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  • 14 Nov 2018 7:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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, facilitating our exhibitions, delivering science shows, interactive activities, special events and community activities in our building and beyond. This means encouraging visitors to explore what interests them, empowering them to ask questions and explore the world. You will do this by providing amazing experiences and facilitating conversations 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 – Sunday 19th November, midnight

    Interview dates – 29th or 30th November


    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • 14 Nov 2018 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract: Full time, fixed term 18 months, with a potential for extension

    Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 (with generous pension and holiday allowance)

    Location: Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly and externally in schools and at other locations in and around London

    This role is an exciting opportunity to manage a key educational project in the Linnean Learning team of the Linnean Society of London. The Education Project Manager will be responsible for the co-ordination, delivery and reporting of The Linnean Society of London’s Biomedia Meltdown (BMM) project. This role would be suitable for a creative and experienced educator with a proven passion for public engagement. The role also requires a high level of administrative competency.

    The Linnean Society of London is a biological society founded around the collections of Carl Linnaeus. The Society fuses new research with rich history, encouraging and communicating scientific advances through their three world-class journals, special publications, events and educational programmes.

    Biomedia Meltdown is an initiative where science and art collide! The Biomedia Meltdown is an outreach project that aims to support and encourage young people to take an increased interest in biology by providing them with a platform to explore scientific ideas creatively. Alongside the creative science competition, the Linnean Learning team offers free tailored workshops in secondary schools and at other locations (such as libraries and free community events at weekends). The workshops aim to increase pupils' understanding of biological ideas and give them an opportunity to create some fantastic competition entries and engage with a learned society. To find out more about the project visit, and if you have any questions about the role please contact Elisa Jones


    To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter by email to . The letter should tell us why your experience, skills and knowledge make you the ideal candidate for this position - please refer to the Person Specification for further details

    The closing date for applications is Monday 19 of November at 9am and interviews will be held on November 30th in Piccadilly. You will be expected to do a brief talk (without visual aids) about an educational project or resource that you have worked on.

    Please note that any personal data will be erased from your application before the selection process begins. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed but will not receive any further correspondence.

  • 03 Nov 2018 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, EH25 9RG

    Salary: £22,659 to £26,243

    Working hours: Full time (35 hours per week), 12-month contract

    Closing date: 21 November 2018


    In 2019 The Roslin Institute will celebrate 100 years of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh via a programme of public and schools events, with supporting online and printed content, to highlight our current research in this area. We are recruiting a Public Engagement Assistant to support the planning and development of the centenary programme, which will run alongside our regular public engagement activities.


    The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable individual with experience of developing and running public engagement activities and/or events and will report directly to The Roslin Institute’s Public Engagement Officer. You will work with the Institute’s engagement and communications teams and our researchers to plan events, research and develop accessible activities and resources for public and school audiences, and create online content about animal genetics.


    The position is a fixed term, 12-month contract and although some degree of flexible working may be possible we anticipate that the role will be full time (35 hours per week).


    For more details please visit and for any informal enquiries please contact Dr Nicola Stock, Public Engagement Officer at The Roslin Institute

    The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in

    Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

  • 30 Oct 2018 4:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department:      Interactive Design

    Job Title:             Interactives Designer

    Reporting to:     Interactives Manager

    Hours of work:  40 hours per week (8 hours per day, 5 days per week)

    Breaks:                Unpaid 30 min lunch break

    Job Location:      Elvington, York

    Conditions:         Office based, may have to travel within the UK from time to time, and very occasionally it may be overseas.

    Hourly Rate: Dependent upon experience

    Benefits:             22 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), life assurance, workplace pension, tax free tax free cycle/tech scheme, eyecare vouchers, free offsite parking

    Job Description:

    Paragon Creative is one of the world's leading creative design and build companies and we are looking for an Interactive Designer to expand Design team.  You will  be responsible to design reliable and engaging interactive exhibits and displays for museums and visitor centres.  

    Company Overview

    Paragon Creative is one of the world's leading creative design and build companies and we are looking for talented people to expand our first-class team. We work with some of the world's most exciting organisations including the International Olympic Committee, DreamWorks, Royal Palaces, Harrods, Hamleys, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Working life at Paragon is anything but uneventful and if you want to work on some of the most innovative and inspiring experiential projects around, come and join us. Paragon Creative is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we actively work towards equality in the workplace.

    Main Purpose of the Job

    As Interactive Designer you will be responsible to design reliable and engaging interactive exhibits and displays for museums and visitor centres

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Working from a client’s brief design bespoke hands on Interactive exhibit

    • Ensure the design can be produced in budget and to schedule

    • Create design concepts for client approval

    • Collaborating with other in-house production departments, project managers and directors when required.

