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  • 10 Jul 2018 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary - £25,000+ dependent on experience

    Full-time, Permanent

    Closing date – Friday 27 July 2018, 5pm

    Role Purpose:

    To strategically plan and lead the development and delivery of Aberdeen Science Centre’s  (ASC) Learning Programmes for schools, young people, families and the public.

    Manage/supervise the team to ensure that the Learning Team targets and funded projects are delivered on time and within budget.

    As part of the Executive Team contribute to the development and delivery of ASC’s long-term sustainability.

    To communicate with the funders of Learning Programmes, including writing reports and hosting visits for funders.

    To lead the expansion of ASC’s Learning Programmes and Learning Team, through the implementation of new projects, in particular to utilise the opportunities afforded by Inspiring Science Fund recently awarded to the redevelopment of the centre and increase the geographical reach.

    Key Accountabilities:

              To strategically plan and lead the development and delivery of ASC’s Learning Programmes for schools, young people, families and the public.

              To ensure that the needs of ASC’s audience and stakeholders are met, with a high level of customer service across all the Learning Programmes.

              To contribute to the development and delivery of ASC’s long-term sustainability.

              To seek and develop new sources of income, through introduction of new programmes for ASC.

              To manage ASC’s Learning Team including any casual project specific staff.

              To communicate with funders of the Learning Programmes including writing reports and hosting visits.

              To maintain a comprehensive knowledge of local and national STEM and Education strategies and developments.

              To oversee the delivery and project management of the Learning Programmes both new and funded projects to ensure targets are achieved on time and within budget.

              Contribute to the content of manage and monitor the Learning Team annual budget.

              To create and co-ordinate the development of new content and update of existing content with team members and external partners.

              To lead ASC’s evaluation strategies.

              To manage, with ASC’s marketing team, the marketing of all Aberdeen Science Centre’s Learning Programmes including school mail shots, social media, e-newsletter and event listings.

    This list of accountabilities is not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to take on other duties deemed reasonable by their line manager.

    Person Specification:

    Skills & Abilities

    • Excellent management skills.
    • Strong and proven leadership, organisational and planning skills.
    • Able to work well under pressure.
    • Strong interpersonal skills including motivational, negotiating, influencing and relationship building.
    • Able to translate plans to action for the people who work for them.
    • An in-depth knowledge of best practice in STEM Learning.
    • Understanding of budget monitoring and control.
    • Able to use all relevant internal systems, policies and procedures.
    • Willingness to be flexible on hours and days of work on a regular basis.

    Character & Personal qualities

    • Professional and confident.
    • Strong and effective communication skills.
    • Self-motivated with a strong results focus.
    • Great Team Player.
    • Resilience when challenged by others and when under pressure.
    • Enthused by challenge and innovation.
    • Big picture thinker: Looks beyond the obvious.
    • Assertive with the will to achieve.
    • Objective and impartial thinking.
    • Good judgment and common sense.

    Qualifications & experience

    • BA or BSc (Hons) or equivalent qualification in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Education.
    • 2+ years’ experience working in a STEM related field, STEM teaching or STEM delivery in either the formal or informal sector.
    • 2+ years of management experience including managing a team who are delivering several different programmes in parallel.
    • Experience in contributing to strategic planning.
    • Experience in reporting to senior management and funders.

    If you would like further information regarding this position please contact Liz Hodge, email or telephone 01224 518051.

  • 26 Jun 2018 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a person to join our team with a passion for further developing STEMworks as a successful and highly regarded business that promotes STEM, you must share our vision, excitement and enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. 


    Applications close:         Midday Wednesday 18th July 2018

    Interviews:                         Thursday 26th July 2018

    Salary:                                  Circa £25 - £33K dependant on experience          

    Location:                             Gloucester

    Contract type:                   Full Time  ( part time or Job share considered )

    Contract term:                  Permanent


    We are a not for profit company based in Gloucestershire that works with Schools, businesses, teachers and other organisations promoting STEM skills. We run a wide range of activities such as workshops, competitions and awards and hope to inspire young people from all backgrounds to consider careers in STEM. See our website for more information


    The role of the Business/Activities Lead is:

    To drive the business forward through raising the profile of STEMworks amongst business, education and funding organisations to ensure the continuing support of STEMworks and to ensure a continued source of funding.

    To develop and deliver a wide range of STEM focused workshops and activities in schools. These will be in line with requirements of the National Curriculum and promote the work of those Science, Technology and Engineering businesses that we partner with.

