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  • 27 Apr 2019 9:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>

    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 (Administrator)

    TReND (http://trendinafrica.org/) 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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gTKm1vLJt5cgzGb6EYCieG4zkzjIKgTa/view?usp=sharing

    Application deadline is Friday 24th May

    Please contact the Operations Manager Dr Katy Petherick (k.petherick@sussex.ac.uk) for any further information and to apply

  • 08 Apr 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 suzannedickinson@ase.org.uk

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

  • 29 Mar 2019 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 jobs@scienceoxford.com

    Interviews: 9th and 10th May 2019

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

    For further information please visit https://scienceoxford.com/about/vacancies/

  • 28 Mar 2019 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    https://iopjobs.org/current/vacancies/5883/engagement_officer_walescardiff/

    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 (Administrator)

    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.

    Website: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/science-communicator

     

  • 08 Mar 2019 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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: rebecca.duncan@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:rebecca.duncan@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk> or laura.denchfield@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:laura.denchfield@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>



    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:

    Email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk<mailto:recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk>



    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 (Administrator)

    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:

    Email: recruitment@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

    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: http://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/about-us/join-our-team/

    Laura Denchfield
    Human Resources Manager

  • 06 Mar 2019 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £27,425 - £30,625 per annum inclusive 

    London

    Closing date: Monday 11 March at 10am

    As JDRF’s Research Communications and Engagement Officer you will support the delivery of our communications strategy. You will be responsible for creating vibrant, engaging research-themed content for different audiences via different channels.  You’ll maintain important relationships with UK-based research scientists.  

    You’ll already have some experience of working in a communications team, translating complex research for colleagues. You’ll have evidence of how you’ve galvanised audiences to support science – both on social media and as a speaker at public events. 

    Beyond that digital knowledge and those verbal communication skills, it’s crucial that you have first-rate writing abilities. You’ll also offer top-notch creative, time management and planning skills. 

    In return we offer you flexible working, good annual leave entitlement, a season ticket or bike loan, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. We have strong, positive values and friendly culture where we support you in developing your career aspirations.

    JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity.  We are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1. We:

            Fund our world-class research which is approved and administered by our international research programme to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes

            make sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible

            give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families

    We are an ambitious and changing organisation.  Be part of the change and help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  

    To apply please visit our website at:  https://jdrf.org.uk/jobs/research-communications-and-engagement-officer/

    ‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’  

     

  • 06 Mar 2019 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £29,175-£34,275 per annum (Birmingham or Leeds)

    £31,325-£36,725 per annum inclusive (London)

    Closing date: Monday 11 March at 10am

    As JDRF’s Research Communications Manager you will support the delivery of our communications strategy. You will be responsible for the delivery of vibrant, engaging research-themed content for different audiences via different channels. You’ll oversee the maintenance of important relationships with UK-based research scientists, as well as other stakeholders vital to our mission. 

    You’ll have great digital and social media skills. You’ll have experience of public speaking and developing others to be public speakers too. It’s crucial that you have first-rate writing abilities - and that you can coach this in others. You’ll also be able to demonstrate your project management, time management and people-management skills. 

    In return we offer you flexible working, good annual leave entitlement, a season ticket or bike loan, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. We have strong, positive values and friendly culture where we support you in developing your career aspirations.

    JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity.  We are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1. We:

            Fund our world-class research which is approved and administered by our international research programme to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes

            make sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible

            give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families

    We are an ambitious and changing organisation.  Be part of the change and help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.  

    To apply please visit our website at:  https://jdrf.org.uk/jobs/research-communications-manager/

    ‘JDRF is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.’ 


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