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  • 23 Feb 2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a great opportunity for you to be a part of a team at the Royal Institution (Ri) inspiring the brightest young people to gain extra-curricular knowledge in STEM subjects.

    Job Title:                             Primary Masterclass Coordinator

    Accountable to:               Masterclass Programme Manager (Clothworker’s Fellow in Mathematics)

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London

    Contract type:                   Permanent, full time

    Salary:                                  £31,160 per annum (increasing to £32,410 pa on passing probation)

    The Primary Masterclass Coordinator has responsibility for coordinating the Primary Masterclass network run both at the Ri and across the UK. This includes managing and supporting local organisers and speakers, whilst also assisting with mathematics events for the Ri’s Science for Schools and Public programmes. The role would suit someone who is excited about bringing STEM alive for young people, with a particular focus on mathematics. With some experience of STEM engagement, they will be able to share their enthusiasm for mathematics with a variety of stakeholders, including volunteers, teachers and of course young people, by working with a range of volunteers to help them share their mathematical experiences with the talented young mathematicians of the future.


    For further information and an application form please visit our website: Applications must be received no later than midnight Monday 20 March 2017. Interviews will be held on 28 and 29 March 2017.

  • 01 Feb 2017 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quantum Materials Outreach Officer

    Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford 

    Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. 

    Applicants are invited to apply for this exciting post based in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The post is available initially for 12 months full-time (part-time hours for a fixed-term up to 24 months considered). There is the possibility that the position may be extended to 36 months if further funding is obtained.

    Quantum materials such as superconductors have the potential to produce radical new devices that could transform our world. The discovery of superconductivity has already led to the realisation of practical MRI imaging, revolutionising modern medicine. The next generation of superconducting materials may well deliver faster communication and efficient energy transport and storage.

    This project will communicate and highlight Oxford’s most recent and exciting quantum materials research in an accessible way to school and public audiences. This will include the basic physics principles underlying the work, exciting discoveries and related new technology. The postholder will build on a series of successful initiatives cultivated by the quantum materials group in the past few years including school workshops and a series of short YouTube videos

    Applicants should possess an honours degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or engineering and ideally have a strong background in outreach or public engagement. A PhD in a relevant subject, especially in physics, communication or education will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills.

    The full job description can be found here:  You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

    Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Dr Sian Tedaldi (

    Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 16 February 2017 can be considered.

  • 01 Feb 2017 5:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an important opportunity for a Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications & Assessment to join the Royal Society of Chemistry. We are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists and the world’s leading chemistry community and a prestigious not-for-profit publishing and knowledge business, with over 54,000 members advancing excellence in chemistry, for the benefit of science and humanity.

    Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy, and we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

    We also provide advice, resources, and practical support to learners and educators in schools, colleges, and universities around the world. In the UK, we are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry.

    As Programme Manager, Curriculum, Qualifications & Assessment, you will oversee the development and delivery of policies and activities relating to the chemistry curriculum from primary to higher education. You will work with teams across the Royal Society of Chemistry, educators and contractors, meet stakeholders and attend events throughout the UK and Ireland, so occasional travel during non-core working hours will be required.

    Your responsibilities will focus on

    ·         Developing and contributing to Royal Society of Chemistry policy relating to the chemistry curriculum, qualifications and assessment from primary to higher education.

    ·         Contributing to Royal Society of Chemistry campaigns relating to curriculum, qualifications and assessment in schools, colleges and universities.

    ·         Collaborating to ensure that policy initiatives and projects are communicated and the resulting requirements for resources and services are determined to inform future plans.

    ·         Influencing external policy-makers and other stakeholders in curriculum, assessment and qualifications, to ensure the needs of chemistry are communicated and implemented.

    ·         Developing contractual arrangements for activities to be delivered in partnership with external organisations.

    ·         Building, maintaining links and collaborating with outside bodies, agencies, schools, universities and other organisations, including government agencies and sister societies, to develop plans, as appropriate.

    ·         Researching to inform policy and plans and managing budgets to support activities.

    We are looking for  

    ·         A degree in chemical science or equivalent is essential.

    ·         Knowledge of education systems, policy and practise in the UK is essential, and an appreciation of international variations is desirable.

    ·         A teaching qualification/education experience is desirable.

    ·         Proven ability to work effectively as a member of diverse cross-functional teams in a complex environment.

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, critical judgement, resilience, and composure under pressure.

    ·         Proven ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships and people.

    ·         Excellent project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work, and to meet deadlines under pressure.

    ·         Confident with negotiating and managing contracts.

    ·         Highly customer focused with experience of developing a wide range of products and services.

    ·         The ability to generate and critically evaluate ideas and to communicate complex ideas to different audiences on various levels.

