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  • 20 Jan 2022 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Location: RHS Garden Wisley


    Salary: £23,000 pro rata, depending on experience


    Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday


    Contract Type: Permanent, part-time.


    We are looking for an Interpretation Technician to join our small Interpretation team at RHS Gardens, Wisley. The interpretation team at this busy visitor attraction designs and produces outdoor displays, interactive content and informational signage to our different visitors across the Gardens, engaging adults and children with our science and horticultural content and helping visitors to navigate their way around the site.


    The Interpretation Technician will assist our 3D and graphic designers in the design of a range of interpretation components to budget, ensuring they are robust for the outdoor environment, for daily use by visitors and are easy to maintain. S/he will build interpretation and signage elements in our on-site workshop and, where required, liaise with external suppliers and fabricators to commission small design and builds externally, where needed, and obtain quotes. A core part of this role will be the installation and maintenance of signage and interpretation across the site, working in conjunction with our Curatorial, Facilities and Estates teams, and co-ordinating the maintenance and servicing of machinery in our on-site workshop.


    You will be joining a creative, passionate, self-sufficient team. The right person for this role will ideally have experience in 3D production and running a workshop with power tools. Experience in designing and building interpretation for visitor attractions would be a bonus. You will be adept at managing your own time and, crucially, have a can-do attitude with a willingness to support the team, pitching in wherever needed.


  • 20 Jan 2022 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Location: RHS Garden Wisley


    Salary: £23,000 pa, depending on experience


    Hours: 37.7 hours (5 days) per week, Monday to Friday


    Contract Type: Permanent, full time.


    We are looking for a Graphic Designer / Artworker who can take the lead on the design and development of all daily signage and wayfinding needs at RHS Gardens, Wisley. Wisley sees visitors in excess of 1.5 million visitors per year and this role is core to delivering an exceptional visitor experience to visitors, aswell as supporting the daily operations of different teams across our busy site.


    The Graphic Designer / Artworker will design and manage the production of all signage and wayfinding requests to the Interpretation Team, working with different internal clients to deliver their needs. The role will range from the design and production of informational and directional signage to the design of Garden Maps, leaflets and paper-based trails in the Garden. As the RHS prepares to roll-out a new brand, core to the role will be to implement the new brand across site-wide signage and the ability to organise an easy-to-access filing system of all signage templates.  The post-holder will manage the stock of print resources within the team, ensuring constant supplies and organising the servicing and maintenance of printers. Experience in liaising with external print production contractors would be an advantage. Where time allows, there will be opportunities to assist with interpretation projects in the Gardens to communicate scientific and horticultural content to our visitors in an engaging way.


    This role is a great opportunity for an organised, self-sufficient graphic designer who has experience creating informational signage but who has an interest in developing wider skills to develop interpreted materials within a visitor attraction. Surrounded by 240 acres of Gardens, it would be hard to find a nicer environment to work in. So if you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please get in touch.




  • 19 Jan 2022 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Expiry date: 23:59, 30 January 2022
    Location: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
    Salary: £23,000 Per Annum
    Benefits: Excellent
    Duration: 2 years

    Do you want to use your love of the ocean to inspire our visitors? Are you passionate about contemporary maritime topics; from sea level rising to commercial fishing to the safety and wellbeing of seafarers?

    In a time of climate and ecological emergency it is vital to increase ocean literacy (the understanding of the important role that the ocean plays in all our lives). This role will contribute to communication efforts to increase public awareness, develop ocean citizens, embed safety and sustainability principles, and build on our maritime heritage. RMG aims to open its collection, actively collect new objects, and undertake partnerships with external organisations in order to engage our audiences with a wide range of stories of contemporary relevance.

    Contemporary maritime has a broad scope from ocean sustainability and the climate crisis to social history and the experience of maritime workers at sea today. This role will explore a broad range of potential topics from the potential of seaweed harvesting, sea level rising, global climate justice to the future of safe careers at sea.

    The work of curators is central to the operation of the Museum so you will also be involved in other curatorial activities including research, exhibitions, publications, activities, and events. This will be a varied role and you will work closely with colleagues from other departments and also with researchers, academics, fellows, interns, volunteers and of course the public. As an Assistant Curator you will have a passion for ocean sustainability and life at sea with a desire to share your knowledge and developing expertise with different audiences.

    Reporting to: Lloyd’s Register Foundation Public Curator: Contemporary Maritime.

    Key responsibilities:

    Public Engagement

    • Public engagement is at the heart of the museum. As a member of the curatorial team the focus of all projects should be increasing access and engagement to the museum’s stories. This will require finding new ways of working and a flexible and problem-solving approach.

