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  • 16 Sep 2022 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022 


    IOI Lead for Communications and Events– Ineos-Oxford Institute

    Department of Chemistry

    Grade 8: £43,414 to £51,805 per year

     

    The Ineos Oxford Institute for Antimicrobial Research (IOI) is an exciting initiative creating major new opportunities for science and advances in human health, now aims to recruit a Lead for Communications and Events to head up communications, outreach and engagement activities to drive dissemination, stakeholder engagement and maximise the impact of the Institute. The scope of the role will include designing and delivering the IOI communications strategy through tailored communications, events and by engaging and leveraging the IOI stakeholder network. The successful candidate will be a key member of the IOI team and will directly contribute to the expansion and strengthening of our objectives and outputs, consistent with the long-term success of the Institute.

    Our interdisciplinary research programme involves national and international collaborators. We are a vibrant, enthusiastic, innovative and strategic enterprise with an internationally leading position to make a real difference in combatting antimicrobial resistance globally and changing international policy.  We contribute significantly to basic knowledge of antimicrobial resistance and apply research methods to identify new antibiotics and explore new potential antimicrobial agents. We have a fantastic track record of success and a reputation for a can-do attitude to tackling challenging goals. At the heart of our approach is a deep commitment to the training and career development of our staff and students.

    The successful applicant will be pivotal in designing and implementing the IOI communications strategy and responsible for planning high level events aimed at different stakeholders across academia, public sector, industry and policy. They will have previous experience of a senior science communications role in a complex organisation and an ability to assimilate complex information quickly and make it accessible to a wider audience through a variety of communications channels. The successful candidate will be key is ensuring that the mission and impact of the IOI are disseminated widely and effectively so an understanding of antimicrobial resistance landscape will be highly beneficial. Excellent oral communication skills, with the ability to inspire the confidence of senior colleagues and of the most junior team members are also essential.

    This is a fixed term, full time position and is available immediately.

    The post will be based at the Rodney Porter Building, Department of Chemistry, Oxford, OX1 3RQ

    You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

    Applications are through the University of Oxford website, where you can also find further particulars of the role here:

    https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=160566

    Only applications received before midday on Tuesday 11th October 2022 can be considered. Interviews will be held shortly after.

    The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity. Further particulars will be made available in large print, audio, or other formats on request by a disabled applicant.


  • 13 Sep 2022 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    Here at Earth Trust, an environmental charity based in Oxfordshire, we are looking for a Public Programming Manager to create events and experiences to engage people with greenspaces and address issues including the climate and biodiversity crises.

     

    Please could you advertise the role in your chat: https://earthtrust.org.uk/job-vacancies/public-programming-manager/

     

    Any questions about the role can be sent to recruitment@earthtrust.org.uk


  • 13 Sep 2022 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Engagement Officer, Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement

     

    At Jodrell Bank we are looking to recruit a full time Engagement Officer to join our team, to engage visitors with the science and heritage of this internationally significant site. This is essentially a public-facing role which will involve presenting education sessions to school groups (aged 3 to 18) , delivering family shows, talks and activities during school holidays and contributing to the development and delivery of our community and outreach programmes. It will also include elements of organising and supporting other activities in the Centre such as festivals and other events. Ideal candidates should be knowledgeable and passionate about astronomy, with the ability to instil that passion in others.

     

    Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement is one of The University of Manchester’s cultural institutions, offering our visitors the opportunity of engaging with the science, heritage and culture of Jodrell Bank through a year-round visitor experience via our exhibitions, grounds, events and festivals. We were established in 2011 and typically welcome around 160,000 annual visitors per year. Jodrell Bank was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019 in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact.

    The Centre has recently opened the new NLHF-funded First Light Pavilion which includes a new exhibition and Space Dome immersive theatre, greatly expanding our visitor offer. Find out more about the First Light Project on our website here:

    First Light Pavilion - Jodrell Bank

     

    Hours per week:  35 hours (full time). This post involves working 5 days over 7 on a rota basis with regular weekend working, with some evenings and Bank Holidays

    Salary: £22,662 to £24,285 per annum

    Employment type:  Permanent

    Location:  Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

     

    Applications are through the University of Manchester website here, where you can also find further particulars of the role:

    The University of Manchester | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career

     

    The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. For more information please contact Julia Riley, Head of Education and Interpretation- Email julia.c.riley@manchester.ac.uk


  • 13 Sep 2022 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: None

    We're looking for a science writer at Unmind! 

    You'll help us ensure our formal study findings are translated into layman’s terms and showcased widely, helping users, clients, prospects and our wider ecosystem understand their implications. 

    There's also lots of scope to think critically about mental health and to communicate research creatively. We're looking for someone to write thought leading articles, blogs, and white papers to help position Unmind as subject matter experts. 

