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  • 12 Oct 2019 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Mission:Rescue Outreach Development Brief

      Winchester Science Centre are looking for an experienced science communicator to develop a space themed outreach programme for KS2/KS3 children.

      About Mission Rescue:
      Mission:Rescue is a highly stimulating and immersive experience that takes children on a mission in space. During their expedition, they are faced with a series of unexpected events that challenge their success. Using the available tools and resources, the children have to think like engineers to find a crew missing in action, build a heat shield and safely land a spaceship. The children will need to be creative, communicate well and work as a team to find the solutions that will enable them to complete their mission
      .

      Promotional video available here.

      Learning Objectives:
      Concepts covered will include reflection and refraction, Newton’s laws, forces, conduction, coding and programming and temperature differences. The students will complete a video diary during the day to monitor and measure their own progress, whilst being able to share this with class at the end of the challenge.

      This is also a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their skills in areas such as teamwork, communication and presenting.

      Budget:
      Development & training time: £3,000

      Deliverables:

    • -           Session plans for each activity and the transitions
    • -           Outline script
    • -           PPT with embedded Astronaut Sophie videos
    • -           Demo instructions with KS appropriate explanations of the science (including set up and pack down)
    • -           Risk assessments
    • -           Log book template
    • -           Kit list with quantities and links of where they can be purchased
    • -           Consumables list with quantities per session based on 120 pupils and links of where they can be purchased
    • -           Chemical prep instructions if needed
    • -           Evaluation forms for pupils and teachers to complete
    •  
    • -           2 x training sessions with the team at Winchester Science Centre (likely to be ~4 hours each)
    • -           Attendance to first session for support and feedback to the team

    Dates for training: 5th & 7th November (tbc)
    Date of first outreach: 22nd November

    To apply, please email lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org outlining your suitability for the role as soon as possible.


  • 04 Oct 2019 8:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Post Title: Head of Widening Participation

    Line Manager: Director of STEM Strategy

    Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Annual leave: 20 days per annum plus bank holidays

    Closing Date: 31 October 2019 09:00

    Interviews: 7 and/or 8 November 2019

    Core hours will be 08:30-16:30 or 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday however a strong degree of flexibility will be required to suit business needs, to include some early mornings, evenings, bank holidays and weekends.

    The Organisation

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (WSC) is an independent educational charity dedicated to sparking curiosity and building science capital for all. Boasting two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits, the UK’s largest standalone planetarium and a wide-ranging events programme, the Science Centre is an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for families, schools and the general public. WSC has recently been successful in raising funds to redevelop the visitor experience to include a new exhibition, live science demonstration area, invention studio, sensory space and reimagined welcome area. WSC is on a mission to make STEM accessible to all and the upcoming project is a major milestone in the strategic direction of the charity.

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is situated on the outskirts of Winchester within the South Downs National Park. The centre enjoys a stunning rural location with excellent road links from London and across the South of England. This enviable location, the charity’s clear mission and its team of highly motivated staff and volunteers, makes Winchester Science Centre a great place to work. Visitor numbers are set to exceed 190k this year and with huge potential for further growth, this is an exciting time to join the team.

    The Role

    The Head of Widening Participation exists to deliver the charities core aim of sparking curiosity for all, by engaging and building sustainable, long term relationships with new and underserved audiences. The Head of Widening Participation will work closely with internal teams to ensure WSC reaches its goal of becoming one of the most accessible science centres in the UK. They will also develop, plan, deliver and evaluate STEM outreach engagement.

    WSC will soon begin a £1.2m transformation to create a more inclusive and accessible experience for our visitors. The Head of Widening Participation will play a major role in the project overseeing a crucial part of the first major capital refurbishment of our building, liaising with our audiences so that we truly understand how best to make an impact.

    Winchester Science Centre wishes to reach audiences who are currently underserved, by hosting and collaborating in a variety of public events. The Head of Widening Participation will drive excellence within the organisation, bringing together an innovative and exciting events programme that will bring quality, awe and inspiration to local and national communities. These events are aimed to entice intrigue in science participation across different audiences and help deliver our mission. They will work in partnership with Head of Curiosity and Head of Planetarium to deliver the charitable aim to build science capital for all.