    To promote STEMworks, its activities and partnerships through digital platforms including website and social media.



    ·         Working with the STEMworks team to develop and fulfil their strategic objectives.

    ·         Working with business and organisations to ensure their ongoing support for workshops in schools.

    ·         To deliver STEMworks workshops to KS2 – KS5 pupils.

    ·         To develop new workshops and activities to meet specific needs and opportunities identified while working with schools and businesses.


    ·         To develop new business partnerships.

    ·         Monitoring funding organisations and other sources of funds and develop timely and appropriate applications for funding. Where appropriate developing applications in partnership with other organisations to maximise the benefits to STEMworks.

    ·         Identifying new funding opportunities.

    ·         At every occasion promote STEMworks with the business and education communities. 

    ·         Work with the team to further develop our digital presence and marketing.

    ·         Monitor the delivery of funded programmes to ensure schedules and targets are achieved.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE  (  E : essential  D : desirable )

    ·         Development, coordination and management of a successful project/s.  ( E )

    ·         Experience in the classroom / training room environment, maintaining discipline and engagement, ideally with some teaching or training qualification. ( E )

    ·         Sound Science, Engineering and Maths knowledge.  ( E )

    ·         Knowledge of the KS2 – KS5 Science, Maths and Design and Technology Curriculum and associated teaching schemes. ( ( E ) at least at one key stage )

    ·         Sound business knowledge with experience of working with a wide range of businesses and organisations. ( D )

    ·         Knowledge of the funding sector and a demonstrable ability to win funding through formal and informal applications. ( D )

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills ( E )

    ·         Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. The ability to learn how to use new software packages (mainly workshop based software). ( E )

    ·         A passion for STEM and a belief in the vital importance of these subjects for today’s society. ( E )

    ·         An awareness of modern manufacturing / engineering practices. ( D )

    ·         Confident to work at a senior level in both education and business environments. ( D )


    ·         Organised and professional.

    ·         Personable and be able to relate to people from different backgrounds and cultures.

    ·         Creative and willing to try new ideas and approaches.

    ·         Enthusiastic about STEM and helping others to understand STEM subjects.

    ·         Self-motivated with ideas and initiative and be able to work under pressure.

    ·         Must hold a full driving licence and have access to a car.

    How to apply

    To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter which addresses your suitability for the role to If you would like to find out more before applying, we would very much welcome an informal chat by phone, please email: to arrange a convenient time to chat to a senior member of the team.  A copy of the full advert along with our person specification and applicant privacy statement can be found on our website – or by emailing

  • 18 Jun 2018 10:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The salary is £23,000 pa, depending on experience

    Brooklands Museum is seeking a full-time Learning Officer to work closely with the Learning and Visitor Services Team to develop and deliver dynamic and innovative formal and informal learning programmes to fulfil the Activity Programme for the Heritage Lottery-Funded Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project. This award-winning project aim is to double the number of young people visiting the Museum as part of curriculum-led visits. Target audiences also include adults and families, with an emphasis on science, technology and engineering activities. 

    Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with qualified teacher status or other relevant work experience. A proven track record in developing and delivering informal and formal learning STEM activities and resources in a heritage learning environment is also desirable together with experience of working with external organisations to sustain effective partnerships and/or in community engagement projects. Also useful is experience of supporting evaluation of learning programmes and web content development skills or of using social media for learning.

    You must have a clean driving licence.

    Brooklands Museum is a Registered Charity administered by a private sector trust, and an equal opportunity employer. 

    Further information, including a full Job Specification is available from

    Application by CV & covering letter to:
    Virginia Smith,
    Head of Learning & Visitor Services
    Brooklands Museum,
    Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN                                

    Closing date:  Tuesday 3rd July 2018

    Interviews: Wednesday 11th July 2018

  • 15 Jun 2018 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary £33,000 – £36,000 per annum depending on experience

    + 5% pension contribution, childcare vouchers, staff ticket allocation

     Closing date: 12 pm on Thursday 28 June

    Interview date: 1st round interviews Friday 13 July 2018 in Cheltenham

    Cheltenham Festivals is a charity and leading cultural organisation with year-round schools and community projects that culminate at the Town’s internationally-acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.


    We are looking for a creative, confident person who understands what makes a good event, who is passionate about science and who is determined to bring accessible, exciting science to a wide and diverse public through development of inspiring and innovative formats. You will be a great networker, alive to opportunities, with the tenacity to bring ideas to fruition alongside partners and sponsors.


    This is a unique opportunity for a committed and special individual to grow their career.


