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  • 29 Nov 2022 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date for applications – midnight on Wednesday 7th December 2022

    The next British Science Festival will be held in September 2023 in the South of England (location to be announced shortly). We are looking for a full time Head of Festivals to join the British Science Association team. Further details below: 

    Based: Our Head Office is based in the Science Museum, London but we have an agile working policy enabling people to work at another UK location up to 4 days/week.  Permanent remote working in the UK is possible and we welcome applications from people based in other parts of the UK.  

    Terms: Full time (35 hours/week), permanent.  

    Salary band: £41,600 to £50,960


    The Head of Festivals is responsible for setting the strategy and overseeing the development and delivery of the British Science Festival, Europe’s longest running science festival, and leading the UK Science Festivals Network and associated projects. 


    They lead the curation of an engaging programme for the British Science Festival with relevant speakers and content which attract a range of audiences, particularly those that are underrepresented in science.  In addition, they lead the UK Science Festivals Network which meets several times a year to share best practice and discuss the future of the science festivals sector.


    For further details about the role:


    Closing date for applications – midnight on Wednesday 7th December 2022

  • 23 Nov 2022 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 12 noon, 5 December 2022.

    £24,000 per annum

    International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week) permanent

    We are looking for two highly motivated team players to join our science engagement team to lead the day to day running, development and delivery of our schools and communities’ programmes at Life. The role involves working within a fast-paced, busy environment with hundreds of school students visiting every week. We deliver exciting, relevant, and interactive STEM experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom including hands-on, curriculum-linked practical workshops. We are also growing our community offer, engaging with local families and young people in the centre and in the community.

    You will need to work closely with the other Schools and Communities Lead and the rest of the team to provide a smooth-running, engaging, and inspiring programme of activities for  students and local communities.  

    You will supervise, train, mentor, and support the development of the delivery team to offer our core programme of school workshops which cover a range of STEM topics for 4–19-year-olds. Details can be found on our website. You will also be given responsibility for organising additional programming, developing content, and delivering activities as needed. These include schools’ workshops, after-school science clubs, planetarium shows and special events such as STEMtastic!

    The successful candidate will be approachable, reliable, with excellent organisational skills. An ability to work closely with others, be open to new ideas and creative ways of doing things are essential. Experience in setting up practical activities and experiments in a lab or school environment is essential and an interest in science would be an advantage.

    The role is full time. Some flexibility in hours and working patterns may be available for the right candidate.

    As well as working in a welcoming, friendly environment, we offer a range of staff benefits including a wellbeing day after 3 months service and a day off on your birthday after 12 months service, access to a workplace pension and discounted car-parking in the centre of Newcastle.

    The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request. For further information regarding this post, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website. 

    The full job advert and description are available on the Life website here [] along with the application form, and the deadline for applications is 12 noon, 5 December 2022.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award. Life has achieved bronze accreditation under the Northeast Better Health at Work Scheme. Registered Charity Number: 1059607

  • 08 Nov 2022 3:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Francis Crick Institute is looking for a science show provider to present to school children aged 12-13 in our central London auditorium.

    Every year in the Summer term the Crick Education Team provide a Cracking Crick interactive science show for local secondary schools. The dates for 2023 are July 3rd and 4th.

    Do you have the enthusiasm for science education and charisma for presenting that means you could lead the next Cracking Cricks? We are looking for pre-existing or new material for these shows. Deadline for submissions is 15th November 2022

    Full details are in the brief text below:



    Information for applicants

    The Crick is seeking a Science Show provider to present to school children

    aged 12-13 using either pre-existing or new material.


    To complement other outreach activities at the Crick, the Crick contracts an external

    individual/organisation to provide an interactive, exciting 1-hour science show for local students

    in Year 8 (aged 12-13 years). Hosted at the Crick and repeated over two days toward the end of

    the academic year, the show aims to enthuse students about science related to the STEM

    curriculum, and promote the Crick as being the type of place they could see themselves visiting

    and working in the future.

