Web Content Assistant

Job Description

We are looking for 3x students with an interest in web design to complete our CMS (content management system) training. You will be paid to complete the online training (4 hours) and attend a workshop (1 hour) where we run through how we build webpages at Queen Mary.

Once you have passed this training, you will be added to a pool of students to which website building jobs can be promoted throughout the year. These jobs will usually be one-off projects where a team at the university would like additional support to edit or build their webpages. We cannot guarantee that any future jobs will come up, but if/when they do you will be the people we recommend they hire.

Working days and times will vary from project to project. At the start of a project, you will be able to discuss your availability with the project lead to ensure you can fit the work around your other commitments.


• GCSE English Language at grade A*-C (or equivalent) - strong writing and editing skills and the ability to draft correspondence are key skills required for the role


• Knowledge of web content best practice - Once trained, role holders will spend the majority of their time building and editing webpage content

• Basic understanding of HTML is desirable

• Strong writing and editing skills with high attention to detail

• Excellent organisation/time-management skills working to strict deadlines

• Ability to use own judgement to make decisions and use own initiative when needed


This role is both a technical and a teaching supporting role, providing disability support for one student to be able to fully engage in all weekly sessions and ensuring that the academic staff member leading the session is supported in starting and running it smoothly.   

These teaching sessions involve students being both online and in class at the same time. Cameras and microphones in the room pick up a view of the students in class, and a large screen shows a view of the students online so both groups are connected. The equipment takes a few minutes to set up and needs someone with a calm manner and reasonable computing expertise. Setting up involves ensuring the staff member logs in, has the microphone and audio settings organized appropriately, and is ready to go at the start of the session. Instructions on how to do this will be supplied to the job applicant, and induction/training will be provided.  

The aim of the role is to ensure that the student can fully engage in each session, as well as that every session can start smoothly and the technical equipment works well. It will also involve representing the student in the classroom as needs be. 

The role would be based in central London at the Strand campus. Staff would be expected to be dressed in a professional manner (eg shirt or polo shirt or equivalent), and always be courteous and polite. The hours are variable, maximum 6 per week, minimum 4 hours per week during academic term.

There would be a day of training at the start – part of which would be reading online, part of which would be online meeting/training and problem solving, and part of which would be in room practice. (Applicants will be expected to make use of their own laptop to do online training).  


Desirable skills 

  • Experience working in an AV team. 

  • Teaching experience. 

  • Experience using Teams and setting up meetings. 

  • Educated to PhD Degree/Masters level


Essential skills:  

  • Good interpersonal skills.  

  • Empathy, sensitivity, and ability to aid the participation of a study who has access issues. 

  • Good ability to learn on the job, and a can-do attitude.  

  • Good problem-solving abilities – finding solutions to issues as they arise.  

  • Good computing/technical skills.  


The KCL Global Cultures Institute seeks a Research Assistant to work on the Hussein Shariffe Unhoused Archive project. This digital archiving and transnational outreach project focuses on the Sudanese artist-filmmaker Hussein Shariffe. It explores how research on audiovisual archives that are born in conditions of exile, migration and diaspora enables new thinking on questions of postcolonial restitution, repatriation and reparation. The RA role involves support with completion of a digital archive of Hussein Shariffe’s papers, and administrative support for a hybrid workshop series based in London and Cairo. The workshop series begins in January 2024, and explores methods and approaches for restitution and reparation. The RA will report to the Project PI, Erica Carter, and liaise with a working group that includes colleagues in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the MENA region.


You must be either a PGR student or postdoc.


The RA will need to be a postgraduate student or postdoc with native or near-native Arabic language competence; basic knowledge of document capture, scanning, spreadsheets and similar digital tools; good organisational and communication skills; some awareness of issues in postcolonial cultural history and/or heritage. Knowledge of issues in film history and audiovisual heritage is desirable but not essential. 

Pay is normally £20.02/hour but rates are graded according to qualifications.

The role is to work across a range of projects related to mental health policy research. 


PhD in a mental health field


Key Objectives:  

• To coordinate delivery of the project objectives and facilitate effective communication and collaboration between stakeholders.  

• To conduct systematic reviews.

• To conduct semi-structured interviews 

• To establish and maintain good working relationships with multiple stakeholders. 

• Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis and lead on the interpretation of results.  

• To assist and/or lead writing up of project reports and papers for publication in collaboration with other team members. 

 • To present project progress and results at internal/external meetings/seminars/conferences. 

 • To ensure project documentation is organised and maintained to a good standard. 

• To ensure ethics and governance standards are adhered to. 


Communication & Networking: 

 • Communicate and collaborative effectively with team members and stakeholders. 

• Establish and maintain good working relationships with clinical services.  

• Collaborate with others in writing for publication.  

• Present to a wide range of audiences at seminars, conferences and meetings. 

• Alert to needs of service users and sensitive working within mental health settings.  


Decision Making, Planning and Problem Solving:  

• Contribute to the planning of research proposals and papers for publication.  

• Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues. 

• Prioritise and manage own workload to meet deadlines.  

• Attend and contribute to departmental meetings and seminars.  


Team Work:  

• Form excellent working relations with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels.  

• Collaborate with team members on data analysis and writing for publication.  

• Attend and contribute to team meetings.  

• Actively participate as a member of the department, undertaking general tasks to support team activities. 



• We strongly encourage those with lived experience of inpatient mental health settings to apply to this role.