    ·         Good IT skills and abilities.

    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested, please apply before our closing date. 

    Closing date – 14th February 2017.

    Application URL:

  • 30 Jan 2017 2:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: 31 Mar 2017

    Hours: 40 hours per week

     Contract type: Full-time

    Location:Hatfield (Head Office)

    Vacancy description

    Ocado is the world’s largest online-only, delivery-based grocery retailer. Our objective is to provide our customers with the best shopping experience for service, range and price. To achieve this, we have built a number of Customer Fulfilment Centres: highly automated warehouses incorporating the latest cutting edge technology.

    The automated warehouses store the entire Ocado range of products. They are also the main delivery point for our customers’ orders which are picked and dispatched using highly sophisticated systems and processes, enabling Ocado to deliver in one hour time slots. 

    In order to run such an operation, we have created Ocado Engineering - a skilled and dedicated team of engineers specialized in mechanical, electronic, design for manufacture, safety, civil, controls or automotive engineering. 

    So what does a marketing communications executive do at Ocado Engineering?

    The technology marketing communications team is responsible for the development of creative campaigns that ensure Ocado Engineering stays in the news and is positioned as a thought leader on key industry trends and issues. We also support internal communications and employee engagement; manage the technology press office function; provide advice and support to colleagues across Ocado Engineering with regards to content and messaging for outward facing communications; manage multiple social media channels; and promote our presence at industry tradeshows, conferences and other events.

    This role provides a great opportunity to a recent graduate looking to start a career in technology marketing communications for one of the UK’s most admired online brands. 

    You will be able to write engaging copy covering topics such as robotics, automation, electronics, mechanics, manufacturing or logistics - think blog posts, contributed articles, op-eds. The role will involve using feedback from the technology communications manager and other colleagues from Ocado Engineering to create finished pieces that tell an interesting story to the reader, whilst adhering to the high quality standards of a predominantly engineering audience.

    In addition to content writing, day-to-day tasks will include the following:

    • Support the creation of an established Ocado Engineering brand and the delivery of its messaging across various digital channels (website, blog, press coverage, social media, etc.)
    • Strategy through to implementation of creating PR campaigns, attracting the best engineering talent and expertise to work for and with Ocado Engineering; responsible for monitoring, analysing and reporting on campaign effectiveness
    • Implement social media plans
    • Raise awareness of the innovative and fast paced environment at Ocado Engineering among an engineering audience.
    • Creating and updating website content 
    • Producing marketing collateral, designing division documents and presentation templates
    • Work alongside various engineering teams to understand their requirements and create marketing ideas in line with their views
    • Ability to present to key stakeholders

    You will also undertake part of the press office function, giving you the ability to build up industry specific media contacts, including editors and reporters from established technology and engineering-focused publications, trade media, and mainstream UK news outlets.

    You will also have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the world (hardware engineers, software developers, scientists and researchers) and develop your general technology and engineering knowledge. 

    What we look for:

    • A recent graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree (minimum 2:1) in a marketing, public relations, creative writing, English, or related degree. We are also willing to accept candidates from a technical background that possess the required skills needed for the role. 
    • Ideally 6-12 months of previous experience in technology PR or related field.
    • The ability to translate technical content into copy that is also accessible to a non-technical audience.
    • Keen interest in digital communications channels and growth hacking.
    • A passion for technology and an ability to manage your time and resources efficiently.
    • Excellent attention to detail, spelling, and grammar.
    • Basic understanding of SEO or keen to learn the basics.

    We’re also looking for people who reflect our values – people who can learn fast through experimenting; who are autonomous through taking ownership and driving innovation; who are collaborative and work well in high-performing teams. We value trust, honesty, and craftsmanship.

    Essentially, if you’re talented and innovative, we’d love to hear from you!

    Recruitment Process:

    The process will involve an initial screening interview over the phone followed by a face to face interview. Finally, there will be one or two writing tasks that will need to be completed within a given deadline. It’s not as scary as it sounds though! We’ve designed the process to be able to get to know you and to see what you’re capable of. 

    What we can offer you:

    You will be working from our office in Hatfield, Hertfordshire - a 20-minute train ride from central London.

    We want you to have a great time working at Ocado so we’ll give you the freedom and the tools and the playful, stimulating working environment you need to do what’s never been done before. We will pay you a competitive salary of £20,000-£25,000 per annum (depending on experience) that will be reviewed twice a year in the first year plus all our usual benefits including 15% staff discount, Friday socials, a variety of sports clubs plus much more.

    This job opportunity is initially available on a one-year contract commencing immediately upon accepting the offer, with the option to extend it by an additional year or transform into a permanent role depending on the company’s requirements.

    Please indicate in your cover letter if there would be any other preferences regarding the start date.

