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  • 21 May 2019 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PostTitle:STEM Ambassador Liaison Officer (fixed-term, term-time only)

    Location:Remote – covering West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire

    Contract length:Fixed-term until 31 March 2020.

    LineManager:STEM Engagement Manager

    Salary:£17,250 per annum (based on 37.5 hours per week, term-time only, equivalent to £23,000 FTE)

    Annual leave:157.5 hours per annum which includes a pro-rata entitlement to bank and public holidays

    Deadline:5pm 17 June 2019 to Emily Mace emilmace@winchestersciencecentre.org

    Hours:37.5 hours per week, term-time only (0.75 FTE)*.

    *Work hours will usually be 08:30am-5:00pm Monday – Friday with 1 hr for lunch. A flexible working pattern will be required, which may include some evenings and weekends by arrangement. At interview stage, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of a 30-hour working week across a minimum of 4 days (also term-time only, salary to be adjusted according). Please state your availability in your application.

    The Role

    The STEM NOW team based at WSC run the South Central STEM Ambassador Hub on behalf of STEM Learning UK. Through coordinating more than 4,000 volunteers, the STEM NOW team are dedicated to inspiring young people to consider STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and open up the many opportunities available to them in STEM industries and careers.

    The team are now looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to help deliver this mission in the role of STEM Ambassador Liaison Officer. The post-holder will work remotely term-time only focusing on the areas of West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.

    The STEM Ambassador Liaison Office role has four key strands.

    ·         To support the STEM Engagement Manager in delivering the STEM Learning Ambassador Programme contract requirements. This involves working directly with schools, colleges and community groups in West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire to ensure that STEM Ambassadors in this region are effectively mobilised to enrich and enhance the STEM curriculum.

    ·         The focus for this role is to develop effective relationships with schoolteachers, careers advisors and club leaders to encourage and facilitate effective partnerships between schools and local STEM Ambassadors and STEM employers. The post holder will be driven to meet targets related to engagement.

    ·         To deliver training packages to STEM Ambassadors to ensure they are fully equipped to work with young people and encourage a diverse range of STEM Ambassador activities.

    ·         To build regional relationships, and work closely with strategic partners with the support of the STEM Engagement Manager.

    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.

    Job Description

    Key responsibilities:

    ·         Enable STEM teachers and leaders from state schools and youth groups to have access to an extensive STEM volunteer cohort, by raising awareness for WSC and the STEM Learning networking, support activities and building key relationships.

    ·         Proactively contact STEM teachers and leaders in selected schools, to ensure these schools engage effectively with the STEM Ambassador Programme. Identify engagement levels and school needs and suggest deliverable activities that would meet these needs.

    ·         Organise and facilitate a select number of local network meetings between teachers and STEM Ambassadors, in order to share best practice and organise STEM activities effectively.

    ·         Organise, facilitate and deliver STEM events for schools, youth groups and STEM Ambassadors to enable continued engagement, and demonstrate best practice.

    ·         Manage relationships with STEM employers and identify new opportunities with the sector, especially in supporting particular local school networks. This will also involve promoting the programme to some STEM employers and groups of STEM Ambassadors

    ·         Deliver STEM Ambassador training when required within your area.

    ·         Where appropriate, develop and maintain effective relationships with other STEM enrichment organisations such as universities, charities, museums and advisor networks to support and promote the programme.

    ·         Proactively work with the STEM team at Winchester Science Centre to develop and improve the support we provide to local schools and STEM Ambassadors.

    ·         Work with the STEM Administration team to ensure all schools, groups, and ambassador activity details are logged on the STEM Ambassador database.

    ·         Develop methods of promoting the scheme to schools and youth groups including:

    ·         Collating and circulating information about STEM schemes in a regular newsletter, with the support of the STEM Engagement Manager

    ·         Attending relevant local network meetings and conferences to promote awareness and publicise events.

    ·         Work with the administration team to ensure web content/ social media is up to date.

    Reporting and communication within the team

    ·         Ensure that work is effectively recorded and reported, including reporting status against targets so that work can be reprioritised as necessary.

    ·         Ensure that requests for volunteer support from schools are communicated efficiently.

    ·         Liaise with teachers to confirm arrangements and support particular requests.

    ·         To contribute to the contractual termly reviews and reports.

    ·         Occasional evening and weekend work will be required and the post-holder will be expected to travel across West Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and attend a biweekly meeting at Winchester Science Centre.

