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  • 10 Aug 2017 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy working with maths? 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’re looking for people who can help us turn maths into entertainment.

    Numberfit is an award winning social enterprise and mathematics programme. Numberfit is the flagship project from Numbermix, which successfully works with schools and nurseries alongside the National Curriculum and EYFS for 3-14 year olds. Our aim is to make maths fun and enjoyable, we use energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving and are looking to build an entire entertainment brand based around numeracy.

    We are a small organisation with big ideas and are growing rapidly. We are looking for an individual with the energy and enthusiasm to help us with the way forward and to become an important part of our exciting and innovative journey.

    There are many aspects to this role: 
    - Delivering maths sessions in schools and lesson preparation. 
    - Entertainment research, developing and testing games. 
    - Building a fun eco system of mathematics. 
    - Mathematics and Science tutoring. 
    - Sales and marketing. 
    - Liaising with designers, illustrators and storywriters. 
    - Social media. 
    - Business admin. 
    - New business development.

    You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and keen to help to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being.

    You will also be able to help drive the business forward with sales and marketing, no experience is necessary – enthusiasm and great ideas are more important to us.

    The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly efficient and be able to prioritise their work load effectively.

    They will be able to demonstrate: 
    - High level of numeracy, A level maths and a quantitative degree discipline. 
    - Excellent organisation skills. 
    - Be very thorough with good attention to detail. 
    - Highly personable and able to get along with customers, schools and tutors alike. 
    - IT literate with good experience of 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.

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

    'For more information, please visit www.numberfit.comwww.numberbundle.com or www.numberprep.com

  • 08 Aug 2017 1:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary:                  £21,000 - £24,000 per annum, pro rata (0.6 FTE)

    Contract:             12 months. 

    Hours:                  22.5 hours a week including some evening and weekend work

    Summary of the job

    At-Bristol Science centre is looking for a talented communicator to join our vibrant Live Science Officer team to develop and lead delivery of a new Citizen Science programme in collaboration with Bristol University’s SPHERE project.  Through 2017 and 2018 the SPHERE project will be deploying a unique and very complex network of sensors into local homes.  The sensors will monitor aspects of daily life relevant to health.

    The Citizen Science Officer will be responsible for developing a variety of participatory citizen science activities, including those co-produced with participants.  A successful candidate will have proven experience of engaging a range of audiences and a clear understanding of the research process.

    A full job description and further details about the role can be found on our website.

    For further information about the At-Bristol team, watch them in action on the At-Bristol You Tube channel here.  Find out more about the University of Bristol SPHERE project here. 

    Closing date for applications: Tuesday 22nd August

    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your CV along with a completed application form, found on our website to the HR Team - (recruitment@at-bristol.org.uk). Please state the job reference in the subject line.

  • 03 Aug 2017 9:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary: £36,000 - £40,000

    Location: London - Vauxhall

    Job Category: Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

    Department: Communications

    Job type: Fixed Term: 12 months

    Closing Date: 20 August 2017

    Interview Date: 5 September 2017

    Do you have a science comms background? Can you turn complex data into bold headlines? Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with cancer?

    As Media Evidence Lead, you will play a critical role in Macmillan’s award-winning PR activity, helping to identify strong media material from a variety of evidence sources. The ability to interpret complex data and turn it into compelling stories is essential. In addition to strong communication skills, you must be able to work well with different directorates, balancing other teams’ priorities and levels of knowledge.

    All of Macmillan’s PR work is based on sound evidence and insight, so your expertise in identifying and interpreting data and research will be key in helping the PR team create strong, robust stories. The work you will support will range from raising awareness of the issues affecting cancer patients, to influencing the government around our policy calls, to promoting the fundraising activities that keep Macmillan going as an organisation.

    The ideal candidate will have experience of working in science communications, with a strong understanding of the media agenda and what journalists want. You will need to have solid writing skills, a keen eye for good news story, and a robust understanding of how to interpret a range of research outputs.

