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  • 17 Oct 2017 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Location                               Cambridge, England, UK
    Job type                               Full time, 37 hours a week.  Two year fixed term contract
    Salary                                   £20,000 - £28,000 p.a.
    Closing date:                       5pm, Thursday 9th November 2017
    Interview date:                   Thursday 30th November 2017

    We are seeking someone who is passionate about delivering high quality science, technology and engineering education programmes in a museum setting.  The Education Officer will be a key member of the team working on Steam, Sewage and Semiconductors: Preserving the Industrial History of Cambridge, an ambitious and transformative project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  They will be confident, self-motivated, well organised and able to lead and manage the volunteer education team.   They will be a good communicator who is able to work effectively with a wide range of people of all ages.  
    Cambridge Museum of Technology is an independent organisation based in the City’s former sewage pumping station which has been designated a scheduled ancient monument. Its collections range from 19th century steam engines to 20th century scientific instruments and telecommunications equipment, all with a strong local connection.  It was founded in the 1960s by enthusiasts from local industry and the University committed to saving and promoting the industrial history of the town.   For many years the museum operated on a small scale but following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund it aims to become a significant feature on Cambridge’s cultural landscape.  The Museum is a fully accredited with Arts Council England. 
    We are prepared to consider job share or part time working subject to meeting the operational needs of the organisation.
    For further information on the job and how to apply please visit or email

  • 17 Oct 2017 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking to appoint a Science Engagement Director to be a key member of the executive management team.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, your primary responsibilities will be to contribute actively to the overall mission, to manage a comprehensive Science engagement programme and to develop further Life’s international reputation for science engagement.

    Science in the 21st century is fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial.  As someone who is forward looking and an experienced science communications professional, you will excel in offering cutting edge science in a form that is easily accessible to everyone. You will be a strong leader, capable of developing a team that is both creative and effective. You will develop strategic alliances and partnerships with cultural and commercial organisations and build long term plans for exhibitions, programmes and education.

    The successful candidate will have proven experience in a senior management role, will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in an appropriate science discipline, have excellent people management and organisational skills and be a team player. 

    This role offers potential for someone looking for a senior role with new challenges and wanting to work in an innovative place that is passionate about science.  Salary is negotiable for the right candidate dependent on experience.

    For an informal chat or more information about the role, please contact Linda Conlon, Chief Executive on 0191 243 8212 or email  To see full job description and person specification please access at

    To apply, please send a letter of application and current CV to Claire Adams, Property and Corporate Services Director, International Centre for Life Trust, Management Suite, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP or Closing date for applications is Friday, 24 November 2017. 

    Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the quality Standard Gold Award.

    The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an independent and self-funding charitable trust, which does not receive public funding.

    Life’s mission is to ignite and nurture a curiosity in everyone for science, technology, engineering and maths and to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. Life supports world-class science in the region and makes a positive economic, social and cultural contribution to North East England and its communities.

    Life Science Centre, which opened in May 2000, is the only purpose-built Science Centre in the north, attracting over 250,000 visitors per year. Life’s varied and exciting Science engagement programme attracts a broad audience including families, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers.  Life also has the biggest schools’ science workshop programme in any European museum or Science Centre.

  • 12 Oct 2017 8:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly established Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, at the University of Oxford, is currently advertising for a Public Engagement Officer to establish and run a vibrant and cutting-edge public engagement programme.


    Public Engagement Officer

    Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, NDPH, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford

    Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. 

    The post is full-time (part-time considered, at least 60%FTE) and fixed-term for 3 years (in the first instance).

    The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 November 2017.


    Based within the Nuffield Department of Population Health, the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities is a collaboration between the Ethox Centre; the Oxford Neuroscience, Ethics and Society Group; the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; and the Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine. The Centre will conduct research on and promote inclusive public engagement with the ethical and social challenges presented by advances in neuroscience, big data, genomics, and global connectedness.


    The Centre will establish a vibrant and cutting-edge programme of public engagement activities relating to these issues. The Public Engagement Officer will be responsible for shaping, monitoring and evaluating this programme. They will be responsible for inspiring, training and facilitating the Centre’s researchers and support staff to reach out to key audiences, as we seek to inform them about our work, consult with them over its direction and collaborate with them on exciting new research.  The Public Engagement Officer will be supported in this role by a group of enthusiastic researchers who are currently engaging with the public, together with public engagement professionals within the Medical Sciences Division and the wider University.


