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Science Education Officer – SS Great Britain Trust

07 Sep 2018 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Full time. Maternity Cover: 9 months with possible extension

Report to: Head of Education

Liaise with: Interpretation, Collections and Education team, Volunteering team, Visitor Experience and Marketing team.

Aim: To deliver and develop our flagship education programme Future Brunels and support the STEM learning aims and objectives of the SS Great Britain Trust.  To increase the public’s access to and understanding of the SS Great Britain, science and engineering, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


Main areas of responsibility:


1.        Develop, organise and deliver trips and onsite activities (30+ a year) for secondary school students on the Future Brunels programme, ensuring smooth running of the scheme.  This will include coordination with external organisations, planning schedules for each day, risk assessing all visits and activities and maintaining contact with the Future Brunels, their schools and families.


2.       Maintain current good relationships with the Brunel Institute Corporate Academy, Future Brunels partner schools, Future Brunels activity day hosts and supporters and local schools, colleges and universities.  Identify and develop new opportunities for collaboration with organisations in Bristol and further afield.


3.       Ensure the continued integration of STEM activities and themes into the Trust’s programmes and projects, with a creative approach to STEM.


4.       Be the main point of contact for the Trust’s science education activities including special events and STEM work experience.


5.       Monitor and evaluate the Trust’s education programmes to maintain high standards and ensure effective future planning.


6.       Represent the Trust at external education and professional events to share best practice and to ensure education programmes are in line with current research and experience.


7.        Manage the delegated budget and oversee the logistics associated with working with freelance consultants, contractors and businesses.


8.       Undertake other duties as could be reasonably required to assist in the smooth and efficient running of the education programmes, including occasional evening and weekend work.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


Educated to degree level in a science subject, or equivalent experience

Excellent organisational skills

Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and young people and relevant experience of delivering learning programmes

Understanding of the principles of learning in an informal education environment

Patience and persistence whilst dealing with planned and last minute changes to the programme

A positive attitude that includes an enthusiastic and flexible approach to tasks with the adaptability to cope with the unexpected

Responsible, reliable and self-motivated, and able to work alone or as part of a team

Resourceful and imaginative

Excellent communication skills

Good IT skills


A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced (without barred list) check will be required.



How to apply:


Please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification of the role together with your cv to


For an informal discussion of the role please contact Gemma Longhurst, Acting Head of Education, on


Closing date for applications:  9am, Tuesday 18th September 2018


Interview date:   Tuesday 2nd October 2018

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