The SGAC is the world’s largest international networking group for young professionals in the Space industry. And for the first time, we’re hosting an event in the UK, for the UK.

Over the course of the day, we’ll be exploring the future of Space in the UK and empowering our Space Generation (you) to make their impact by putting you in the room with industry leaders to have your say.

This First Edition of SG[UK] will take place just outside of London in June 2024 and will feature keynote speakers, panel interviews, and roundtable discussions, with recognised Space leaders from industry, academia, and government.

And we need you to make this possible.

From managing roundtable discussions to reaching out to sponsors, you’ll be a key part of championing Space in the UK, and boosting your own future in the industry. 

Let’s make this happen.

You in? Take a look at our open positions below and submit your application today.

Deadline for Applications: 15 November 2023.

Role Descriptions

Program Team (5 positions)

The Program Team is in charge of the creation and organisation of the day by shaping the topics covered during the event. In this role, you can expect to establish relationships with key leaders in the Space industry and take ownership of your roundtable session. If you want to inspire discussions that will be tackled by the big players of our industry, this role is for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Developing and preparing the program and the topics for the Round Tables.
  • Selecting suitable speakers and experts.
  • Coordinating and moderating the Round Table session, documenting key outcomes.
  • Supporting delegates in the generation of actionable resolutions to be later presented.

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours a week on average.

PR & Communications Team (2 positions)

This team supports all marketing activities pertaining to the event, working closely with the central SGAC PR and Communication Team and the Event Manager. If you can explain complex topics in a simple drawing, this is the role for you. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating media relations and advertising before, during and after the event.
  • Create graphic designs and promotional videos for the event.
  • Coordinating social media communication, writing press releases
  • Developing promotional materials as part of sponsorship packages for the event.

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours a week on average.

Delegates Team (1 position)

This team is in charge of managing the Delegates, who form most of the attendees to the event and are the lifeblood of any SG event. These activities include running the application and selection phase, and managing communication before and after SG[UK]. Do you like being social and helping people? If so, this is the right position for you! 🤳

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating all contacts with delegates, pre and post-selection.
  • Supporting the selection of delegates.
  • Being the point of contact for delegates on issues/questions.
  • Creating a Delegates’ Database and Delegates handbook.

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours a week on average.

Logistics Team (1 position)

This team administers the logistics aspects of the event: schedule, venue, catering, social event program, closing dinner, and much more. Do you enjoy doing trade-offs in your spare time for the best gadgets? Are you the friend who always organises the day out? If so, that position is the right one for you.

Responsibilities:

Organising the what, when, and how of the event.
Creating and implementing the schedule for the day
Liaising with responsible persons for venue set-up
Organising the social events, such as closing dinner, visits, and after party
Finding hotels and travel information for the guest speakers

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours a week on average.

Sponsors Team (2 positions)

This team makes the event possible by finding and managing sponsors, ranging from industry players to government officials and space agencies. Could you sell a pen to BIC? Have you raised funds before? If so, this position is the right for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Reach out to sponsors through the official SGAC channels.
  • Establish the sponsoring tiers in collaboration with the team.
  • Sort sponsors benefits based on contributions.
  • Persuade potential sponsors of the value of outreach through SGAC.
  • Maintain communication and engagement with sponsors.

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours a week on average.

Necessary Qualifications

  • SGAC Membership (free!): registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age.
  • Proven interest in the Space industry and its impact on the World.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, quick-turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work.
  • Good English skills with a keen eye for details.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and a high degree of self-organisation.
  • Global communicator: cross-cultural and communication awareness.

Benefits

  • Fun and productive environment: working towards a common goal with a passionate team is the best way to forge durable and lasting relationships.
  • Awareness of the UK Space ecosystem: interact with sponsors, lead Round Table discussions, and meet delegates, expanding your understanding of the Space industry.
  • Cultural enrichment: work with a team with diverse backgrounds and interdisciplinary skills. Expect to hear several languages spoken.
  • Leadership: if you like management of people and resources, this experience allows you to take great responsibility from day one, and sharpen your innate abilities.
  • Public speaking: have the opportunity to speak on stage in front of a large audience of delegates and industry representatives, making your voice heard.
  • SGAC journey: organising a local event is a great way to learn more about the global SGAC organisation and expand your network. Based on your contribution, you could be nominated for the SGAC Young Leaders Award and other SGAC-sponsored scholarships.
  • Employability skills: develop a range of skills, from teamwork to management and fundraising, that make you more attractive to the eyes of potential employers. 

How to apply

Please complete our Vacancy Application Form by 15th November 2023 (23:59 UK time) with the following documents attached:

  • Resume with date of birth (limit: 2 pages)
  • Letter of intent, detailing your suitability for the role and the reasons behind your application  (limit: 1 page)

Selected candidates will be contacted by the end of November.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Application Timeline

Applications Open: 1 October, 2023
Applications Close: 15 November, 2023

 

Review of applications and interviews will be done during the months of November and December. 
The outcome of the application will be communicated at the end of December.

Note: This deadline is not guaranteed to be extended.