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  • 07 Jul 2019 8:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary:          £25,000 per annum

    Hours:           Full time (37.5) working 5 days out of 7, to include some weekend working.

    Contract:      Fixed term until March 2021

     

    We The Curious is looking for a Content Developer to work on a major new exhibition experience and to contribute to the development and interpretation of new interactive exhibits, displays and artworks being explored by the projects team. With initial exhibit concepts already developed, the Content Developer will conduct further research to refine and work up these ideas, check accuracy with external partners, source and licence images and objects and develop interpretation that will be part of the new exhibition. Whilst comfortable working independently, the successful candidate will also be experienced in developing external relationships and working collaboratively with colleagues, subject matter experts, artists or community groups. They will have a working understanding of the differing personal, social and intellectual needs of audiences and an ability to tailor experiences accordingly

     

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st July, midnight 

     

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • 07 Jul 2019 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary:           £21,000 per annum

    Hours:            Full time (37.5) working 5 days out of 7, to include some weekend working.

    Contract:      Fixed term until March 2021

    We The Curious is looking for a Content Researcher to work on a major new exhibition experience, contributing to the research and prototyping of new interactive exhibits, displays and artworks being explored by the projects team. With initial exhibit concepts already developed, the Content Researcher will conduct further research to provide background information, assess accuracy and use their findings to support interpretation and prototyping of potential exhibits. You’ll have experience of research, both within and outside your area of training, and experience of working with collaborators as well as experience of developing content for public facing output.

    Closing date for applications:  Monday 15th July, midnight 

    For more details and to apply, please click here.


  • 27 Jun 2019 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a person to join our team with a passion for further developing STEMworks as a successful and highly regarded business, you must share our vision, excitement and enthusiasm for STEM and be able to work with young people delivering a number of in school workshops.

    Dates: Apply by 12/07/2019 Interviews 23/07/19

    Salary: £25,000 full time equivalent

    Where will you work: Schools in Worcestershire and North Gloucestershire and Company office in Gloucester.

    Contract type: Part Time 0.4

    Contract term: Temporary – initially one year with the possibility of being extended

    Commences: 1st September 2019

    We are a not for profit company based in Gloucestershire that works with schools, businesses, teachers and other organisations promoting STEM skills. We run a wide range of activities such as workshops, competitions and awards and hope to inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider careers in STEM. See our website for more information www.stemworks.co.uk

    More information about the role and application process can be found at

    https://www.stemworks.co.uk/wordpress/2019/06/17/vacancy-for-september-2019/

  • 27 Jun 2019 12:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Location: London
    Salary: £35,838 to £38,812 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
    Hours: F/T
    Contract: Permanent
    Closes: 7 July 2019

    The University of Roehampton is seeking a Research Impact Officer with specific focus on collaborating with STEM-related industries and organisations. Research Impact Officers help ensure that our research meaningfully benefits society, industry, and policy in the UK and around the world. This role sits with the Research Development team within our Research Office. The Research Development team works closely with the senior executive team, researchers, academic departments, and professional services to jointly ensure we meet our research ambitions.

    The Research Impact Officer will work closely with researchers and Research Office colleagues to identify potential external partners or beneficiaries in the life sciences and related industries in particular, identify opportunities for knowledge exchange or impact, enhance and maximise outcomes, and develop robust, creative strategies for evaluation and evidencing impact arising from research. This is an exciting and strategically important role that will see you support the University’s high-profile impact case studies for REF 2021 and beyond, and the ongoing delivery of our impact and knowledge exchange agendas.

    About you:

    • You have a strong interest in and understanding of how to develop and implement impact and knowledge exchange activity 
    • You have a sound understanding of the research and impact landscape in the UK, including an understanding of how impact will be measured in REF 2021
    • You have experience in measuring, evaluating, and evidencing impact
    • You may have experience in facilitating commercial exploitation of scientific research
    • You have expertise in relationship-building and collaboration between organisations, preferably in STEM-related industries 
    • You have outstanding written and oral communication skills, and may have experience in science communication 
    • You have an excellent eye for detail in all forms of communication 

    This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.  We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas. The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of southwest London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working.  We are proud of our achievements as a Post 1992 University and continue to build upon them. To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

    The full job description and application process can be found here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BTB135/research-impact-officer

    For an informal conversation about the role, contact Dr Richard Keogh, Director of Research: richard.keogh@roehampton.ac.uk


    It is expected that interviews will be held in the week of 15 July 2019 
    The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.


