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  • 30 Mar 2020 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SSERC are recruiting for a Project Officer to join the Young STEM Leader Team. The role is based at SSERC in Dunfermline but has a national reach across Scotland.

    https://www.sserc.org.uk/exciting-and-challenging-career-opportunity/

    Salary: £31,000 - £32,681, 12 months fixed term

    Closing date: Fri 17th April 2020

    Interviews: Fri 24th April 2020 (online)

    Start date: Monday 4th May 2020 (flexible)

    Informal enquiries can be directed to Graeme Rough, Project Manager – Graeme.Rough@sserc.scot


  • 27 Mar 2020 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract Type Permanent

    Hours Full Time

    Job Type Research

    Salary £27,511 - £32,816 per annum

    Vacancy Type Academic / Research Vacancies

    Closing Date 14/04/2020

    Ref No 2945

    https://jobs.ljmu.ac.uk/vacancy/national-schools%E2%80%99-observatory-nso-development-and-marketing-officer-417147.html


    The National Schools' Observatory (NSO) are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and adaptable team member to join the NSO project as Development and Marketing Officer. The position will include leading the NSO teaching training programme and developing educational materials for the NSO.

    The NSO is a major educational website, established by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to provide UK and Irish schools with access to a professional robotic telescope primarily designed for scientific research, called the Liverpool Telescope. The NSO aims to attract, inspire and enthuse children about science and technology through the medium of astronomy guided by our drive to provide "Access to the Universe for All".

    You will lead support for and training of teachers who use the NSO, and support the growth of the project through marketing and fundraising efforts. They will also contribute to the core offer of the NSO by working with the rest of the NSO team and astrophysics researchers to devise, develop and evaluate educational materials for a range of ages and subject areas. Duties may also include organisation and participation in departmental outreach and public engagement activities and liaising with local schools.

    You will have an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education initiatives and will be educated to degree level or equivalent. They will also have a keen interest in astronomy, and experience of school level education, whether in the classroom or a less formal environment.

    Good computer literacy is desirable and communication skills will be important, not only for day to day work within the team, but for efficient interaction with stakeholders, especially teachers and students using the website.

    There will a requirement to travel within the UK and possibly internationally to represent the NSO and more widely the Astrophysics Research Institute and LJMU.

    LJMU values diversity and provides a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can fulfil their potential.

    You will need to display a commitment to promoting equality and diversity, which both the National Schools' Observatory, and the Astrophysics Research Institute, are passionate about, having received the Institute of Physics Juno Practitioner award. We encourage applications from all people, especially from those underrepresented in the fields of teaching, STEM and astrophysics.

    Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andy Newsam, NSO Director by email a.newsam@ljmu.ac.uk.

    Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.




  • 01 Mar 2020 10:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WEISS Communications Manager (Full Time)
    Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences
    University College London

    Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,965 to £43,470 per annum

    Closing Date: Monday 23 March 2020 (apply at http://bit.ly/2uyuUc4)

    The Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) at UCL brings together a wide team of engineering and clinical experts working to develop new surgical technologies.

    An enthusiastic and experienced communications professional is sought to take on the role of WEISS Communications Manager. The post holder will be responsible for developing, delivering and reviewing WEISS’s internal and external communications strategy and its contingent elements within the department.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, a combination of the following: designing and producing newsletters, flyers, brochures and web documents as well as maintaining an effective social media presence while keeping abreast of institutional activities for dissemination to all relevant stakeholders across all media platforms and events. The post holder will also work with the communications professionals at UCL’s Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Dept of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

    This is a full-time post, available immediately and based at Charles Bell House in Fitzrovia.  The post-holder will be line managed by the WEISS Head of Operations. The post is funded until 30 April 2022 in the first instance.

    Further Details

    To apply for the vacancy, please go to http://bit.ly/2uyuUc4.

    If you would like to speak to someone regarding this opportunity, please contact Dr Su-Lin Lee, WEISS Head of Operations, at su-lin.lee@ucl.ac.uk.

  • 01 Mar 2020 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Communication Events Officer
    Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences

    Location: London
    Salary: £13.12 per hour (£24,962 pro rata)
    Application deadline: Sunday 15th March (23.59)

    Job details:
    The Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) are seeking a Science Communication Events Officer to support the development and delivery of interactive public activities that explore and explain research at the centre.