    Oral history project – Life at Sea

    • As part of the oral history project team; assisting in selecting and recording oral testimonies of seafarers including those impacted by the Covid Pandemic, under-represented experiences and key moments of change.
    • Cataloguing of both new and historical oral histories.
    • Making the oral history collecting accessible through internal advocacy and public engagement projects.

    Ocean sustainability projects (Our Ocean, Our Planet)

    • Commissioning external academics and experts by experience to write articles for the RMG website.
    • Uploading the articles to the museum website.
    • Helping with planning and running of programming related to ocean sustainability both online and in person especially to mark World Oceans Day.
    • Writing introductory articles for the website.

    Increasing access

    • Making our collections more accessible by working on and taking part in public programmes and activities in collaboration with other departments.
    • Working with relevant teams (especially the Engagement teams) to support community research and co-curation projects.


    • Undertaking research for objects, exhibitions, galleries, publications, due diligence, cataloguing, web content and public programmes.
    • Overseeing volunteers, work placements and interns as required.


    • Cataloguing new acquisitions on the Museum’s MIMSY database and enhancing catalogue information as necessary.
    • Contributing to collection development by identifying potential acquisitions, disposals, and storage and narrative improvements to existing collections through research (including provenance).
    • Participation in the Collections Development Committee and completing supporting documentation.

    Supporting wider Museum activities

    • Working with the Development Team contributing to membership and patron events and activities.
    • Assisting with funding applications and other income-generating activities.
    • Champion the Museum collections when required by the Communications team and Events team.
    For the full role description please see our website

    As well as actively working with the Disability Confident scheme, we also want to bring the talents of more ethnically diverse candidates into our workplace. Therefore, we offer a similar scheme for this role where we will guarantee an interview for any candidate who identifies as Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic and who meets the person specification requirements. Please state in your personal statement if you would like to be considered under this scheme.

  • 13 Jan 2022 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Accountable to: Board of Trustees / Peer Management

    Location: Nottingham, although remote working options will be considered

    Contract type*: Fixed term (12 months) and 2 days per week, flexible to the person

    Salary: Manager Band (SP1 £29,825 - SP6 £38,065), pro-rata.

    Closing Date: Sunday 30 January 2022

    More info:

    *This post is fixed term and 2 days per week due to income uncertainty beyond 2022. It is likely to be extended and our hope is that with increased financial security this post could increase in hours and become a permanent position. We are open to discussions on how the hours are taken.

    Interested? Here's some more information...

    We have a brilliant opportunity for a talented, passionate and ambitious person who will champion the successes and mission of Ignite! to drive the generation of income from diverse sources. 

    Ignite! has a solid track record of funding, most prominently in grant funding from the public engagement with STEM sector, and we are seeking to continue this and diversify(!) our income to drive forward our vision and mission across Nottingham and beyond.

    This is a role for someone with solid expertise in business development and fundraising, who can bring their skills and vision to Ignite!. We are also looking for someone with a can-do attitude, a strong team ethic, and a believer in the unique creative spark in every young person.

    Ignite! has a long and distinguished history as a creative provider of youth development opportunities. We facilitate partnerships between professional sectors and communities of young people, including schools, youth groups and community groups, particularly those at risk of social exclusion. We link young people with a variety of professionals to share learning, develop understanding, and celebrate new ideas and ways of thinking.

    Please visit the Ignite! website to review the job pack and apply.

    Questions can be sent to the Ignite! Operations Manager at

  • 13 Jan 2022 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What is Reading Sparks?

    With funding from Arts Council England and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), The

    Reading Agency is delivering Reading Sparks between 2021-2023, a pilot project which harnesses the

    proven power of reading to engage families with STEM activities and build science confidence among

    families in communities living with deprivation in England.

    The Reading Sparks pilot project will test and pilot new ways of using creative reading to increase STEM

    engagement. 11 pilot library service partners in England will distribute reading and STEM book and activity

    bags to families who have been particularly disadvantaged by the pandemic.

    At the moment we have four themed science and reading bags in circulation, these themes are; simple

    machines, invisible nature, animals and the moon.

    Library services are also working with local youth organisations, schools and social care partners to develop

    positive, confidence-building activities for young people aged 14-18 based in reading and STEM. The young

    people will work with library staff and youth workers to design new reading and science activities engaging

    families with children aged 4-11 in the library space and via the library service’s digital offer.