  • 27 Jun 2019 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a Research Development Officer to join the University Research Office, with the ability to work across STEM and STEM-related disciplines. The role holder will play an integral role in developing a world-class research environment, supporting bidding and grant capture with a focus on diversifying our income streams and pursuing commercial or industry channels.

    Research Development Officers manage the bidding process and contribute to improving the quality of research bids. Duties include identifying new funding opportunities, supporting grant applications, co-ordinating peer review, and engaging with a range of collaborators and other stakeholders, both within the university sector and beyond. Roehampton’s strong investment in research as part of our new strategic plan has created this space for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding team. 

    Closing date: 07/07/19

    Salary range: £35,838 - £38,812

    To apply, please visit https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/working-at-roehampton/


  • 27 Jun 2019 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job title

    Museum Events Programmer

    Job reference

    SMG01123

    Date posted

    21/06/2019

    Application closing date

    03/07/2019

    Location

    Science Museum - London

    Salary

    £23,500 + benefits

    Job description

    Can you develop and deliver inspiring events for both families and accessible audiences? Do you have creative and personal skills to inspire and ignite curiosity in our visitors?

    As part of this exciting role you will be designing and delivering a creative programme of activities and events for a variety of audiences, which supports our world class exhibition and gallery programme. This will specifically include a range of activities and events for families and adults, including those with physical and emotional difficulties.

     

    You will be managing the overall running of these events including the preparation and logistics, liaising with various stakeholders across the museum, to the coordination of team members who are supporting with the events. 
 Joining us, you will have experience of preparing and delivering events for different audiences, including adults and have a real passion for learning. In addition, you will also be performing, as well as training others to deliver at these events, so you will need to have experience of performing or presenting to an audience.

    So, if you want to ignite curiosity in science for people of all ages,we'd love to hear from you!

     

    You will be offered excellent benefits, including 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme, BUPA medical and dental care, opportunities for flexible working, interest free loans and numerous discounts whilst developing your career in a world class museum group.


    To apply: http://bit.ly/2IKB6lu


  • 27 Jun 2019 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract:                     Fixed term until 31 March 2020 (with view to extend subject to external contract renewal)

    Salary:                         £30,000 - £32,000 per annum depending on experience.

    Line Manager:            Director of STEM Strategy

    Work pattern:             37.5hrs per week, Monday to Friday. Approximate work hours will be 8.30am-5.00pm, however a flexible working pattern will be required, to include early starts, occasional evening and weekend work.


    Holiday:                       20 days per year plus bank holidays

    Closing Date:             Monday 22 July 2019, 0900

    Interviews:                  W/C 29 July 2019

     

    1.    The Organisation

     

    Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, located close to Winchester and the M3 Motorway in Hampshire, is a leading hands-on science and discovery centre dedicated to engaging, enthusing and inspiring people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The independent educational charity, which runs Winchester Science Centre, was formed in 1985 as a strategic initiative with local government and businesses, to address the shortage of young people entering technical careers at both the regional and national level.

     

    The STEM NOW team at Winchester Science Centre provides science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) engagement provision for education and STEM industry sector. We deliver a variety of national contracts and regional project, to inspire young people to consider a future in the STEM industry. The STEM NOW Team deliver the contract for the STEM Ambassadors Programme in Central South England, the contract for Regional CREST Support Organisation in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire and Hampshire and deliver a range bespoke STEM events for all our stakeholders (such as Big Bang @ Winchester Science Centre, National Women in Engineering Day, CPD sessions and networking sessions).

     

    2.    The Role

     

    Winchester Science Centre is looking for a motivated, innovative and inspiring entrepreneurial leader to join our team in the role of Head of STEM Partnerships. The post-holder will be the driving force to scope, develop and maintain relationships for our outwardly facing STEM engagement programme “STEM NOW” and our Innovation Team. The post-holder will manage existing contracts, seek out new opportunities, and strive to increase the national impact and business portfolio of Winchester Science Centre and STEM NOW. The role involves leading, motivating and inspiring two small, integrated teams. The post-holder will lead the teams to build effective and lasting relationships with the STEM industry and Universities to Spark Curiosity in STEM and ultimately make a positive impact on the UK’s STEM skills gap.

     

    The Head of STEM Partnerships will lead the STEM NOW team to deliver current projects, such as managing the Central South STEM Ambassador Hub, and scope and develop new opportunities for Winchester Science Centre to diversify our external offer. They will lead the Innovation Team to develop strategic relationships with Universities and the STEM industry to diversify programme delivery and contribute towards the financial sustainability of the charity.

