History UK is launching a new initiative to develop a history ‘skills passport’. This project will provide a framework for translating the skills that students develop on history courses into the skills language recognised by employers. The aim is to provide history academics and students with a series of resources that will support the embedding of employability within curricula in discipline-specific language. During the first phase of the project we will conduct a mapping exercise, which will involve surveying existing resources on History skills and on employability in History in the UK and abroad, cross-referencing with other disciplines, and identifying gaps.
History UK is seeking a postgraduate student for a short-term fellowship to support the first phase of this initiative. The History UK fellow will conduct desk-based searches of websites, blog posts, and social media for relevant case studies, reports, and other practical guides. They will write clear and concise summaries of their findings to help inform the resources that History UK will produce and curate. They will write at least one blog post for the History UK website on a topic of their choosing (relevant to the initiative), and may also be asked to assist in planning for the next phase of the skills passport project.
The fellow will be expected to do 30 hours work on the project in July, working flexibly at times that suit them. The renumeration for the fellowship is fixed at £500.
- A postgraduate student (MA or PhD) in History, or a related discipline, based at a higher education institution in the UK;
- Strong research skills;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision;
- Excellent organisation and project management skills;
- Attention to detail;
- Experience of writing reports (preferable);
- Interest in employability (preferable).
To apply: Send a two-page CV and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter you should explain why you are interested in the role, how you meet the person specification, and what you will bring to the initiative.
The deadline for applications is Weds 23rd June at 4pm.