    Our overall aim is to build confidence and engagement with STEM among children, young people and

    families and to demonstrate the role that creative reading and arts activities can play in sparking

    engagement with a wide range of subjects and topics.

    The Reading Sparks pilot is taking place in 11 different locations across England:

     Barnsley

     Coventry

     Derbyshire

     Halton (Merseyside)

     Hillingdon (London)

     Hull

     Newham (London)

     Portsmouth

     Suffolk

     Swindon

     Torbay

    You can read more on our website.

    Why do we need your help?

    As part of the project we are arranging visits from STEM communicators for these pilot locations. We hope

    for visits to be made during the spring period of 2022, although this is flexible depending on your own

    availability and the libraries schedule.

    We are looking for STEM communicators who are experienced in engaging families to visit one of more of

    the locations above and deliver interactive and ‘hands-on’ style family workshops.

     These 

    workshops could have a focus on any aspect of STEM, as long as it is lively and engaging for

    the audience and invites them to explore the subject further. Library services may take the

    opportunity to promote and loan science and reading bags during your visit, but your workshop

    does not need to be linked to the bags’ themes.

     STEM communicators who have lived experience of STEM professions would be brilliant, especially

    from under-represented demographics in the STEM sector.

     We are also interested in STEM communicators who have links with one or more of the pilot

    locations, although this is not essential. The reason for this is we want our families to be able to see

    themselves in STEM, not just admire the achievements of others.

     Experience or an understanding of the barriers to STEM engagement would be advantageous. We

    are keen not to reinforce traditional stereotypes of STEM, such as it being for geniuses, boffins or

    for ‘mad scientists’.

    You are invited to submit a proposal for delivering workshops in one or more of the locations. This could

    include pre-prepared workshops or workshops tailored for a particular location or locations. Selected

    proposals will be made available to Reading Sparks partners to book directly.

    We are working within the 11 pilot locations initially, but there may be opportunities to work with other

    locations as the programme expands.

    If selected then we strongly encourage you to speak with Reading Sparks partners at different locations in

    advance of delivering your workshop in order to optimise the outcomes and to make links with in-library

    groups and activity.

    The project is independently evaluated and we will be able to share overall impact data over the

    course of the project, we may also be able to provide anonymous comments received from young

    people, children and families engaging in author/ illustrator events when available.

    Submission process

    If you are interested in submitting a proposal then please complete this short survey giving details of what

    your workshop entails. You are welcome to contact Liz Jeavans in advance of submitting a proposal if you

    wish to find out more about the programme or have any questions;

    Deadline for proposals is 1 February 2022. All proposals will be looked at by a team consisting of The

    Reading Agency staff, STEM communication professionals and our Reading Sparks library partners.

    Shortlisted STEM communicators will be contacted by end of February when we will also make your workshop available for library partners to book directly with yourself.

  • 12 Jan 2022 5:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 per annum depending on experience

    Full Time + 33 days holiday, 5% pension contribution, staff ticket allocation

     Closing date: 10 am Monday 31st January 2022
    Interview date: Monday 7th February 2022

    Cheltenham Festivals is a charity bringing outstanding arts and science to all. Our education, community and talent development programmes reach out year-round and culminate at the town’s internationally-acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.

    The Learning and Participation Manager‘s main role is to work collaboratively to develop, deliver and evaluate the charity’s STEM activity for children and young people

    You will have successful experience of developing high-quality learning and participation work across the sciences and/or STEM sectors and a strong understanding of the schools environment, frameworks and legislation.

    For any queries please email us at:

    For job description, application form and equal opportunities form please see:

  • 06 Jan 2022 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grade and Salary:  Grade 7 £32,817 Closing date 14 January 2022

    FTE and working pattern:  Full-time Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00 with the requirement to work out-of-hours to host events. 

    Organisation Name: International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS-MCS)

    About our School/Directorate and Team: ICMS supports research in the mathematical sciences. Its core activity is the development and organisation of international workshops and conferences in all areas of mathematics and these attract leading mathematical scientists from the UK and abroad. These activities take place face-to-face at ICMS in Edinburgh or other venues and also online or in hybrid format. `ICMS is based in central Edinburgh at The Bayes Centre 47 Potterrow.

    Purpose of Role  As a key member of the administrative teams within the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) the Communications & Engagement Manager will support our vision through the creation, implementation and management of effective communication strategies and plans.

    This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and innovative communication professional who is looking to develop their career in a science communication setting. ICMS is an exciting environment undergoing a transformation as a result of significant additional funding. This additional funding allows us to be innovative and inventive with our communication and engagement activities. This is a new full-time post, and we are looking for someone with enthusiasm, passion and a willingness to challenge and create new ideas to come and work with us. 

