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Education and Engagement Development Officer Education and Engagement Development OfficerAdd Job to My Job Selections Edinburgh - Bio-Quarter (Royal Infirmary)

06 Jul 2022 10:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Closing date Friday 15th July

Grade 7 £34,304 - £40,927 (Pro rata)

CMVM/College Office Marketing and Engagement 

Part time contract at 0.8 FTE

Fixed term: end date 31/12/2023

Looking for:

We are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual with expertise in formal and/or informal STEM Education and Engagement. With excellent communication skills you will thrive in an environment that requires connecting and engaging with a diverse set of stakeholders. You will have an understanding of young people and communities under-represented in science and hold a passion for finding new ways of engaging such audiences with STEM.

The Opportunity:

Castlebrae High School in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, have a strong partnership history with The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (CMVM) and the wider Edinburgh BioQuarter. In April 2022, their new school campus will open with state-of-the-art science facilities, inspired by their co-location with Edinburgh BioQuarter. The facilities have the potential to be a ‘Community Science SuperLab’ out of school hours. The post-holder will help drive forward this exciting and creative opportunity and support the development and implementation of formal and informal STEM Education opportunities with the communities neighbouring Edinburgh BioQuarter.

The successful candidate will join the Communications, Marketing and Engagement team in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. We are a busy, dynamic team who together deliver online, hybrid and in-person events, support undergraduate and postgraduate recruitment activity, and lead on engagement with research across the College.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Extensive experience in designing and delivering high quality and imaginative STEM activities within the formal and informal science learning spheres, including in a lab environment.
  • Expert communicator and creative problem solver with ability to develop and maintain excellent stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent project management skills, with experience of developing operational procedures
  • Confident and happy in a public facing and service – focused role

Click here for a copy of the full job description.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

A positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

On this occasion the University will not consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this role. International workers will therefore only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK. 

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine traces its origins back nearly 500 years (Darwin, Simpson and Conan-Doyle were students here) and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching. Professor Moira Whyte is the Head of College, the only conjoint Medical and Veterinary Medical School in the UK. The College employs over 3000 academic and support staff. The College has two Schools, the Edinburgh Medical School comprising 3 Deaneries; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.


The undergraduate medicine teaching programme in the College enjoys a high reputation nationally and internationally, with over 1,300 students enrolled on the MBChB and Intercalated courses and nearly 1000 on the Veterinary Sciences BVS and related programmes. In addition, approximately 2000 students are currently enrolled in the College’s taught and research post-graduate courses, including an extensive range of online distance learning diplomas and degrees. They are trained by over 1000 outstanding academic staff. 


The academic disciplines within Medicine are largely concentrated in the two teaching hospital campuses, the Royal Infirmary at Little France and the Western General Hospital. Both have extensive new infrastructure with major research institutes and state of the art research facilities on clinical sites. Edinburgh hosts a number of prestigious MRC and BHF Research Centres. The approach is interdisciplinary, with basic and clinical researchers working together at the laboratory bench and in our clinical research facilities to address major themes in basic, clinical and translational medicine. The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on the Easter Bush Campus houses outstanding teaching and clinical facilities as well as the splendid Roslin Institute, one of the world’s leading veterinary research centres. The College offers outstanding opportunities to address ‘One Health’ and Global Health problems of the highest international priority.


The College’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF2014 results. Medicine, the University’s largest submission, was ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Veterinary Medicine came 1st in the UK, and retained its position as the UK’s top Vet School. It made a joint submission with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Neuroscience was ranked 3rd in the UK out of 82 submissions, representing a major advance. Overall, 84% of the College’s research activity was rated world leading or internationally excellent (3* and 4*). In terms of 'one medicine' research (human and animal medicine), the University of Edinburgh's research power (quality x volume) is the strongest in the UK.



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