     

    The Head of STEM Partnerships will also work closely with the Fundraising team, to ensure partners are approached strategically and relationships are managed effectively. This includes working with them to establish partnership or sponsorship agreements to seek essential funding that will enable STEM Now and the Innovation Team to deliver outstanding STEM engagement.

    Flexibility is essential as Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated individuals working closely together to support and develop the charity, so occasional additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business.

     

    3.    Job Description

     

    ·         To take a lead on identifying opportunities to support the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.

    ·         To analyse and evaluate STEM activity delivery data to ensure KPI’s/targets are met.

    ·         To coordinate the charity’s outwardly facing charitable trading activities.

    ·         To be the driving force to increase the impact of WSC’s external offer, by seeking new opportunities for the organisation and maintaining key relationships and contracts.

    ·         To work with the Director of STEM Strategy to plan and review progress against targets and develop action plans to achieve targets.  

    ·         Join the management team at Winchester Science Centre, to deliver on our Core Principles and shape the future of the organisation.

    ·         To be the line manager for the STEM NOW Engagement Manager (who line manage a team of 4) and Innovation Impact Officer. 

    ·         Ensure teams are working cohesively through outstanding communication.

    ·         To plan and manage the budget.

    ·         To take overall responsibility for reporting and meeting project deadlines for STEM engagement activities implemented by Director of STEM Strategy, external partners and trustees.

    ·         To work across the organisation to ensure the needs of projects are met.

    ·         To ensure high quality communications are delivered to all stakeholders.

    ·         To work with colleagues and external stakeholders to develop and deliver new STEM enrichment events that best utilise the skills and knowledge of the Ambassador population.   

    ·         To maintain a comprehensive knowledge of local and national STEM providers, and work alongside them to deliver programmes in our region.   

    ·         To manage and expand the Winchester Science Centre volunteer scheme.

    ·         To undertake other tasks as reasonably arise within the remit of Head of STEM Engagement, to include all levels of work within this team. The above should not be considered an exhaustive list.


    ·         Other project support as required by Director of STEM Strategy.

     

    4.    Person Specification

    E      = Essential       D     = Desirable

     


    Qualifications

    ·         BA or BSc (Hons) or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (D)

    ·         Level 3 or equivalent qualifications, in a STEM subject (E)

     


    Experience

    ·         Working in STEM related field, STEM teaching or STEM delivery in the informal learning sector (D)

    ·         Project management (E)

    ·         Supervising staff including delegation, support and training  (E)

    ·         Business development / sales experience (D)

    ·         Budget management (E)

    ·         Forming and maintaining effective partnerships with external organisations (E)

    ·         Evaluating process, working with databases and analysis of data to devise strategy and produce relevant reports (E)

    ·         Event delivery, public speaking and training delivery (E)

    ·         Written communications e.g. article writing for newsletters, effective letter writing skills  (E)

    ·         Professional networking (D)

     

    Practical skills and knowledge

    ·         Good knowledge of the UK STEM skills agenda (D)

    ·         Good knowledge of local and national STEM industry, and career progression in STEM roles (D)

    ·         Good knowledge of UK school systems STEM curricula (D)

    ·         An understanding of local and national STEM engagement providers (D)

    ·         Business development skills (E)

    ·         Competence in the use and application of Microsoft office software (E)

    ·         Good organisational skills and an ability to prioritise effectively (E) 

    ·         Excellent leadership and team working skills (E)

    ·         High level communication skills, both verbal and written, to enable excellent communication with educators and STEM professionals at all levels (E)

     

    Personal qualities and skills

    ·         An organised and analytical approach to working in a target driven role  (E)

    ·         An ability to enthuse and inspire adults to support young people in STEM  (E)

    ·         An ability to engage and motive young people within STEM (E)

    ·         An interest in STEM education and enrichment (E)

    ·         The ability to see opportunities for new STEM projects/initiatives and facilitate meetings between teachers, STEM ambassadors and partners to deliver these activities (E)

    ·         A strong team player who can work effectively with colleagues across the organisation (E)

    ·         An ability to adapt to changing priorities and to respond quickly to requests (D)

    ·         Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends (E)

    Other requirements

    ·         The post-holder will be required to undergo a DBS check.

    ·         The post-holder will be required to hold a full UK driving licence and to have access to a car for business travel use for which expenses will be paid. 