    Summary of Key Duties and Responsibilities:   

    •  Create and implement effective communication strategies for  ICMS. These should serve to consolidate and extend the excellent reputations of ICMS and should support the exploitation of new opportunities. These strategies will be multi-faceted, will use all appropriate media channels, and will include plans for the dissemination of up-to-date and relevant information to customers, stakeholders and key partners.
    • Support the growth and development of ICMS through the identification and progression of specific opportunities for conferences, events and other activities that bring different groups together. Monitor success of activities and identify and implement 
    • Support the effective operation of ICMS through the creation and implementation of tools for event publicity and event management, including communication calendars, newsletters and targeted emails to participants and prospective participants. Oversee and maintain the associated database of contacts. Maintaining the ICMS brand toolkits, ensuring brand compliance, and coordinating formatting and design of materials.  
    • Maintain and develop the webpages, mailing lists and social media presences for ICMS, ensuring a rich stream of engaging and dynamic content. This will include influencing and guiding the design of webpages and marketing materials, and the planning and implementation of any significant changes. The post-holder will write engaging material themselves, edit the work of others, and potentially commission pieces (e.g. blogs and videos). 
    • Manage and deliver the ICMS programme of public engagement events, both those associate with workshops and the stand-alone activities, such as involvement in the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Maths Week Scotland.
    • Education, Qualifications & Experience: 

    These are the criteria on which the short-listing and recruitment selection will be made


    1. Educated to first degree level or equivalent (see link for details) or equivalent practical experience in the workplace in a communications or marketing-related role 
    2. Experience of working within a similar environment as outlined above
    3. Competent in the use of relevant IT packages, including database management.
    4. Proven relevant experience of design and delivery of a communications strategy which will have been acquired over a number of years, with a basic understanding of the relevant theory.
    5. Up-to-date experience of web management, content management systems and other digital media platforms.
    6. Proven visual, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write in a range of voices and styles for varied projects and diverse audiences and in a range of media.
    7. Experience of event planning and management.
    8. Excellent interpersonal, influencing and presentation skills, able to understand and communicate complex issues effectively
    9. Demonstrable excellent customer service 
    10. Demonstrable ability to work quickly, flexibly and accurately in a dynamic, changing and pressured environment
    11. Experience of working closely with stakeholders across all levels of the organisation 
    12. Ability to research, analyse and present complex information effectively with good attention to detail
    13. High level organisational skills with the ability to prioritise major developments and to function effectively in a pressured environment
    14. Demonstrable professional and proactive approach
    15. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.


    1. Degree in specific subject (if applicable)
    2. Professional Qualification or membership of Professional body (where applicable) 
    3. Experience of working in Higher Education or an associated research body
    4. Ability to manage budgets
    5. Knowledge of GDPR requirements, particularly in relation to communications, marketing and media activities
    6. Experience in using social media



  • 04 Jan 2022 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We The Curious in Bristol is looking for 2 new members to join our great Live Science Team, working to provide amazing experiences to our visitors. You will present in our programme spaces, such as the Open City Lab (a space where visitors can get involved in real research), Kitchen, Theatre of Curiosity, Studio and Planetarium. In these spaces you will lead story-telling, demonstrations, explanations and hands-on activities. It can include working with technology such as laptops and also working with chemicals, toys, food, plants and bespoke equipment such as a smoke machine. 


    Salary: Hourly rate of £9.80 per hour. This will increase to £10.00 per hour upon successful completion of a probation period, typically 3 months.


    Hours: 22.5 hours per week, working an average of 3 days in 7, working 3 out of 4 weekends.


    There are two contracts available:

    • Permanent contract
    • 6-month fixed term contract


    Location: Bristol, BS1 5DB


    Start date: For both contracts the ideal start date is week commencing Monday 24th January..


    Closing date for applications: midnight on 12th January 2022


    Full job description and how to apply 


  • 04 Jan 2022 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd is currently seeking a South Wales Activity Deliverer, who will work under the supervision of the Activity Manager and Chief Operating Officer to develop activities for the STEMCymru II Project and deliver exciting and motivating STEM activities in schools.


    This is initially a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022 (with the possibility of extension to June 2023 depending on funding).


    As an Activity Deliverer, you will be responsible for delivering various STEM activities in schools.  You will deliver sessions to groups of pupils within their schools, as well as assisting the Activity Manager and other deliverers with the development of new STEM activities to be delivered across Wales.


    You are advised to read the Job Description before applying for this vacancy.


