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  • 20 Sep 2018 8:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you dedicated to STEM education and have a desire to make a major contribution in this field? STEMworks is offering an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about STEM looking for a senior position with new challenges. STEMworks could be looking for you…

    We are looking for a person to join us who is dedicated to STEM education and has a desire to make a major contribution in this field. This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about STEM looking for a senior position with new challenges. 

    Applications close:         Tuesday 16th October 2018

    Interviews:                         Monday  29th October 2018 

    Salary:                                 Up to £40k  (dependent on experience)   

    Location:                             Office based in Gloucester ( the role will involve travel)

    Contract type:                   Full Time   (Part time / job share considered)   

    Contract term:                  Permanent

    Start date :          To be agreed

    The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check   

       

    Formed in 2011, STEMworks is a successful and highly regarded business working with schools, major companies, teachers and other organisations promoting STEM skills. We run a wide range of activities such as workshops, competitions and awards and aim to inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider careers in STEM. See our website for more information: www.stemworks.co.uk



    The role of the Business/Activities Manager

    You will have a proven track record at a senior level and have the vision and experience to help manage and develop our business, by developing our existing partnerships and sources of funding and seeking and promoting new ones. You will also develop and deliver STEM-focused workshops and activities in schools in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and the interests of our partner organizations.

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

    ·         Working with the STEMworks directors to develop and fulfil the company’s strategic objectives.

    ·         Working with businesses and organisations to ensure their ongoing support for our work, and to seek and develop new partnerships.

    ·         Monitor diverse funding sources and develop timely and appropriate applications for funding. Where appropriate working on applications in partnership with other organisations to maximise the benefits to STEMworks. 

    ·         Represent STEMworks locally and regionally.

    ·         Deliver STEMworks workshops to KS2 – KS5 pupils.

    ·         Identify and develop new workshops and activities to meet specific needs and opportunities.

    ·         Work with the team to further develop our digital presence.

    ·         Monitor our programmes to ensure :

    a.                   A high quality of delivery,

    b.                  Work progresses to agreed schedules

    c.                   That agreed targets are achieved.



    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    The following are given as skills related to the role.  If you are not able to fully meet all of the essential requirements, you should be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to grow into some of  them. Full details can be found in the Person Specification

    Essential

    ·         Development, coordination and management of successful projects.

    ·         Confident to work at a senior level in both education and business environments.

    ·         Sound Science, Engineering and Maths knowledge with passion for STEM and a belief in the vital social importance of these subjects.

    ·         Experience in the classroom / training room environment, maintaining discipline and engagement, ideally with some teaching or training qualification.

    ·         Knowledge of the KS2 – KS5 Science, Maths and Design and Technology Curriculum and associated teaching schemes. ( A detailed knowledge is essential for at least one key stage ) 

    ·         Excellent communication skills

    ·         Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. The ability to learn how to use new software packages (mainly workshop based software).

    Desirable

    ·         You have worked within an organisation at a senior level demonstrating sound business knowledge.

    ·         Experience of working with a wide range of businesses and organisations.

    ·         A demonstrable ability to win funding through formal and informal applications.

    ·         An awareness of modern manufacturing / engineering practices.




    SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES

    ·         Organised, professional, self-motivated and able to work under pressure.

    ·         Personable and able to relate to people from different backgrounds and cultures.

    ·         Willing to initiate or try new ideas and approaches.

    ·         Enthusiastic about STEM and helping others to understand STEM subjects.

    How to apply

    To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter which addresses your suitability for the role to: admin@stemworks.co.uk. If you would like to find out more before applying, we would welcome an informal chat by phone, please email: admin@stemworks.co.uk to arrange a convenient time to chat to a senior member of the team.  A copy of the full advert along with our person specification and applicant privacy statement can be found on our website –www.stemworks.co.uk or by emailing admin@stemworks.co.uk

     

     

     

    Thank you for your help with this.  The closing date for applications is 16th October 2018, so would ask that the advert be taken down at this point. Should you have any questions, or need more information, feel free to contact me.

     


  • 15 Sep 2018 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotlands must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

     

    We’re looking for a PR and Communications Coordinator to join the team to lead GSC’s PR and media presence and take a proactive approach to increasing the profile of the organisation across public, stakeholder and education markets to support our corporate strategy. This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we embark on a period of development and growth. We are looking for someone with first-class communication skills, creative flair and flexibility to support us through the transition. Confident, innovative and professional, you will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to cultivate effective working relationships and engagement across the organisation. Customer-focused and sensitive to the diverse needs of service users and stakeholders, you will achieve influence and impact through high-quality, accessible and persuasive communications work.

     

    To find out more, please refer to the main GSC website for further details of the role description and to download an application form.

     

    Applications should be submitted by the closing date, Friday 28th September at Noon.