     

    5.    Application procedure


    An application form is available at www.winchestersciencecentre.org. Completed forms, along with a cover letter should be submitted to the Laura Ollis at lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org.

     

    All applications must be received by 9am Monday 22 July 2019 with interviews being held the following week. 

     

    Please clearly state how your previous experience links to the requirements of the role. Candidates who do not clearly show how their experience matches the Essential Criteria will not be considered. 

     

    For an informal conversation about this role please email Director of STEM Strategy, Emma Diserens atemmadiserens@winchestersciencecentre.org

  • 27 Jun 2019 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Post Title:                   STEM Engagement Coordinator

      Contract:                     Fixed term until 31 March 2020 (with view to extend subject to external contract renewal)

      Work pattern:             The suggested working hours are 0900 – 1500, Monday to Friday (27.5 hours per week with 30 minutes lunch break). However, we are keen to support flexible working patterns and this can be discussed at interview stage. Occasional evening and weekend working for which TOIL will be given.

      Salary:                         £21,000 - £22,500 per annum, pro rata depending on experience (e.g. if working 27.5 hours per week, the pro-rata salary would be £15,400 – £16,500 per annum). 

      Line Manager:            STEM Engagement Manager

      Holiday:                      20 days per year plus bank holidays (pro-rata dependant on agreed working hours)

      Closing Date:             Monday 22 July 2019, 0900

      Interviews:                  W/C 29 July 2019

      1.    The Organisation

      Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, located close to Winchester and the M3 Motorway in Hampshire, is a leading hands-on science and discovery centre dedicated to engaging, enthusing and inspiring people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The independent educational charity, which runs Winchester Science Centre, was formed in 1985 as a strategic initiative with local government and businesses, to address the shortage of young people entering technical careers at both the regional and national level.

      The STEM NOW team at Winchester Science Centre provides science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) engagement provision for education and STEM industry sector. We deliver a variety of national contracts and regional project, to inspire young people to consider a future in the STEM industry. The STEM NOW Team deliver the contract for the STEM Ambassadors Programme in Central South England, the contract for Regional CREST Support Organisation in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire and Hampshire and deliver a range bespoke STEM events for all our stakeholders (such as Big Bang @ Winchester Science Centre, National Women in Engineering Day, CPD sessions and networking sessions).

      2.    The Role

      The STEM Engagement Coordinator role has three key strands:

      ·         To communicate with STEM Ambassadors to support them to become and remain programme ready.

      ·         To work with the STEM NOW team to deliver activities and events with young people and role models.

      ·         To coordinate STEM based projects as required e.g. the Nuffield Research Placement contract.

      Flexibility is essential as the STEM NOW Team at Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated individuals working closely together to support and develop the charity, so occasional additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business.

      Duties will include:

      ·         Act as a point of contact for volunteers, schools and industry and coordinate volunteering opportunities

      ·         Administrative, data inputting & telephone support for the wider STEM NOW team and to ensure STEM Ambassadors are programme ready

      ·         Achieve personal targets to support delivery of the wider organisations KPIs

      ·         Support the coordination and delivery of internal and external events

      ·         Representing the charity with partners, stakeholders and funders

      ·         Coordinate STEM based projects, such as the Nuffield Research Placements and CREST Awards, to ensure successful contract delivery

      ·         Coordinate the content for digital communications to support contract requirements

      ·         To undertake other tasks as reasonably arise within the remit of Head of STEM Engagement, to include all levels of work within this team. The above should not be considered an exhaustive list.

      3.    Person Specification

      a. Qualifications

      E – Qualified with at least 5 A-C GCSE’s, or equivalent

      b. Preferred knowledge and experience

      E - Experience of working effectively in a team

      E - Experience of taking initiative and being self-motivated

      E - Experience of prioritising work, multitasking and managing time well

      E - Communicating effectively with different stakeholders

      D - Understanding of STEM opportunities in industry and academia

      E - Previous experience of working in an administration role

      E - Experience of working with confidential information

      c. Practical skills

      E- Excellent computer skills including database management

      E- Good time management

      E- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

      d. Personal qualities and skills

      E - Excellent communication skills – strong networking skills, clear written communication

      E - Strong prioritisation and time-management skills

      E - Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

      E - Good spreadsheet skills

      E - Confident with databases

      E - Enthusiasm for STEM subjects

      E - Positive and proactive attitude

      E - Strong customer service ethos and enthusiasm for working with volunteers

      E = Essential

      D = Desirable

    • 4.    Application procedure

    An application form is available at www.winchestersciencecentre.org. Completed forms, along with a cover letter should be submitted to the Laura Ollis at lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org.