    We are reviewing our offer for Key Stage 3 students and welcome proposals from experienced

    science show presenters to deliver a new or pre-existing show that is engaging and appropriate

    for Year 8 students in Camden. Subject to satisfactory delivery of the initial shows, we

    anticipate continuing the contract for another 3-5 years.


    Year 8 students from Camden state schools, with typically 2-5 schools attending per show.

    The audience, comprising as it does all members of the local school community, is anticipated to

    include individuals that will have a range of backgrounds, abilities, disabilities and


    Show content and education programme objectives

    The show should:

    - last for approx. 1 hour

    - be delivered to up to 400 students and accompanying adults per show

    - be repeated 5 times over two consecutive days (2023 dates are confirmed as Monday 3rd

    and Tuesday 4th July)

    - include topics on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum science programme of study in


    - make a clear link between STEM topics taught in school and research topics and scientific

    techniques of the Crick

    - have a clear narrative

    - be scientifically accurate and reflect the terminology and concept level expected by the

    National Curriculum. The show must not include any medical advice.

    - include interactive elements e.g. whole-audience voting, individual volunteer

    participation on stage etc.

    - be engaging for Year 8 students across the ability and ‘interest in science’ spectrum

    - Have a flexible approach to accommodate the access needs of particular audience

    members wherever possible– potentially at short notice.


    - 400 seater auditorium at the Francis Crick Institute (1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT).

    Weekday access to the auditorium before performances is available to set up


    - access to a teaching laboratory (the Weston Discovery Lab) adjacent to the auditorium,

    available for storage and preparation of show resources.

    Presenter attributes

    Presenters should:

    be engaging for a Year 8 audience

    - be comfortable working with Key Stage 3 audiences of several hundred students

    - demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity towards the viewpoints and concerns of

    an audience of this age

    - be aware of the discourse on accessibility for audiences

    - encourage and confidently manage audience participation

    - confidently handle and to best abilities manage challenging behaviour from audiences

    - be flexible to accommodate last minute delays or changes on the day

    Presenter teams should not:

    - present roles within the team that reinforce gender, racial or other stereotypes


    If your proposal is successful, you will be required to:

    - attend an initial meeting with the Education team to discuss details of the show in the

    context of the venue, and tailor the plan if necessary

    - pilot the show at least once, demonstrating that it meets the objectives of the education

    programme as itemised above, and tailor if necessary

    - submit a detailed risk assessment for the show a minimum of 6 weeks before show date

    and implement any further risk mitigation identified by the Crick’s Health & Safety team

    - provide evidence of employer’s and/or public liability insurance (we reserve the right to

    request additional insurance coverage if required)

    - provide all materials and staff to perform the show (Crick staff will be on hand to

    manage the audience’s movements in and out of the venue, but presenters will need to

    manage all show volunteers).

    - deliver five 1-hour shows over Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July 2023. The first 1-hour

    show will start no earlier than 9am and the last show will start no later than 3pm.

    - contribute to post-show feedback and refinement discussions and implement any agreed

    modifications for future shows

    The Education team will:

    - provide guidance and feedback around meeting objectives and tailoring the show where


    - recruit school audiences to attend the shows, and be the central point of contact for

    school groups

    - recruit and brief staff to oversee visitors before, during and after the show

    - arrange a pre-show visit of the venue for presenter(s)

    - arrange AV support where needed

    - assist in getting all equipment needed for the show into and out of the venue

    - arrange for appropriate storage of materials needed for the show

    - evaluate the show and provide feedback

    The Francis Crick Institute will:

    - pay the performer/organisation for services in line with standard contractual terms and



    Your proposal should include the total cost for delivering the show as stated above, excluding

    VAT. You should also indicate if you/your organisation is VAT registered. Costs should include

    staff time, tailoring the show where required, all materials, travel and accommodation where