    The events programme can be broken down into two strands; local Community Open Weekends/Festivals and high-profile science events. The Head of Widening Participation will lead the co-creation of exciting activities for young people, families, adults and those with special educational needs, to inspire the next generation of scientists and encourage communities to value scientific engagement. Our first major event in the calendar is the Noel Turner Science Festival on the Isle of Wight. A 2-day celebration of STEM for primary and secondary schools on the Island

    The Head of Widening Participation will represent the organisation and build strong links with academic and industrial partners to develop a cohesive science outreach offer in the South of England and further drive sponsorship income by growing audience's participation.

    The post-holder will line manage the Widening Participation Officer, and be a role model to the wider STEM team. We are looking for a candidate to hit the ground running, drive the mission of our Science Centre forward.

    Winchester Science Centre is a unique and exciting place to work, with an exceptional team of creative and motivated individuals. Our energetic and enthused team have a genuine passion for their day to day duties, and are committed to the objectives of our charity and seeing it succeed. A hard-working, open culture is encouraged, where cross-departmental working is embedded in everything we do. We are looking for a positive, self-starting and energetic Head of Widening Participation to fit this culture and drive the team to the next level.

    Job Description

    ·          To develop, deliver and evaluate a remarkable public outreach programme for families, schools, youth groups and adult organisations to engage with, by seeking new opportunities for the organisation and maintaining key relationships. This includes Community Open Weekends, Noel Turner Science Festival and high profile public engagement events.

    ·          To support internal teams to ensure the school and public offers are accessible to all, including those with disabilities, illnesses and special educational needs.

    ·          To line manage the Widening Participation Officer (plus possibility of other roles in the future).

    ·          To work with the internal teams, designers, accessibility advisory panel and stakeholders to ensure accessibility is a priority for a major refurbishment of the science centre, due to open in April.

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

    ·          To represent the organisation at local and national STEM communication conferences and meetings, to network and seek out innovative opportunities for development, where relevant to the role.

    ·          To plan and manage the Widening Participation budget, with the support of the Director of STEM Strategy.

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

    ·          To analyse and evaluate STEM activity delivery data to ensure targets are met and evaluate the impact of public interactions.

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

    ·          To maintain a comprehensive knowledge of local and national STEM organisations and academia, and work alongside them to deliver programmes in the South of England.

    ·          To work with the Director of STEM Strategy to plan and review progress against targets and to agree actions.

    ·          To manage and expand the use of volunteers, interns and work experience colleagues.

    ·          To work with the fundraising team to seek and explore other revenue streams to fund our external offer.

    ·          To undertake other tasks as should reasonably arise within the remit of Head of Widening Participation.

    ·          The above should not be considered an exhaustive list and other project support will be required by Director of STEM Strategy.

    Flexibility is essential as Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated individuals working closely together to support and develop the charity, so occasional additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business. Applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check and be required to hold a full UK driving licence and to have access to a car for business travel use for which expenses will be paid. 

    Person Specification

    E = Essential D = Desirable

    Qualifications

    ·          D - BA or BSc (Hons) or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

    ·          D - Relevant qualifications in community engagement in cultural organisations

    Experience

    ·          D - Working in a STEM related field, STEM teaching or STEM delivery in the informal learning sector.

    ·          E - Forming and maintaining effective partnerships with external organisations.

    ·          D - Working alongside university and industry public engagement teams.

    ·          E - Project management.

    ·          E - Supervising staff including delegation, support and training.

    ·          D - Line management experience.

    ·          D - Budget management.

    ·          E - Evaluating process and analysis of data to devise strategy and produce relevant reports.

    ·          E - Event delivery, public speaking and training delivery.

    ·          D - Professional networking.

    Practical skills and knowledge

    ·          E - Excellent logistical management.

    ·          E - Excellent knowledge of cutting edge research and developments in science.

    ·          D - Good knowledge of local and national STEM industry.