  • 25 Jan 2017 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    STEM Ambassador Area Lead 

    One position in Coventry, Warwickshire and East Birmingham and one in the Black Country

    £21,220 - £24,565 per year  

    Full time, 37 hours (suitable for part-time, job share and/or secondment)

    Fixed term until 31 March 2018 (with possibility for extension to March 2020)  

    We are seeking a STEM Ambassador Area Lead who will be responsible for the support of STEM Ambassadors, liaison with businesses, academic institutions, professional associations, voluntary organisations and others within the sub-region of the STEM Hub to which they are appointed. The post holder will work as a team of Area Leads across the region, under the leadership of the STEM Project Leader, to share best practice and to ensure that the STEM Hub’s programmes and services are accessible to all, irrespective of their circumstances, including geographic location.

    The role will be working in collaboration with a wide range of partners and with STEM Learning Ltd across formal and informal education settings, and beyond, to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to understand fully the opportunities and possibilities available to them through pursuing and achieving their STEM subjects.

    The Hub will have a particular focus on supporting and developing volunteer STEM Ambassadors, collaborating closely with local employers to support STEM Ambassadors and related activities and working with an increasing variety of local STEM partners (including Science Centres, Museums, CREST Local Coordinators & Link Schemes, and youth groups) to mobilise and further develop the ways in which volunteers are used.

    As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a team of committed, enthusiastic and experienced Area Leaders to contribute to the team delivering the project across the West Midlands. We are looking for an Area Lead for Coventry, Warwickshire and West Birmingham. The post will be home based, with travel required within your allocated area and we anticipate post holders will be required to spend 1 day a week in Worcester for team meetings/discussion. This post is key to the successful delivery of our vision for the STEM Ambassador Hub programme across the region.

    The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent experience) and willing to undergo a DBS check. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a range of audiences. You will be able to work independent and be highly organised, able to deal with several different priorities at a time meeting strict deadlines.

    Ref: ASUC1603a - 3183 

    Closing date: Sunday 12 February 2017.


    For a full job description and to apply online, please visit:


  • 23 Jan 2017 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy working with maths? would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being? Are you creative and able to think outside the box? If so we’re looking for people who can help us turn maths into entertainment.

    Numberfit is an award winning social enterprise and mathematics programme. Numberfit is the flagship project from Numbermix, which successfully works with schools and nurseries alongside the National Curriculum and EYFS for 3-14 year olds. Our aim is to make maths fun and enjoyable, we use energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving and are looking to build an entire entertainment brand based around numeracy.

    We are a small organisation with big ideas and are growing rapidly. We are looking for an individual with the energy and enthusiasm to help us with the way forward and to become an important part of our exciting and innovative journey.

    There are many aspects to this role:
    - Delivering maths sessions in schools and lesson preparation.
    - Entertainment research, developing and testing games.
    - Building a fun eco system of mathematics.
    - Mathematics and Science tutoring.
    - Sales and marketing.
    - Liaising with designers, illustrators and storywriters.
    - Social media.
    - Business admin.
    - New business development.

    You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and keen to help to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being.

    You will also be able to help drive the business forward with sales and marketing, no experience is necessary – enthusiasm and great ideas are more important to us.

    The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly efficient and be able to prioritise their work load effectively.

    They will be able to demonstrate:
    - High level of numeracy, A level maths and a quantitative degree discipline.
    - Excellent organisation skills.
    - Be very thorough with good attention to detail.
    - Highly personable and able to get along with customers, schools and tutors alike.
    - IT literate with good experience of all Office packages.

    We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line.

    If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can start this exciting journey together.

    'For more information, please visit or

  • 15 Jan 2017 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organisation:  Science and Technology Facilities Council

    Department:  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

    Location:  Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

    Salary: £24029 - £31808 

    Contract Type:  Open-ended

    Hours: Full time (will consider 0.8 FTE)

    Closing Date: 3 Feb 2017

    The ISIS neutron and muon source, based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, is a world-leading research centre which generates beams of neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of materials, from soap films to superconductors, engineering to earth science, advanced battery components to biomolecules. ISIS has over 30 research instruments serving an international community of 3000 scientists. Each year over 400 science papers are published based on ISIS research. ISIS has an ongoing programme to increase its capacity and capability which will lead to growth in publications and other outputs. In addition, the UK has recently made a significant contribution to the construction of a new neutron source, the European Spallation Source, in Sweden, and ISIS will be providing much of the work for the UK’s participation.

    You may be a scientist with a strong interest in communications who would like to further develop your skills and experience in producing publications and website within a science environment. Or you may be a digital communications, publishing or events professional with some science experience who wishes to gain further skills at a world-class science facility.

