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  • 16 Mar 2023 6:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Public Engagement and Communications Coordinator, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Cambridge (UK). 

    Part time, £27,929-£32,348 pro rata

    The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) is a cross-Department research institute in the University of Cambridge’s School of Clinical Medicine. At the interface between laboratory research and the clinic, CIMR's mission is to determine the molecular mechanisms of disease in order to advance human health. 

    Communicating and sharing what we do is an important component of this mission, and we are recruiting a part-time Coordinator to plan, support and deliver impactful and strategy-led Public Engagement (PE) and Communications at CIMR. 

    CIMR’s PE vision is to foster a culture of two-way research engagement within the Institute and to increase knowledge and understanding of the Institute’s research among diverse public groups and patient audiences through the provision of accessible information. The role-holder will be the lead person on this engagement while also supporting the delivery of a broader communications strategy for external and internal audiences.

    The role-holder will also liaise with key PE, Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) and Communication leads across the Schools of Clinical Medicine and wider University to ensure that CIMR PE and communications remain well-connected, informed and collaborative.  

    Reporting to CIMR’s Scientific Research Strategy Manager, the successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring that engaging external and internal communications are a feature of CIMR, and that meaningful engagement with diverse public audiences is seen as an essential part of research. 

    There is some flexibility regarding the level of part-time working hours which could vary between around 0.6 FTE to 0.8 FTE. As there is a limited funding source for the role, the role's exact duration will be dependent on the finally-agreed levels of FTE and salary, but in the first instance the role is expected to be for between around two and three years maximum. 

    More details:

    The closing date is April 17th 2023.

  • 16 Mar 2023 6:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Communications Officer

    £24k-£26k per annum pro rata

    Remote working

    The Myrovlytis Trust has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, outgoing, enthusiastic individual to join our team as a part time Communications Officer.

    The successful candidate will be passionate about raising awareness of the charity through our digital channels. They will have experience in content writing, social media management and updating websites. A qualification or working experience within a life science background is essential.

    This role is offered as a 15-20 hour a week contract. Please state your preferred hours in your covering letter.

    Further information can be found by visiting

  • 10 Mar 2023 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Editor, The Content Engine (Remote) 

    We are looking for two talented, creative and entrepreneurial account managers to join our team. One is a permanent full-time role and the other is Maternity Cover, with the potential to extend the contract on completion. Both roles are fully remote.

    In these roles, you’ll be pitching stories and writing, editing and reviewing content across a range of formats. Successful candidates will be working with science and tech organisations like Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance, ETH Zurich, GESDA and CYBATHLON.

    What we need:

    • At least four years experience in digital communication or journalism
    • Background in science writing highly desirable
    • Experience in working in a fast-paced, digital environment
    • Confident and experienced in the use of cloud-based technologies
    • Working language English, proficiency in one or more additional languages an advantage

    Additional info: 

    Reporting to: Editor-in -Chief
    Salary: GBP 32,000 to 42,000
    Hours: 40 per week
    Holiday: 25 days p/a plus national holidays
    Contract Duration: Full time, permanent
    Location: The Content Engine has a team of 25 remote staff in the UK and a ten person head office in Geneva, Switzerland. While we have a strong preference for these remote roles to be UK-based, they can be performed from elsewhere, subject to local employment rules and the ability to work on CET time zone
    Start Date: ASAP. We will process applications as they are received and close the application process once the job is filled.

    Please content for more information or apply for the role on our website: 

  • 02 Mar 2023 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you a passionate and inspiring expert in science communication and engagement? Do you have a proven track record for innovative activity and experience curation?

    We are on a mission to make the world a better place for children, by supporting them to foster a lifelong love for science and particularly our natural world. We currently use a wide variety of science communication methods, our largest platform being face to face engagement through Winchester Science Centre and our community projects. In this exciting role, you'll lead on ensuring high quality scientific and educational content is delivered across our Charity. Working with our team is incredibly rewarding and every day you'll have a direct impact on our Charity's mission. 