    Working closely with the Public Engagement Manager, the post holder will support members’ involvement in public events, by assisting in development and delivery of interactive, engaging activities and helping to reuse activities from a centre-wide public open day. They will also support internal practice sharing and conduct a review of national engagement activity in medical data research in preparation for a large centre grant.

    The post will start towards the end of April, but it would be beneficial if the successful candidate were available to attend an open day on 7th April. The post is funded on a casual basis at two - three days per week (spilt into half days if required) for five months (six months if two days per week).

    The Centre:
    WEISS brings together engineers, scientists and clinicians to develop applied technical solutions to clinical issues, often related to the challenges of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Research themes commonly relate to generating, analysing and applying medical data, including medical imaging, robotics, artificial intelligence and sensors.

    Applying for the Role:
    Applicants need to submit a CV and cover letter to UniTemps at http://bit.ly/32xSLFx by no later than Sunday 15th March (23:59)

  • 28 Feb 2020 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Post Title:                   Inspirer, Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

      Line Manager:            Curiosity Officer

      Holiday:                      23 days per calendar year, plus bank holidays and option to buy up to an additional 5 days. Please note, Inspirers are expected to work some bank and public holidays.

      Salary:                         £18,000 - £19,000 per annum depending on experience

      Working times:           37.5 hours per week. Rest break of 0.5 hr per day.

      Deadline:                    There is a rolling deadline for this position. We are actively looking to recruit as soon as possible so please apply at your earliest convenience.

       

      1. The Role

      At the front line of the organisation, Inspirers directly deliver our core charitable aim of sparking curiosity. These roles are the explainers, putting the challenge into interacting with the Centres exhibits, the guides through a universe of possibilities and the enthusiastic role models who may lead to a lifetime of discovery.

       

      Delivery is core to the role and Inspirers can expect to spend the majority of their time interacting with audiences of all ages and abilities, delivering live science shows, guiding students through challenges in workshops, running planetarium shows, constructing understanding in the Invention Studio and roaming the Centre to explain the science behind exhibits.

       

      No two days are the same, with Inspirers donning lab coats to explosively demonstrate energy transfer one day, presenting a show to over 100 people, cleaning or organising classroom spaces or researching exciting new content for a new topic.

       

      Situated in the STEM department, the role is line managed by one of the Curiosity Officers, while instruction and supervision will also come from the rest of the Officer team or other STEM department managers.

       

      The main elements of this role include:

      1. To deliver inspiring content to school and public audiences both in-house and in schools/other venues
      2. To support the wider team and Centre with any school/public related events/activities

       

      Delivery usually totals 4 - 6 hours per day, including set up/pack down, with the remainder of time spent supporting logistics of the wider team and training.

       

      In addition to these two main tasks, the role also includes other communication activities for a variety of audiences such as presenting at festivals and general support of activities in the Science Centre as required to meet its charitable aims. This might include a variety of tasks, including but not restricted to resetting rooms, cleaning, organising or designing/building content for upcoming themes. 

       

      1. Job Description

      Purpose of the job:

      To deliver inspiring and educational content to school and family audiences during normal opening hours throughout the year.

       

      Delivery work to include:

      ·          Deliver our range of exciting workshops and science shows linked to a wide range of the curriculum with a focus on problem based learning to students predominantly KS1 – KS3.

      ·          During holiday time and weekends; delivery of live science shows and busking activities.

      ·          Working with low level explosives, high voltage equipment, living invertebrates and other dramatic tools (full training will be provided).

      ·          Set up/pack down and present public planetarium shows aimed at families with children aged 4yr+, and other audiences as required.

      ·          Presenting as suggested by wider team and within the lesson plan/framework for each session, ensuring accurate scientific information is given and that language is appropriate and inclusive.

      ·          Ensuring sessions are set up as early as possible, start and end on time, and that the space is reset promptly to allow the continuation of programmes.

      ·          Being available to occasionally answer questions after the session, being careful to give accurate and up to date information, with confidence to say ‘I don’t know’ if unsure.