    All applications must be received by 9am Monday 22 July 2019 with interviews being held the following week. 

    Please clearly state how your previous experience links to the requirements of the role. Candidates who do not clearly show how their experience matches the Essential Criteria will not be considered. 

     For an informal conversation about this role please email Director of STEM Strategy, Emma Diserens atemmadiserens@winchestersciencecentre.org

  • 21 Jun 2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Start Date: September 2019

    • End Date: September 2022 (subject to successful annual reviews)

      This is a freelance role for an initial three-year period. We anticipate the time commitment will be approximately 8 hours a week worked flexibly and according to the needs of our organisation. The commitment also includes 3-4 BIG Executive Committee meetings a year and attendance at the annual BIG Event each July. You will report to the BIG Executive Committee. 

      Duties and responsibilities

      Membership Services

      ·     Register new members and post out membership cards

      ·     Manage member data

      ·     Help run the AGM

      ·     Liaise with organisations providing membership discounts/free entry

      ·     Respond to email, social media and telephone enquiries

      Website

      ·     Keep website pages up-to-date with support of BIG Event Co-ordinator and Executive Committee

      ·     Ensure webpages contain only appropriate content and only appropriate people are given website editing rights

      ·     Liaise with Wild Apricot and Web Developer (Martin Glancy)

      ·     Collect and upload AGM papers and minutes of meetings to the website

      ·     Keep policies up-to-date

      ·     Monitor Google analytics for the website

      ·     Post regular additions and update the jobs webpage

      Communication

      ·     Collate content and edit quarterly e-newsletters a year for BIG’s membership

      ·     Create content, monitor and respond to BIG’s Social media accounts – Twitter, Linked In and Facebook

      ·     Monitor and manage the BIG Members email list, BIG-Chat mailing list and Mailchimp database of lapsed members, in accordance with Data Protection legislation

      ·     Attend Executive Committee meetings when possible (Skype attendance is acceptable)

      ·     Create and regularly update handover documents for the Membership Services Manager role.

      ·     Update template emails

      ·     Manage BIG’s branding information

      ·     Correspond with members, delegates and event suppliers etc as required.

      ·     Liaise with bursary winners about their contributions eg blog posts and Twitter take-overs

      Events

      ·     Manage Event registration in liaison with BIG Event Co-ordinator

      ·     Support Event evaluation (Surveymonkey) with the Event Co-ordinator

      ·     Attend the AGM and BIG Event in July

      ·     Liaise with BIG Event Co-ordinator

      ·     Pay invoices, refunds and reimburse expenses

      Finance

      ·     Manage BIG’s Bank accounts, making and receiving payments on behalf of BIG and banking cheques when necessary

      ·     Regularly update Finance spreadsheet 

      ·     Liaise with BIG’s Honorary Treasurer

      ·     Manage BIG’s Paypal account and ensure a timely transfer of funds to the bank account in time for each quarter end.

      Representing BIG

      ·     Maintain a professional manner as a positive and proactive representative of BIG.

      ·     Adhere to BIG’s Risk Assessments and policies

      ·     Adhere to Data protection/GDPR legislation

      ·     Market and advertise BIG if opportunities arise

      ·     Arrange AGM papers and nomination process for new Exec members

      ·     Liaise with Beetlestone and Josh Award panels to promote and announce the annual awards

      ·     Manage Dropbox folder of images and other documents


      This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and you may be required to perform duties outside of this as operationally required.

       

      2.    Fee and expenses

      The fee for these services is £6000 per annum divided into twelve equal instalments. The fee will increase annually in line with inflation (RPI). The Membership Services Manager will invoice on a monthly basis and be sent to BIG’s Honorary Treasurer for approval in writing before payment. 

      You shall have the status of a self-employed person and shall not be entitled to any pension, holiday pay, sick pay, redundancy pay or any other fringe benefits from BIG STEM Communicators’ Network. In accordance with this you shall be wholly responsible for all taxes, National Insurance or similar contributions, which may be payable out of, or in respect of, any fees or monies connected to this agreement.