    ·          E - Previous experience of data collection and evaluation.

    ·          D - Good knowledge of UK school systems STEM curricula.

    ·          E - Competence in the use and application of Microsoft office software.

    ·          E - Good organisational skills and an ability to prioritise effectively.

    ·          E - Excellent leadership and team working skills.

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

    Personal qualities and skills

    ·          E - A strong team player who can work effectively with colleagues across the organisation.

    ·          E - An ability to engage and motive young people

    ·          E - An organised and analytical approach to working in a target driven role.

    ·          D - An ability to adapt to changing priorities and to respond quickly to requests.

    ·          E - An ability to enthuse and inspire colleagues.

    ·          E - An interest in STEM education and enrichment.

    ·          E - Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

    ·          D - An entrepreneurial spirit to drive new funding.

    Other requirements:

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

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

    Benefits

    A generous salary is on offer, along with staff CPD, a fulfilling role and working in a friendly and supportive environment. Benefits include:

    ·          Cash back health plan with the opportunity to add partner and/or dependents

    ·          Free parking and free tickets to planetarium shows and most special events

    ·          Annual Christmas party and staff socials

    ·          Ongoing staff training

    ·          20% discount in the shop and café

    Application procedure

    An application form is available on www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies, please complete the form and return to Laura Ollis lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org with a covering letter attached. Please clearly state your previous experience that links to the requirements of the role. Candidates whose experience does not match the Essential Criteria will not be considered.

    The deadline for application is Thursday 31 October 2019 9am. Interviews will take place on 7 and/or 8 November 2019 and may include a series of tasks, presentations, tests and formal interview.

    Disability Confident - Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from a wide and diverse range of applicants. Should you wish to discuss access needs or reasonable adjustments, please contact Laura Ollis.


  • 03 Oct 2019 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Live Science Team Member (Ref: LST_1019)

    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.

    SalaryHourly rate of £8.60 per hour - rising to £9.05 on completion of probation. Opportunities to increase to £9.50 following evidence of progression through skills milestones

    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 13th October, midnight 

    For more details and to apply, please click here .


  • 27 Aug 2019 9:06 PM | Anonymous member

    Applications Close: 2 September 2019 5pm

    Start Date: 6 September 2019

    Project Fee: £1500

    Expected minimum hours for this project is 18 hours a week for four weeks. These hours will be spread across a 5-day week. The project fee is calculated as equivalent to a £150 day rate.

    The role will be home based using your own equipment. This role will involve attending meetings at National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

    Applications to info@mathsweek.scot

    The Role

    The role will support the Maths Week Scotland Co-ordinator to communicate the message and activity of Maths Week Scotland to an online audience, to build awareness of the campaign and drive traffic to the website and Maths Week Scotland events. 

    You will create exciting content to engage a range of audiences across digital platforms (blog posts, tweets, Maths Week Scotland website). This will include interacting with and growing audiences through Twitter. 

    Other tasks will include reviewing and approval of user generated event and schools information content on the Maths Week Scotland website.

    The Person

    We are looking for someone with

    • Experience producing compelling, consistent content (copy, blogs, tweets)
    • Confidence in using Twitter
    • Experience of proofreading and editing online content
    • Demonstrable experience of reaching a wide range of audiences through development of appropriate/targeted content

     

    Our ideal candidate would demonstrate some or all of the following:

    • Experience of using web content management systems and other online content tools
    • Experience delivering social media strategies to ensure campaigns are consistent and engage target audiences’
    • Science Communication experience and a passion for Maths or STEM-related subjects
    • Experience producing engaging .Gifs or short films using Adobe Creative Suite (or equivalent) for social media

  • 15 Aug 2019 1:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Full Time Salary

    £25,881 to £30,449 per annum

    Post Type

    Full time / Permanent

    Closing Date

    01/09/2019

    Ref No

    10245

    We are looking for an enthusiastic public engagement practitioner to coordinate and participate in the delivery of Diamond’s core public engagement programme for schools and the public. The successful candidate will also contribute to the planning and delivery of other elements of the public engagement programme.