    More info here: https://apply.workable.com/unmind/j/A4E5E6A512/





  • 13 Sep 2022 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 15/09/2022 23:59

    Salary: £27,055 - £32,934 pa

    Location: Southampton General Hospital (hybrid working – discuss in interview)

    Contract: Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)

     

    We are looking for an outstanding communications professional with the drive to engage people with the latest healthcare and biomedical research.

    COVID-19 has shone a light on the value of clinical research like never before, with Southampton in the thick of things, finding answers fast, from new coronavirus tests, drugs and PPE through to delivering vaccine trials that have provided a path out of the pandemic.

    Our award-winning R&D communications team was central to that effort, as it has been to the success of Southampton's research over the years. We work across audiences and channels, developing amazing content from the cutting edge of clinical research to help drive public engagement and participation in research, build a strong research culture and share our impacts. 

    If you are a creative professional, with an appetite for explaining complex subjects through great content and rewarding events, then we’d like to talk to you.

    Find out more and apply: 

    http://jobs.uhs.nhs.uk/job/UK/Hampshire/Southampton/University_Hospital_Southampton_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Research_Development/Research_Development-v4532340?_ts=507


  • 13 Sep 2022 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: 19th September 2022 

    Communications and Engagement Assistant Salary: £26,600 - £32,800 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Contract: 10 months, part time Location: John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. 


     Reference: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications and Engagement Assistant to join the Communications and Engagement department, to support the cutting-edge science of the John Innes Centre. About the John Innes Centre: The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant and microbial sciences. We nurture a creative, curiosity-led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits. Our strategic vision, Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet, sets out our ambitious long-term goals for the game changing impact of our science globally. Our employees enjoy access to state of the art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. 

     The role: The Communications Assistant will help to create engaging content across a variety of media and assist with events and other communications activities. The role will support the Communications Manager, Public Engagement Officer, Digital Communications Officer, and Head of Communications and Engagement in their work. This role will help the institute to clearly communicate its research to a range of key audiences, and will develop skills in science communication, administration and in event co-ordination. The ideal candidate: The post holder will be educated to A-level or equivalent. We are looking for someone who can confidently create written and digital content and is passionate about communicating. The post holder will be able to talk and interact with a range of people and have a keen understanding of how and why organisations communicate externally and internally. Experience of basic design, layout and digital asset production would be beneficial. Additional information: This is a part-time role providing additional resource in the Communications and Engagement Team to enable maternity cover elsewhere within JIC. 

    The post is available for 9 months in the first instance. Interviews will be held on 3rd October 2022. 

     Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship. We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.

    https://www.jic.ac.uk/vacancies/communications-and-engagement-assistant/


  • 12 Aug 2022 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Thursday 01 September 2022

    Education Officer

    Xplore! (North Wales Science)

    Location: Wrexham

     

    Salary: £23,700 per annum

    Reference: 2122752

    Full Time - Permanent

     

    About Us

    Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is a unique visitor attraction and educational charity in the heart of Wrexham town centre. It is the place where science comes alive and there is nothing quite like it in the region. The team at Xplore! are passionate, committed, and welcoming to all. Xplore! is a flexible employer able to facilitate a wide range of personal circumstances allowing a wider range of people to be involved in the important job of inspiring future scientists.

     

    About the role

    The Education Officer leads the education team at Xplore! and the development and production of the educational and public programme content and services. The role is also responsible for overseeing and coordinating the training and evaluation provision, ensuring that Science Communicator staff are confident and prepared to deliver programme content. The Education Officer will oversee the development and maintenance of the interactive exhibition.

     

    About you

    Would you like to join us to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers? We are looking for someone who is a dynamic team leader and has a keen interest in science communication and education. The successful candidate will be a person who is creative and can lead and motivate others. You will have experience in STEM engagement or education and possess excellent organisational skills. Xplore! celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from all backgrounds. The ability to speak Welsh or another locally spoken language is desirable for this role.

     

    You can read the job description and apply here - https://jobs.glyndwr.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2122752

     


  • 03 Aug 2022 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date 15th August 2022

    Job Opportunity:         Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum       

    Job title:                      Weekend Science Presenter

    Salary:                          National Minimum Wage

    Location:                     Widnes, Cheshire

    Hours:                          One weekend in three

    Contract:                     Permanent

    Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum is looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic Science Presenter to deliver interactive shows and hands-on workshops to families and groups visiting the centre at the weekends. The role will involve performing demonstrations to the public and enthusing everyone about science.

    SPECIFIC TASKS

    • To deliver hands-on workshops and interactive shows to the general public and to pre-booked groups.
    • Work at Catalyst one weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) in three, although occasional cover may be required to cover special events and holidays.
    • To work flexible hours where required, including some early starts for pre-booked groups.
    • To professionally represent Catalyst and promote its aims and objectives at all times.