    It is essential that the post-holder holds a valid driving license and has access to a car as they will need to frequently attend meetings across West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. A mileage allowance is paid monthly.

    This document outlines the duties required of the post to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and duties may vary from time to time but these would not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility.

    Person Specification

    E = Essential, D = Desirable

    Qualifications

    D - Experience of teaching or working in a STEM related area

    D - Qualified to degree level

    Preferred knowledge and experience

    E – Good knowledge of UK education system

    E - Experience of working effectively in a team

    E - Experience of taking initiative and being self-motivated

    E - Experience of prioritising work and managing time well

    E - Communicating effectively with different stakeholders in a range of media including presentations and report writing

    D - Understanding of some STEM opportunities in industry and academia

    D - Knowledge of STEM curricula in schools

    D - Previous experience of working in schools and or youth groups

    E - Good excel skills

    E - Confident with databases

    Practical skills

    E- Excellent computer skills

    E- Good time management

    Personal qualities and skills

    E- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    E - Strong networking skills and ability to build excellent working relationships

    E - Strong prioritisation and time-management skills

    E - Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines

    E - Enthusiasm for STEM subjects

    E - Positive and proactive attitude

    E - Strong customer service ethos

    D - Enjoys developing new STEM activities for students

    Application procedure

    In order to be considered for this role, all applicants must include a cover letter and completed application form available from www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies

    The deadline for applying for this role is 5pm on 17 June 2019.All applications must be submitted to Emily Mace emilmace@winchestersciencecentre.org (not, on this occasion to Laura Ollis as specified on other documents).

    When applying, please clearly state how your previous experience links to the requirements of the role. Candidates whose do not clearly outline how their experience matches with the essential criteria will not be considered. For an informal conversation about this role please contact Roopa Master Coles (STEM Engagement Manager) or Emily Mace (Director of STEM Strategy) on 01962 863791.

  • 19 May 2019 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I would like to share a tender opportunity with you. The Royal Observatory Edinburgh is looking for someone to design and build a new interactive exhibit for use within their Visitor Centre.  

    For more information and to receive the documents related to this opportunity please contactOlivia.Johnson@stfc.ac.uk.


  • 15 May 2019 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy working with Maths and/or Science? Would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being? Are you creative and able to think outside the box?  If so, we are looking for people like you who can help us turn Maths and Science into entertainment.

    Numberfit is an award-winning Social Enterprise that designs and delivers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programmes.  Working with schools and nurseries delivering lessons on National Curriculum and EYFS topics for 3-14 year olds in innovative ways, the Numberfit active Maths class is our flagship project.  Our aim is to make STEM fun and enjoyable by using energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving.  We are building an entire entertainment brand based around STEM.

    We are a small but growing Social Enterprise with big ideas. We are looking for an individual with the energy and enthusiasm to become an important part of our exciting and fast-paced journey.

    There are many aspects to this role:

    • Delivering STEM sessions in schools and at our tuition centre
    • Entertainment research, developing and testing games
    • Building a fun ecosystem of STEM projects
    • Lesson preparation
    • Creating and facilitating STEM Club sessions
    • Mathematics and Science tutoring
    • Social Media
    • New business development

    You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic.  The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly efficient and be able to prioritise their work load effectively.  The role is a multi-faceted one and will be tailored based on your expertise.  No experience is necessary – enthusiasm and great ideas are more important to us.  

    The candidate should be able to demonstrate:

    • A high level of numeracy (i.e. A level Maths and a quantitative or science degree discipline)
    • Excellent organisation skills
    • Thoroughness/strong attention to detail
    • Highly personable and able to develop rapport with customers, schools and students
    • IT literate with experience in all Office packages

    We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line.

    If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the reference MF119 to enquiries@numberfit.com.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can start this exciting journey together.

  • 13 May 2019 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you passionate about developing innovative experiences for visitors? CERN’s exhibitions team offers an exciting opportunity to develop hands-on exhibits for its major new project the Science Gateway designed by architect Renzo Piano and opening in 2022.

    This is a staff position.

    For more info and to apply : http://smrtr.io/384vm

    Deadline : 6th June

  • 11 May 2019 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) is a global pioneer and leader in population health science. Based at the University of Oxford, NDPH provides answers to some of the biggest and most important questions about the causes, prevention and treatment of disease. We solve the problems that have the greatest impact, to create a healthier future for everyone.

    NDPH has over 500 staff working in world-leading research groups, including the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and other groups working on public health, health economics, ethics and health record linkage.