    Working with ISIS scientists and users we expect you to take responsibility for ISIS’ publications and website. ISIS has an extensive website aimed at its user community, and there are opportunities to develop this, for example to provide on-line training materials. ISIS produces its own publications, such as its annual review, alongside STFC publications, and you would seek to develop these.

    Reporting to the ISIS impact manager you will also proactively look for other opportunities to promote the facility, and you will form part of the ISIS communications team alongside a public engagement manager, communications students and facility scientists. You will have strong writing, editing and proof reading skills, and a desire to enhance your experience through developing communication channels with our user community and others in an accessible manner.

    There will also be opportunities within the role to take on the management of visits and major events, ensuring these are well planned, managed and delivered in a consistent fashion.

    You will also look for opportunities to promote ISIS at external events and represent ISIS at events organized by the STFC corporate team.

    For appointment at the higher level:
    With extensive experience in publishing, events or website management you will seek to define a strategy for delivering our key publications and taking editorial control of the newly migrated website. You will also oversee the project management of major scientific conferences, identifying new opportunities to promote ISIS science through events, publications and online.

    For more information and to apply:

  • 11 Jan 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Accountable to:                Public Programme Manager

    Location:                             The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
    Contract Type:                  Fixed term until March 2020, full time (35 hours per week)
    Salary:                                  circa £32,000 per annum

    The Genetics Society (, working in partnership with the Royal Institution (Ri), wishes to appoint an experienced project manager to plan, execute and evaluate an exciting and relevant programme of activity celebrating genetics throughout 2019, the centenary of the Genetics Society. The programme will seek to entertain, inform and engage a broad section of the public across the UK with all aspects of genetics.

    The programme of events will be guided by a working group, chaired by a Genetics Society representative, and featuring key stakeholders from academia, industry and learned societies. The aim is to encompass a diverse range of activities; from live events to digital content with something for adult and family audiences alike.

    The Project Manager will be appointed as soon as possible for a three year contract, and will be hosted and managed by the Ri on a day-to-day basis. Strategic lead will come from the working group.

    The right candidate for this role will have substantial proven experience working successfully in a project management position in the cultural, scientific or similar sector, with a focus on public engagement. They will be knowledgeable in biology and confident analysing data to inform decision making. They will be an outstanding relationship builder and networker, with excellent resource management skills.  

    For further information and to apply, please visit the Ri website ( and submit an application (including recruitment monitoring form) to by midnight on 6 February 2017. Interviews will be held on 21 February 2017.

  • 09 Jan 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Senior Engagement Officer – Select Committees

    Salary: £30,150 per annum
    Salary Band: B2
    Number of Posts: 2

    Type of Post: Permanent
    Hours: Full Time

    Closing date: midnight on 15 January 2017


    The Role

    Do you have experience of managing and facilitating face-to-face engagement activities? Are you an excellent communicator, with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines? Come and join the UK Parliament Select Committees Engagement Team. We’re a dedicated team, with a passion for making the UK Parliament more accessible to communities across the country.

    We are looking for two new Senior Engagement Officers to provide expertise, and manage the increasing number of face-to-face activities which engage people with UK Parliament select committees.


    The Person


    The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:


    • The ability to deliver public engagement projects and an understanding of how to use different methods to reach and engage different audiences
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and experience of building effective relationships with people at all levels
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience of tailoring messages for different audiences




    Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata

    Interest-free season ticket loan

    Child care voucher scheme

    Discounted membership of the in-house gym


    All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

    To apply and for further information please use the link below.








  • 09 Jan 2017 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract  Fixed term 12 month contract        

    Hours - Full time, 37.5 hours a week including some evening and weekend work

    Salary - £21,000 - £23,000 per annum 

    Together, five Live Science Officers develop and lead delivery of the Live Science programme across At-Bristol’s six staff-facilitated programming spaces. This busy role will include training of the delivery team, involvement of volunteers, maintaining general responsibility for the function of the spaces and contributing to communications and strategic planning in relation to the programme.

    This role has responsibility for At-Bristol’s Studio, a theatre style delivery space that welcomes a variety of audiences, including families and schools.  The Studio hosts presenter-led group experiences principally in the form of science shows, using props, demonstrations and audience participation. 

    Key to the success of this role is not only the development of high quality, innovative content for the Studio space, but also operational planning and management of the space including the day to day logistics and management of props and equipment. 

    This role is also responsible for developing content for At-Bristol’s Special Events including the After Hours adult programme, Toddler Takeovers, Outreach and other projects-including externally funded.

    A full Job Description can be found on our website.

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 22nd January

    Interview date: Tuesday 7th February

    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your CV along with a completed application form, found on our website to the HR Team - ( Please state the job reference in the subject line.


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