University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

GAEA Project Assistant

GAEA Project Assistant

Location: East Kilbride

Job Purpose

This is a project assistant role for an online, video based learning platform delivered by the NERC funded geoscience analytical facilities based at SUERC, the British Geological Survey, the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford. You will be working with these laboratories in providing comprehensive video training on all aspects of sample collection, preparation and analysis.

You will have a strong interest in science, and science communication, particularly within the earth sciences and geochronology. The GAEA platform currently focuses on skills development and CPD for earth scientists, but this remit is expanding, and will include some public outreach and engagement.

This role will support the project lead by assisting with all aspects of video creation, including audio-visual capture, resource creation, including illustration and animation, database management and communication with the extended GAEA team and external stakeholders.

Part of this role will be to contribute to the administrative management of this project in terms of website maintenance and uploading course materials, and tracking contributions from the teams involved to ensure timely delivery.

You will work collaboratively with subject specialists to plan videos, develop paper edits and supply content to the videographer for editing. You will assist with website content and management, and manage customer queries received through the website.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Deliver a range of administrative and photographic support to the GAEA project outcomes, including videography, scripting and managing the document database.

2. Prepare documents, presentations and other materials to a clear brief, using established formats and standard software packages to support GAEA development.

3. Maintain project plans and budget tracking and supporting documentation and permissions from stakeholders.

4. Prepare figures, animations and images within the Adobe software packages for final video outputs.

5. Prepare and manage communications and engagements with a range of stakeholders throughout NEIF and the wider GAEA project team including the evaluation team, and videographer.

6. Set short term priorities or work schedules to manage the GAEA deliverables to ensure operational efficiency.

7. Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops across NEIF, the University and wider community e.g. Academic and Industrial Partners.

8. Resolve issues, applying sound judgement based on experience, largely without reference to others to provide an effective service and clear advice to colleagues contributing to the GAEA project.

9. Creation and collation of knowledge base for future AI applications.

10. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the team.

11. Engage in reasonable professional development activities as appropriate.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's strategic plan.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Either: Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in a similar role.

Or: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 5 or 6 National 6 or 7, Scottish Vocational Qualification level 4 or 5 or equivalent, and experience of personal development in a similar role

A2 Detailed knowledge of relevant systems, video production and illustration including software packages



C1 Ability to undertake assigned tasks in a timely manner and to an acceptable standard

C2 Initiative and judgement to plan or schedule work days and weeks ahead, and to respond to changing requirements and resolve problems independently

C3 Ability to communicate clearly, clarifying requirements, responding to colleagues and customers

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 4, £22,681 - £25,138 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), and has funding for up to 3 years in the first instance.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 145589 Close Date : 29-May-2024 23:45

Job details


GAEA Project Assistant


University of Glassgow


United Kingdom


May 02, 2024

Application deadline

May 29, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering,Physics

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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