    Key dates

    Deadline for submitting show proposal: 15th November 2022

    Short-listing and interviews/visits to shows: November/December 2022

    Notification of successful application: Early 2023

    Piloting of the show and tailoring if required: May 2023

    Deadline for submitting risk assessment: 22nd May 2023

    Delivery of shows: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July 2023

    Payment of performer/organisation: 30 days from invoice date

    How to submit a proposal

    Proposals should include:

    - Total cost (specifying relevant VAT rate)

    - Description of the show

    - Relevant prior experience

    - Any specific requirements such as access to running water, AV equipment, tables, chairs


    - A link to a video showing the presenter(s) in action, ideally in front of a live audience but

    if this is not possible, a recording to camera is acceptable (please contact us if a dropbox

    link is required).

    - Confirmation of availability for Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th July 2023

    Please return proposals to by 15th November 2022

  • 08 Nov 2022 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Activity Deliverer (South Wales) - Job Advertisement

    The Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd is currently seeking an Activity Deliverer, who will work under the supervision of the Activity Manager and liaise with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver exciting and motivating STEM activities in schools for the STEMCymru II operation, initially on a fixed term contract from November 2022 to 31st March 2023. There is the possibility of an extension to June 2023, depending on available funding.

    As an Activity Deliverer, you will be responsible for delivering various STEM activities in schools, with a particular focus on our F1 in Schools activity. You will deliver sessions to groups of pupils within their schools, as well as assisting the Activity Manager and other deliverers with the development of new STEM activities to be delivered across Wales.

    You are advised to read the Job Description before applying for this vacancy.

    The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the Waterton Centre, Bridgend. Travel across Wales will be required as part of this role and your own transport is essential. The salary for this position will be up to £28,000 per annum (depending on experience), with an allowance of 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).

    To download the Job Description, Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Job Applicant Privacy notice please visit

    Please send the completed application and equal opportunities forms and a copy of your CV to by midday on Monday 21st November 2022. Please note, applications will not be accepted unless the documentation is complete and the declaration on the application form signed.

    This post is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the STEMCymru II Project (80726) and the Welsh Government Education Directorate.


    Darparwr Gweithgareddau (De Cymru) - Hysbyseb Swydd

    Mae Cynllun Addysg Beirianneg Cymru Cyf yn chwilio am Ddarparwr Gweithgareddau ar hyn o bryd, a fydd yn gweithio dan oruchwyliaeth y Rheolwr Gweithgareddau ac yn cydweithio â'r Prif Swyddog Cyfrifol i ddarparu gweithgareddau STEM cyffrous ac ysgogol mewn ysgolion er mwyn rhoi STEMCymru II ar waith. Bydd y contract yn un cyfnod penodol i ddechrau o fis Tachwedd 2022 tan 31 Mawrth 2023. Mae’n bosib y bydd estyniad tan Mefehin 2023, os bydd cyllid ar gael.

    Fel Darparwr Gweithgareddau, byddwch chi'n gyfrifol am gyflwyno gweithgareddau STEM amrywiol mewn ysgolion, gan ganolbwyntio'n arbennig ar ein gweithgaredd F1 mewn Ysgolion. Byddwch yn cyflwyno sesiynau i grwpiau o ddisgyblion yn eu hysgolion, yn ogystal â chynorthwyo'r Rheolwr Gweithgareddau a darparwyr eraill i ddatblygu gweithgareddau STEM newydd i'w darparu ledled Cymru.

    Dylech ddarllen y disgrifiad swydd cyn gwneud cais am y swydd hon.

