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Schools and Communities Leads, Life Science Centre

23 Nov 2022 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Closing date: 12 noon, 5 December 2022.

£24,000 per annum

International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week) permanent

We are looking for two highly motivated team players to join our science engagement team to lead the day to day running, development and delivery of our schools and communities’ programmes at Life. The role involves working within a fast-paced, busy environment with hundreds of school students visiting every week. We deliver exciting, relevant, and interactive STEM experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom including hands-on, curriculum-linked practical workshops. We are also growing our community offer, engaging with local families and young people in the centre and in the community.

You will need to work closely with the other Schools and Communities Lead and the rest of the team to provide a smooth-running, engaging, and inspiring programme of activities for  students and local communities.  

You will supervise, train, mentor, and support the development of the delivery team to offer our core programme of school workshops which cover a range of STEM topics for 4–19-year-olds. Details can be found on our website. You will also be given responsibility for organising additional programming, developing content, and delivering activities as needed. These include schools’ workshops, after-school science clubs, planetarium shows and special events such as STEMtastic!

The successful candidate will be approachable, reliable, with excellent organisational skills. An ability to work closely with others, be open to new ideas and creative ways of doing things are essential. Experience in setting up practical activities and experiments in a lab or school environment is essential and an interest in science would be an advantage.

The role is full time. Some flexibility in hours and working patterns may be available for the right candidate.

As well as working in a welcoming, friendly environment, we offer a range of staff benefits including a wellbeing day after 3 months service and a day off on your birthday after 12 months service, access to a workplace pension and discounted car-parking in the centre of Newcastle.

The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request. For further information regarding this post, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website. 


The full job advert and description are available on the Life website here [https://jobs.life.org.uk/jobs/schools-and-communities-leads] along with the application form, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon, 5 December 2022.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award. Life has achieved bronze accreditation under the Northeast Better Health at Work Scheme. Registered Charity Number: 1059607

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