** The call for volunteers has now closed **

Do you want to help make #RSE2018 happen?

The third conference for Research Software Engineers is taking place in Birmingham on 3th and 4th September 2018, and we’re looking for 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 complimentary entrance to both the conference and the conference dinner on the Monday 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 Monday morning.


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 to do Next

If you have any questions about volunteering at #RSE2018, please drop an email to rse2018@rse.ac.uk 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. There are a very limited number of travel bursaries to cover the costs of travel and accommodation; if you would like to apply for one, please fill in this form. See the travel bursaries page for terms and conditions. Applications for volunteers and for travel bursaries for volunteers both close on 4th June 2018; successful applicants will be notified by 8th June 2018.