    In return, we offer excellent benefits and training opportunities. We’re a high performing, dynamic team with lots of exciting and interesting projects on the go at any one time. Everything you do will support our aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

    Apply here - https://jobs.macmillan.org.uk/jobs/vacancy/media-evidence-lead-5008/5051/description/

  • 03 Aug 2017 9:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary:                         £45,000 - £55,000, per annum

    Contract:                    2 year fixed term contract.

    Hours:                         Full-time, 37.5hrs per week.

    At-Bristol is in an exciting period of change which includes the redesign of the majority of our ground floor exhibition, entrance space, cafe and shop to bring to life our new direction and vision. We are looking for an experienced Senior Project Manager to lead and complete this £4.2m capital project, over a 2 year timeframe.

    This role will be pivotal to successful project delivery – fully managing the development and delivery of complex elements from digital infrastructure and building work to CRM and ticketing systems and exhibition installs. You will be involved from the beginning of the project, working with our internal exhibition design, content and estates teams as well as external designers and contractors.  

    You’ll have substantial Senior Project Manager experience in the exhibition/visitor experience sector, a recognised Project Management qualification or similar and you’ll have a track record of managing multiple projects and ensuring key milestones and deadlines are met. With experience of establishing and maintaining cross-departmental working relationships, including those with senior managers and Trustees, you will possess strong co-ordination and communication skills. 

    Closing date for applications: - Tuesday 15th August 

    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your CV along with a completed application form, found on our website to the HR Team - (recruitment@at-bristol.org.uk). Please state the job reference in the subject line.

  • 28 Jul 2017 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location: TBC, please note the role requires significant travel

    Hours of work:  Full time, term time only

    Responsible to: Head of Programme, First Edition

    Company:  EDT (Engineering Development Trust)

    EDT is an independent registered educational charity that has been operating since 1984, running schemes across the UK to inspire and motivate young people to choose a course or career in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM). For more information about EDT, visit the website www.etrust.org.uk.

    EDT’s First Edition programme provides STEM curriculum enrichment for young people age 9 to 16, offering hands-on activities. First Edition days are designed to excite and enlighten students on how STEM is fun, interesting, and results in a rewarding career.

    Our activities cover a range of engineering, science, IT and maths challenges designed to inspire students of all ages.

    First Edition:

    ·         Enhances the curriculum, providing an interactive learning experience through stimulating hands-on activities

    ·         Provides students with information about STEM careers and study routes available

    ·         Engages and inspires students to shape their own future choices

    ·         Assists the Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) of the students, by encouraging teamwork, creativity, problem solving, time management, and innovation

    In addition, the programme also offers STEM Family Challenge evenings. STEM Family Challenge provides a unique opportunity for schools to build and enhance relationships with their students and family members’ This after school event for all ages is designed to encourage young people to interact with family members through hands-on activities, whilst raising awareness of the future careers available in STEM. These events challenge misconceptions by informing young people and educating family members about the benefits of studying and working in STEM.

    In the 2016/17 academic year the programme will host over 350 events to approximately 26,000 students across the UK.

    The First Edition programme is looking to recruit an Education Officer to deliver a range of STEM days and STEM Family Challenge events.

    Main functions of the role:

    1.       Establish and cultivate relationships with key schools and colleges, building and sustaining excellent working relationships with designated lead contacts where pupils/students outreach and intervention is delivered.

    • Liaising with schools and teachers
    •  Support and maintain the First Edition team’s relationship with host contacts.

    2.       Contribute to the development of an inspirational STEM programme of hands–on experiments and activities for young people across all STEM subjects.

    • Creating new and exciting additions to our programme
    •  Responding to feedback with continuous improvement of programmes
    • Supporting with the design of new student learning experiences as we continue to innovate our offer and explore new ways of achieving our mission. 

    3.       Deliver interactive STEM programme for Key Stage 2-5, ensuring that activities are innovative and reflective of the National Curriculum and therefore meet teachers/pupils needs. Events take place at various locations across the country. 

