Job Opportunity – Education Assistant

Posted — 01.02.2017

Cyber Security Challenge UK is a not for profit organisation with a remit to get more people into Cyber Security jobs. The candidate will be part of the Schools, Further Education and University programme of The Challenge and will make sure all administrative aspects of those roles run smoothly.  It is a busy team, so the successful applicant will be able to work well under pressure and autonomously. The candidate should be organised, accurate, pay close attention to detail, have a good telephone manner, be professional and remain both flexible and available when needed.


Reports To: Schools Programme Manager and Manager, University Mentoring and Cyber Camps

Location: Home based, with UK travel required

Position: 21 hours per week over 5 days – some flexibility required on occasion

Salary: £12,000 plus company pension and appropriate expenses

Duties would include (but not exhaustive)

  • Organising Train/Tube Tickets
  • Booking hotels and flights
  • Diary management
  • Minute Taking
  • Organising prizes for competitions
  • Liaising with universities and schools regarding promoting competitions as well as set up of events, following up of emails, ordering lunches and all admin details associated with event management
  • Organising and developing any promotional activity to do with camps
  • Liaising with other team members to ensure website is kept up to date
  • Keeping a full record of costings associated with each event
  • Attendance at some events to ensure set up and smooth running
  • Booking accommodation for delegates at events
  • Collating personal information; writing and sending out joining instructions; devising feedback and collating results
  • Management of shared drives and master documents
  • Able to use social media to post pictures of events
  • Be a point of contact for contestants, delegates, schools and universities when contacting the team
  • Be a proactive member of masterclass administrative team
  • Daily monitoring and responding to schools and universities inboxes

Person Specification

  • Flexible
  • Be responsive to the needs of the team and the workload
  • Can work well in a virtual environment; self-motivated with a good deal of initiative
  • Enjoys technology and continuous learning


  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with the education system would be useful but is not a mandatory requirement of the role.
  • GCSE Maths & English

Please note: A full DBS check would be carried out on the successful candidate.

Please send your CV application to Nina Roberts: by 28 February.  Applicants will be notified 3 March if they are shortlisted for an interview.