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  • 11 Jan 2019 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HOURS Full time, Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:30. Some weekend and evening working may be required.

    SALARY c. £20 000

    SUMMARY

    This is a science communication role of both formal and informal Learning programmes where you will play an active role in the delivery and further development of our Learning Programme and associated Public Engagement and Outdoor Learning activities.

    In the main you will deliver different elements of the established Learning Programme in our dedicated learning spaces. You will also contribute to the development of our Earth and Environmental Science school related programmes, the production of supporting educational materials and the sourcing of teaching equipment and resources. The current development focus for our schools programme is around digital learning and making so relevant skills and an interest in this area would be advantageous.   

    In addition, you will assist in the delivery and development of the Outdoor Learning Programme and play a key delivery role in Public Engagement activities. This includes in-house delivery as well as supporting outreach activity in locations across Scotland. 

    You will be an integral member of a small but dynamic team where you will work, in part, to a determined schedule and in part on projects where self-management is required.

    MAIN DUTIES

    DELIVERING AND DEVELOPING THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMME:

    • Delivering workshops, storytelling and other activities in line with the Curriculum for Excellence.
    • Coordinating school groups visiting the centre
    • Developing new content for the Schools Programme Delivering and developing activities both as in-reach and outreach

    DELIVERING AND DEVELOPING THE PUBLIC PROGRAMME:

    • Delivering workshops, activities, shows to public, community and families.
    • Developing the Public Programme. Delivering and developing activities in the main as in-reach with some outreach.

    THROUGHOUT THIS, YOU WILL:

    • Work to ensure all learning activities are delivered to a consistently high standard with scientific integrity as core.
    • Work with schools and other stakeholders to ensure the full potential of the Learning Service is achieved.
    • Liaise with professionals to ensure the Learning Programme is current and reflects the latest in research and information.

    OTHER DUTIES

    • Working with schools, community and public to engage participants in Earth and environmental sciences within our local environment of Holyrood Park.
    • Assisting in the delivery and development of Outdoor Learning activities.
    • Contributing to the preparation of supporting Learning materials and the Marketing and Learning section of the website.
    • Liaising with teachers and other educational representatives/organisations and soliciting feedback to ensure the Schools Programme and educational resources are focused, relevant, topical and appropriately targeted to the curriculum.
    • Ensuring that all educational equipment and resources are properly maintained and that usage is properly recorded and managed.
    • Supporting the Learning Bookings Officer in dealing with learning and group enquiries.
    • Contributing to the development of the Dino’s Dynamos children’s club as required.
    • Attending education exhibitions, conferences and presentations as required.
    • Updating your own knowledge of the material interpreted within the centre and the curriculum, on an ongoing basis in order to deliver the highest quality Learning Programme.
    • Ensuring that correct budgetary control, invoicing and follow up procedures are followed, in conjunction with other departments.
    • Any other duties as required.

    Person Specification:

    You must be enthusiastic, warm and friendly with outstanding communication skills and a genuine interest in the charitable aims of Dynamic Earth and informal science learning. You must be pro-active and be able to take responsibility for your own work load. 

     

    Experience and Qualifications:

    Essential

    • Educated to degree level in a science discipline, preferably in the field of Earth and Environmental or physical science
    • Experience of delivering science learning to a range of audiences
    • Experience of developing learning resources and activities
    • Clear understanding of Dynamic Earth’s mission and the various activities that support this

    Desirable

    • Computer programing and coding skills
    • Interest in/experience of developing and/or delivering digital learning content and activities
    • Confidence in leading groups in the outdoors
    • A working understanding of the needs and interests of teachers and schools
    • Knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence
    • Clean current driving license.

    Please apply via CV and covering letter to Anna Danby anna.danby@dynamicearth.co.uk

