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APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL 24 MARCH 2022
Welcome to the application page to volunteer for a position on the SYP Scotland Committee.
To be on the Scotland Committee, you need to be based in Scotland (or currently working/studying remotely at a Scottish institution due to the pandemic). You do not need to be working in publishing nor be an SYP member to serve on the Committee. Each year you can apply for two positions across the SYP. Please submit another application for the second role.
Please note that while these positions are voluntary, it does require a commitment for the year in order to keep the society running successfully. Each position will involve participating in committee meetings, being active on the Committee’s Slack channel as well as contributing to events and online ventures.
Positions may vary from year to year. For more information on the positions available in 2022-23, please see the role descriptions below.
Manage and oversee all aspects of SYP Scotland with the other Co-chair. This position is only open to those who have already volunteered on the committee for a minimum of one year.
The Inclusivity Officer ensures SYP Scotland embeds accessibility into everything we do, from our monthly events and outreach activities to our annual conference. This role requires a commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, good interpersonal skills and an ability to use initiative. You will be supported in your work by the Co-Chairs and the rest of the SYP Inclusivity team, led by the SYP UK Inclusivity Officer. Duties include:
The Communications Officers work as a team of three to manage SYP Scotland’s digital content (including podcasts and video content) and social media channels. This role requires excellent written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail. Good working knowledge of WordPress and the ability to analyse engagement data would be advantageous. Duties include:
The Events Coordinators run SYP Scotland’s monthly events programme, including speaker events, workshops and socials. They work closely with the Treasurer (managing budgets), Communications Officers (marketing events to maximise attendance, liaising on online events) and the Book Club Coordinator (providing event coordination support). They can also join the conference committee if desired. This role requires organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure, with a flexible, proactive approach. Duties include:
The Treasurer is responsible for the management of the SYP Scotland’s budget and finances, working closely with the Co-Chairs. You will be capable of handling figures and cash, have an eye for detail and the ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed up. Duties include:
The Conference Leads will plan and execute SYP Scotland’s spring conference 2023, recruiting and leading a conference committee from autumn 2022, up to the conference in March 2023. Prior publishing experience is not necessary, but it is expected you will have some knowledge of contemporary issues in the publishing industry, and excellent project management skills – experience of organising events would be highly advantageous. In addition, this role requires the ability to lead and motivate a team. Duties include:
If you wish to apply for any of these positions – please apply below. Applications will be open until 24th March 2022.