    • Prototyping ideas in the workshop

    • Work in the Interactives workshop when required

    • Produce detailed production drawings, 2D CNC & 3D printing files for manufacture

    • Complete full and detailed Bill of Materials

    • Work within the allocated design time for the project

    • Some element of working away from home or abroad may be required

    Skills and Experience


    • Minimum 1 years Solidworks experience

    • Competent in using 2D AutoCad

    • Conversant with Microsoft packages

    • Previous experience of producing drawings for manufacture

    • Broad range of  mechanical knowledge

    • Good understanding of engineering drawing techniques

    • Experience of designing hands on interactives or a relevant industry

    • Hands on experience in manufacturing in a relevant industry

    • Experience working in a variety of materials

    • Experience in using Bills of Materials

    • UK driving license

    • Must hold a valid passport


    • Degree qualified

    • Experience of site work in UK or abroad

    • Experience in leading a team

    • Experience in dealing with clients

    • CSCS certified

    Personnel Specification


    • Creative thinker

    • Good communicator

    • Eye for detail

    • Able to work as part of team or independently as required

    • Flexible

    • Good time management

    • Enthusiastic

    • Forward planner

    • Driving Licence


    • Leadership skills


    • Core Hours Policy. Flexible Start and Finish Times between 07:30 and 17:30 (Core working hours 09:00 – 16:00) 

    • 22 Days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays)

    • Life Assurance

    • Work Place Pensions

    • Tax Free Cycle/Tech Scheme

    • Eyecare Vouchers

    • Free off-Site Parking 

  • 27 Oct 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    West Common , Harpenden AL5 2JQ, GB

    Do you enjoy communicating complex science and engaging with the public in hands-on and immersive displays, dialogues and open events? We have an exciting opportunity for a Public Engagement Manager to join our Communications and Public Engagement team at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

    The Institute’s Public Engagement Manager will be responsible for leading and delivering effective public engagement activities across internal and external stakeholder groups by:

    ·        Developing a strategy that embeds public engagement within the culture of the Institute

    ·        Leading and executing an action plan for public engagement activities across the Institute

    ·        Ensuring data on events are captured and evaluated against the objectives of the strategy

    ·        Engaging with schools and other educational organisations

    ·        Working with the STEM ambassadors in the Institute and providing support and training to staff

    The role requires excellent written and oral communication and strong creative skills to develop accessible, interactive and visually attractive public engagement activities. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, be a team player and be able to both lead and work within teams to deliver against tight deadlines.They will be highly organised and be able to inspire whilst also being attentive to detail. A previous track record in science public engagement relating to plant and animal science, food or agriculture would be highly advantageous.

    Interviews to be held: 19, 22 or 23 November 2018

  • 23 Oct 2018 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is currently recruiting for 3 science communication positions. Do you love science and do you want to work in a truly international research organization, and in a supportive and talented comms team? Then please apply! 

    More information:


    -          Editorial officer (full-time, based in Heidelberg, Germany)[]=COM 
    deadline 11 Nov

    -          German speaking Press officer (full-time, based in Heidelberg, Germany)[]=COM 
    deadline 11 Nov

    -          Public engagement officer at the European Bioinformatics Institute EMBL-EBI (part-time 20 hours/week, based in Hinxton near Cambridge)[]=COM 
    deadline 24 Oct


    EMBL is a world-leading life-science research organisation funded by over 20 governments. We are international, innovative, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative, with over 1700 employees from many nations working on six sites near Heidelberg, Barcelona, Cambridge, Grenoble, Hamburg and Rome.


    EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. 

  • 23 Oct 2018 1:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £19,766

    Permanent, 5 days from 7

    Closes: November 9th, Interviews: November 27th, Starting: January 2019

    Come and join our team at this incredibly exciting time for ASC.

    You will be one of a team of coordinators responsible for developing, coordinating and delivering high quality STEM learning experiences for ASC’s diverse range of audiences in line with our key aims and local and national initiatives and priorities. You will also fulfil contracts with external partners including, but not limited to, Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) as the North East Regional Coordinator of YESC (Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland). Delivery of ASC activities around Scotland will form a key part of this role so a full valid driver’s license and access to a reliable car are essential.

    For further information and to apply please visit our jobs page at:

  • 10 Oct 2018 1:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you love writing educational content? Are you STEM-focused? If yes, this role is for you!

    Salary: £30-35k

    Location: London, SE1


    December 2018 / January 2019 start

    We believe in ‘Building Brilliant Futures’ for Young People, our Clients, our Colleagues and our Communities. We are a youth engagement agency that exists to help brands, charities and government organisations connect with the dynamic world of under 25s. We help our clients to maximise the impact of all their engagement with young people with core expertise in creating Education, Brand, Talent and Social impacts.

