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Engagement Officer, Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement

13 Sep 2022 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Engagement Officer, Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement


At Jodrell Bank we are looking to recruit a full time Engagement Officer to join our team, to engage visitors with the science and heritage of this internationally significant site. This is essentially a public-facing role which will involve presenting education sessions to school groups (aged 3 to 18) , delivering family shows, talks and activities during school holidays and contributing to the development and delivery of our community and outreach programmes. It will also include elements of organising and supporting other activities in the Centre such as festivals and other events. Ideal candidates should be knowledgeable and passionate about astronomy, with the ability to instil that passion in others.


Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement is one of The University of Manchester’s cultural institutions, offering our visitors the opportunity of engaging with the science, heritage and culture of Jodrell Bank through a year-round visitor experience via our exhibitions, grounds, events and festivals. We were established in 2011 and typically welcome around 160,000 annual visitors per year. Jodrell Bank was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact.

The Centre has recently opened the new NLHF-funded First Light Pavilion which includes a new exhibition and Space Dome immersive theatre, greatly expanding our visitor offer. Find out more about the First Light Project on our website here:

First Light Pavilion - Jodrell Bank


Hours per week:  35 hours (full time). This post involves working 5 days over 7 on a rota basis with regular weekend working, with some evenings and Bank Holidays

Salary: £22,662 to £24,285 per annum

Employment type:  Permanent

Location:  Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL


Applications are through the University of Manchester website here, where you can also find further particulars of the role:

The University of Manchester | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career


The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. For more information please contact Julia Riley, Head of Education and Interpretation- Email

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