    The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the Waterton Centre, Bridgend/ Your own home (depending on location).  Travel across Wales will be required as part of this role and your own transport is essential.  The salary for this position will be up to £26,000 per annum (depending on experience), with an allowance of 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).


    To download the Job Description, Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Job Applicant Privacy notice please visit:


    Please send the completed application and equal opportunities forms and a copy of your CV to by midday on 17th January 2022.  Please note, applications will not be accepted unless the documentation is complete and the declaration on the application form signed.


    This post is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the STEMCymru II Project (80726) and the Welsh Government Education Directorate.




    Ar hyn o bryd, mae Cynllun Addysg Beirianneg Cymru Cyf (EESW) yn chwilio am Darparwr Gweithgareddau De Cymru, a fydd yn gweithio dan oruchwyliaeth y Rheolwr Gweithgareddau a’r Prif Swyddog Gweithredol i ddatblygu gweithgareddau ar gyfer Prosiect STEMCymru 2 a darparu gweithgareddau STEM cyffrous ac ysgogol mewn ysgolion.


    Contract cyfnod penodol tan 31 Mawrth 2022 i ddechrau (gyda'r posibilrwydd o'i ymestyn hyd at fis Mehefin 2023 yn dibynnu ar gyllid).


    Fel Darparwr Gweithgareddau, byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddarparu gweithgareddau amrywiol STEM mewn ysgolion.  Byddwch yn cyflwyno sesiynau i grwpiau o ddisgyblion yn eu hysgolion, yn ogystal â chynorthwyo'r Rheolwr Gweithgareddau a darparwyr eraill i ddatblygu gweithgareddau newydd STEM i'w cyflenwi ledled Cymru.


    Cofiwch ddarllen y Disgrifiad Swydd cyn gwneud cais am y swydd hon.


    Yr oriau gwaith fydd 37.5 awr yr wythnos, dydd Llun i ddydd Gwener, a byddwch wedi'ch lleoli yng Nghanolfan Waterton, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr/eich cartref eich hun (yn dibynnu ar leoliad).  Bydd angen teithio ledled Cymru fel rhan o'r rôl hon, ac mae'ch cludiant eich hun yn hanfodol.  Hyd at £26,000 y flwyddyn yw'r cyflog (yn dibynnu ar brofiad), a 28 diwrnod o wyliau (gan gynnwys gwyliau banc).


    I lawrlwytho'r Disgrifiad Swydd, y Ffurflen Gais, y Ffurflen Monitro Cyfle Cyfartal a'r Hysbysiad Preifatrwydd Ymgeisydd ewch i


    Anfonwch y ffurflen gais a'r ffurflen cyfle cyfartal gyflawn a chopi o'ch CV i erbyn 17 Ionawr 2022 am hanner dydd. DS: nid ydym yn derbyn ceisiadau oni bai eich bod wedi cwblhau'r dogfennau a llofnodi'r datganiad ar y ffurflen gais.


    Mae'r swydd hon wedi'i hariannu'n rhannol gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop drwy Swyddfa Cyllid Ewropeaidd Cymru, ar gyfer Prosiect STEMCymru II (80726) a Chyfarwyddiaeth Addysg Llywodraeth Cymru.

  • 21 Dec 2021 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Senior Lecturer in Science Communication


    Job reference


    Application closing date



    Frenchay Campus


    Grade H: £40,927 - £51,799 pa pro rata

    This post is full-time and permanent.



    Job description


    The Department of Applied Sciences is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication. 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 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 research portfolio of the internationally renowned Science Communication Unit, home to a group of over twenty science communication academics, researchers, writers, and PhD students.


    The post holder will participate in the design, development and assessment of modules and will be passionate about teaching and providing support to students. Working within a committed and enthusiastic team, the post-holder will contribute to the highly regarded and innovative MSc in Science Communication, undergraduate teaching, and the Science Communication Unit’s continuing professional development (CPD) offering. Preference will be given to applicants who can evidence expertise in either quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies appropriate to science communication, combined with in-depth knowledge of academic theory OR practice in science communication.


    Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in science communication or a subject relevant to the post, or to have a relevant master’s qualification with significant professional practice. We are looking for candidates who have experience of teaching, research and/or practice in science communication, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students, inspiring them to learn. An interest in contributing to and leading the preparation of proposals and applications to secure funding from internal and external sources is also desirable.



    Further information & to apply:




    If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Science Communication Unit Co-directors: Dr Clare Wilkinson or Dr Emma Weitkamp, or HoD Dr Lyn Newton:

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