Summer Scheme Team Leader

Job Description

Queen’s University seek to recruit a number of Team Leaders to work for 8-week period from the 26th June. The post holders will assist in the co-ordination and delivery of a programme of supervised indoor and outdoor activities, across a variety of sporting and non-sporting themes. You will assist with the supervision of Activity Leaders and casual coaches in delivering safe, progressive and enjoyable activities suitable for children of all ages and abilities.



You will be the first point of contact for enquiries from parents and will ensure all incidents and accidents are recorded and reported to the Summer Scheme Co-ordinator on a daily basis. You will assist in the supervision of the children participating in the scheme, overseeing the general safety and behaviour of the children by directing and supervising activities to prevent injury, misuse and damages to facilities or equipment.



You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to provide clear direction and guidance. This is a full-time position from 26 June – 18 August 2023 (inclusive to staff training) and successful candidates will be expected to have availability throughout this period. The post meets the definition of regulated activity and requires an enhanced disclosure check.



The Summer Scheme at Queen’s Sport is a popular programme that offers children aged 6 - 14 years old a high-quality activity experience. Children can learn new skills that promote an active lifestyle by providing opportunities to try new sports in a fun and supportive environment.



Further information about the Directorate can be found at – http://www.queenssport.com/



MAIN ACTIVITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:



Assist the Co-ordinator as required in planning and implementing a programme of supervised indoor and outdoor activities, across a variety of sporting and non-sporting themes.



To assist with the supervision of Activity Leaders and casual coaches in delivering safe, progressive and enjoyable activities suitable for children of all ages and abilities.



Be the first point of contact for enquiries from parents and ensure all incidents and accidents are recorded and reported to summer scheme co-ordinator on a daily basis.



Assist in the supervision of the children participating in the scheme, overseeing the general safety and behaviour of the children by directing and supervising activities to prevent injury, misuse and damages to facilities or equipment.



To undertake training relevant to the post.



To carry out duties in a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and profile of the Queen’s Sport.



Any other relevant duties as may be required for the period of the summer scheme.



PLANNING AND ORGANISING:



Assist with co-ordination of a 7-week programme of sporting and non-sporting activity.



Plan weekly work programmes for team of 4 Activity Leaders.



Plan and organise sporting and non-sporting activities for group of children on a daily / weekly basis.



RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES (e.g. People, Finance, Equipment):



Manage work programme of 4 Activity Leaders on a weekly basis.



Facilitate weekly meetings with Activity Leaders.



Responsible for health, safety and well being of approximately 40 children on a daily basis with activity leaders.



Assist with management of inventory.



INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS:



Liaise with Co-ordinator on a daily basis.



Liaise with parents on a daily basis.



Liaise with administrative and operational staff within Queen’s Sport on a regular basis.



Qualifications

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (Grade C or above) or equivalent, including English Language and a mathematical based subject.



DESIRABLE



A sports leader award or coaching award in any sport.



Be a qualified school teacher with a minimum of one year’s teaching experience within the previous five years.



First Aid qualification.



Previous experience of supervising staff in a children’s scheme or other sporting initiative.



Hold a current valid driving licence and have use of a car during the scheme.



Skills

Previous experience as an Activity Leader for a minimum period of four months within the last two years OR as a Team Leader for a minimum period of two months within the last year in other sporting or non sporting initiatives for children.



DESIRABLE



Recent experience in working with children (full-time or part-time) for a minimum period of six months (within the last 2 years).



Recent experience of implementing safe sporting and non-sporting activities to young people following Covid guidelines within an education and/or sporting context.



Other Skills/Knowledge



Sporting or cultural interests.



Good organisational and motivational skills.



Demonstrate good communication skills.



Presentation



Neat and tidy appearance.



Personal Qualities



Ability to respond clearly to direction.



Ability to provide clear direction and guidance.



Customer oriented.



Ability to use initiative and work unaccompanied.



Desire to contribute and demonstrate commitment to team.



Ability to work flexible hours.

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We are currently seeking a group of enthusiastic students for a short-term contract to participate in testing and supporting the development of resources and activities for a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Resource Hub.



COIL offers students the chance to collaborate with peers from diverse geographical locations on course-related projects, utilising digital tools to engage in virtual experiences that enrich their learning journey.



Working in collaboration with members of the Education Project Development Team for Strategy 2030, you will be at the forefront of shaping the future of online learning and the internationalisation of education. This position presents a unique chance to work closely with our team, contributing to the creation of innovative educational materials that will enhance the learning experiences of students not only at Queen's University but also across the globe.



Key Responsibilities:




  • Participate in testing and providing feedback on course materials and activities for the COIL Resource Hub.

  • Collaborate with staff members to explore and develop online activities aimed at building connections among students from different locations.

  • Contribute ideas and insights to enhance the effectiveness and relevance of COIL resources.



Benefits:




  • Gain valuable experience in educational project development and online learning initiatives.

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of professionals and students.

  • Make a meaningful impact on the internationalisation of education.

  • Flexible work schedule to accommodate student commitments.



If you are excited about the prospect of creating connections across the world through online learning and are eager to contribute to this dynamic project, we want to hear from you!



Time commitment: up to 8 hours per week for approximately 4 weeks. An extension may be possible, depending on project needs.   



To apply, please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience.  