    For more information and details on how to apply, please follow this link:

  • 12 Oct 2017 8:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. We’re all about asking questions, being playful and testing things out. Previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre, we’re an educational charity that removes boundaries around science - connecting art, people, everything, in a united culture of curiosity.

    We’re looking for a content researcher to work up ideas for a major new exhibition experience, and to contribute to the development of new concepts being explored by the exhibitions and programming teams. At a time when We The Curious is evolving and changing the way we work, we are keen to take someone on who has the potential and ambition to contribute significantly to our future exhibition space. 

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 22nd October

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • 10 Oct 2017 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract: Permanent, full time

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Rate: £19,000 - £21,000 per annum

    We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. We’re all about asking questions, being playful and testing things out. Previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre, we’re an educational charity that removes boundaries around science - connecting art, people, everything, in a united culture of curiosity.

    We are looking to recruit a new Communicator to join our successful Education team. You will be part of the team responsible for delivering the Education programme of We The Curious, focusing mainly on a school audience but including other audience groups too. You would also contribute to developing innovative new science learning activities that support and enrich the school curriculum across all key stages.  

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 22nd October

    Interviews: Mon 6th and Tues 7th November

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

  • 02 Oct 2017 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are recruiting for Observatory Explainers to join the team at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.This is an exciting opportunity for those who are or have been engaged in physics/ astrophysics studies to work with family and adult audiences across our historic and contemporary galleries and workshops spaces to engage them in astronomy and space science. Please see the link below for relevant information. The deadline for application is noon Oct 11th.

  • 02 Oct 2017 6:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    SEPnet is looking for an evaluator for Connect Physics, our new workshops looking to raise the number of Year 8 students considering physics as a pathway to their future. There has been some formative evaluation and initial testing on the workshops but we would like the evaluator to join us for this final phase of testing and summative evaluation.

    Details for the project can be found here<>.

    The evaluation brief can be found here<>.

    SEPnet Outreach will accept proposals up to £7,000 which should include any travel expenses and VAT if applicable. Any proposed budgets above this amount should be justified within the proposal. Deadline for proposals is Monday 16 October 2017.

  • 02 Oct 2017 6:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fab Science aim to inspire primary aged children in practical science through parties, holiday clubs and in-school workshops. We are looking for a fun person to join our team and lead events. You must love science, be great with kids and confident to present to groups of 30+ children (and grown-ups!). 

    This a part time role, with irregular hours, often at weekends (though not a zero hours contract). It could fit around another job or family commitments. Full training, support and a snazzy lab coat will be provided. Applicants must drive and have use of a reliable car as events are held across Hertfordshire, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

    This position is subject to DBS check and the successful applicant will be required to complete paediatric first aid training. 

    For more information or to apply, please contact

  • 28 Sep 2017 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are recruiting for 2 Weekend Science Presenters to deliver our award-winning Science Activities to families and groups vising Catalyst at weekends. 
    The role will involve delivering hands-on science workshops and shows, performing scientific demonstrations to enthuse children and adults about science. 

    The successful candidate will have; the ability to present information in a confident and enthusiastic way, excellent communication skills, the ability to work with people of all ages and a strong interest in science including a minimum of an A Level in science (Chemistry, Biology or Physics)

    On appointment you will need to apply for a DBS check as you will be working with children and their families. 

    The job will normally involve working 1 weekend in every 3 and the pay is hourly at the national minimum wage. 

    To apply send a CV and covering letter to Meryl Jameson, Catalyst Science and Discovery Centre, Widnes, Cheshire WA8 0DF or email it to Deadline 2nd October.

  • 27 Sep 2017 7:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is a new communications role that has popped up in the stats team at Cancer Research UK.

    Salary: £31,000 - £34,000 p.a. + excellent benefits

    Location: Angel (London)

    Contract: Permanent

    Contracted Hours (per week):  Full Time (35 Hours)

    Closing Date: 01/10/2017 23:55

    Full details:

    *If you’re interested in the role or have any questions, please contact

    Rebecca Smittenaar at


    *Can you help us to get the message out there about Cancer data?*

    We’re looking for a Senior Communications Officer (Data) with significant

    experience of communicating health or cancer data to a variety of different

    audiences to join our Cancer Intelligence Team.

    In this exciting and challenging role you’ll...

    ·         Work with press, policy, fundraising and analysts to create

    impactful fundraising and media campaigns

    ·         Provide guidance and support to team members communicating cancer

    stats and data

    ·         Contribute to the development of outputs for the analysis branch,

    including blogs, web content, grey literature reports and peer review


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