    37.5 awr yr wythnos fydd yr oriau gwaith, o ddydd Llun i ddydd Gwener a lleolir y swydd yng Nghanolfan Waterton, Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr. Bydd gofyn teithio ar draws Cymru fel rhan o'r rôl hon ac mae defnyddio’ch cerbyd eich hun yn hanfodol. Bydd y cyflog hyd at £28,000 y flwyddyn (yn dibynnu ar brofiad), gyda lwfans o 28 diwrnod o wyliau (yn cynnwys gwyliau banc)

    I lawrlwytho'r disgrifiad swydd, ffurflen gais, ffurflen monitro cyfle cyfartal a’r hysbysiad preifatrwydd ar gyfer ymgeiswyr am swyddi ewch i

    Anfonwch eich cais cyflawn a’r ffurflen cyfle cyfartal a chopi o'ch CV at erbyn hanner dydd, dydd Llun 21 Tachwedd 2022. Sylwer, ni chaiff ceisiadau eu derbyn oni bai bod y dogfennau’n gyflawn a bod y datganiad ar y ffurflen gais wedi’i lofnodi.


  • 13 Oct 2022 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date: Midday on Monday 7th November 2022. 

    The Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd is currently seeking a North Wales Area Co-Ordinator & Activity Deliverer, who will work under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and Activity Manager to coordinate and deliver STEM Cymru2 activities and to set up and maintain EESW 6th Form Projects in the North Wales region.

    This is initially a fixed term contract until 31st March 2023 (likely extension to June 2023 and beyond depending on funding). 

    As the North Wales Co-Ordinator, you will ensure the North Wales region has adequate links between schools and companies and maintain support for the partnerships and proactively seek growth opportunities for the Charity and identify funding streams. 


    You are advised to read the Job Description before applying for this vacancy.


    The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the North Wales base/ Your own home (depending on location).   Travel across Wales will be required as part of this role and your own transport is essential.  The salary for this position will be up to £32,000 per annum (depending on experience), with an allowance of 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).

    To download the Job Description, Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Job Applicant Privacy notice please visit  

    Please send the completed application and equal opportunities forms and a copy of your CV to by midday on Monday 7th November 2022. 

    Please note, applications will not be accepted unless the documentation is complete and the declaration on the application form signed.


    This post is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, for the STEMCymru II Project (80726) and the Welsh Government Education Directorate.



    Ar hyn o bryd, mae Cynllun Addysg Beirianneg Cymru Cyf (EESW) yn chwilio am Gydlynydd a Chyflenwr Gweithgareddau ar gyfer rhanbarth y Gogledd a fydd yn gweithio dan oruchwyliaeth y Prif Swyddog Gweithredol a'r Rheolwr Gweithgareddau i gydlynu a chyflwyno gweithgareddau STEM Cymru2 a sefydlu a chynnal Prosiectau 6ed Dosbarth EESW yn rhanbarth y Gogledd.


    Contract cyfnod penodol tan 31 Mawrth 2023 fydd hwn i ddechrau (estyniad tebygol i fis Mehefin 2023 a thu hwnt yn dibynnu ar gyllid).


    Fel Cydlynydd y Gogledd, byddwch yn sicrhau bod cysylltiadau digonol rhwng ysgolion a chwmnïau'r Gogledd ac yn cynnal cymorth a chefnogaeth i'r partneriaethau a mynd ati’n rhagweithiol i chwilio am gyfleoedd twf i’r Elusen ac adnabod ffrydiau ariannu.


    Cofiwch ddarllen y Disgrifiad Swydd cyn gwneud cais am y swydd hon.


    Yr oriau gwaith fydd 37.5 awr yr wythnos, dydd Llun i ddydd Gwener, a byddwch wedi'ch lleoli mewn swyddfa yn y Gogledd/eich cartref eich hun (yn dibynnu ar leoliad).  Bydd angen teithio ledled Cymru fel rhan o'r rôl hon, ac mae'ch cludiant eich hun yn hanfodol.  Hyd at £32,000 y flwyddyn (yn dibynnu ar brofiad), a 28 diwrnod o wyliau (gan gynnwys gwyliau banc)


    I lawrlwytho'r Disgrifiad Swydd, y Ffurflen Gais, y Ffurflen Monitro Cyfle Cyfartal a'r Hysbysiad Preifatrwydd Ymgeisydd ewch i


    Anfonwch y ffurflen gais a'r ffurflen cyfle cyfartal gyflawn a chopi o'ch CV i erbyn dydd Llun 7 Tachwedd am hanner dydd.                                          

    DS: nid ydym yn derbyn ceisiadau oni bai eich bod wedi cwblhau'r dogfennau a llofnodi'r datganiad ar y ffurflen gais.