    This is a flexible, part-time maternity cover role which offers the unique opportunity to join our Senior Management Team during a pinnacle time for our Charity - Wonderseekers.

    View our Director of Science Engagement applicant pack

    Ready to apply?

    When you are ready to apply, please submit your application through our recruitment portal. No recruitment agencies, thank you. 

    You will be asked to submit your contact details and answer a few questions so we can get to know you. Please keep your responses concise, this is your opportunity to really stand out. After answering these questions, please upload your cover letter and CV.

    If you have any other questions or wish to arrange an informal phone call prior to applying, please do not hesitate to get in touch with

    Need information in a different format or would like to apply in an alternative way? Just get in touch with Laura using the email address above, or book a phone call with her by calling the office on 01962 863 791.

    We can't wait to receive your application.

  • 02 Mar 2023 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UKAEA are seeking someone to help develop and deliver their wide range of education and public outreach activities including school / university visits; primary school shows; public open evenings and attendance at local and national science festivals.  By increasing interest in fusion research and development (a valuable low carbon future energy source), you will play a key role in increasing public interest and support and encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM and in fusion research.


    For more details of this exciting Public and Education Outreach Officer role and to apply, see


    Closing date : 17 March 2023

    Salary : £27899 - 29761 + excellent benefits including an outstanding pension

    Duration : full time permanent role


    The UK Atomic Energy Authority researches fusion energy and related technologies with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.  Harnessing fusion (the power source of the sun and stars) here on Earth promises abundant, safe and low carbon electricity for future generations.


    UKAEA operates two major fusion experiments – the European JET facility and the UKs own MAST Upgrade experiment at its Culham Science Centre HQ in Oxfordshire.  There is also a growing technology programme in areas vital in realising fusion power - such as robotics, materials science, tritium technology and component testing and validation at Culham and a new UKAEA centre in South Yorkshire.


    Please contact Chris Warrick (UKAEA Outreach and Student Placement Manager ; for any informal enquiries.


  • 28 Feb 2023 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you want to inspire tomorrow's scientists and engineers? Apply now for the Education Specialist job, in Garching, Germany. You will be in charge of leading the "Fostering early science education at the ESO Supernova in cooperation with the Forscherstation " project, which aims to strengthen and expand the education offer of the ESO Supernova, especially for children aged 3-12, as well as educators and primary school teachers.

    The deadline for applications is 3 March 2023.

    Further information:


  • 28 Feb 2023 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: ongoing

    Interviews: Interview dates offered regularly at our head office in Tamworth: 14/3/23 & 4/4/23.

    Further dates to be announced in due course.

    Start date: ASAP

    Job Advert

    We are looking for an enthusiastic casual education communicator to join our Outreach Team.

    Learn by Design is a market leading Education Outreach company that since 1995 has been working

    to provide schools, children and young people with enriching educational experiences. We often

    work on behalf of employers and public sector clients to develop and deliver exciting workshops,

    events, programmes and competitions aimed at raising young people’s aspirations or inspiring them

    into particular careers, pathways or sectors.

    What are we looking for?

    We are looking for a casual education communicator to deliver our workshops to school pupils of a

    variety of ages at schools across the country. Full training will be given.

    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.

    • Knowledge and interest of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths)

    subjects preferred, but not essential.

    • Full UK driving licence required and access to own transport

    Key skills

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of people, from young people

    to external clients, teachers and volunteers.

    • Confident, adaptable and able to use own initiative

    • Organised, reliable and punctual

    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a wider team

    • Knowledge of and passion for education outreach, careers education, science

    communication or widening participation

    Take a look at Learn by Design’s programme you would be involved in here:

    Key details

    Day rate: Between £60 and £110 per day based on the length of delivery. A ‘standard’ local day

    (without an overnight stay) is paid at £90. A generous budget will be provided for lunch; if staying

    overnight, a hotel, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

    Working hours: The successful candidates will be offered a zero hour contract, with flexibility to

    choose their own working days to fit around other part time roles or commitments. Given the nature

    of the service that we provide, the hours of work will vary from day to day. Early morning starts and

    overnight stays should be expected.