    We are looking for a Communications and Public Engagement Officer to join a small team of communications specialists who work with researchers to enhance and maintain the reputation of the Department and maximise the visibility and impact of research outputs. You will act as the primary focal point for the Department’s public engagement activities and act as a business partner to selected research groups. You will have relevant experience in a communications/public engagement role and be able to develop, deliver, and support a range of engagement activities. This new role offers the opportunity to help engender understanding of the pioneering work undertaken by NDPH.

    For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.ndph.ox.ac.uk/about/work-with-usThe vacancy closes at noon on Thursday 16 May. 


  • 05 May 2019 7:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Directorate Service Development & Delivery

    Department North

    Location Inverness

    Salary £21,064

    Vacancy Type Fixed Term Contract

    Hours 35

    Duration 12 Months

    People Manager No

    Driving Licence required No

    Closing Date  19/05/2019

    At SDS we are ambitious about equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage candidates who are disabled, from a minority ethnic community and those who are care experienced, due to under-representation in our workforce. We are a Stonewall Top 100, Stonewall Top Trans, Disability Confident, and Carer Positive employer. We also hold the Investors in Young People Gold Award.


    If you require this advert in another format, please email  recruitment@sds.co.uk or call us on 0300 013 5119. 


    About Our Internship Programme


    Our one-year internship programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply and build on the knowledge and skills you gained at university and get your graduate career off to a perfect start. From your first day you will be an integral part of the team you join.  You will have a clearly defined role and responsibilities which contribute towards our organisational goals.  You will receive on the job training, and where appropriate, complete e-learning or face to face training to enhance your knowledge and skills. 


    As a graduate intern you’ll also undertake a personal development programme.  This is a series of workshops designed to enhance the soft skills required to succeed in the world of work.  Some examples of the workshops offered include; communication skills, project management skills and managing yourself and your workload in the workplace.  You’ll also have a supportive mentor and line manager. More information on the programme and the benefits of joining can be found at www.sds.co.uk/intern.


    The Application Process


    In addition to your academic qualification we are looking for talented individuals who will help us achieve our vision for Scotland and for the future of our organisation.   The behaviours we display and the decisions we make are guided by Our Values:


    We put the needs of our customers at the heart of all we do

    We make use of our combined strengths and expertise to deliver the best outcomes

    We demonstrate self-motivation, personal responsibility and respect

    We continually improve to achieve excellence

    We have aligned our recruitment processes to our organisational values. The behaviours we will assess at interview will allow you to demonstrate how you share our values:


    Customer Focus, Equality & Diversity, Teamwork, Collaboration, Social Responsibility, Trust, Accountability, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Adaptability


    It is important to us that candidates are able to demonstrate a selection of these qualities, both in the application form, and face to face at interview. This will be used as an indicator of your suitability for the role.  As team working is a big part of what we do, the interview process will also require you to take part in a group exercise. A group exercise is another way in which we can assess team working and communication skills. More information on all of this will be made available if you are successful after the initial application stage.


    We’re a Disability Confident Employer


    At SDS we are committed to ensuring that candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.  Should you meet the minimum essential criteria and be invited to the next stage we are able to make reasonable adjustments to the selection process.  Please use the Personal Statement section on the application form to highlight your needs or call us on 0300 013 5119 for an informal chat.  This information will only be used by HR to support you through the process and will not influence shortlisting. 


    About the Role


    The internship offers the chance to assist in the delivery and development of engaging and inspiring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities to the 10 – 15 age group and have an influence on the wider uptake of STEM subjects by school pupils.


    Responsibilities include, supporting the planning and delivery of STEM workshops, facilitating STEM engagement events, developing internal and external relationships to inform, develop and support the delivery of the My Wow Live programme.


    The role also includes researching local and national STEM initiatives to identify collaborative working opportunities and support the development of new workshops.


    About You


    You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF level 9) in a STEM subject.  You’ll be a team player who is self-motivated and can work on your own initiative with a desire and enthusiasm to inspire young people to consider a career in STEM.


    Ideally, you’ll have previous experience delivering group work to young people and will be able to demonstrate your innovation and creativity to ensure the sessions are insightful and fun.


    You’ll also have good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task while working in partnership with both internal and external partners. Good communication skills are essential for this role and you must have the confidence to present and engage young people in a group situation.


    To Apply


    It is important for us to learn more about you so please answer each question as fully as possible.  In addition, the ‘Personal Statement’ section is your opportunity demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the job as detailed in the job description and tell us your motivations for applying for this Graduate Intern vacancy. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made for you to attend interview, then please provide details in this section also.


