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  • 05 May 2019 7:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Directorate Service Development & Delivery

    Department North

    Location Inverness

    Salary £21,064

    Vacancy Type Fixed Term Contract

    Hours 35

    Duration 12 Months

    People Manager No

    Driving Licence required No

    Closing Date  19/05/2019

    At SDS we are ambitious about equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage candidates who are disabled, from a minority ethnic community and those who are care experienced, due to under-representation in our workforce. We are a Stonewall Top 100, Stonewall Top Trans, Disability Confident, and Carer Positive employer. We also hold the Investors in Young People Gold Award.

    If you require this advert in another format, please email or call us on 0300 013 5119. 

    About Our Internship Programme

    Our one-year internship programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply and build on the knowledge and skills you gained at university and get your graduate career off to a perfect start. From your first day you will be an integral part of the team you join.  You will have a clearly defined role and responsibilities which contribute towards our organisational goals.  You will receive on the job training, and where appropriate, complete e-learning or face to face training to enhance your knowledge and skills. 

    As a graduate intern you’ll also undertake a personal development programme.  This is a series of workshops designed to enhance the soft skills required to succeed in the world of work.  Some examples of the workshops offered include; communication skills, project management skills and managing yourself and your workload in the workplace.  You’ll also have a supportive mentor and line manager. More information on the programme and the benefits of joining can be found at

    The Application Process

    In addition to your academic qualification we are looking for talented individuals who will help us achieve our vision for Scotland and for the future of our organisation.   The behaviours we display and the decisions we make are guided by Our Values:

    We put the needs of our customers at the heart of all we do

    We make use of our combined strengths and expertise to deliver the best outcomes

    We demonstrate self-motivation, personal responsibility and respect

    We continually improve to achieve excellence

    We have aligned our recruitment processes to our organisational values. The behaviours we will assess at interview will allow you to demonstrate how you share our values:

    Customer Focus, Equality & Diversity, Teamwork, Collaboration, Social Responsibility, Trust, Accountability, Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Adaptability

    It is important to us that candidates are able to demonstrate a selection of these qualities, both in the application form, and face to face at interview. This will be used as an indicator of your suitability for the role.  As team working is a big part of what we do, the interview process will also require you to take part in a group exercise. A group exercise is another way in which we can assess team working and communication skills. More information on all of this will be made available if you are successful after the initial application stage.

    We’re a Disability Confident Employer

    At SDS we are committed to ensuring that candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.  Should you meet the minimum essential criteria and be invited to the next stage we are able to make reasonable adjustments to the selection process.  Please use the Personal Statement section on the application form to highlight your needs or call us on 0300 013 5119 for an informal chat.  This information will only be used by HR to support you through the process and will not influence shortlisting. 

    About the Role

    The internship offers the chance to assist in the delivery and development of engaging and inspiring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities to the 10 – 15 age group and have an influence on the wider uptake of STEM subjects by school pupils.

    Responsibilities include, supporting the planning and delivery of STEM workshops, facilitating STEM engagement events, developing internal and external relationships to inform, develop and support the delivery of the My Wow Live programme.

    The role also includes researching local and national STEM initiatives to identify collaborative working opportunities and support the development of new workshops.

    About You

    You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF level 9) in a STEM subject.  You’ll be a team player who is self-motivated and can work on your own initiative with a desire and enthusiasm to inspire young people to consider a career in STEM.

    Ideally, you’ll have previous experience delivering group work to young people and will be able to demonstrate your innovation and creativity to ensure the sessions are insightful and fun.

    You’ll also have good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task while working in partnership with both internal and external partners. Good communication skills are essential for this role and you must have the confidence to present and engage young people in a group situation.

    To Apply

    It is important for us to learn more about you so please answer each question as fully as possible.  In addition, the ‘Personal Statement’ section is your opportunity demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria for the job as detailed in the job description and tell us your motivations for applying for this Graduate Intern vacancy. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made for you to attend interview, then please provide details in this section also.

    Finally, in order to support the government’s initiative on youth employment, candidates must be aged 24 or younger on 14th October 2019. However, SDS will be flexible on age criteria for applicants who identify as care experienced or disabled; in which case candidates must be 29 or younger on 14th October 2019.

    Assessment Centres will take place between 24th June and 10th July 2019.

  • 05 May 2019 7:35 PM | Anonymous member

    At SDS we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion.  If you've got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

    About the Role

    My World of Work Live is an engaging and interactive programme to inspire young people into careers across a wide range of skills and occupations which are of critical importance to the Scottish Economy now and in the future.

    The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the My World of Work Live interactive experience aimed at P5-S6 across the Highlands & Islands. 