    Contract type: Zero hour contract. Applications are also accepted from candidates wishing to act as

    a freelance staff member, i.e. staff who invoice the company based on their days worked. Day rates

    will be negotiated individually in this instance.

    Primary working location: West Hallam Industrial Estate, DE7 6HE

    Start date: ASAP

    Employment is subject to the provision of satisfactory references and the completion of an

    enhanced DBS Check. All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

    Application process

    Please apply via Indeed or email

    All applications should include:

    • CV

    • Cover letter detailing why you would be a good fit for the team.

    To find out more information please email:

    Closing date: Ongoing, no specified closing date

    Interviews: Interview dates offered regularly at our head office in Tamworth: 14/3/23 & 4/4/23.

    Further dates to be announced in due course.

  • 28 Feb 2023 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Explainer (6-month post)

    Salary: £24,761 – £28,948 per annum (Grade 2)

    Closing date: 23rd March 2023


    This is an exciting time for Centre of the Cell. STEMPod is currently undergoing a £438,000 refurbishment which will provide the space with state-of-the-art computer and film technology and a refresh of activities and film to reflect the latest in biomedical research at Queen Mary University of London. There is also funding secured for a series of new interactives, shows and workshops to be developed and delivered in 2023-24.


    To support the next stages of our development plans, we are looking to appoint an Explainer for Centre of the Cell. You will be the first point of contact for visitors to Centre of the Cell, delivering high-quality science shows and experiences to visitors at Centre of the Cell and on outreach in schools.


    More information and apply


    Informal enquiries should be addressed to Frances Balkwill,

  • 07 Feb 2023 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The application deadline for this role is 12th February 2023.

    Join the NCCPE team as our Communications Lead

    The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) is looking for an experienced communications professional to lead on our communications strategy and activities, and to play a critical role in building our reputation as a change agent in the higher education sector.


    Grade G - £35,333 to £42,155 per annum. Part-time working 22.5 hours per week, fixed Term for 2 years.
    Bristol based – we work flexibly (hybrid) but the successful candidate will need to be able to travel to Bristol when necessary.

    The successful candidate will shape our strategy and delivery plans, oversee all our communication channels, develop and curate content to showcase the Centre’s work, and support the NCCPE directors and team to maximise the impact of our work.

    This part-time role will enable you to make the most of your communications skills and experience, to further shape and enhance the NCCPE’s reputation and brand as a national centre of expertise in public engagement.

    Find out more about this role and apply.

    If you have any questions about this role, we encourage you to get in touch before you apply. Just post a question on our Padlet board, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


    Alternatively, if you would like a chat with one of the NCCPE’s Directors, please email and ask for an appointment to discuss the role with a member of NCCPE’s senior team.


    The application deadline for this role is 12th February 2023.


    Come and join us to help to unlock the potential of universities to make a positive difference to society.

  • 02 Feb 2023 10:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Salary circa £28k per annum (dependent on experience)

    Full Time


    Life recently upgraded our much-loved planetarium with a new state of the art Digistar 7 system that engages and inspires visitors with space and astronomy content.  We are looking to recruit a creative and imaginative person to be our Digital Producer to lead on the creation of the planetarium programme and other digital content in the Science Centre’s Space Zone. You will work with and train teams across the Science Centre to ensure Life offers a creative and unique space experience for visitors. 


    The successful candidate will be a great communicator and confident team player. You will be creative and imaginative, with the ability and experience to produce excellent visual and digital stories and content. Prior experience of operating a planetarium is desirable. Full training will be given.

    The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.   For further information regarding this role, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website.  


    To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form which can be accessed from our website at by midday Tuesday 14th February 2023. Candidates will need to be flexible as weekend work will be involved.


    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award. Life has achieved bronze accreditation under the North East Better Health at Work Scheme.  


    Registered Charity Number: 1059607   


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