Do you want to help make #RSE2017 happen?

The second conference for Research Software Engineers is taking place in Manchester on 7th and 8th September 2017, and we’re looking for up to eight volunteers to join the team and help the conference run smoothly.

What You’ll Do

Volunteers will be asked to assist with a wide range of tasks, from registering delegates as they arrive to ensuring that our varied program is highlighted on social media. Most importantly, you’ll act as a first point of contact should any delegates need assistance during the conference, and will need to make sure everyone feels welcome and valued.

In return you will receive free entrance to both the conference and the conference dinner on the Thursday evening. You will need to arrange your own transport and, if required, accommodation for the duration of the conference. Please be aware that you will need to arrive early on the Thursday and Friday mornings.

What We’re Looking For

As your main job will be dealing with the delegates, you’ll need to be friendly and outgoing with good communication skills. Any experience in other customer service roles would be advantageous, but is not essential; a willingness to help others is the most important asset.

While there is no requirement for you to have any particular technical skills, we would be very interested to hear from applicants who have experience using audio-visual technology in a conference or live performance environment.

What is the commitment?

Volunteers will need to commit to attend both days of the conference, and also the conference dinner in the evening of the 7th September, and will need to arrive by 8.30am each day. In return, volunteers will be granted free registration of the conference, will get a free conference t-shirt, and the eternal gratitude of the #RSE2017 organising committee.

What to do Next?

If you have any questions about volunteering at #RSE2017, please drop an email to and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. To apply for a place on the volunteer team, simply fill in this form. Applications close on 11th July 2017, and successful applicants will be notified by 14th July 2017.