£10.30 per hour plus £1.24 holiday pay
21 Jun 2021

Role & Department Overview

Up to 6 vacancies exist for a team of assistant stage managers to support the organisers and hosts of an online international research conference taking place 13-16 July 2021: Annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading: https://www.triplesr.org/.

You will work as part of a small team helping to set up and manage 'live stages' for panel question and answer sessions. The work will take place on campus working in a large well-ventilated room under appropriate controls for the current risk of covid-19 infection.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop team working skills, as well as demonstrating good organisation and independent working in a supportive environment, and to learn about the 'behind the scenes' management of live (virtual) events. 


Location: Lancaster University Campus

Interview Date: 24/06/2021

Please note: Excellent IT skills and availability to work on campus essential.

Hours: 50-60 in total, depending on sessions worked. 

Preferred start date: 28/06/2021 for induction and training

End date: 16/07/2021

Informal enquiries about the role can be made to: Dr Daphne Barker, Research Associate, Department of Psychology, d.barker2@lancaster.ac.uk

Job Description

Working as a team, the primary responsibilities of this role are to manage a live stage for a panel Q&A. This includes:

  • Start the live stage at each session.
  • Support the chair of each session to manage questions for panellists posted via the chat function.
  • Promote panellists to audio and view function, as needed.
  • Record the session.

Person Specification

Pre-Requisite Skills:

  • Good initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • A good working knowledge of IT.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, responding to deadlines set.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 Desirable Skills

  • Experience of psychological research.
  • Experience of research conferences (virtual or in person).
  • Experience of supporting and/or participating in online events with the public.

Working in this role will help to develop the following skills and experience:

  • Exercising professional judgement
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organisation
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
Important information for job seekers:

Please note that from the 21st June 2021 if you are successful in being appointed to a role you may be required to attend the Lancaster University campus to perform an in-person right to work (RTW) check before commencing the position. For this check you will need to be in possession of your original RTW documentation. You are welcome to get in touch with us should you have any questions regarding this process on 01524 510853.

You are required to submit a cover letter to support your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Under the terms of this work, we endeavour to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand. 

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Help and advice on making applications can be found on the Lancaster University Careers pages. Visit www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers.