SE1, London
£26,956 per year
Contract, I year, Full-time
Job description

Awards Assistant

We are looking for an individual with drive and enthusiasm to join the Fulbright Awards team.

You will be responsible for supporting the programme managers in all aspects of the administration of the Fulbright Award programmes. You will assist with coordinating the receipt of all US and UK applications, organising interview panels and preparing interview materials as part of the selection process. You will be involved with organising the logistics and execution of key Fulbright Programme events for US and UK scholars including liaising with external organisations to arrange venue space, catering and accommodation. You will also assist the Awards team to respond to individual scholar needs, queries or requests for support.

You will have a strong interest and/or personal experience in international education or cultural exchange and a willingness to learn. You will be passionate about promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity, and be excited about the opportunity to work with/support people from diverse backgrounds. You will need to possess excellent communication and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability to work on your own initiative without close supervision.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is a not-for-profit organisation funded by both governments to promote educational exchange between the US and the UK. The Commission offers prestigious Fulbright awards for postgraduate study and academic research in the US and the UK, as well as a number of other programmes and services for people interested in studying in the US.

Since the UK programme began over 70 years ago, more than 27,000 people have been given a Fulbright award through the Commission, and today the programme continues to foster mutual understanding and people-to-people connections. The Commission's strategic priorities are widening participation in all programming and contributing to the solution of global challenges of our time - from racial injustice and climate change to pandemics and the growing role of AI.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education and who are committed to our mission and vision. New staff join a small and friendly team who are highly motivated and passionate about cross-cultural exchange. Our staff benefits include 23 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays and other days the office is closed), contributory pension scheme and staff discount scheme.

We welcome and encourage job applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities, people who identify as Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic, and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, non-binary and/or Queer. As part of our focus on social mobility, we also encourage applications from those who are the first generation to go to university in their family.

Please note, you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK.

Location: Central London office at least 2 days a week, home working the rest of the time.

Closing date: Monday 8 November 2021 (9am GMT)

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Posted on: 14 October 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Tags: Admin, Business Development

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