    Finally, in order to support the government’s initiative on youth employment, candidates must be aged 24 or younger on 14th October 2019. However, SDS will be flexible on age criteria for applicants who identify as care experienced or disabled; in which case candidates must be 29 or younger on 14th October 2019.


    Assessment Centres will take place between 24th June and 10th July 2019.


  • 05 May 2019 7:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At SDS we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion.  If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

    About the Role

    My World of Work Live is an engaging and interactive programme to inspire young people into careers across a wide range of skills and occupations which are of critical importance to the Scottish Economy now and in the future.

    The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the My World of Work Live interactive experience aimed at P5-S6 across the Highlands & Islands. 

    The role is full time and permanent and based in Inverness.

    This role will require travel throughout the Highlands & Islands area, so it is essential that you possess a valid driving licence and  have access to a vehicle.There will also be occasional work outside of normal working hours to maximise our offer.

    About SDS

    Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors.  SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy.  SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities. 

    About You

    You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF 9) ideally in a STEM subject or have significant comparable experience of working in the STEM sector. 

    You’ll have experience of working with and engaging young people and will have the interpersonal skills required to communicate, enthuse and inspire. 

    Strong technical/ICT skills are also required. Ideally, you’ll have experience of working within the Scottish Skills system.

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG check.

    The closing date for applications is 19May 2019

    Interviews are expected to take place in Inverness on 12 June 2019

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate.

    For an informal discussion on the role please contact Alessio Gusmeroli on 07769 922652.

    To apply, please visit our website https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/careers/

  • 27 Apr 2019 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hours of work (varied): dependant on needs of business

    Shifts will vary each week and could be on any day of 7, with regular weekend work required and occasional evening work.

    Hourly rate: £6.15, £7.70 or £8.21 Dictated by NMW.

    At Dundee Science Centre, we pride ourselves on our visitor interactions.  You will show exceptional customer service skills that will be on display when you engage with our visitors through our science shows, workshops, children's parties and activities, interacting with families and members of the public, corporate clients, schools and community groups.  In addition you will welcome visitors to the centre at our reception desk and serve visitors in our gift shop and occasionally in our coffee shop.  You will be the public face of Dundee Science Centre ensuring a high-quality experience for all visitors.

    This post is perfect for someone with a passion for science and customer service who has an interest in visitor attractions.

    The position of Science Communicator is available on a varied hours contract, with hours dictated by the amount of anticipated business.  Hours of work will consist of occasional weekdays and regular weekend work, as these tend to be our busy periods during school term time.  Occasional evening work and trips offsite to deliver outreach activities are part of the post depending on the needs of the business.

    To apply for this vacancy please send your current CV and a detailed covering letter, outlining why you think you are the most suitable candidate to:

    Sarah Shaw, Operations Manager, Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB, email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>

    Closing date for applications is 7pm on Thursday 9th May 2019.

    Please note interviews will take place week beginning 20th May 2019.

    Start date for the positions will be as soon as possible, depending on the candidate.
  • 23 Apr 2019 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    TReND (http://trendinafrica.org/) is looking for a part-time consultant evaluator to join the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Scientific Literacy in Nigeria: Boosting Science Communication and Journalism’, commencing in June/July 2019. Proposals will be accepted up to the value of £12,000.

    For more information see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gTKm1vLJt5cgzGb6EYCieG4zkzjIKgTa/view?usp=sharing

    Application deadline is Friday 24th May

    Please contact the Operations Manager Dr Katy Petherick (k.petherick@sussex.ac.uk) for any further information and to apply

  • 08 Apr 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Association for Science Education wishes to recruit a new Chief Executive on the retirement of the current post holder. This is an opportunity for an experienced leader to be at the forefront of one of the most influential organisations for science education at all levels in the UK.

    We are eager to hear from you if you have:

    • 5 years managerial experience at a senior level
    • A track record of managing excellent service delivery
    • Experience of forging excellent relationships with partners and stakeholders
    • Experience of building and inspiring multiple teams and senior staff
    • Robust financial management skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • A commitment to the development of Science Education

    Salary in the range of £60,000 to £70,000 to be negotiated

    Interviews for this post will be held at ASE Headquarters in Hatfield on 8th May 2019

    An application pack is downloadable from the ASE website or is available from Suzanne Dickinson suzannedickinson@ase.org.uk

    Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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