      ·          Share skills and experience with other members of the STEM team and/or attend training, to improve general practice within the team. As well as engaging with an internal review process and refining practice in response to feedback.

      ·          Delivering hands-on activities within the Invention Studio.


      Other work to include:

      ·          Supporting other activities that may be taking place. These will vary, but would generally involve support of interactive science activities. This may include helping external contributors, controlling lighting for shows, or monitoring areas to satisfy fire regulations if necessary. This may also include out of hours work supporting youth group and other evening events.

      ·          Acting in an ‘Enabler’ role by moving through the Hands-on Exhibition to help visitors feel welcome and support them in any way possible, including in their use of the activities. This to include tidying / resetting activities to make them attractive and educational to new users.

      ·          Ensuring all activities are delivered within method statements and risk assessments, to ensure safety and coherence of offer within the expectations of managers. To report any concerns about safety or scientific accuracy to the Duty Manager and follow their instruction of how to proceed.

      ·          As the Science Centre team is small, all staff support other teams as required. This includes, but is not limited to: supporting marketing needs around the science centre; supporting customer services (café and shop); maintenance and cleaning of the exhibition/classroom facilities, admin support, and supporting STEM NOW/Widening Participation (WP) team events internally and externally.

      ·          WSC is committed to being accessible to all, so an important part of the role is to attend internally organised SEN/WP training sessions. It will also be a requirement to work with the WP team to ensure activities are accessible to all and to actively seek the support of WP team when presenting to SEN audiences.

       

      Work Pattern

      Normal hours of work are 37.5 per week. These will normally be the hours of 09:00 – 17:00 (term time weekdays), 09:15 – 17:15 (school holidays and weekends). You will have half an hour each day for lunch. A flexible working pattern will be required, to include weekdays and weekends. Occasional out of hours work may be required, sometimes for training purposes, for which overtime will be available. Your rota will be available four weeks in advance.

       

      You are expected to work such additional hours as are necessary for the proper and effective performance of your duties and/or to meet the needs of the business. Any overtime you work will usually be taken as TOIL and must be recorded via the online HR portal, however your line manager from time to time may agree in advance to pay for substantial additional hours. Unless agreed otherwise by your line manager, all TOIL must be taken after 15:00 on weekdays and used within one month of the accrual.

       

      1. Person Specification:

      It is essential that you have:

      o     Charisma, enthusiasm and a desire to share your enthusiasm for science with others

      o     Comfortable presenting content to groups (in ranges from one to one, to large groups)

      o     Experience of effectively working within a fast paced, adaptable team based environment

      o     A professional, clear, confident and exciting style when presenting information, with the ability to vary style as appropriate to the show/audience.

      o     A genuine interest in science and astronomy (no formal qualifications required, only enthusiasm)

      o     An appreciation of the limits of your scientific knowledge and ability to quickly learn new concepts.

      o     Diligence and attention to detail in resetting equipment to better support the wider team.

      o     Willingness to reflect and refine delivery in response to both visitor and wider team feedback 

       

      The following attributes are desirable for this role but not essential:

      o     Educator training/experience

      o     Experience of presenting planetarium or science shows to groups

      o     Advanced science knowledge/qualifications

      o     Experience with working with SEN audiences.

       

      Other skills that you may wish to highlight:

      o     Technical skills (especially A/V or computer programming)

      o     Drama/theatre experience or vocal skills

      o     Storytelling skills (written and/or performed)

    • 4.     Application procedure

     

    An application form is available on www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies, please complete the form and return to lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org with covering letter. Please clearly state your previous experience that links to the requirements of the role. Candidates whose experience does not match the Essential Criteria will not be considered.

     

    There is a rolling deadline for this position. We are actively looking to recruit as soon as possible so please apply at your earliest convenience.