    • Organising and delivering events for up to 120 students at various locations including schools, universities, employer premises and other appropriate venues.
    • Adapting programmes to meet schools’ requirements
    • Delivering inspiring and engaging STEM experiences 

    Ancillary to the main elements of the role, the role should be able to positively promote and engage the interest of teachers, parents, students and university staff, encouraging them to take part in the First Edition programme and to encourage participation in other EDT schemes.  EDT continually aspires to increase the number of student participants in all schemes.

    You are required to undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and content of the work as may reasonably be required of you.  Therefore, the list of duties in this job profile should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. 

    Experience / skills required

    ·         Experience in an educational setting.

    ·         Comfortable working with large numbers of students – many of our events cater for up to 120 secondary school students.

    ·         Familiarity with the drive to increase the number of young people engaged in STEM.

    ·         Dynamic and engaging presentation skills with confidence to deliver activities to a large group of students.

    ·         Ability to write and plan interactive STEM workshops that are linked to the national curriculum.

    ·         Proactive and creative approach to problem solving.

    ·         Ability to successfully manage and prioritise workload received from a number of individuals with competing time lines.

    ·         Computer literate with excellent verbal and written communication skills

    ·         Able to learn and follow processes

    ·         Proven administrative and organisational skills.

    ·         Excellent customer facing / relationship management skills.

    ·         Access to your own vehicle and a full clean driving licence is essential for this role.

    Preferred person specification:

    A passion for working with and inspiring young people.

    Empathy with the Trust’s aims and objectives.

    ·         A pro-active positive team player who brings enthusiasm and a flexible and helpful attitude to work.

    ·         Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised, under pressure and use own initiative.

    ·         Approachable, adaptable, flexible and conscientious attitude.

    ·         Able to organise and plan own workload to meet deadlines.

    A flexible approach to work with enthusiasm and passion as well as a genuine commitment to the programme.

    The ability and willingness to undertake significant travel, including overnight stays.

    Special conditions:

    The post holder must be willing to apply for / hold and provide a copy to the employer of a valid and satisfactory enhanced DBS check at all times (Disclosure and Barring Service).

    Remuneration:

    Full-time equivalent salary £25,000, actual pro-rata salary is £19,712

    Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, term time only (41 weeks). Due to working with schools across the country occasional early starts, overnight stays and evening work will be required. 

    Holiday entitlement: 10 days

     

     

    Application:

    If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Caroline Gaskin, Head of Programme – 07850 294 036

     

    To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Caroline Gaskin, Head of Programme – c.gaskin@etrust.org.uk.

     

    Closing date: Monday 14th August.

    Interviews will take place at EDT’s Birmingham offices on Monday 21st August.   

     

     

  • 25 Jul 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Participation Catalyst (Ref: PC-0717)

    Contract – 18 month fixed term contract      

    Hours – Part-time, 22.5-26.25 hours per week (0.6-0.7 FTE)

    Salary - £25,700 – £30,000, per annum, pro rata 

    The Participation Catalyst will play a pivotal part in effecting culture change across our organisation to enable greater participation from city communities. Beginning with our Curious City exhibition project you will work with our communities and ensure they have a meaningful part in this transforming project. You will be the main link between internal teams and our community stakeholders, helping us all to work with communities to gather their questions and participate in the co-design process for concepts/exhibits within our new exhibition.

    You will catalyse and embed a participative approach in the working practices of the organisation, by ensuring that all At-Bristol staff have a participatory role.  You will build on and develop partnerships with community groups, develop models for participation and facilitate content and question-gathering workshops and activities.

    You will have experience of working with diverse communities, creating a safe collaborative space and have experience of coordinating youth programmes including youth led activities. 

    A full job description can be found on our website.

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 6th August

    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your CV along with a completed application form, found on our website to the HR Team - (recruitment@at-bristol.org.uk). Please state the job reference in the subject line.

  • 21 Jul 2017 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £26-28,000, London, full time, permanent

    Could you help us engage the public, patients, researchers and healthcare professionals to advance medical science in the UK and internationally?

    The Academy of Medical Sciences is seeking a talented individual to maximise the impact of our lively and varied communication and event programmes.

