UHR Activities and Events Officer (0.6 fte)

Universities Human Resources (UHR) is the professional association for higher education HR and related staff in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Our members are the HR staff of almost all UK higher education institutions.

We are looking for a part-time Activities and Events Officer (0.6 fte) to join our small team and perform this crucial member support role. Our membership base and volume of events and activities has grown as we have recently widened the scope of those who can engage with us. This makes it critical that we can deliver value to existing and new members.

This role will undertake all the administrative work around our continuing professional development and other events and activities , taking bookings, payments, materials, and post event evaluations and organising in person and virtual meetings for UHR, while supporting the wider PHES organisation where appropriate. From time to time this may include sourcing venues and dealing with sponsors and commercial partners. This role will also support the UHR team in producing the weekly Rapid Round-Up (RRU) news bulletins and delivering member activities including meetings support. We operate a range of distinct groups within our membership and this role will involve maintaining group records, scheduling meetings, liaising with organisers and attendees, formatting and circulating papers, undertaking some preparatory research and support for the organisers, and supporting meetings where appropriate.

The post-holder reports to the UHR Executive Director and will work closely with other members of the team when supporting  events and activities. This role has no line management responsibilities. You will interface with  stakeholders,  venue staff, and conference teams at host universities and commercial venues as well as being responsible for the contractual elements and financial tracking of these arrangements The role requires your expertise to inform  our decisions in how the events should be run. This role will be home based but will include occasional UK travel, so a central UK location would be highly desirable. There will be some overnight stays, for which TOIL will be given.

UHR is a Professional HE Services Ltd (PHES) organisation and offers a competitive salary between £23,715 and £29,619 pro-rata pa (grade 5), dependent on qualifications and experience. A defined contribution pension scheme is offered with 7.5% employee and 16% employer contribution rates, together with life insurance. We offer 30 days’ holiday (pro rata) plus bank holidays and discretionary days’ office closure. Support for CPD and appropriate training will be given.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation.


To apply, complete the application form and email it to

Closing date: Tuesday 4th October 2022 at 12pm

Interviews: Thursday 13th October 2022, in Loughborough



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