SPIN - Space South Central - Expanding Markets: Marketing space-related technologies to non-space businesses


Employment Type Internship Full-time, 8 weeks
Location Hybrid · Portsmouth, UK
Salary 11.44 per hour
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 8:01am, 25th Apr 2024 BST

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Job Description

Project Description:

  • Space innovation and technology are now a part of our everyday lives, from using sat-nav on a car journey to checking what the weather will be like tomorrow. Overcoming the challenges of working in space has led to many technological and scientific advances in areas including health and medicine, transportation, public safety, consumer goods, energy and environment, information technology, and industrial productivity.

    Many space-related organisations in Hampshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight offer products, services or expertise that could benefit non-space businesses in a diverse range of sectors, from financial services to agriculture, logistics to marine and maritime. The challenge is:

    ·       Understanding the needs of these non-space markets

    ·       Identifying space-related products and services relevant to them

    ·       Identifying specific non-space companies/sectors to target

    ·       Creating a strategy for marketing space-related products and services to non-space businesses, either generally or within a specific sector(s)

    The Regional space cluster, Space South Central, seeks to appoint a Marketing and Communications SPINtern through the UKSA-funded SPIN programme. The placement will provide hands-on experience of researching, planning and creating, a marketing strategy. Supported by the Space South Central team, the successful applicant will play a key role in shaping this project, including:

    ·       Market research to identify target markets and key space-related products, services and providers

    ·       Interviewing people from space-related and non-space businesses

    ·       Reporting on their findings

    ·       Working with the marketing team to use the research to create a marketing strategy to promote the benefits of space-based products and services to non-space businesses

    The intern will be assigned to the Space South Central core team, based within the University of Portsmouth, to assist the team and other organisations including the Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency.

  • Find out more about SPIN and explore FAQs here.

Applicant Specification:

  • We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can demonstrate a passion for the UK space applications sector and who understands the importance of online and printed forms of communication and media; when best to use them, to maximise engagement with key stakeholders to help deliver impact and success.

    Additionally, we would expect that you can demonstrate the ability to prioritise tasks, in order to manage your workload successfully and work to competing deadlines. You will also be willing and keen to learn and have the ability and/or potential to engage with a wide range of people, networking opportunities and events - some of which you may have helped to organise.

    In conclusion, we are looking for a talented Media and Communications Assistant/Intern, with a passion for telling people and businesses about space sector and the difference that it is making!

Minimum requirements:

  • Passion and enthusiasm

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Knowledge of good marketing practices

  • Understanding and genuine interest in business-focused activities

  • Confident and professional in dealing with various people face-to-face, over the telephone and by email

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work on several projects concurrently

  • Currently undertaking an undergraduate degree preferably in a business or marketing related discipline

Process details:

  • 8 weeks minimum fixed term contract to be agreed with successful candidate

  • In-person Induction Event to be held on [date], and an in-person/hybrid Showcase Event to be held at the [place/date]

This job description set outs the skills and experience we believe are needed to be able to do this job but, research also tells us women are much more likely than men to take this list of requirements as absolute and self-select out of the process. If you think you can deliver this role then we want to hear from you, regardless of the boxes you didn’t tick.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 25th Apr 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 25th Apr 2024