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Regional Network Coordinators for 2017-2018

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK is seeking to appoint new Regional Network Coordinators for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Our Regional Networks connect current Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows in the same university or region in the UK, and are a key part of the CSC’s activity for award holders. The Regional Networks offer great opportunities to get to know other Scholars and Fellows, organising a wide range of events and activities throughout the year, including welcome events, seasonal and cultural celebrations and academic activities.

The networks span the whole of the UK, and each has a dedicated coordinator from among its members. The Coordinator position offers an exciting opportunity for current Scholars to contribute to the CSC Community, take on organisational responsibilities and represent other Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows as part of your scholarship experience.

More information on the Regional Networks and current Coordinators

Role description

The primary role of the Regional Coordinator is to provide opportunities for interaction between Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows within the same region, in order to generate a strong community for all those on award.

Coordinators will have access to an annual Regional Network budget to arrange events and the CSC will provide training and support to allow Coordinators to manage their networks effectively.

Main responsibilities

  1. Acting as a point of contact for Scholars/ Fellows in the region
  2. Organising events and activities
  3. Coordinating the network’s Facebook group
  4. Working with other Regional Coordinators

Larger Regional Networks will have a number of Coordinators appointed to manage the region. Coordinators should be based across the region, and are expected to work in conjunction with each other where possible.

Application criteria

Scholars who would like to apply should be on award in the UK at the time of application, and due to be on award throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, until August 2018. If your award is due to end before this time, we may unfortunately be unable to consider your application.

Available coordinator positions:

  • Scotland
    • 1 Coordinator from east Scotland, 1 Coordinator from west Scotland
  • North West
    • 1 Coordinator
  • North East
    • 1 Coordinator
  • Midlands and Oxford
    • 1 Coordinator from the Midlands
  • Wales and Northern Ireland
    • 1 Coordinator
  • South East
    • 1 Coordinator from central London
    • 1 Coordinator from the South East (outside central London)
    • 1 Coordinator from Cambridge
  • South West
    • 1 Coordinator

How to apply

In order to apply for the role of Regional Network Coordinator for your region, please read the Regional Network Coordinator role profile carefully, and complete the online application form.

Online applications should be completed by 23.59 (BST) on Thursday 28 September 2017. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified by 17.00 (BST) on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Please note that the CSC is not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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