    The role is full time and permanent and based in Inverness.

    This role will require travel throughout the Highlands & Islands area, so it is essential that you possess a valid driving licence and  have access to a vehicle.There will also be occasional work outside of normal working hours to maximise our offer.

    About SDS

    Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors.  SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy.  SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities. 

    About You

    You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF 9) ideally in a STEM subject or have significant comparable experience of working in the STEM sector. 

    You’ll have experience of working with and engaging young people and will have the interpersonal skills required to communicate, enthuse and inspire. 

    Strong technical/ICT skills are also required. Ideally, you’ll have experience of working within the Scottish Skills system.

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG check.

    The closing date for applications is 19May 2019

    Interviews are expected to take place in Inverness on 12 June 2019

    A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate.

    For an informal discussion on the role please contact Alessio Gusmeroli on 07769 922652.

    To apply, please visit our website

  • 27 Apr 2019 9:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Hours of work (varied): dependant on needs of business

    Shifts will vary each week and could be on any day of 7, with regular weekend work required and occasional evening work.

    Hourly rate: £6.15, £7.70 or £8.21 Dictated by NMW.

    At Dundee Science Centre, we pride ourselves on our visitor interactions.  You will show exceptional customer service skills that will be on display when you engage with our visitors through our science shows, workshops, children's parties and activities, interacting with families and members of the public, corporate clients, schools and community groups.  In addition you will welcome visitors to the centre at our reception desk and serve visitors in our gift shop and occasionally in our coffee shop.  You will be the public face of Dundee Science Centre ensuring a high-quality experience for all visitors.

    This post is perfect for someone with a passion for science and customer service who has an interest in visitor attractions.

    The position of Science Communicator is available on a varied hours contract, with hours dictated by the amount of anticipated business.  Hours of work will consist of occasional weekdays and regular weekend work, as these tend to be our busy periods during school term time.  Occasional evening work and trips offsite to deliver outreach activities are part of the post depending on the needs of the business.

    To apply for this vacancy please send your current CV and a detailed covering letter, outlining why you think you are the most suitable candidate to:

    Sarah Shaw, Operations Manager, Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB, email:<>

    Closing date for applications is 7pm on Thursday 9th May 2019.

    Please note interviews will take place week beginning 20th May 2019.

    Start date for the positions will be as soon as possible, depending on the candidate.
  • 23 Apr 2019 12:11 PM | Anonymous member

    TReND ( is looking for a part-time consultant evaluator to join the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘Scientific Literacy in Nigeria: Boosting Science Communication and Journalism’, commencing in June/July 2019. Proposals will be accepted up to the value of £12,000.

    For more information see:

    Application deadline is Friday 24th May

    Please contact the Operations Manager Dr Katy Petherick ( for any further information and to apply

  • 08 Apr 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous member

    The Association for Science Education wishes to recruit a new Chief Executive on the retirement of the current post holder. This is an opportunity for an experienced leader to be at the forefront of one of the most influential organisations for science education at all levels in the UK.

    We are eager to hear from you if you have:

    • 5 years managerial experience at a senior level
    • A track record of managing excellent service delivery
    • Experience of forging excellent relationships with partners and stakeholders
    • Experience of building and inspiring multiple teams and senior staff
    • Robust financial management skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • A commitment to the development of Science Education

    Salary in the range of £60,000 to £70,000 to be negotiated

    Interviews for this post will be held at ASE Headquarters in Hatfield on 8th May 2019

    An application pack is downloadable from the ASE website or is available from Suzanne Dickinson

    Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

  • 29 Mar 2019 9:39 AM | Anonymous member

    Salary £24K – £27K pa

    We’re looking for a new Science Oxford STEM Projects Officer to join our brilliant education team and help us to develop and deliver our secondary school outreach programme. You’ll be working with schools and our business partners to deliver a diverse programme of activities that provide young people with a real-life insight of STEM careers and opportunities.

    This role is based at our brand new Science Oxford Centre in Headington, Oxford.

    Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you fit the job criteria to

    Interviews: 9th and 10th May 2019

    Closing date for entries: 9am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

    For further information please visit

  • 28 Mar 2019 3:05 PM | Anonymous member

    Salary range: 26,173 - £27,481

    3 years fixed term contract

    Application deadline: 15 April 2019

    We are seeking a proactive, creative thinker to join our Wales Outreach and Engagement programme in this exciting role. The IOP are a charitable membership organisation who seek to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics.

  • 18 Mar 2019 1:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland's must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

    We are recruiting for a Science Communicator to join the team at GSC to deliver activities and programmes for all our audiences including education, public and corporate visitors.