    For further information please visit


  • 14 Jun 2018 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £32,504.62 - £38,113.87

    Location: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow, G53 7NN

    Ref: GLA03638

    Special Project Officer - Interactives. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Burrell Collection Refurbishment Project is a £60m-£66m GCC major project managed by Glasgow Life to redevelop the internationally significant Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

    Glasgow Life is the charity responsible for inspiring Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning. Glasgow Life is the charity responsible for inspiring Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture, sport and learning.  We believe in the transformational power of the services we provide for the citizens of and visitors to the City of Glasgow.  

    As one of four Special Project Officer's you will report to the client project Design Manager and working with the project team you will lead the development and delivery of the interactive including: technical expertise, procurement, contract administration and working with specialist contractors.

    To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:

    Technical expertise and experience of developing and delivering interactive exhibits for a wide range of audiences

    Experience of identifying materials and construction of public facing manual/hybrid/tactile interactives understanding of manual/hybrid/tactile interpretation requirements for visitors 

    Possession of sufficient technical knowledge to liaise effectively with colleagues and external contractors

    A strong eye for detail and design, with experience of working in design-oriented projects 

    Experience of working with a variety of contractors and manufacturers

    Glasgow Life has a lot to look forward to with the games and festivals of the 2018 European Championships and has a significant role to play in ensuring Glasgow retains its position as the world's 5th sporting city following the "Best Ever" Commonwealth Games.  We operate 160 venues across Glasgow including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Emirates Arena, Mitchell Library and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. In addition we are proud to be responsible for Celtic Connections, the Glasgow Club and the City’s 32 local libraries. None of this would have been achieved without the considerable strength of our workforce – building on our commitment to make Glasgow a successful and vibrant city.

    We offer a range of employee benefits such as an opportunity to join the Strathclyde Pension Fund, generous holiday entitlement, annual leave purchase scheme, childcare vouchers, staff discounts (including Glasgow Club), flexible retirement, family friendly policies, flu vaccination programme and career break policy…just to name a few! 

    At Glasgow Life we value diversity and inclusion.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from BAME groups who are currently under-represented in our organisation.  

    This post is fixed term for a period up to 31 December 2020.

    To apply for this vacancy online please visit

    Closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 1 July 2018.

    Information is available in alternative formats, on request.

    Phone 0141 287 1054 

  • 13 Jun 2018 5:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location - Inverness

    Salary £23,302 - £27,256

    Closing Date  01/07/2018

    This post is key to the delivery and coordination of the My World of Work Live! (MyWoW Live!) Digital Studio and Immersive Careers space within the SDS Inverness hub.

    The project sits within the Regional Operations team and the post holder will be responsible for the creation of a dynamic, safe and welcoming environment. This involves the co-ordination of delivery of the Digital Studio, Immersive Careers space and a programme of events for young people, schools and teachers, parents, employers and partners. 

    In addition, you’ll work with the local operations teams to develop and plan a programme of events aimed at re-energising sectoral career information in the Highlands & Islands. 

    You’ll collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team and My World of Work Live! National team to ensure project delivery.

    There may be an occasional need to work outside of normal working hours in order to maximise our offering. 

    This is a full-time, fixed term position until 31 March 2019 based in Inverness.

    Vacancy Type Fixed Term Contract

    Hours 35

    Duration until 31.03.2019

    Driving Licence required No

    PVG required No

    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 have experience of working in a marketing or events management role.  You’ll be an advanced user of social and digital media and will understand how best to market event space to maximise usage. 

    The role will require you to be experienced in facilities management, demonstrating an understanding of health and safety and undertaking risk assessments. A confident communicator, you’ll possess excellent customer service skills with a focus on delivering a superior customer experience.

    The closing date for applications 1st July 2018

    To find out more about working at SDS and our application process, please visit

  • 07 Jun 2018 8:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We currently have an exciting opportunity to join the GSC team in the role of On Tour Manager. We are looking for a creative and strategic thinker to lead the growth and development of our Outreach programme, "GSC On Tour", building relationships with partners and funders and managing the team in the development and delivery of high quality science experiences.

    This contract is a permanent, full-time role based on 37.5 hours per week on a salary of £38,664 to £42,645 per annum.

    To find out more, please visit the main GSC website at the link below where you will be able to view and download the full job description and application form.

    Closing date for applications is Thursday 21st June 2018 at Noon.

