Professional HE Services (PHES) is an umbrella company for membership organisations in the UK Higher Education sector. PHES is the corporate “parent” to four Special Interest Organisations (SIOs); the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Universities Human Resources (UHR). Between them, these organisations support UK university staff who work in the areas of estates, facilities management, finance, procurement, strategic planning, and HR. We are recruiting for the following roles:
AUDE Events Manager
AUDE is looking for an enthusiastic, imaginative and organised colleague with the right skills to join our small team and perform this crucial business development role. This role would suit a driven, dynamic individual who is highly motivated with an ability to engage and communicate with a professional membership. You will have experience managing events, sourcing speakers and securing sponsorship. We need someone with exceptional interpersonal skills, self-confidence and who is a good listener. It is vital that the post-holder understands the value of AUDE to its members and how the association will meet these needs. The full time Events Manager will play an important role in bringing additional income into the association. The focus of this role will be the running of events and conferences for our members, and where appropriate use sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to create revenue.
Membership Officer (2 posts – between 0.5 and full time)
We are looking for 2 Membership Officers to join our small team (approx. 13 staff) during this exciting period of expansion and perform a crucial business support role. We are looking for candidates who can work anywhere between half- and full-time. The successful candidates will become an essential part of the PHES team, providing administrative support to other team members at the four SIOs. Working closely with colleagues, you’ll need to work efficiently and with attention to detail, display excellent customer service skills, and relate well to members. You will help organise and run events, manage the database and update the website, and undertake other support tasks as required. We encourage candidates who wish to grow in the role, and who will be willing to take on more responsibility as skills are demonstrated.
AUDE / UHR Communications Officer (1 x full time or 2 x 0.5fte) - Grade 6 £25,023 - £31,656 pro rata
The successful candidate will proactively position the SIOs in the media looking for opportunities to showcase good news stories and celebrate sector success. You will act as public relations manager between the SIOs, their stakeholders, local and national press and trade publications. You will write innovative and informative communications to members via our digital platforms and social media. You will also take the lead on public consultations collating members views and draft collective responses that speak on behalf of the association.
To find out more about all of these posts, visit the recruitment page.