    You will be joining a small, dynamic communications team to plan, organise and evaluate public and corporate events, as well as supporting print production, digital content development and social media activity. This is a new role in an expanding team with opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from our policy and careers programmes. 

    Priorities for the coming year will be supporting a public dialogue on future technology and patient data, and developing a series of horizon scanning events across the UK.

    You will be educated to first degree level, and have some experience of organising events and using social media. This could be gained through a previous position, work placements, during your studies or from social activities. Some knowledge of the research environment or the healthcare sector is desirable, but not essential.

     

    For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Holly Rogers, Communications and Engagement Manager (holly.rogers@acmedsci.ac.uk).

    A full job specification and application form is available on the Academy website:http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/jobs

    To apply for this post, send a CV, completed application form and equal opportunities for toJemini.Prajapati@acmedsci.ac.uk by 09.30 BST, Monday 7 August 2017. CVs in isolation will not be accepted. No agencies please.

    Interviews will be held in central London on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

  • 13 Jul 2017 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a unique for someone to be involved in an influential national event, broadcast on the BBC!

    Job Title: Christmas Lectures Assistant
    Accountable to: Clothworkers' Science Content Producer
    Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
    Contract type: Full time (35 hours per week)
    Fixed term - approx. 4 months (end Sep to end Jan) with a possibility to extend to mid-May
    Salary: c£27k per annum, pro rata for the length of the contract

    [cid:image002.jpg@01D2FB28.9AD80E40]The CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant will assist with preparations for the creation, development and implementation of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES and associated activities in 2017. For this year's topic, the CHRISTMAS LECTURES Assistant will need a science degree, (or demonstrable equivalent experience) and a good understanding of animal and human communication.

    The role will involve working with academic researchers, the TV production company, multi-media content developers, science communication professionals and an 'assortment of kids, animals and unpredictable props'. This is a unique opportunity to be involved with a historic and influential national event which is watched by millions on the BBC.

    Interested?

    For further information and an how to apply please visit our website http://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/jobs/christmas-lectures-assistant-2017

    Applications must be received no later than midnight Monday 7 August 2017. Interviews will be held on 22 August 2017.

  • 06 Jul 2017 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary Range: £26,829 - £31,076

    The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus, home to The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, is seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced individual to fill the newly-created post of Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre Officer, which will focus on developing and running the new Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC).

    EBSOC is a purpose-built teaching laboratory that will enable visiting groups to experience real scientific techniques and explore current research (predominantly but not exclusively biomedical, biological and veterinary sciences) via encounters with researchers and clinicians from across the University of Edinburgh.

    The EBSOC Officer will be the main point of contact for EBSOC and will provide technical and administrative oversight for the centre’s public engagement activities. This will include planning and setting up of activities, maintenance of equipment, ordering of supplies and administering bookings. The post-holder will assist in the development and delivery of EBSOC activities and will work closely with researchers and public engagement practitioners from across the University of Edinburgh, as well as external stakeholders, to develop new relationships and establish the EBSOC programme.

    Applicants will need proven technical laboratory experience, a strong interest in and enthusiasm for public engagement with research and excellent all-round communication skills. In addition, applicants with experience of developing and running public engagement, science communication and/or formal teaching activities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    This post is offered on a part-time (0.5FTE, hours per week may be flexible), fixed-term basis for 12 months and is available from September 2017.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Nicola Stock, Public Engagement Officer nicola.stock@roslin.ed.ac.uk

    Closing Date 04 Aug 2017, Interviews on 16 Aug 2017

    http://www.roslin.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/040375/easter-bush-science-outreach-centre-officer/

  • 29 Jun 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Centre for Life is looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to join its senior management team as Science Engagement Director.   The successful candidate will be passionate about science, and have a proven track record at senior level in a science centre.  He/she will be responsible for devising and managing an ambitious engagement programme for all ages, but principally for families and school children.   Experience of managing large teams and budgets is essential.

    If you are interested in joining one of the UK’s leading science centres and would like to have an informal chat to find out more, please contact Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the Centre for Life,linda.conlon@life.org.uk or call 0191 243 8277.

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