  • 15 Sep 2018 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotlands must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

    We are recruiting for a Science Communicator to join the team at GSC to deliver activities and programmes for all our audiences including education, public and corporate visitors. The position is on an annualised contract based on 36 hours per week. Availability to work weekends, evenings and public holidays required.

    For further information - please check out our website for full job description and application details -https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/science-communicator

    Closing date for applications is 26th September 2018 at Noon.

  • 07 Sep 2018 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Full time. Maternity Cover: 9 months with possible extension

    Report to: Head of Education

    Liaise with: Interpretation, Collections and Education team, Volunteering team, Visitor Experience and Marketing team.

    Aim: To deliver and develop our flagship education programme Future Brunels and support the STEM learning aims and objectives of the SS Great Britain Trust.  To increase the public’s access to and understanding of the SS Great Britain, science and engineering, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

     

    Main areas of responsibility:

     

    1.        Develop, organise and deliver trips and onsite activities (30+ a year) for secondary school students on the Future Brunels programme, ensuring smooth running of the scheme.  This will include coordination with external organisations, planning schedules for each day, risk assessing all visits and activities and maintaining contact with the Future Brunels, their schools and families.

     

    2.       Maintain current good relationships with the Brunel Institute Corporate Academy, Future Brunels partner schools, Future Brunels activity day hosts and supporters and local schools, colleges and universities.  Identify and develop new opportunities for collaboration with organisations in Bristol and further afield.

     

    3.       Ensure the continued integration of STEM activities and themes into the Trust’s programmes and projects, with a creative approach to STEM.

     

    4.       Be the main point of contact for the Trust’s science education activities including special events and STEM work experience.

     

    5.       Monitor and evaluate the Trust’s education programmes to maintain high standards and ensure effective future planning.

     

    6.       Represent the Trust at external education and professional events to share best practice and to ensure education programmes are in line with current research and experience.

     

    7.        Manage the delegated budget and oversee the logistics associated with working with freelance consultants, contractors and businesses.

     

    8.       Undertake other duties as could be reasonably required to assist in the smooth and efficient running of the education programmes, including occasional evening and weekend work.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

     

    Educated to degree level in a science subject, or equivalent experience

    Excellent organisational skills

    Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and young people and relevant experience of delivering learning programmes

    Understanding of the principles of learning in an informal education environment

    Patience and persistence whilst dealing with planned and last minute changes to the programme

    A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected

    Responsible, reliable and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team

    Resourceful and imaginative

    Excellent communication skills

    Good IT skills

     

    A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced (without barred list) check will be required.

     

     

    How to apply:

     

    Please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification of the role together with your cv to jobs@ssgreatbritain.org

     

    For an informal discussion of the role please contact Gemma Longhurst, Acting Head of Education, on gemmal@ssgreatbritain.org

     

    Closing date for applications:  9am, Tuesday 18th September 2018

     

    Interview date:   Tuesday 2nd October 2018

  • 29 Aug 2018 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Science Communication Unit (SCU)<http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/sciencecommunicationunit.aspx> at UWE Bristol is seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant community of science communication researchers and practitioners<http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/sciencecommunicationunit.aspx> who are currently working at the cutting edge of science communication research and practice.

    You 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. You will also be expected to contribute to the continuing professional development (CPD) offering and the research portfolio of the internationally renowned Science Communication Unit, home to a group of over twenty science communication academics, researchers, writers, and PhD students.

    For further details and how to apply please see our jobs page<https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?amNvZGU9MTczNTI2NiZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xNTM4Jm93bmVyPTUwNTUyNzgmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZvY2NfY29kZT04ODQzJnZhY194dHJhNTA1NTI3OC4zXzUwNTUyNzg9MjAyNTA5JnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT00OTc%3D&jcode=1735266&vt_template=1538&owner=5055278&ownertype=fair&brand_id=0&occ_code=8843&vac_xtra5055278.3_5055278=202509&posting_code=497>, job ref: 1735266. Closing date 7th September.

  • 25 Aug 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Learn by Design are seeking a small number of in-school science communicators based in regions across England to join our
    growing team.

    Our main delivery team is based in the east midlands, with a central
    location near Kegworth, and we are looking for more part time staff to join
    this team. We are also looking for regional staff in the Northwest, North
    East, Eastern and South West regions.

    We are looking for dynamic people who will be trained to present and run
    interactive workshops in schools to inspire young people (aged 7-18) in
    Resilience,  STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths),
    employability and enterprise. Successful candidates will need to be reliable
    and flexible with good teamwork, communication and customer service skills.

    If you are interested in this role please email a CV to MikeRidler@bydesign-group.co.uk


  • 23 Aug 2018 3:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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



    Full time: 37.5 hours per week



    Hours of Work: Any 5 days of 7 (Monday-Sunday) - weekend work will be required

    Dundee Science Centre is here to help families learn together, to support Curriculum for Excellence, advance the science communication profession, bring together science and the public, and help others to do the same.