Qualifications

Qualifications



We are open to receiving applications from any student at Queens (regardless of subject discipline or level). However, it is vital that the successful candidate complies with the following:




  • Candidate must be a current student at Queen’s University, Belfast.



Skills

Essential Criteria:




  • Enrolled as a student at Queen's University.

  • Passionate about online learning and global collaboration.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Knowledge and/or experience of using digital tools in education.

  • Interest in shaping the future of education.



Desirable Criteria:




  • Candidates from Education and/or International Studies disciplines

Job Title: Videographer & Content Creator



Job Type: Part-Time



Salary: £19.62 per hour (average 10 hours per week)



Start Date: 11th March 2024 (can be flexible with your timetable)



End Date: August 2024 (maximum of 30 weeks)



Estimated Interview Dates: February/March 2024



Candidate will be Coordinated by: Laura Farling (AHSS Digital Learning Developer)



 



We are seeking a talented and creative Part-Time Videographer to join our team. The ideal candidate should have a passion for storytelling through video and a strong eye for detail. This individual will be responsible for both capturing and editing high-quality video content, mainly in the ‘talking-head’ style, to capture authentic staff and student voices from across the institution of Queen’s University, Belfast. This video content will be published on our Digital Assessment & Feedback Toolkit (on SharePoint) and will ultimately support staff in enhancing their assessment and feedback practices.



 



Key Responsibilities



Video Production:




  • Capture high-quality video footage using 4K camera and high-quality audio equipment.

  • Set up and manage lighting, audio, and other production equipment for shoots.

  • Plan and execute video shoots, including framing, composition, and shot selection.

  • Ensure all equipment is properly maintained and in good working condition.

  • Assist the interviewer and interviewee with ad-hoc video production-related needs.



Video Editing:




  • Store and organise raw video footage securely and in a clear and logical system.

  • Plan and storyboard raw footage into compelling, cohesive videos.

  • Add music, b-roll footage, graphics, and other elements to enhance the visual appeal of the videos.

  • Use video editing software to create engaging and professional content.

  • Ensure that the final videos meet the company's branding and project messaging guidelines.



Content Development:




  • Collaborate with Laura Farling (project coordinator) and creative teams to develop video concepts and storyboards.

  • Propose innovative ideas and approaches to video content that align with the project objectives.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices in video production.



Project Management:




  • Manage multiple video projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met.

  • Maintain organised records of video assets, including backups and archives.

  • Communicate effectively with the project coordinator, video subjects, and other team members to align to project goals and deadlines.



Qualifications

We are open to receiving applications from any student at Queens (regardless of subject discipline or level). However, it is vital that the successful candidate complies with the following:




  • Candidate must be a current student at Queen’s University, Belfast.

  • Proven experience as a videographer, with a portfolio of previous work.

  • Proficiency in video recording and editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.).



Skills

Essential Criteria:




  • Candidate must be a current student at Queen’s University, Belfast.

  • Proven experience as a videographer, with a portfolio of previous work.

  • Proficiency in video recording and editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, etc.).

  • Knowledge and experience in using video recording equipment and accessories.

  • Strong creative and storytelling skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Ability to work independently (sometimes with minimal supervision) and manage time effectively.



Desirable Criteria:




  • Familiarity with various video formats and distribution platforms.

  • An interest in education.

  • Knowledge of web design principles and management of digital assets designed for a public audience.

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We are a globally leading multidisciplinary research institute of 700 staff investigating the spectrum of neurodegenerative disorders causing dementia, with laboratory-based research groups located at University College London, the University of Cambridge, Cardiff University, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London and King’s College London.



 



Centre context



 



King’s 



Researchers at the UK DRI at King’s use innovative approaches to explore the biological mechanisms involved in neurodegenerative diseases. Their goal is to defeat dementia by uncovering vital new knowledge that will lead to the design of smarter diagnostics and effective treatments. The team aim to understand the fundamental biological processes involved in dementia at a molecular level – and to use that knowledge to design new ways to diagnose and treat disease more precisely.



 



The group of Dr Marc-David Ruepp is seeking an organised and enthusiastic individual for a full-time research assistant position to support their research. This position will involve significant work in molecular cloning, analysis of changes in gene expression by RT-PCR and qPCR, mammalian cell culture, and splicing modulation and thus requires consistency and attention to detail, as well as a willingness for occasional weekend work in the context of cellular work. The post-holder will also provide support for general organisational and technical duties to allow the smooth and efficient running of the lab.



Dr Marc-David Ruepp’s group works on RNA metabolism in health and disease with a specific focus on the two neurodegenerative diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This position will provide valuable research support and contribute to the understanding of ALS/FTD in order to find effective therapeutic strategies.




  • Maintenance of cell cell cultures

  • Perform molecular biology, biochemistry, and imaging assays

  • Maintaining accurate laboratory records

  • Manage the ordering of laboratory supplies and equipment

  • Liaising with other technical staff to service and maintain stocks and equipment

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by Dr Marc-David Ruepp

  • Requires flexibility for occasional weekend work



Qualifications

Qualifications




  • BSc/MSci in Neuroscience or related discipline



Skills

Essential Skills




  • Experience in mammalian cell culture

  • Experience in molecular biology

  • Experience in preparing buffers and media

  • Experience in molecular biology: Nucleic acid isolation, RT, qPCR

  • Experience in splicing modulation using modified snRNAs

  • Experience in C++, Java, R and Graph Pad Prism

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