  • 20 Feb 2020 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right individual to gain invaluable experience working for a leading Education Company with an excellent reputation. Learn by Design (LBD) are actively recruiting a full time Education Communicator to begin as soon as possible (note we may have several positions available). The role primarily involves delivering bespoke/corporate workshops to school pupils, of a variety of ages (mainly KS3 pupils), at schools across the country. Our unique approach to inspiring learners makes use of exciting equipment, technology and various props to ensure a quality learning experience for young people, ensuring LBD is a highly respected and innovative education facilitator.
    Typical Day of an Education Communicator-As this isn’t a typical office job, or a typical job at all, every day you work for LBD is going to be different, exciting and challenging. We work in schools across the Country. On a typical day, you can expect to meet at our central vehicle depot, (based in West Hallam, Derbyshire), at an agreed time to meet the team leader for the day. The team travel together to the school in order to set up before the school day begins. Our day then follows the school’s timetable. Once the workshops have been delivered the team returns to the vehicle depot together, or travels on to the next location. This is a fantastic opportunity to travel the country and explore areas you may not have seen before!
    During quieter periods of delivery, such as school holidays, you will be expected to work out of our central office in Tamworth, where you will support the LBD team in creating new workshop content, maintaining equipment and helping with all other work tasks as identified by your line manager.What do we Deliver?-LBD delivers a selection of quality workshops varying from corporate sponsored days to our own bespoke workshops, to a wide range of age groups. We aim to use specialist and engaging equipment to separate ourselves from our competitors and encourage a memorable learning environment. Key topics within our workshops include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Enterprise, Careers and Employability Skills, Performing Arts and key/core skills, such as Resilience, Goal Setting and Communication skills.Experience and Requirements-We are looking for confident and flexible individuals to complement our lively team. Experience working in a classroom environment or working with young people preferable, but not essential as full training will be provided for the right individual. Knowledge of STEM, Employability, Enterprise and resilience subjects is preferred, but not essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must, along with a full UK driving licence and good teamwork skills. We will also require an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check to be carried out.Hours of Work-Given the nature of the service that we provide, the hours you work will vary from day to day. Early morning starts and regular overnight stays should be expected.

    Pay and Remuneration

    You will be starting on a salary of £20,250, paid monthly in arrears, with a 12-month probationary period. You will receive a holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum, if full year worked and all statutory bank holidays. (Please note holiday must be taken at a time of year which suits business needs, although we will always work with employees to ensure they can take leave on their desired dates).

    Further Information:

    To discover more of Learn by Design, please visit our website: www.learnbydesign.co.uk
  • 20 Feb 2020 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position: Senior Publications Officer

    Working hours: 35

    Contract: Permanent, full time

    Annual leave Entitlement: 28 days (three mandatory in December) plus bank holidays

    Salary: £30,155 gross per annum

    Closing date: 01/03/2020

     

    Role: Malaria Consortium is recruiting for a Senior Publications Officer to join our team in London, UK.

     

    Sitting within the External Relations (ER) team, the Senior Publications Officer is responsible for supporting and managing high quality publication activities to increase Malaria Consortium’s profile and communicate its evidence, learning and programmatic achievements. This is a critical editorial and publishing role in the organisation, requiring outstanding grammar and writing skills, excellent organisation, strong interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate technical content to a variety of audiences via both print and digital channels.

     

    The successful candidate will have:

     

    Degree in journalism, publishing or similar field, or equivalent work experience

    Substantial experience in a similar role, with a track record of managing publications from concept to dissemination

    Demonstrable experience and confidence communicating technical content (i.e. quantitative and qualitative research findings) to a range of audiences (including non-technical stakeholders), distilling it into simple and accessible language and messages

    Prior experience and strong interest in editorial processes, in-house publications production, and multichannel publications dissemination

    Good understanding of communications, social media and marketing principles for engaging external audiences

    Knowledge of global health issues, especially malaria and other communicable disease control, prevention and treatment mechanisms.