    The position is on a permanent, annualised contract based on 36 hours per week. Availability to work weekends, evenings and public holidays required.

    For further details please see our website (link below) for full job description and details of how to apply.

    Closing date for applications - Sunday 31st March 2019.



  • 08 Mar 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member

    Salary Range: £22,000 - £28,000 (depending on experience)

    Full Time - for a fixed term of 2.5 years (potential to extend at end of fixed term period; subject to funding and requirements of organisation)

    Dundee Science Centre is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team to play a key role as Interpretation Manager during an exciting period of transformation at Dundee Science Centre (DSC) through the delivery of our £2Million CONNECT project.

    CONNECT will transform Dundee Science Centre into an inspiring community hub and lifelong learning resource that brings people together and builds capacity within the region.

    Based on our extensive experience of working with diverse communities, we believe science centres of the future can and should be accessible to currently 'hard to reach' audiences and should feel welcoming, safe and accessible for people of all backgrounds.

    To ensure the new interactive exhibits, facilities and learning programmes we create through CONNECT are relevant and accessible to our diverse community, we are embarking on an innovative journey of co-creation where we will listen, understand and respond to the needs of our intended audiences.

    As the Interpretation Manager you will be responsible for creating and implementing the interpretation strategy, working with the project team, architects and contractors to ensure that the content and interpretation created are engaging and connect with our audiences.  You will play a key role within the day to day management and coordination of the project.

    We are looking for someone with experience of creating interpretative elements for science centres, museums, community or cultural projects, and with knowledge of audience research and its application.

    You will also have excellent communication skills, experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team and the ability to deliver projects on time and to budget.

    You will work flexibly within the Dundee Science Centre team, with a working week of 37.5 hours per week; any 5 days of 7, with occasional weekend and evening work a requirement, in addition to occasional travel.

    For further information please request a detailed job description and/or supporting information regarding our CONNECT project from:<> or<>

    To apply for the post, please submit your CV and a covering letter, indicating why you feel passionate about this position as well as highlighting your suitability for the role.  Applications should be sent to:


    FAO Rebecca Duncan, Head of Development, Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

    Applications to be submitted by 7pm on 1st April 2019 with interviews to take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th April 2019; no alternative dates are available.

  • 06 Mar 2019 6:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Salary range £15,500 - £19,000 (depending on experience)
    Full time - 37.5 hours per week (any 5 days of 7)

    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to widening participation to science learning and a passion for engaging a wide variety of public and community audiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

    You will play a key role in the creation and implementation of Dundee Science Centre's (DSC's) exhibition and public engagement programme of interactive shows, special events, widening access initiatives and projects e.g. Dundee Science Festival, and exhibition programming; designed to suit the needs of our local community and bring people together to enjoy science.

    You will be responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating a variety of interactive shows, activities and projects for all of our audiences; including early years, families, community groups and audiences classed as underserved or hard to reach who may face barriers to engaging with science.

    You will play a key role in supporting the wider team to deliver science learning experiences for a wide range of audiences with a focus on quality assurance. You will coordinate and deliver training for the team of Science Communicators and lead by example whilst regularly delivering tailored content within DSC as part of regular exhibition shifts, and on outreach within community hubs.

    Working as part of the Exhibition and Community Engagement (ECE) team you will be responsible for the reviewing and reporting processes of the ECE programme, carrying out audience research and analysis, and contributing to marketing and funding application processes. You will represent Dundee Science Centre in collaborative projects, initiate new partnerships and projects, and liaise with industry and Higher Education to incorporate research and discoveries into learning experiences within the ECE Programme.

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with: a passion for public engagement and community education; excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the motivation to work in a visitor centre environment.

    Qualification and knowledge/experience in a relevant area (public engagement, education or community education) is required. Experience in development, coordination, delivery and training of STEM learning experiences and is required. You should also be experienced in managing your own time and workload, leading projects from initiation through to fruition and working towards objectives with little supervision. Experience of providing science communication training is desired, as is experience of liaising with industry and Higher Education to incorporate their research and discoveries into learning experiences for a range of public audiences.

    A full, clean UK driving licence is required.

    The position of Exhibition and Community Engagement Officer is available on a full time basis, for an initial 12 month period, with the view of continuing the role beyond this, subject to funding.  Evening and weekend work will be required, as will travel across Scotland.

    To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you feel passionate about the position and why you are the best person for the post to:


    FAO Paul Strachan, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

    Applications to be submitted by 7pm on 24th March 2019 with interviews to take place on Wednesday 3rd April 2019; no alternative dates are available.

    For additional information about the post please visit:

    Laura Denchfield
    Human Resources Manager

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