    Working collaboratively with partners and volunteers in STEM education, industry and business, you will support these aims through:

    ·         Delivery of our 3-18 learning programme

    ·         Administration of formal education visits to Dundee Science Centre

    ·         Delivery of public programmes for visitors within Dundee Science Centre's exhibition
    Key tasks will include (but not limited to):

    ·         Delivering workshops and activities for 3-18 learners, including Early Years, Primary and Secondary School pupils,

    in-centre and on outreach across Scotland

    ·         Completing administrative tasks relating to nursery and school visits to Dundee Science Centre and our outreach visits, including: taking bookings over the phone or by e-mail and creating confirmation letters

    ·         Coordinating schedules for visits to Dundee Science Centre

    ·         Delivering shows and activities to engage visitors of all ages within Dundee Science Centre's exhibition
    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with the following skills, knowledge and attitudes to fulfil this role:

    ·         Education to degree level in a relevant (STEM or education) subject

    ·         Qualification, knowledge or experience of teaching, science communication or other formal or informal science learning

    ·         Experience in the delivery of STEM-related educational material for Early Years, Primary and Secondary School pupils

    ·         Excellent understanding of Curriculum for Excellence and the educational landscape in Scotland

    ·         Excellent understanding of effective learning and teaching approaches, and the ability to translate this into high-quality learning experiences and materials to support learning

    ·         Committed to learning for all in STEM, and the development of scientific literacy in those with whom we interact

    ·         Excellent ability to build meaningful relationships with partners in learning, including children, young people and education professionals. Experience of working with external partners is preferred

    ·         Skills in event organisation

    ·         Attention to detail in administrative tasks

    ·         Ability to use ICT including Microsoft Office applications

    ·         Ability to present in a professional manner, representing Dundee Science Centre in interactions with a wide range of audiences, and clearly articulating ideas and issues

    ·         Experience of working as part of a team and motivated to work individually

    ·         You will support other staff in their professional learning, and be committed to working closely with colleagues to enhance your own learning and personal development

    ·         Reflective in your work, continually evaluating to improve, and committed to providing excellent quality of service and customer care
    Evening and weekend work is occasionally required, and a driving license is essential.

    To apply please send your current CV and a comprehensive covering letter detailing why you want to join our team to:

    Laura Denchfield, HR Manager
    Dundee Science Centre
    14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
    Email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>

    Applications to be submitted by 4pm on Tuesday 4th September 2018

    Interviews to take place on Wednesday 12th September 2018 (please note, no alternative date available)

    To request a full job description, please email: laura.denchfield@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:laura.denchfield@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>

  • 20 Aug 2018 5:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A great opportunity for an enthusiastic Science Communicator / Recent STEM Graduate to work in our My World of Work Live! Program and Lego Education Innovation Studio. Based in the beautiful town of Inverness in the stunning Highlands the role will involve creating and delivering fun, inspirational STEM activities and shows to young people. Deadline August 16.

    To find out more and apply:  

    https://jobs.sds.co.uk/internal/vacancy/stem-engagement-mywow-live!-graduate-intern-361822.html

  • 20 Aug 2018 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £26,000 - £28,000

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic individual with a strong background in science communications to join Myeloma UK, the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma, a rare blood cancer. You will have excellent skills in the meticulous curation and use of scientific information and knowledge, together with a flair for engaging use of science content for varied audiences.

    You will work with the Services and Research Departments to ensure information is current, relevant, evidence-based and clearly presented. There will also be close working with Income Generation to assist with developing proposals for support and other ambitious fundraising activities around research. As part of a high performing Marketing and Communications Team, you will be proactive in developing and supporting research-related external communications activity, as well as responding to requests and enquiries, with support from colleagues in Marketing and Communications. 

    For information about this role visit www.myeloma.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us or call 0131 557 3332.

    To apply, send your CV and supporting statement to renee.hamilton@myeloma.org.uk or Renee Hamilton, Myeloma UK, 22 Logie Mill, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh EH7 4HG.

    Closing date for applications is 3 September 2018. 

    Interviews will be held on 12 September 2018. 

  • 15 Aug 2018 5:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Live Science Team Member (Ref: LST_0818)

    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: £8.59 per hour, rising to £9.02 on completion of probation

    Contract: Permanent

    In this role you will be enhancing the We The Curious visitor experience by engaging visitors in conversation, with our science shows, interactive activities, special events and facilitating our exhibitions and community activities in our venue and beyond. A natural performer? You will provide amazing experiences and interactions to cultivate a culture of curiosity in our programme spaces such as the Live lab, Kitchen, Studio theatre, Tinkering Space, Planetarium and open spaces, including story-telling, demonstrations and shows.

    Closing date for applications: Monday 27th August, midnight

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

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