  • 04 Jun 2018 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (a registered charity) is the only science discovery centre in the UK with chemistry and STEM as its main theme. It has an extensive educational programme for schools and the general public and offers activities for a wide range of ages from infants up to adult learners.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the team, working with the Education Manager to help develop and deliver Catalyst’s educational activities to schools, groups and the general public and to help with administration within the education department.

    Essential attributes:

     Science Degree or equivalent qualification

     Enthusiasm for science and science communication

     Excellent communication skills to suit a variety of audiences

     Ability to contribute to the writing of shows and workshops for school and

    public groups

     Able to manage a diverse workload and take responsibility for managing

    equipment and resources

     Ability to work flexibly to suit the needs of the business which may include

    some early starts, late finishes and weekends

     On appointment you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS check as you

    will be working with children


     Experience of delivering information and/or leading workshops or other activities  Experience of development of science activities for the general public/school groups  

    The successful candidate will work part time, minimum 4 days a week, which will include some public holidays and weekends. Salary in the range of £12k per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

    To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria to Lucinda Lewis, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0DF or email to

    Deadline 5pm, Friday 22nd June 2018.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview Thursday 28th June 2018.

  • 01 Jun 2018 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are invited for the post of Head of Learning within the Centre of the Cell, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

    Centre of the Cell is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical research laboratories. Centre of the Cell has visitors from school groups during term time and family groups during the school holidays. It also runs an outreach programme for schools, and a Youth Membership Scheme for young people aged 14 – 19. In Autumn 2018, the Centre’s second learning space, ‘Neuron Pod’, will be opening.

    Centre of the Cell is seeking an exceptional individual to lead their learning and outreach programmes at this exciting phase of the Centre’s development.

    The post-holder will strategically plan and lead the development and delivery of Centre of the Cell’s Learning Programme for schools, young people, families and the public. They will also lead the Learning Team, including the core team and a team of casual staff.

    We are seeking a flexible, ambitious, motivated and inspirational individual who has experience of managing a learning team in eg a museum, science centre, educational charity or in a higher education setting. We expect the successful applicant to have substantial management experience and to have worked in science outreach/communication, widening participation in higher education and content development during their career. Experience of evaluation of public engagement/science communication projects is also essential. Experience of digital media development in a science centre or museum and income generation are both desirable.

    The post is full time. Starting salary will be £45,577 inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum and defined benefit pension scheme.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Frances Balkwill, Director of Centre of the Cell, on

    Details about Centre of the Cell can be found at

    Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment at:

    To apply for the role, please visit  

    The closing date for the applications is 22nd June 2018 and interviews are expected to be held on Monday 2nd July 2018.

  • 25 May 2018 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    c. £42,000 (pro-rata) plus generous benefits

    Many of the diseases and conditions that affect human health have been cured or overcome as a result of medical research, but there will always be more to do and there are areas of medical need that receive little or no support – and people’s lives that see no improvement. That’s where we step in. The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the MRC, we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see opportunities with great potential.  Investing the power of our donations to change medicine and change lives.

    We are looking for a part-time Senior Communications Manager to join our rapidly expanding team in our central London offices.  You will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of a programme of communications activities to build our identity, reputation and profile.

    Who you are

    You are inspired to help us to deliver our vision to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives.  Our team is proud to work for the Medical Research Foundation. We are ambitious for the Medical Research Foundation and for ourselves.  We are approachable - providing advice to everyone and explaining our work. We are dedicated and committed to achieving the most for our donors and our researchers.  And we are involved – constantly looking for new ways to engage and improve.  We love our work and we will be looking for this in you too.         

    What you can bring to the role

    You will have experience of:  
    .  the strategic role of communications.

    .  shaping and delivering successful communications strategies in a senior communications or engagement role.

    .  communications in a health-focused organisation.

    .  producing creative materials for a range of audiences including translating complex scientific information for non-scientific audiences

    .  working with print, broadcast, digital, video and social media including content development and production

    .  building relationships with the research community in the UK.


    Our offer:

    ·       A salary c. £42,000 (pro-rata) dependant on experience.

    ·       Annual pay award, performance award scheme and other rewards.

    ·       Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.

    ·       30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays (pro-rata).

    ·       21.6 hour working week, usually worked over 3 days. 

    ·       Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm.

    ·       Employee assistance programme.

    ·       Other health-related benefits.

    ·       An opportunity to make a difference to human health.

    ·       Fantastic colleagues.

    How to apply

    You can find full details of the role and how to apply by contacting Heather Taylor at Forest HR on or by visiting our website

    Closing date:              13 June 2018
    Interview date:            26 June 2018

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