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  • 30 Aug 2017 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Professional Services Level 4 (£45,400 - £54,880)*

    Do you have extensive experience in programming creative public engagement opportunities for diverse audiences? Do you thrive under the pressure of managing large-scale events? Are you a positive and supportive team leader?

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual to drive a step-change in

    our public engagement programme, to increase the diversity, quality and

    quantity of the opportunities we provide for our staff, students and a

    range of public participants.

    This is an exciting post in the growing Academic Partnerships Team, playing

    a key role to further strengthen and embed societal engagement across

    Imperial College London. Societal engagement is a core part of Imperial’s

    mission <> ‘to achieve enduring

    excellence in research and education in science, engineering, medicine and

    business for the benefit of society.’ This is reflected in our 2015-20

    Strategy <>,

    which commits the College ‘to sharing the wonder and importance of what we

    do’ with schools, patients, local communities and the wider public through

    two-way learning and collaboration.

    We are looking for a talented practitioner and strategic thinker, who

    can ensure

    a high-quality visitor experience, whilst ensuring that crucial health and

    safety standards and event operations all result in a high standard of

    customer service for our staff and student contributors, volunteers, public

    participants and our external partners.  The role will have Project

    Management responsibility for delivering major events, such as the Imperial

    Festival with over 15, 000 visitors across three days, and for creating

    bespoke participatory experiences that connect our researchers with diverse


    *Imperial Managers lead by example.*


    Interested candidates should contact Vicky Brightman, Public Engagement

    Manager to discuss the role,

    We usually appoint at the start of the salary scale. Our preferred method

    of application is online via our website

    employment. Please complete and upload an application form as directed. The

    reference number for this post is SS 2017 224 HY

    *Closing date: Sunday 10 September (midnight BST)*

    *Interview date: Wednesday 20 September *

    *Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Bronze

    SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.*

  • 30 Aug 2017 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Institute for Research in Schools is a charity supporting students and teachers doing research in schools.  We launched in March 2016 at the Science Museum and already have over 400 schools registered with a wide range of research projects running.  Here is our vision video

    We are based in the Wellcome Wolfson Building where we have space with the British Science Association. We are looking for a part time PA/Executive Assistant to be part of the team.

    If you are interested please contact

  • 28 Aug 2017 5:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are currently recruiting for an Engagement and Impact Facilitator, to provide maternity cover for an established member of staff, commencing November 2017.

    This post provides a superb opportunity to lead Bournemouth University's major public engagement initiatives (including the Festival of Learning) and support our growing research community to deliver demonstrable impact. Starting salary from £32,958 to £38,183 per annum with further progression opportunities to £41,709.

    -        Full advert:

    -        Job description and person specification:

    -        More about the team:

    -        Interview date: 29th September (tbc)

    I'd be delighted to discuss further via the contact details below and I would be most grateful if you could forward this opportunity to suitable contacts.

  • 24 Aug 2017 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering are looking to recruit an Outreach Manager to develop and deliver a Faculty-wide outreach strategy designed to raise awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to encourage the recruitment and conversion to Newcastle STEM degrees of high quality undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

    A motivated and results driven individual, you must possess an Honours degree (preferably in a STEM subject) or equivalent. This will be underpinned by an understanding of the complexities of recruitment to STEM subjects and of widening participation issues. 

    In your position as line manager of a new outreach team, you will have the ability to lead and develop individuals and teams. Your excellent influencing, negotiation and communication skills will mean you are able to build effective working relationships with a range of staff across the institution. 

    You will have experience of strategy development and of developing systems to facilitate organisation and delivery of outreach activity. You will possess excellent analytical and project management skills and a creative approach to problem solving. 

    Informal enquiries should be directed to Sharon Anarcaya Roca, Head of Faculty Marketing and Communications, by email to:

    Deadline for applying is 3rd September. Interviews will be held on the 13th September. Here is the link for more info:  View the vacancy online

  • 24 Aug 2017 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Communication Unit at UWE, Bristol is recruiting a full time fixed term lecturer to support teaching on our MSc in Science Communication as well as undergraduate teaching. We are looking for someone with research expertise in digital communication, broadcast/film or inclusion/inclusivity. You should be able to demonstrate expertise in either quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies. We are particularly interested in candidates who have or are willing to explore innovative research methods.

    You can find out more about the Unit at: To find the job description visit and click on Jobs at UWE Bristol. The job reference number is 1661195, or select academic and Department of Applied Sciences from the drop down menus.

    Questions should be addressed to

    Deadline for applications is 31st August.

  • 24 Aug 2017 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reports to: Head of Marketing and Public Engagement

    Line manages: 1 Public Engagement Assistant-Manager, 3 Public Engagement Officers

    Location: Carlton House Terrace, London

    Hours: 35 hours per week (including some evening and weekend working)

    Salary: up to £43,000

    To work with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Head of Section to implement and evaluate the Society’s Public Engagement Strategy 2017-2020.

