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STEM Leader

01 Apr 2021 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Purpose

We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across Wales and England, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

Through the Trust’s two learning programmes, Explorers for primary schools and STEM for secondary, we support the work of schools and colleges in developing character, resilience and wellbeing in children and young people.

We are currently recruiting for a STEM Leader to join us on a 2-year fixed term contract. The role is to plan and deliver a STEM learning programme in London, including recruiting, managing, and developing a team of new education volunteers, identifying local community needs and working with schools to inspire children and young people to take part. We wish to positively change the perception of STEM careers and encourage children and young people to benefit from pursuing careers in the sector. 

Most of our office based colleagues continue to work from home currently.  The role holder will be required to attend Regional Trust office regularly, however will have the opportunity to work from home.  Regular travel across the region to support & deliver to our 32 boroughs and their many communities is required.   Click on the link to find out more about out London & South East Team & Work

How we make a difference

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

About the role

Reporting to the London & South East Community Engagement Manager, this role will initially focus on forming relationships within the STEM community in London. Then working together, deliver a programme of activities which enriches lives through learning and employer engagement. A key challenge will be understanding how to develop the programme to overcome aspirational barriers to participation within the STEM subjects and careers (due to gender, ethnicity, geographic location, household income) so that children and young people become aware of the breadth of opportunities available to them.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement rewarding volunteering opportunities to deliver our learning programmes, ensuring volunteers are safely recruited, trained, and supported to ensure an inspirational experience for children, young people, and families. Plan programmes for volunteer training, mentoring and celebration to ensure increasing skill levels, confidence, and motivation within the team.
  • Work with partners, colleagues, and community organisations to ensure safe and quality learning which is responsive to place at locations suitable for our target audience (children, young people, schools, FE colleges and universities) and the STEM agenda.
  • Collect and collate data relating to child and community engagement KPIs and dissemination of results including feedback to the organisation and our volunteers.
  • Ensure that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promote inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust’s policies and values.
  • Developing a mentoring programme for a new team of young volunteers, to ensure a volunteering programme beneficial to the volunteers and participating students.
  • Establishing relationships with schools, colleges, local communities, and STEM organisations – working to understand local-specific needs and developing programme delivery to meet those needs.
  • Project managing the STEM programme on a local level – understanding local scope, aims and delivery.
  • Practical delivery of the STEM education programme via school workshops, virtual sessions and STEM and educational events.  

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