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Self Employment Opportunity (part-time): CamAWiSE Coordinator

Are you looking to turn your passion for women in STEMM into an exciting career opportunity?

Are you motivated to help a growing network gain visibility and make a difference in the Cambridge community?

Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (CamAWiSE) is a regional network established to help retain and improve the representation of women in Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) fields in both industry and academia.

We run a broad range of talks, workshops and networking meetings, and keep our members informed about events and relevant information of interest to them. With an ever expanding and active network, CamAWiSE is seeking a part-time self-employed Coordinator to provide high quality support to CamAWiSE and its members in collaboration with the Steering Committee.

The successful candidate will have a positive and friendly attitude and good interpersonal skills. They will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as with a wide variety of people. The applicant should have excellent administrative skills (including MS Office), good communication and writing skills, active use of social media (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram) and be confident in using internet applications. Experience of events organisation and maintaining websites would be highly desirable. A STEMM background would be an advantage, though not a requisite.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • responding to email enquiries and taking action as necessary, or forwarding to appropriate Steering Committee members
  • creating and circulating the CamAWiSE monthly e-bulletin
  • co-organising, publicising and attending events; writing up meeting reports and collating event feedback
  • reporting back to the CamAWiSE steering group regularly and attending Steering Committee meetings (every four to six weeks, in the evening)
  • maintaining and updating the CamAWiSE website, Twitter feed, Facebook page, LinkedIn page and Instagram account
  • liaising with members regarding membership enquiries and renewals, and maintaining the membership database

Hours of work per week will be flexible (2-3 days per week). Evening work will be required for meetings and events. The successful applicant would be self-employed and work from home using their own equipment. The contract will initially run until September 2020 and there will be opportunity for renewal for a further 11 month period. You will receive a fee of £5.6k over an 11 month contract. Term-time working would be acceptable.

This position offers a great opportunity to develop your skills and has been a springboard to new opportunities for our past Coordinators. In addition, the Steering Committee is a fun and devoted team of women who welcome the opportunity to work with you and incorporate your own innovative ideas and feedback to help our Association thrive.

To apply please send your CV, contact details for two references and covering letter to with ‘CamAWiSE Coordinator’ in the subject line.

Informal enquiries can be made to Raheela Rehman ( or Stephanie Hoehn (

Closing date Thursday, 4 July 2019. Anticipated interview date is week commencing Monday 8 July, and start date in September.

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