      While delivering these services for BIG STEM Communicators’ Network, you are entitled to the following expenses (in line with our Expenses policy)

      ·     Travel to and from Executive Committee meetings

      ·     Travel to and from events run by BIG

      ·     Travel to and from events where you are representing BIG

      ·     Accommodation related to BIG’s events

      ·      Subsistence (to be agreed upon for each event or activity)

      ·     Stationery and postage related to BIG’s activities

      We expect other reasonable expenses to be covered by yourselves. Any expenses that become unreasonable to you should be discussed with the BIG’s Executive Committee to see if they can be added to the list above.

      Payments for your expenses can be paid using the BIG bank account or debit card. Any expenses paid back to you personally will be reimbursed on presentation of a completed expenses form and relevant receipts and need to be approved in writing by BIG’s Honorary Treasurer. 

      3.    General information

      We expect you to use some of your own equipment (e.g. laptop computers) for the role but at your own responsibility and risk.

      During the course of your contract you will be party to information concerning BIG STEM Communicators’ Network, its activities and partners. Such information is to be regarded as strictly confidential.

      We also expect you to comply with legal requirements associated with delivering the work. This includes, but is not limited to, data protection, insurance, liability and defamation.We expect you to have professional indemnity insurance and business use cover for the use of your car (if you intend to use your own car for BIG business).

      Early termination of the contract by either the contractor or the freelancer will be negotiated between BIG STEM Communicators Network and the Membership Services Manager to ensure the work detailed in this agreement can still be delivered to a satisfactory standard. Any such termination must be communicated in writing and it is agreed that BIG STEM Communicators’ Network will pay for any outstanding work completed as per the termination agreement upon receipt of an invoice. Termination by either party can be for any reason.

      4.    Application process

      Please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to Helen Featherstone (Chair, at Featherstone.helen@googlemail.com) detailing your experience relevant to the role and task described above and why you would like to undertake the work.

      The deadline for applications is after the BIG Event 2019. Interested applicants can find out more about the role from the current Membership Services Manager and meet the Exec for informal conversations at the Event. Alternatively, interested applicants can contact Helen Featherstone (Chair) to find out more about the work on Featherstone.helen@googlemail.com.

      We will hold short, informal conversation with shortlisted applicants on 22 or 23 August. This may be in person, or by Skype


    • 5.    Assessment criteria
    •  

      Area

      Weighting 

      An understanding of how membership organisations work

      30%

      Administrative experience

      30%

      Communications experience

      30%

      Professional approach

      10%

       

      Proposals will be reviewed by:

    • ·     Chair
    • ·     Treasurer
    • ·     Event coordinator
    • ·     Executive member
    •  

    • 6.    Timeline

     

    Call released

    June 2019

    Deadline for applying

    5pm 24 July 2019

    Shortlist confirmed

    Friday 26 July 2019

    Informal conversations

    Thursday 22 August or Friday 23 August 2019

    Decision made and confirmed

    Wednesday 28 August 2019

    Start date

    To be agreed with the successful applicant and in liaison with the current Membership Services Manager. It is anticipated that a handover will take place over several weeks, depending on availability, with the fee divided appropriately.

     

  • 20 Jun 2019 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (a registered charity) is the only science discovery centre in the UK with chemistry and STEM as its main theme. It has an extensive educational programme for schools and the general public, and offers activities for a wide range of ages from infants up to adult learners. 

      This is an exciting opportunity to join the team, working with the Education Manager to help deliver and develop Catalyst’s educational activities to schools, groups and the general public and to assist with administration within the education department. You will have the responsibility for the development of material for use with school students at KS4 (and occasionally above). 

       

      Essential attributes:

      • Science Degree or equivalent qualification building from chemistry A Level
      • Enthusiasm for science and science communication
    • ·         Excellent communication skills to suit a variety of audiences
    • ·         Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team

    ·         Ability to contribute to the writing of shows and workshops for school and public groups

    ·         Able to manage a diverse workload and for managing facilities, equipment and resources

    ·         Ability to work flexibly to suit the needs of the business which may include some early starts, late finishes and weekends

    ·         On appointment you will need to be eligible to pass an enhanced DBS check as you will be working with children

    Desirable attributes:

    ·         Experience of delivering information and/or leading workshops or other activities

    ·         Experience of development of science activities for the general public/school groups

    The successful candidate will work part time, minimum 4 days a week, which will include some public holidays and weekends. Salary to be negotiated, dependent on qualifications and experience.

     

    To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the role and how you meet the attributes to:

    Lucinda Lewis, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0DF or email to lucinda@catalyst.org.uk

     

    Deadline for applications:  5pm, 8th July, 2019. 

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on 15th July 2019.


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