6 Reasons: Becoming a Fellowship Advisor at the Daphne Jackson Trust

Embracing the Rewards

The Daphne Jackson Trust supports talented professionals to return to a research career after a break of two years or more for family, caring or health reasons.

In this blog, we explore the rewards of becoming a Fellowship Advisor at the Daphne Jackson Trust.

  1. Empowering Talented Professionals:

You become a champion of talented individuals who have taken a career break due to caring responsibilities or health issues, but are struggling to get back into their field. You support and advise each individual from eligibility stage, throughout the process of applying for their Fellowship. Once in their role you guide and support them throughout their retraining programme and Fellowship. This enables each applicant to regain confidence in their abilities from the outset.

  1. Mentoring and Guidance:

As a Fellowship Advisor, you play a crucial role in providing mentorship and guidance to your Fellows. You share your expertise, insights and network to help them through the challenges of returning to research. Your guidance becomes a catalyst for their career progression and the relationships you build can last a lifetime.

  1. Supporting Diversity and Inclusion:

The Daphne Jackson Trust is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workforce, changing the face of research. By becoming a Fellowship Advisor, you actively contribute to this mission. You have the opportunity to mentor individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, creating a more inclusive and diverse work environment. Embracing diversity brings fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and enriches the professional landscape for everyone involved.

  1. Strengthening Professional Networks:

Being a Fellowship Advisor offers you the chance to expand your professional network. By connecting with Fellows, other advisors, academics and industry professionals, you build relationships that can lead to collaborative opportunities, partnerships, and even potential employment connections. The diverse network you develop as a Fellowship Advisor can benefit your own professional growth and open doors to new opportunities.

  1. Continuous Learning and Personal Growth:

Your role provides an environment for continuous learning and growth. Interacting with Fellows who are eager to update their skills and adapt to changing trends can inspire you to do the same. You stay abreast of the latest developments in your field and gain fresh perspectives, keeping your own professional journey vibrant and dynamic.

  1. Making an Impact:

The impact of your role as a Fellowship Advisor extends far beyond the duration of the Fellowship program. By helping Fellows regain their confidence, rebuild their careers, and reintegrate into the workforce, you contribute to their long-term success.

Hear from Dr Gillian Halket, a current Fellowship Advisor at the Daphne Jackson Trust; “You have a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact to people’s lives. You become a champion to a talented researcher looking to get back to their career. It’s extremely rewarding”.

“lf I had to describe the Daphne Jackson Trust in just three words, they would be; supportive, encouraging and hopeful. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Trust. It’s such a unique opportunity as a former Fellow, and makes such a difference to people’s lives, who I can truly relate to. I would really recommend joining the team if you want to give something back to the research community.”

Becoming a Fellowship Advisor at the Daphne Jackson Trust is a unique opportunity to make a profound difference in the lives of talented professionals who wish to renter the workforce. The Daphne Jackson Trust strives to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for professionals returning to their research careers.

Learn more about our Fellowship Advisor opportunity here.

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