    To manage the public engagement team to deliver the Society’s public-facing events and activities programme effectively and efficiently. This comprises events and activities that the Society organises itself and also supporting events organised by third party partners. In addition the post holder is responsible (working with other teams) for supporting the Society’s fellows and research fellows who undertake public engagement activity on behalf of the Society. 

    All Royal Society events and activities need to maximise impact with target audiences and reinforce the Society’s position as the leading scientific organisation in the UK. This post will have specific responsibility for developing and ensuring delivery of the following activities:

    * Work with the Chief Strategy Officer to support the Public Engagement Committee;

    * public lectures and debates, including the café scientifique programme, the history of science public programme, events and activities related to the Society’s policy work and regional activities;

    * the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition;

    * the awarding of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize and the Royal Society Young People’s prizes for science books, including the selection process, activities around the prizes and the award ceremony;

    * the awarding of two of the Royal Society’s Prize Medals

    * the Meet the Scientists programme supporting Research Fellows doing public engagement;

    * the Local Heroes grant scheme;

    * developing effective partnerships with partners in science, the arts and culture to ensure the broader impact of public engagement in science;

    * marketing and online communication related to the above activities (with marketing colleagues);

    * other events or activities which may arise from time to time;

    * managing the budgets for the public engagement programme

    To apply, please submit a detailed covering letter (no more than one page) and CV (no more than two pages). The covering letter and CV should clearly outline the following:

    * Why you would like to work for the Royal Society?

    * Why this role specifically appeals to you?

    * How your background and skills are suited to this role?

    Applications that do not follow this guidance will not be progressed. Closing date is 3 September 2017 and interviews will be held on 6 and 8 September 2017.

  • 24 Aug 2017 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    UKAEA's Communication team are seeking an Education & Public Outreach Assistant to work with me for an initial period of 6 months.

    The main responsibilities of the role will include:

    - Supporting the Education & Public Outreach Manager with the booking and organisation of visits, workshops, talks and festival appearances

    - Delivering talks and workshops for schools, taking part in festivals

    - Assisting in the production of educational resources for schools as part of an ongoing project

    - Contributing content to UKAEA's social media accounts

    This would be an ideal role for someone starting out in the science communication sector!

    For more details and to apply, please see:

  • 24 Aug 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal Institution (Ri) based in Mayfair currently has opportunities for two Professional Internships for PhD students. They are exciting opportunities and will have varying levels of involvement in the delivery of the famous Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

    Media and communications Assistant - November 2017 to January 2018

    This placement would be ideal for anyone interested in learning more about science communication through the media and experiencing what it is like to work in a fast- paced press office.

    The closing dates for applications is midnight on Monday 4 September 2017

    Digital intern -from October to December 2017 (with flexibility)

    This role would be ideal for someone who would like to gain experience working in digital media and science communication fields. During the project, you will be working with a creative team of media producers and digital communication professionals.

    Prior experience of media production isn't essential for the role, but we are looking for someone who enjoys listening, watching and reading science content online. Ideally you will have some experience of communicating science online - be it on social media or a blog - along with a keen eye for detail and a knack for interpreting science for a range of audiences.

     The closing dates for applications is midnight on Tuesday 29 September 2017


    For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please direct students to our website via this link:

    Please note, these opportunities are only open to PhD students who are eligible for a Research Council stipend in order to undertake a 3 month professional internship.

  • 22 Aug 2017 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Project Coordinator - Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development

    The role involves helping to design, and coordinating and delivering, 1) a creative installation in Bristol city centre and 2) an interactive web platform, highlighting how the urban environment affects health, how urban development decisions are made with (or without) health in mind, and intending meanwhile to gather some information on public preferences to serve as a conversation starter for 'upstream' decisionmakers in this area.

    It is a Wellcome-funded public engagement project, which extends a related research project that is valuing the costs (medical/social/productive) of urban-environment-related health impacts. The role will involve collaborating with researchers and creative partners to craft, test and deliver the two main communications. We're looking for someone with a demonstrable interest in similar areas and some evidence of professional development in engaging citizens/publics. Finding someone with science communication and project management experience or qualifications would be a bonus for us, but we're essentially looking for someone with the energy, enthusiasm, organisational ability and commitment to coordinate this exciting project and to play a part in improving the consideration of citizen health in urban development decisions.

    The role is part-time at 21 hours/week; based in Bristol; fixed term until 31th Jan 2019; and a grade F (£28,452-£32,004). The deadline is the 30th August.

    You can find the role advertised on UWE's job site:<> (job reference: 1663543) and on

  • 22 Aug 2017 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nature is looking for an experienced manager and multimedia editor to oversee the production of all Nature-branded audio and video content.  This is a locum position for 12-14 months and is based in London.  It's covering my maternity leave and I'm happy to answer any questions about the role.  It involves managing a small team of talented podcast and video editors - they're a great bunch of people to work with.  Note that the deadline and start date are quite soon!

    Deadline: 22 August
    Interviews: 4-7 September
    Start date: late Sep/early Oct
    Full job description:

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