    Candidates will have proven communication skills and the ability to concurrently manage a range of events and systems. As well as a talent for presenting and facilitating, experience working in science communication with both public and school audiences is desirable.

    We are looking for someone with experience of programme planning and delivery, and working with volunteers. Scientific qualifications or experience are preferable, along with knowledge of databases and web content management. Candidates will also need to be capable users of MS Office software.

     

    For more information, including; job description, person specification and details of our other excellent company benefits, please visit our websitehttps://vacancies.diamond.ac.uk/vacancy/public-engagement-coordinator-394498.html


  • 15 Aug 2019 1:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Description

    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, Ilkeston), 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 travel 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).

  • 15 Aug 2019 1:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Post Title:                    Head of Curiosity 

    Line Manager:              Director of STEM Strategy

    Salary:                          £32,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

    Hours:                         37.5 hours per week

    Annual leave:              150 hours per annum plus bank holidays

    Closing Date:               17 September 2019 09:00

    Interviews:                  24 or 25 September 2019

     

    Core hours will be 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday however a strong degree of flexibility will be required to suit business needs, to include some early mornings, evenings, bank holidays and weekends.   

     

    1.     The Organisation

    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium (WSC) is an independent educational charity dedicated to sparking curiosity and building science capital for all. Boasting two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits, the UK’s largest standalone planetarium and a wide-ranging events programme, the Science Centre is an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for families, schools and the general public.  WSC has recently been successful in raising funds to redevelop the visitor experience to include a new exhibition, live science demonstration area, invention studio, sensory space and reimagined welcome area. WSC is on a mission to make STEM accessible to all and the upcoming project is a major milestone in the strategic direction of the charity.


     


    Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is situated on the outskirts of Winchester within the South Downs National Park. The centre enjoys a stunning rural location with excellent road links from London and across the South of England. This enviable location, the charity’s clear mission and its team of highly motivated staff and volunteers, makes Winchester Science Centre a great place to work. Visitor numbers are set to exceed 190k this year and with huge potential for further growth, this is an exciting time to join the team.


     


    2.     The Role

    We are currently seeking a Head of Curiosity to be responsible for all public facing STEM activities delivered at our Science Centre in Winchester and the role exists to deliver the charity’s core aim of sparking curiosity and building science capital for all. The Head of Curiosity will curate, develop, deliver and evaluate STEM engagement for all visitors to the centre, by collaborating with key STEM partners, ensuring the Centre is a national beacon of best practice throughout the science communication sector.  

     

    The Head of Curiosity drives excellence within the organisation, bringing quality, awe and innovation to the visitor experience. This includes a diverse range of inspiring activities and events designed to entice intrigue in science participation across different audiences such as schools, youth groups, families, adults and more.

     

    The Head of Curiosity will be instrumental in working with external contractors on exhibition design and interactivity through their extensive subject knowledge. The post-holder will also work with our Innovation Officer to develop partnerships with external contributors such as universities.

     

    The Head of Curiosity will work in collaboration with the Head of Widening Participation to engage with underrepresented audiences and will work with the Fundraising team to ensure impact evidence is best used to raise future funds and demonstrate the charitable value of the Centre.  

     

    The post-holder will liaise closely with external partners across the international community to share expertise and resources, further establishing the organisation as a leader in public engagement and raising Science Capital.

     

    The post-holder will be a role model to the wider STEM team, responsible for driving forward a diverse and talented team of Curiosity Officers and Inspirers who deliver the content curated by the Head of Curiosity. We are looking for a candidate to hit the ground running, offering dynamic and energetic leadership. At every stage the successful candidate will lead by example, drive the Science Centre forward and set high standards for the Curiosity team and wider organisation.

     

    Winchester Science Centre is a unique and exciting place to work, with an exceptional team of creative and motivated individuals. Our energetic and enthused team have a genuine passion for their day to day duties, and are committed to the objectives of our charity and seeing it succeed.  A hard-working, open culture is encouraged, where cross-departmental working is embedded in everything we do. We are looking for a positive, self-starting and energetic Head of Curiosity to fit this culture and drive the team to the next level.  


