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  • 19 May 2018 8:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Circa £23,000 per annum (depending on experience)

    An enthusiastic individual with experience of working in a similar environment is required to join the Public Engagement team. As the senior officer your role will be to assist the Head of Public Engagement in the creative development of content and activities for the public covering a broad STEM agenda, principally for the core family audience to the Life Science Centre. 

    We are searching for a candidate who is as passionate as we are about engaging people with science and would look for ways to make a visit to Life interesting, informative, entertaining and fun. This is a varied role which will include training and providing support for the team of Science Explainers when presenting or delivering the Public Engagement programme and working with external partners on collaborative science projects. 

    The successful candidate will have a degree (or equivalent other appropriate qualification) in a STEM subject with significant experience of developing a variety of events and programmes for public audiences, as well as the capability to deliver and present public activities. You will excel at working under pressure, whilst demonstrating a flexible, enthusiastic and hardworking attitude. The role will involve working some evening and weekends and so flexibility is required.

    For further information regarding this role, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website.

    To apply for this vacancy, please visit our website at complete the online application form by Friday, 1stJune 2018.

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer.

    Registered Charity Number: 1059607


  • 10 May 2018 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title

    Student Engagement Officer – Diamond Light Source

    Post Type

    Full time, up to 12 months - maternity cover

    Salary information

    £32,805 to £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)

    Application deadline


    Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron facility (, carrying out world leading scientific research across many areas of study.

    Diamond are seeking a Student Engagement Officer, to manage our growing programme of student engagement. Diamond has a community of around 70 co-funded PhD students, and busy and growing schemes for undergraduate placements. The engagement officer would act as a key point of contact for students associated with the facility, and would ensure that the quality of experience for students is consistently excellent, and that students and supervisors are well supported.

    They would coordinate programmes of activities for students (apprentice and undergraduate to PhD level), and act as a key point of contact for students associated with the facility. They are required to ensure the quality of experience for students is consistently excellent.

    It’s a great job and a fantastic opportunity to work at the cutting edge of science and technology research.

    See our website for more information and application details

  • 04 May 2018 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £32,805 - £38,593

    Application Deadline: 31/05/18

    Diamond Light Source is the UK’s synchrotron light facility delivering work leading science research across many disciplines. We are recruiting

    secondment cover for our public engagement officer.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic public engagement practitioner to oversee the delivery and planning of Diamond’s core public engagement programme for schools and the public. The successful candidate will also contribute to the planning and delivery of other elements of the public engagement programme.

    This is a great opportunity for either an experienced public engagement professional, or someone with the right skills looking to progress in the field.

    For further information or to apply please visit our website

  • 03 May 2018 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £24-30K per annum (depending on experience)

    Application Deadline: 18 May, 2018 

    We are looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic Science Events Manager to lead the planning, research, development and delivery of an ambitious programme of events for non-family audiences and to build on the success of existing activities.  

    The successful candidate will have managed public events in a similar cultural environment and will be familiar with a range of techniques for engaging the public in science based activities.  You will be a meticulous and methodical planner with an eye for detail and the enthusiasm and commitment to drive forward a complex and innovative science events programme for your target audience, including lectures and debates. With your wealth of event management experience, you will have all the skills required to liaise with the many individuals and departments involved in bringing a successful event to fruition, including public engagement, education, operations and marketing.  

    A degree (or equivalent other appropriate qualification) is essential for the role, although this does not necessarily need to be in a science subject.  It is vital that you can demonstrate a broad understanding and interest in contemporary sciencewith an awareness of the current issues in the field of science communication.

    Flexibility is essential as this role will involve some evening and weekend work.

    Please note the successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

    Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details regarding the role. 

    To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form which can be accessed from our website by Friday, 18 May 2018.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.

  • 01 May 2018 12:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range: circa £70,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

    Attractive benefits package

    We want to appoint a Science Engagement Director, who will be a key member of the senior management team.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, your primary responsibilities will be to contribute with energy and enthusiasm to the mission, to manage a comprehensive science engagement programmeand to develop further Life’s international reputation for science engagement. 

    Science in the 21stcentury is fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial.  As someone who is a forward looking and an experienced science communications professional, you will excel in offering cutting edge science in a form that is easily accessible to everyone. You will be an inspirational leader, capable of developing a team that is both creative and effective. You will develop strategic alliances and partnerships with cultural and commercial organisationsand will have the vision and experience to create long term plans for exhibitions, programmesand education. 

    The successful candidate will have a proven track record at a senior level in a science centre or museum. You will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in an appropriate science discipline, have excellent people management and organisationalskills and be a team player.  

    This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a senior position with new challenges in an innovative organisation that is passionate about science.  