    Deadline for applications Sunday 3rd February 2019

  • 11 Jan 2019 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) is seeking to hire an Engagement and Education Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to design, implement and evaluate the Centre’s education programme and contribute to the Centre’s public engagement programme. Reporting to the iCRAG Manager, Communications and Engagement, the Engagement and Education Officer will work to promote awareness of iCRAG’s research and the importance of the geosciences to Ireland within all sectors of the education system, including primary, secondary, third and fourth levels, parents of school-going children and teachers, through both formal and informal education activities. The Engagement and Education Officer will develop and deliver public engagement activities through iCRAG’s diverse portfolio of public engagement activities. This position will be a key role in ensuring that iCRAG’s research informs public knowledge, debate and decision-making on geoscience-related issues.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    - Design, deliver and evaluate an ambitious, innovative, diverse and impactful programme of formal and informal education activities to advance the goals and vision of the Centre;
    - Support iCRAG researchers in developing and delivering engaging, curriculum-facing educational content and public engagement activities;
    - Coordinate the education activities of iCRAG across all partner institutions and across all aspects of the research programme. This includes responsibility for the measurement, evaluation and reporting of all iCRAG education activities;
    - Work closely with the ‘Public Perception and Understanding’ research cluster to ensure that the Centre’s educational material and activities are informed by the latest research developments;
    - Build relationships with members of the iCRAG research team, research partner organisations, education and geoscience-related state bodies, and other relevant entities that play a role in the areas of engagement and education;
    - Stay abreast of educational and engagement developments in geosciences at a national and international level to identify emerging trends;

    Salary Range: €40,000 - €52,000

    Closing date: 17.00hrs (GMT) on 18 January 2019

    Further information: http://www.icrag-centre.org/about-us/vacancies/

    To apply: visit https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/ and use HR reference number 011092.


  • 20 Dec 2018 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our science communication team as an "Inspirer."

    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 Centre's exhibits, the guides through a universe of possibilities and the enthusiastic role models who may lead to a lifetime of discovery.

    If you would like to join us on our vision to Spark Curiosity, have a genuine passion for the day-to-day duties and would be committed to the objectives of our charity and seeing it succeed, we would love to hear from you!

    All applications for this role must be received by 9am on 4th January 2019.

    Please visit our website for full details including a job description and how to apply – www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies

  • 20 Dec 2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BRC is seeking a Senior Digital Communications and Events Officer to
    promote its activities, outputs and impact, build public and patient
    engagement with our research and make sure information reaches our target
    audiences. The post holder will generate content for and manage the BRC
    website, social media communications and other channels in conjunction with
    the Royal Marsden PR and Communications team.

    In addition, the post holder will support content provision for BRC
    external and internal high profile events including national workshops,
    training events to support delivery of the BRC Training and Education
    strategy and patient and public engagement events, working closely with the
    Royal Marsden Events Manager.

    *Salary:* £32,258 - £41,308 pa inc hcas
    *Closing:* 22/01/2019 23:59

    *To get more info and apply visit:
    http://jobs.royalmarsden.nhs.uk/job/v1462707

  • 20 Dec 2018 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant community of science communication researchers and practitioners who are currently working at the cutting edge of science communication research and practice.

    The post-holder will design and deliver effective teaching and learning opportunities for the MSc in Science Communication, as well as a number of other postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation level science communication provision across the department. The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the continuing professional development (CPD) offering and the wider portfolio of the internationally renowned Science Communication Unit, home to a group of over twenty science communication academics, researchers, writers, and PhD students.

    As a Lecturer, you will be expected to design and deliver relevant teaching and learning experiences over a number of modules and will contribute to the highly regarded and innovative MSc in Science Communication in particular the module Science on Air and on Screen, as well as contributing to science communication provision at undergraduate and foundation level, for example, the Level 3 Science Communication and Wildlife, Film and Media modules. You may also have opportunities to supervise undergraduate and MSc project students who are conducting their research and will also contribute to the Science Communication Unit's continuing professional development (CPD). You may be involved in designing and delivering training to a range of universities and institutions, and/or via our innovative online training provision, which provides excellent opportunities to develop professional networks further.

    For further details and how to apply please see our jobs page<https://bit.ly/2QCYhnn>, job ref: 1786189, closing date 21st January 2019

    Please note that we are also recruiting for:

    Research Fellow in Science Communication<https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTc3MDQyNiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZ2YWNmaXJtLnZhY3RpdGxlPXNjaWVuY2UgY29tbXVuaWNhdGlvbiZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3> Job ref: 1770426, closing date 2nd January 2019

    Senior Lecturer in Science Communication<https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTc4NjQ1OSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZ2YWNmaXJtLnZhY3RpdGxlPXNjaWVuY2UgY29tbXVuaWNhdGlvbiZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9NDk3> Job ref: 1786459, closing date 31st January 2019
  • 19 Dec 2018 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Space Communications Team at the National Space Centre is looking to recruit an Exhibition & Public Engagement Manager to manage a team of presenters and develop and coordinate our public engagement programme for family and public visitors.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced science communicator to develop new ways of engaging our public visitors and to manage our team of presenters. Our presenters deliver daily live public engagement activities for families, groups, and adult visitors, especially on weekends and during school holidays.
    You should have a wide-ranging knowledge of space science and space history, and experience working within a museum or science centre engagement. Excellent communications skills (including confidence when presenting to a live audience), experience managing a team of presenters, and exceptional organisational skills are essential. A degree in physics or astronomy, qualifications in museum studies or science communication, and planetarium experience are desirable.