     

    To view the JD and apply for the role, please visit our website: https://recruitment.malariaconsortium.org/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=&VacancyID=2130

     


  • 20 Feb 2020 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Public Engagement Officer (Full-time) 

    £31,100 - £36,500

    Closing date: 8th March 2020

    Interviews: week commencing 23rd March

    Full vacancy information: https://babrahaminstitute.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/137?target=frame

    The Babraham Institute is a world-class academic research institution, situated at the heart of the Babraham Research Campus, near Cambridge.  The Institute undertakes research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Research at the Institute has three cross-cutting areas of focus, namely Epigenetics, Signalling and Lymphocyte Signalling and Development, and each area is supported by a strategic award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), with additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

    The Institute is a fully open and transparent research organisation, where public engagement is embedded throughout our research ethos. Through a world-class, varied and dynamic public engagement programme, we maximise the impact of our science by advancing understanding, supporting innovation and addressing key societal issues. Our programme aims to build public confidence, trust, and value and dialogue between scientific research and groups within society. We aim to inspire the public and highlight the role that our research, and fundamental bioscience research in general, has in addressing societal challenges.  

    We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic team player, with strong communication and relationship building skills for the role of ‘Public Engagement Officer’. This post is integral to the Institute’s Public Engagement Team, and will work with Institute staff and students to fulfil our mission to inform and converse with adult and community audiences. The post will support Institute researchers to interact with audiences to share their research, their findings and their expertise. Implementing a collaborative programme of activities such as Institute visits, interactive talks, exhibitions and festivals.   

     


  • 20 Feb 2020 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Schools Engagement Officer (Part-time, term-time considered)

    £31,100 - £36,500 (depending on experience, pro-rata)

    Closing date: 8th March 2020

    Interviews: week commencing 23rd March

    Full vacancy information: https://babrahaminstitute.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/138?target=frame

    The Babraham Institute is a world-class academic research institution, situated at the heart of the Babraham Research Campus, near Cambridge.  The Institute undertakes research into understanding the biology of how our bodies work, including what changes as we age and during disease. Research at the Institute has three cross-cutting areas of focus, namely Epigenetics, Signalling and Lymphocyte Signalling and Development, and each area is supported by a strategic award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), with additional funding from research councils, the EU and charities.

    The Institute is a fully open and transparent research organisation, where public engagement is embedded throughout our research ethos. Through a world-class, varied and dynamic public engagement programme, we maximise the impact of our science by advancing understanding, supporting innovation and addressing key societal issues. Our programme aims to build public confidence, trust, and value and dialogue between scientific research and groups within society. We aim to inspire the public and highlight the role that our research, and fundamental bioscience research in general, has in addressing societal challenges.  

    We are seeking a proactive and enthusiastic team player, with a strong communication and relationship building skills for the role of ‘Schools Public Engagement Officer’. This post is integral to the Institute’s Public Engagement Team, and will work with Institute staff and students to fulfil our mission to inspire, enthuse and excite young people about our research. The post will support Institute researchers to share their knowledge and passion for research, implementing curricula-aligned activities such as laboratory-based projects, experimental games and deliberative and discursive workshops, suitable for school audiences including students and teachers. 


  • 20 Feb 2020 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mathematics and/or Science Coordinator for Children’s Education Social Enterprise (MF120) 

    Do you enjoy working with maths and/or technology? Would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being? Are you creative and able to think outside the box? If so, we’re looking for people like you who can help us turn maths into entertainment. 

    Numberfit is an award-winning social enterprise and mathematics programme. We work with schools and nurseries following the National Curriculum and EYFS for 3-14 year olds in innovative ways. Our aim is to make maths fun and enjoyable by using energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving. We are building an entire entertainment brand based around numeracy. 

    We are a small but growing social enterprise with big ideas. We are looking for an individual with the energy and enthusiasm to help us with the way forward and to become an important part of our exciting and innovative journey. 

    There are many aspects to this role: - Delivering sessions in schools. - Entertainment research, developing and testing activities. - Building a fun ecosystem of mathematics. - Lesson preparation. - Mathematics and Science tutoring. 

    You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and keen to help to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being. 

    You will also be able to help drive the business forward, no experience is necessary – enthusiasm and great ideas are more important to us. 

    The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly efficient and be able to prioritise their work load effectively. 

    They will be able to demonstrate: - High level of numeracy, A level maths and a quantitative degree discipline. - Excellent organisation skills. - Thoroughness with good attention to detail. - Highly personable and able to get along with children, parents and schools. - IT literate with good experience of all Office packages. 

    We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line. 

    If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the reference MF120 to enquiries@numberfit.com. 

    We look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can start this exciting journey together. 

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