    To see a full job description and person specification, please access at

    To apply, please send a letter of application and current CV to Claire Adams, Property and Corporate Services Director, International Centre for Life Trust, Management Suite, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP or email Closing date for applications is Thursday, 31 May 2018.

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.


  • 01 May 2018 11:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hours:  Working 3/4 days in 7 (working an average of 3 weekends out of 4) with the potential of working additional days, up to 5 days per week.

    Salary:  £17,500 - £18,500 (pro rata). Hourly rate of £8.59 per hour, rising to £9.02 on completion of probation period.

    Contract:  Permanent, Part-time

    We have an exciting opportunity to join our energetic team of science communicators and facilitators. You will bring our galleries and open spaces to life by delivering a range of programmes such as planetarium shows, science shows, experiments, story-telling, and hands-on activities, to promote and enhance the visitor experience, as well as assisting visitor interactions within the We The Curious exhibition spaces. 

    Closing date for applications: Monday 7th May, midnight

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • 01 May 2018 11:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • We are the Engine Shed, Scotland’s building conservation centre run by Historic Environment Scotland. We have an exhibition space with a variety of interactive challenges for families as well as information panels on Scottish architecture and traditional materials. For more information please go to our website at
    • We are looking to commission the refreshing of our arch building interactive (please see an image below). This is built up by children with their parents and used to show the strength of these kind of arches, often used in bridges and doorways in traditional architecture. After building, the children can then trial the structural strength by walking over it to the other side. We would like this to be completed as soon as possible. We are possibly looking to get two of these arch interactives made.
    • The current bridge pieces are made out of zotefoam and supported by a heavy duty floor graphic panel, which also includes the instructions.  
    • Requirements for the arch:
    • - The arch pieces are to be lightweight so that children can lift them
    • - The pieces have to be structurally stable enough to support an average adult standing on them 
    • - The pieces are to be out of a safe and durable material 
    • - A graphic element with instructions to be included in the design
    • - To fit into an existing storage box (w: 56cm l: 116cm h: 65cm) when disassembled

  • 30 Apr 2018 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting new job opportunity this summer to help run our popular Summer Schools programme.  Great for someone looking to gain skills and experience in the science communication sector, and bring STEM subjects to life for young people.

    Job Title:                             Summer Schools Assistant

    Accountable to:               Family Programme Manager

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London

    Contract type:                   Fixed term contract, June 25 to September 7 2018, full time (35 hours per week)

    Salary:                                  Circa £24,000 per annum (pro rata for length of contract)

    Deadline:                             Wednesday 2 May 2018

    The role
    The Summer Schools Assistant is responsible for administrative coordination and day-to-day oversight of the Ri’s popular Summer Schools programme. The programme consists of workshops delivered by a variety of speakers: experts in industry, University academics and specialist teachers. While not being responsible for the delivery of educational content themselves, this post works with a wide range of people to ensure the Summer Schools programme runs smoothly and successfully. The successful candidate will be excited about bringing STEM to life for young people, and working in the science communication sector. They will have some experience of event management and informal learning programmes, as well as being organised and hard-working with a can-do attitude, and the ability to quickly resolve issues as and when they arise.

    For further information and an application form please visit our website: must be received no later than midnight Wednesday 2 May 2018. Interviews are likely to be between 8 and 18 May 2018. Please email with any questions.

  • 20 Apr 2018 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Science and Media Museum is seeking contributors to its 2018 Learning Programme.  We are looking for exciting new partners from across the UK, to deliver the following sessions:

    STEM Talks:  7 – 14 Years

    Interactive talks that explore a specific aspect of STEM or focus on careers. 

    Workshops:  All Ages 

    Hands-on workshops that get people learning, thinking and doing. 

    STEM Shows:  All Ages 

    Live shows that spark young people’s interest in Science


    As a contributor to our Learning Programme, we will cover your costs and expenses and will cover professional fees, where appropriate.  You will also engage with the one of the largest museum groups in the world (SMG). 

    All interested parties, please contact Iain Hendry:


  • 18 Apr 2018 12:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Science Communication Unit (SCU) at UWE Bristol is currently looking for a student who is interested in carrying out a Masters in Research (MRes) in collaboration with the Bristol Natural History Consortium (BNHC) 

    Titled, ‘Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action, in partnership with The Natural History Consortium’, you would be working in partnership with BNHC. The research may include; research on existing or potential new programme areas for the BNHC, examining other organisations or partnerships who are carrying out similar activities and secondary analysis of existing evaluation data, or the generation of new evaluation data and materials. The project will be supervised by Dr Clare Wilkinson, Associate Professor in Science Communication at UWE Bristol and Savita Willmott, Chief Executive of the Bristol Natural History Consortium and is subject to the standard UWE MRes in Applied Sciences fees.

     To apply, you should have, or be about to achieve, a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent. The application deadline is Friday 18th May 2018. For further information please contact 

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