Vacancy on the AGCAS Phoenix Editorial Group

10 March 2021

We are inviting applications from Full and Partner Members to join the Phoenix Editorial Group, which is responsible for the production of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal.

The group, which reports to the AGCAS Research and Knowledge Committee, is seeking to recruit one new member.

About Phoenix

Phoenix is predominantly for AGCAS members to showcase best practice in careers and employability delivery across a wide range of areas of activity. Produced three times a year (usually in February, June and October), Phoenix is the vehicle for members to share the plethora of initiatives, schemes, projects and collaborations that sit at the heart of the modern-day university careers service.

Each edition of Phoenix is themed. Recent issues have covered race equality, responding to Covid-19, research, enterprise and entrepreneurship, supporting international students, academic alignment, and supporting disabled students.

Beyond the AGCAS community, Phoenix is also shared with key external stakeholders and critical friends. We use Phoenix to highlight sector best practice and to position AGCAS as experts in student and graduate career development as part of our external engagement activity.

About the role

The role involves liaising with article contributors (predominantly other AGCAS members) and reviewing, proofreading, editing and finalising article content for publication. Group members are also involved in other aspects of journal production and promotion, including making decisions on suitability of content, determining themes for future issues and promoting the journal within and outside of the HE careers and employability community.

The group meets remotely three times a year and communicates by email in between meetings – frequently so in the run-up to the publication of an issue.                                       

What we are looking for

We welcome applications from members with high standards of written communication, strong editorial skills, excellent attention to detail, a creative flair, and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

In the interest of balancing the membership of the group and to ensure wide representation, the group is especially interested in receiving applications from AGCAS members based in Wales and those working in employer-facing roles. However, applications from all members who are keen to be involved in the production of the AGCAS journal will be considered, irrespective of location, role, position in your service or type of institution.

Next issue

The next issue of Phoenix is currently in development and will be published in July 2021.


If you would like further information about Phoenix, or to find out more about the expectations of the role and how we produce the AGCAS journal, please contact Gemma Green.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please complete an application form and submit to by 17:00 on Wednesday 31 March 2021. 

Find out more about Phoenix

View the latest issue: Race Equality (February 2021)