    The successful candidate must have

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • A passion for science
    • The ability to work with people of all ages
    • A confident and fun personality with bags of energy
    • The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

    Full training will be given. The position would suit a Further Education or University student – especially if considering a career in teaching.

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

    To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role and how you meet the attributes

    to jobs@catalyst.org.uk

     


     


  • 22 Jul 2022 1:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Wales Team Coordinator

    Institute of Physics, Wales

    Salary: up to £25,000 plus pension and other benefits

    Location: home based or office at successful candidate’s preference

    Full Time (job shares and flexible working possible)

    Permanent

    Closing date: Tuesday 2 August 2022

     

    We’re looking for a Coordinator to support the work of the Wales Team at the Institute of Physics.

     

    As the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland our mission is to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics ecosystem that contributes to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

     
    You’ll need to be organised and self-motivated, with an interest in how we make the world a fairer place. You don’t need to be a physicist, but a commitment to promoting equity in STEM is a must.

    We’d love to hear from Welsh speakers and learners, and anyone who would like to develop their skills and build a career in one of the areas we work in - be that marketing, public affairs, outreach and community engagement, membership support, education or professional services.

    We seek to be an inclusive employer, and will work with you to make the job work for the right person. That might be flexible working, job-share, home-working or office working. There’s no fixed place where you must be based, although an understanding of Wales and working in a bilingual environment is obviously important.

     

    What is it like working at the IOP?

    The IOP is a friendly and ambitious organisation. Inclusion and diversity are central to our work and we have a ‘work anywhere’ policy to make working at the IOP as flexible as possible. Looking after our colleagues and supporting them in life and work is our priority, ensuring they can live their best lives, with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

    What will I be doing?

    You will be ensuring the smooth running of IOP activities in Wales, by;

    ·        Providing administrative and event-management support to the team,

    ·        Liaising with members, physics teachers and other stakeholders to keep them informed of our work, and

    ·        Planning and managing social media and other routine marketing activity.

     

    Projects you work on may include:

    Working across our strategic priorities, you might work on;

    ·        Our LimitLess / Torrwch y Ffiniau campaign that seeks to tackle inequality in physics

    ·        Event attendances, such as Pride Cymru and the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, and

    ·        Writing and issuing regular newsletters for our members.

     

    You will work alongside?

    ·        Our staff team in Wales,

    ·        Our colleagues across the IOP in the UK and Ireland, and

    ·        Members, teachers and other stakeholders.

     

    Ideally, we at the IOP hope you’ll apply if your skills include:

    Essential

    ·        Strong organisational skills, with the ability to plan and manage your own work and provide administrative support to others,

    ·        The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, and

    ·        Good interpersonal skills, to be able to work with a wide cohort of people.

    Nice to have

    ·        The ability to work through the medium of Welsh (although we are happy to provide training to those who wish to learn), and

    ·        Experience of working on your own initiative.

     

    How do we work?

    The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working called How We Work. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The How We Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work. 

     

    Why should I want to work for the IOP?

    The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland - we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society. 

     

    We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP.

    As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including:

    ·        An excellent pension scheme (IOP pays in up to 12% depending on your contribution)

    ·        Private medical insurance (with the option of adding others)

    ·        Generous annual leave (25 days starting as a standard pro rota where required)

    ·        Gym Membership (salary sacrifice)

    ·        Interest free season ticket loans and much more!  


    More details on how to apply are here:

    Institute of Physics: Wales Team Coordinator (iopjobs.org)

     

    For an informal chat, please email eluned.parrott@iop.org


  • 19 Jul 2022 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 18 July 2022

    The Royal Institution are looking for x3 Phd students to join their Digital Team for a three month internship to gain experience of digital media and science communication. These internships will run consecutively from September 2022 to July 2023, with some flexibility around exact start dates.

    You will be based at the Royal Institution offices in Mayfair, London. Working closely with all members of the Digital Team, this role will support the Ri’s digital content production and platforms. Depending on the candidate’s interests and experience, we will provide some basic training in audio and video production. A typical day will include: creating science engagement content for our social media platforms, helping film and livestream events, helping manage our YouTube channel and develop our podcasts and working on our social media and digital offering around the world famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

    This placement is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about digital media and harnessing its’ potential to communicate science to diverse and global audiences.

    The opportunity is only open to PhD students who are eligible for an internship as part of their PhD programme and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). Please check with your university/DTP to ensure funding is available before applying.

    For more information, please visit our website:  Digital Media PhD Intern | Royal Institution (rigb.org) and download the full job description and person specification and send your CV and a supporting statement of no more than 500 words explaining why you are interested in the internship and how you meet the criteria for the role to recruitment@ri.ac.uk .

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Monday 18 July 2022.

    Interviews are planned for week commencing 25 July.

     


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