    Further details, including job description and application form can be found on our jobs page: https://spacecentre.co.uk/jobs/

    Closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

    If you have any queries about the role please contact Sarah Bird via sarahb@spacecentre.co.uk
  • 18 Dec 2018 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summary
    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right individual(s) to gain invaluable experience working for a leading Education Company with an excellent reputation. Learn by Design (LBD) are actively recruiting part time Education Communicators to begin as soon as possible. The role primarily involves delivering bespoke/corporate workshops to school pupils of a variety of ages, mainly KS3, 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 just outside Loughborough, Leicestershire), 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 central 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! 
    If you are located elsewhere in the country, we will arrange for you to meet at the school and will ensure you have all the training, resources and equipment to allow you to deliver the sessions effectively.


    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 overnight stays should be expected. Our part time work is also flexible and offered on needs basis. We have some part time workers who may only do a day month, where as others currently do almost equivalent to full time. We work with our part time staff to find employment models which work best for both the needs of the business and the individual concerned.   

     

    Pay and Remuneration
    Rate of pay is between £50 - £125 per day, dependant on the actual work requirements, however most days of work are remunerated at £85 per day unless otherwise pre-stated, plus where appropriate a subsistence allowance for lunch. Accommodation, dinner and breakfast provided for stay away work (paid for directly by the company). 


    Further Information
    To discover more of Learn by Design, please visit our website: www.learnbydesign.co.uk, telephone us on 01827 316297 or email us at learn@bydesign-group.co.uk. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your CV and a cover letter/email to the aforementioned email address, marked in the subject line as Part Time Education Communicator Application. 

     

  • 18 Dec 2018 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Summary -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 just outside Loughborough, Leicestershire), 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, telephone us on 01827 316297 or email us at learn@bydesign-group.co.uk. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please email your CV and a cover letter/email to the aforementioned email address, marked in the subject line as Education Communicator Application. 

     

  • 18 Dec 2018 12:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £15,500 - £19,000 (depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week (any 5 days of 7)


    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to science learning and a passion for engaging a wide variety of public and community audiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).



    You will play a key role in supporting Dundee Science Centre's Exhibitions, Festivals and Community Engagement Programmes of workshops, shows and events; taking place within the centre and on outreach.

    You will coordinate and deliver Dundee Science Centre's "Meet the Expert" programme as well as wider public engagement programmes.  The role will also involve the development, coordination and delivery of shows and activities both in Centre and on outreach visits.

    You will be responsible for the promotion of Dundee Science Centre's various programmes through the use of social media in addition to supporting the management of Dundee Science Centre's wider promotional strategies and tasks.

    You will work closely with the Exhibition and Community Engagement Officers and the Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager in developing and delivering Dundee Science Centre's festival programmes.



    You will contribute to and lead on fundraising processes for the festivals and wider community engagement programme.

    You will support the Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager with reviewing and reporting processes of the Exhibition and Community Engagement programme, carrying out audience research and analysis, and contributing to marketing and funding application processes. You will represent Dundee Science Centre in collaborative projects, initiate new partnerships and projects, and liaise with industry and Higher Education to incorporate research and discoveries into learning experiences within the Exhibition and Community Engagement Programme.


    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with: a passion for public engagement and community education; excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the motivation to work in a visitor centre environment.


    Qualification or knowledge/experience in a relevant area (public engagement, education or community education) is required.  Proven experience of effective promotional use of social media platforms is essential.  You should also be experienced in managing your own time and workload, working towards objectives with little supervision.  Experience of providing science photography and/or film-making is desired, as is experience of liaising with industry and Higher Education to incorporate their research and discoveries into learning experiences for a range of public audiences.

    A full, clean UK driving licence is required.


    Evening and weekend work will be required, as will travel across Scotland.

    If you are excited by the prospect of working at Dundee Science Centre, please email your CV and covering letter, detailing why you feel passionate about the position and why you are the best person for the position to:

    recruitment@dundeesciencentre.org.uk
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