivation for applying
Please also indicate your availability to attend a meeting on the evening of Wednesday 29th May.

We are happy to announce the elections for the 2019/20 CUSPE Committee

Apply by 12th May 2019.


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CUSPE strives to strengthen the ties between academia and policy-making for early career researchers in Cambridge. Our committee organise events and opportunities throughout the year to discuss the role of evidence in addressing current policy issues, provide skills development and career insights for researchers, and to develop networks with policy-makers and organisations.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals from across the university to continue this exciting and valuable work, providing the opportunity to organise fantastic events, meet policy-makers and understand more about the world of policy-making.

A list of roles and descriptions are provided below, for more information please feel free to contact the current team leaders.To apply, please email a short application (max. A4 page) with the following information to president@cuspe.org by Sunday 12th May 2019:

  • The title of the role you wish to apply for
  • Brief background of yourself and your motivation for applying
Positions:

President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Webmaster, Team Leaders and Team members for:

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Publications
  • Finance and Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communication
  • CUSPE Forum

Role Descriptions:

President:

The President of CUSPE sets the strategic direction for the organisation and liaises with external advisors and organisations to support the work of the committee.
– Develop the organisation’s strategy, working with teams to identify high-level science policy themes that the organisation should explore, and identifying and developing partnerships with organisations in Cambridge and beyond.
– Work with external organisations to develop collaborations for events and other activities, and support with identifying and applying for funding opportunities.
– Chair regular management meetings for the committee.
– Liaise with CUSPE’s advisors to support development of the organisation.
– Use previous experience to support teams with their activities.
Contact president[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.

Vice-President:

The Vice President of CUSPE works with the President to define the strategic direction of the organisation. They focus on:

– Maintaining and improving internal operations, team management and communications
– Acting as chief liaison for interacting with other organisations at the University of Cambridge
– Supporting and advising teams – attending events and ensuring everything is running smoothly
– Working closely with the marketing team to ensure consistent portrayal of CUSPE across all public channels.

Contact hk416[at]cam.ac.uk for more information about the role.

Secretary:

The Secretary of CUSPE works with the rest of the Management team to keep the organisation running smoothly. Their duties are:

– Taking minutes at biweekly management meetings
– Keeping mailing lists and communication channels up to date
– Organising the CUSPE records

Contact president[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.

Webmaster:

The webmaster maintains the CUSPE website, ensuring that information is always up-to-date. Knowledge of WordPress and/or basic html is helpful, but not essential. Main duties are:

– Work with the Marketing team, keeping synchrony between the society’s communications (newsletters, social media) and the website.
– Upload new publications from CUSPE Communications to the website.
– Create new pages / posts to the website, as required by members of the Management team.

Contact rk595[at]cam.ac.uk for more information about the role.

Treasurer:

The treasurer is responsible for managing the CUSPE bank account and completing transactions. They will attend regular management meetings to offer financial considerations and will complete the annual financial reports. They will also work closely with Finances and Fundraising team where necessary.

Contact finance[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.

Lectures Team:

Head of Lectures and Team Members

The Lectures Team is responsible for organising our public lectures programme. Lectures cover a wide variety of topics within the science-policy theme, leaving a significant amount of flexibility when deciding on topics.

Topics are chosen based on suggestions from committee members, personal interests or suggestions from the wider CUSPE network. The team’s activities include finding speakers, booking venues and ensuring that events run smoothly. They also work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to share and promote the events.

The Head of Lectures supports team members during the process of identifying topics, venues and speakers, and to allocates tasks within the team. They also work closely with the rest of the management committee.

Contact Masami Ando Kuri ma759[at]cam.ac.uk for more information about the role.

Workshops Team:

Head of Workshops and Team Members

The Workshops Team is responsible for organising our workshops programme.

Workshops cover a variety of practical skills or important knowledge relevant for researchers interested in influencing or moving into science-policy. These are events that bring early-career researchers and policy makers together to discuss chosen topics through an interactive event format. Topics are chosen based on suggestions from committee members, personal interests or suggestions from the wider CUSPE network. The team’s activities include finding speakers, booking venues and ensuring that events run smoothly. They also work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to share and promote the events.

The Head of Workshops supports team members during the process of identifying topics, venues and speakers, and to allocates tasks within the team. They also work closely with the rest of the management committee.

Contact Karla Cervantes Barron kc512[at]cam.ac.uk for more information about the role.

Forum Team:

Head of Forum and Team Members

The Forum team is responsible for organising the annual Forum event. The first event was held in 2018 and provides a platform for students, academics and policy makers to come together and discuss prominent topics in science and science policy. The event is an afternoon-long conference made up of keynote talks, panels and networking sessions.

The head of the Forum team is responsible for organising fortnightly meetings and coordinating roles to deliver the event. This includes liaising with various other CUSPE teams such as finance and marketing to bring together a successful event. As the Forum is CUSPE’s biggest event of the year, it does require a good clear plan and advanced preparations. If you like project management this is the role for you!

As a member of the Forum team roles and tasks are diverse, ranging from designing posters and marketing material, to helping with logistics with the event venue etc. and liaising with speakers and sponsors. It is a great team to work with and takes a collaborative effort to pull off a successful event. We had great fun as a team last year and formed wonderful friendships. You won’t regret getting involved.

Contact Chloe forum[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.

Publications Team:

Head of Publications and Team Members

The Publications Team is responsible for editing and publishing short articles on science policy submitted by members of the University. The Head of Publications makes editorial decisions on the content and format of articles and leads the team in the production, publication and marketing of articles throughout the year.

Contact publications[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.

Finance & Fundraising Team:

Head of Finance and Team Members

Finance & Fundraising is responsible for overseeing the finances of the society and ensuring that the society has the resources needed to carry out its activities. The key tasks for the team are to develop the financial and fundraising strategy for the year and to identify and liaise with sponsors. They also work closely with the Treasurer and other teams to agree funding for the society’s events and activities.

Contact me417[at]medschl.cam.ac.uk for more information about the role

Marketing & Communications

Head of Marketing and Team Members

Marketing and Communications is responsible for overseeing the public output of the society. This includes promoting upcoming events and opportunities through our regular newsletters and social media accounts, and working with the Webmaster to ensure that the website is kept up to date with the latest information. These and a variety of other tasks are necessary to ensure the activities of CUSPE are shared as widely as possible. The team is also responsible for helping to connect CUSPE with other organisations to extend our reach and explore potential collaborations.

Contact marketing[at]cuspe.org for more information about the role.