    We are seeking a creative STEM-focused education professional to work in a dynamic client-facing role. The right person will be instrumental in creating high impact content across the Primary/Secondary areas for our client, in one of the UK’s biggest profile education programmes.

    For further information and to apply, please visit our jobs page at:

  • 09 Oct 2018 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location: Rugby or London, UK

    Salary band: £37,000 - £45,000 depending on experience

    IChemE (Institution of Chemical Engineers) is the global professional membership organisation for chemical engineers and process engineers.

    Founded in 1922, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) embraces over 40,000 members in more than 100 countries. We are a multi-national institution with primary offices in the UK and Australia. Our members are found in a wide range of industry sectors, and at different stages of their careers, from students and graduates in training through to senior Fellows at the very highest levels of leadership in business and academia. We provide connections to a powerful professional network. 

    IChemE is the only organisation that awards the internationally-recognised qualifications of Chartered Chemical Engineer andProfessional Process Safety Engineer. We are working towards ISO 9001 accreditation with the goal of achieving certification in early 2019.

    We are looking for a temporary Technical Policy Manager to join our Learned Society team. Reporting directly to the Director of Learned Society; you will contribute to the implementation of IChemE’s activity as a Learned Society. This includes support for the IChemE Energy Centre and leading IChemE's work on diversity and its policy contributions. This position will also play a central role in the establishment of the Learned Society structure, support for the Chemical Engineering Matters initiatives and the Institution’s business plan.

    In addition to coordinating the day-to-day operation of the Learned Society function, you will liaise with scientists and engineers, academics and industrialists, government and other institutions on a broad range of topics related to chemical and process engineering policy.

    You will be educated to degree level in a relevant science, engineering or policy discipline and have at least 3 years’ experience working in a technical environment with proven experience in project management. You will have experience managing a team of individuals across several office locations as well as being held responsible for the policy budgets, KPIs and performance.

    Key responsibilities of the role include:

    • Leading and managing the Learned Society function on a day-to-day basis
    • Overseeing the development and delivery of our Learned Society strategy
    • Providing leadership and oversight to the delivery of our technical policy outputs
    • Overseeing our work and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
    • Overseeing our medals and prizes schedule
    • Building and maintaining excellent working relationships with members, external partners and stakeholders

    Due to IChemE’s international nature, this position requires a willingness to work flexibly and to engage in business discussions outside of normal working hours. The position can be based at either our Rugby office or London office and will require travel between these two offices plus to other stakeholder addresses within the UK where required.

    This is a temporary role on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave. It is full-time based on you working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    Starting salary will be in the region of £37,000 - £45,000 per annum (depending on experience) plus benefits which includes an excellent pension scheme and flexitime. For London based candidates an appropriate London weighting allowance will be applied. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered.

    To apply; please provide a CV and a cover letter highlighting your experience against the areas listed above and why you think you are the ideal candidate for the role. To request a copy of the full job description or to formally apply for the position, please email our HR team:

    (Please note that applications sent without a cover letter will not be reviewed)

    The closing date for all applications is close of business Friday 26 October 2018 however IChemE reserves the right to interview exceptional candidates and make an offer of employment before this date should we wish.

    Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

    For more details about this and other vacancies at IChemE, visit

  • 03 Oct 2018 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location – central London 

    Salary £23,000 - £28,000

    Full time (6 month probation period)

    Closing Date 20/10/2018

    British International Education Association is a youngl non profit organisation focused on bring best STEM education to students in the UK and overseas. Our current market focus is China. It has an annual STEM competition for young people aged between 9 to 17. In 2019, the competition will be hosting 24 finalist teams from at least 5 countries. There is a lot of planning and details to think about. 

    We are looking for a creative, confident person who understands what makes a good event and competition, who is passionate about science and who is determined to bring accessible, exciting science to young people through development of inspiring and innovative formats. You will be a great net-worker and alive to opportunities. 

    You’ll work with STEM experts and PR team to develop and plan a programme of events aimed at raising profiles of the competition and ensure project delivery. 

    You’ll have experience of working in a marketing or events management role. You’ll be an advanced user of social and digital media and have good knowledge of sponsorship. Experience in facilities management, funding applications would be a great bonus. 

    There may be occasion when you are needed to work outside normal office hours as we work with partners in other time zones.

    This is a unique opportunity for a committed and special individual to grow their career. There will be occasional international travel. 

    Application: please send CV and cover letter to Helen Hu,, if you have any questions, please call 02078871445.

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