    3.     Job Description 

    ·         To be responsible for all aspects of a remarkable public engagement programme for families, schools, youth groups and adults 

    ·         To seek new opportunities and maintain key relationships to help support the charity’s offer

    ·         To be an essential member of the management team, directly contributing to the day to day running and future direction of the centre

    ·         Directly line manage Curiosity Officers and have overall responsibility for public facing science communicators

    ·         Ensure consistent, concise and accurate communication within the STEM team at all times

    ·         Deal with difficult and challenging situations in a professional manner

    ·         Deliver quality training to team members

    ·         To plan and manage the Curiosity budget, with the support of the Director of STEM Strategy

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

    ·         To represent the organisation at STEM communication conferences and meetings, to network and seek out innovative opportunities for development

    ·         To analyse and evaluate STEM activity delivery data to ensure targets are met and evaluate the impact of public interactions as per strategy.  

    ·         Overall responsibility for COSHH regulations including implementing control measures and drawing up plans and procedures to deal with accidents and emergencies involving hazardous substances used in STEM activities

    ·         To work with the Director of Operations to ensure risk assessments are created for all public facing STEM activities 

    ·         To work with the Director of STEM Strategy to plan and review progress against targets and to agree actions

    ·         To manage and expand the use of volunteers, interns and work experience individuals

    ·         To undertake other tasks as should reasonably arise within the remit of Head of Curiosity

    ·         The above should not be considered an exhaustive list and other project support will be required by Director of STEM Strategy

     

    Flexibility is essential as Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated individuals working closely together to support and develop the charity, so occasional additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business.  Applicants will undergo an enhanced DBS check and be required to hold a full UK driving licence and to have access to a car for business travel use for which expenses will be paid.  

     

    4.    Person Specification

    E = Essential                D = Desirable

     

    Qualifications

    ·         E - BA or BSc (Hons) or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. 

    ·         D - MSc Science Communication 

    Experience

    ·         E - Managing and supervising staff including delegation, support and training    

    ·         E - Working in a STEM related field, STEM teaching or STEM delivery in the informal learning sector

    ·         E - Event delivery, public speaking and training delivery  

    ·         E - Project management  

    ·         D - Forming and maintaining effective partnerships with external organisations   

    ·         D - Evaluating process and analysis of data to and produce relevant reports 

    ·         D - Budget management  

    ·         D - Written communications including signage and content  

     

    Practical skills and knowledge

    ·         E - Excellent leadership and team working skills 

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

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

    ·         E - Good organisational skills and an ability to prioritise effectively 

    ·         D - Excellent knowledge of cutting edge research and developments in science 

    ·         D - Good knowledge of the UK STEM skills agenda 

    ·         D - Good knowledge of local and national STEM industry  

    ·         D - Good knowledge of UK school systems STEM curricula

     

    Personal qualities and skills

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

    ·         E - An ability to enthuse and inspire colleagues 

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

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

    ·         E - An ability to adapt to changing priorities and to respond quickly to requests

    ·         E - Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends with reasonable notice

    ·         D - An interest in STEM education and enrichment

     


    5.     Application procedure


    An application form is available on www.winchestersciencecentre.org, please complete the form and return to lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org with a covering letter attached. Please clearly state your previous experience that links to the requirements of the role. Candidates whose experience does not match the Essential Criteria will not be considered.


    The deadline for application is 17 September 2019 9am. Interviews will take place on 24 or 25 September 2019 and will include a series of tasks, demonstrations, tests and formal interview.  For an informal conversation about this role please contact Emma Diserens, Director of STEM Strategy (maternity cover) by emailing emmadiserens@winchestersciencecentre.org

  • 15 Aug 2019 1:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Salary:   £34,189 to £39,609 
    Closing Date:   Wednesday 11 September 2019
    Interview Date:   Friday 27 September 2019 
    Reference:  A2451-T

    We are looking for an enthusiastic person to become a Legacy Fellow, with experience of the research environment, and promoting science communication, to coordinate activities leading to a lasting legacy from the Soils Training And Research Studentships (STARS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). 

