04 May, 2020

The Times University Manager 2020 - 2021

£12.00 - £15.00 hourly
  • High Fliers Research
Part time & Casual   Human Resources Marketing, Media & Journalism Research Sales, Brand Ambassador and PR

Job Description/Duties

High Fliers Research is an independent market research company specialising in student and graduate research. In association with The Times, we produce The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers careers directory and website, and conduct the UK’s largest survey of final year students. Many graduate employers, including the BBC, Dyson, PwC, Allen & Overy and the Civil Service Fast Stream – have a keen interest in the results, and your role would play a crucial part in this process.

In order to conduct our research, each year we recruit a University Manager at each of the UK’s 30 leading universities to coordinate a variety of campus-based market research and project management tasks. All University Managers will provide support to the Research Manager at High Fliers by completing tasks to a high standard, by set deadlines.

Successful candidates must be:

- Entering their final year of studies in September 2020
- Well connected around university, with good links to societies, clubs and other students
- An outgoing individual with excellent communication skills
- Highly organised with outstanding time management ability as tasks will need to be completed alongside your final year studies
- Able to commit to 5-12 hours a week, depending on the time of year

University Managers will conduct three key tasks:

Autumn Term –
- Orchestrating a series of focus groups over a two-week period
- Registering a target number of students to our Times Top 100 website
- Starting recruitment of your team of Interviewers for The Times Final Year Student Survey 2021

Spring Term –
- Completing the recruitment of your team of Interviewers
- Organising a training session for your team; a member of the High Fliers team will help you run this
- Managing The Times Final Year Student Survey at your university to ensure your team hits their collective target so High Fliers has the sample it needs
- All tasks will be fully completed by March 2021 – therefore final year exams will not be disrupted.

The role will provide you with:

It is a challenging position for a final year student but if you are successful you will enjoy competitive benefits and gain invaluable experience to take to future graduate employers. Including:

- Competitive pay
- Flexible working hours
- Work experience offering invaluable transferable skills, including promotions and advertising, recruitment and management
- An unrivalled insight into the graduate recruitment market

* COVID-19 UPDATE - Please note, there may be some changes to the above tasks as time goes on. For example, tasks may be moved online with limited face-to-face contact with other students, if necessary.

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