    With a mission to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists STARS  CDT, funded by NERC and BBSRC, is a consortium of 8 organizations from around the country:

    • Lancaster University
    • Bangor University
    • Cranfield University
    • University of Nottingham
    • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
    • British Geological Survey
    • The James Hutton Institute
    • Rothamsted Research

    STARS CDT has funded 40 PhD students in 3 cohorts, the first of which are now in their third year. During the course of training these students we have amassed extensive training resources and knowledge. Our ambition is to maximize their use and leave behind a lasting legacy for all users of soil science whether in education, research, industry or policy making.


    STARS CDT management is based at Lancaster Environment Centre which is the preferred site for the fellow, although it may be possible to be based with another STARS consortium member.  Responsible to the STARS Director, you will work largely independently identifying and developing legacy ideas and materials based on previous workshop outputs and discussions with the STARS Management Board, supervisors, students and stakeholders. It is likely that there will be some travel required to visit students and stakeholders around the country. 

     

    It is anticipated that the outputs will comprise a variety of media, thus identifying future-proof platforms is key to success.

    You will be responsible for budget monitoring. 

    You will be self-motivated, have a strong interest in science communication along with excellent project management skills and the ability to deliver to targets and deadlines.  

    There is the option for a part-time or full time contract starting as soon as possible and running for 6 months, or the full time equivalent thereof if working part time. 

    Further details:

    • Full job advertisement https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A2451-T 
    • STARS website, www.starsoil.org

    We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

  • 15 Aug 2019 12:30 PM | Anonymous member


    Job referenceSMG01198Date posted15/08/2019Application closing date01/09/2019LocationScience Museum - LondonSalary£20,100+benefitsJob description

    Do you have experience of developing and performing shows and workshops to children in an educational context? Do you have strong interpersonal and organisational skills? 


    We are looking for a talented Outreach Developer to organise and deliver inspirational learning experiences to all audiences, ranging from primary and secondary school students, adults and family groups to raise the profile of the Museum, and promote outreach services to other museums and institutions. We have delivered a range of engaging sessions to schools, communities and even festivals, both nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Events range from storytelling, shows, make-and-take workshops and hands-on experiments for festivals.


    In addition to performing inspiring science shows, you will research and develop new events for schools, communities and under-represented audiences. You will plan all operational aspects of our outreach activity, which will involve building relationships with school contacts and community leaders, to assisting with the delivery of other museum projects. 


    You will have experience of developing shows and workshops for children aged 4 to 16 in an educational context and demonstrate engaging presentation skills. As well as being able to manage your time effectively, you will have experience of working with multiple stakeholders and excellent problem-solving skills. You must also have a valid UK driving licence and be open to travel away from home, both nationally and internationally as well as some weekend working. 


    You will be offered excellent benefits, including 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays, a contributory pension scheme, BUPA medical and dental care, an annual season ticket loan and numerous staff discounts whilst developing your career in a world class museum group.


    Click here for the Vacancy Information Pack which provides you with details of the role the supporting statement questions.
     

  • 06 Aug 2019 12:50 PM | Anonymous member

    Full Time Salary

    £25,881 to £30,449 per annum

    Post Type

    Full time / Permanent

    Closing Date

    01/09/2019

    Ref No

    10245

    We are looking for an enthusiastic public engagement practitioner to coordinate and participate in the delivery of Diamond’s core public engagement programme for schools and the public. The successful candidate will also contribute to the planning and delivery of other elements of the public engagement programme.

    Candidates will have proven communication skills and the ability to concurrently manage a range of events and systems. As well as a talent for presenting and facilitating, experience working in science communication with both public and school audiences is desirable.

    We are looking for someone with experience of programme planning and delivery, and working with volunteers. Scientific qualifications or experience are preferable, along with knowledge of databases and web content management. Candidates will also need to be capable users of MS Office software.

     

    For more information, including; job description, person specification and details of our other excellent company benefits, please visit our websitehttps://vacancies.diamond.ac.uk/vacancy/public-engagement-coordinator-394498.html


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