    Mae'r swydd hon wedi'i hariannu'n rhannol gan Gronfa Gymdeithasol Ewrop drwy Swyddfa Cyllid Ewropeaidd Cymru, ar gyfer Prosiect STEMCymru II (80726) a Chyfarwyddiaeth Addysg Llywodraeth Cymru.

  • 13 Oct 2022 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: 30th October

    Public Engagement Officer

    University of Leeds

    Full time, ongoing contract, salary 28,762 to £34,308 p.a.


    Are you a team player? Do you believe that research can make a difference to people’s lives? Do you have experience of large event management? Do you want to be involved in supporting and building public engagement with research institution-wide?


    The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.


    You will be part of the Public Engagement with Research Team at the University of Leeds, who support and facilitate engagement with our research across the whole breadth of disciplines, to family and adult audiences. Our task is to build awareness of who researchers are, what they do and why it matters through a variety of platforms, as well as mobilising, supporting and coaching researchers to engage with publics.


    You will play a key role in delivering elements of our Be Curious brand family as part of our mission to make research relevant in people’s lives. This broad, varied and exciting role requires a passion for people, excellent communication skills to make research resonate and inspire engagement, and offers an opportunity for sharing your skills to support our researchers to translate their research into relevant content.


    You must have experience of event management and be able to work effectively and proactively with colleagues within the University and other local partners. You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will need to quickly create and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels throughout the organisation and external to the University, be effective across a range of formal and informal teams and be a team player.


    This post provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in further building public engagement at the University of Leeds and being part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team.


    If you are looking for a role that offers the opportunity to be leading the organisation of public facing events for the whole institution, where your enthusiasm motivates colleagues to embrace engaged research practice, where your team spirit and collaboration ethos allows you to gain new experiences and implement new ideas, where your advice is respected and sought from colleagues across the University, and where engagement with external partners is part of the job, apply today.


    For further details and to apply, visit


  • 13 Oct 2022 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date:

    8th November at 9am

    Interview phase 1 (informal video call): 14th and 15th November

    Interview phase 2 (face to face): Between 22nd and 24th November

    Role purpose

    This is an amazing opportunity to join a Charity at the start of a new strategy, with an evolved focus on equity and the natural sciences. The Head of Curiosity will be an outstanding leader, who will shape an inspirational team and position our Charity as a beacon of science public engagement across our sector. This is a career defining role. They will be a role model, responsible for managing a diverse and talented team of Curiosity Officers and Inspirers who develop and deliver the content curated by the Head of Curiosity. The postholder will offer motivational and energetic leadership. They will lead by example, drive the Science Centre forward and set high standards for the science engagement team and wider organisation. Winchester Science Centre has a fantastic public and schools programme, that have great potential to be expanded even further. We are passionate about delivering fun, accessible, immersive and educational programmes to young people, so we are seeking an inspirational science communicator to take on the role of Head of Curiosity. With the support of the Director of STEM Strategy, the post-holder will curate, develop, deliver and evaluate the live, person-led science engagement for all visitors to the Centre. They will have the creativity to devise new and develop the existing science programmes of the highest quality. You will join our Charity’s dynamic management team and work closely across departments to ensure epic science for all. Our science programme includes planetarium shows, science theatre shows, live science demonstration, hands-on workshops and activities, at the Centre and digitally. The venue offers use of the UK largest standalone planetarium, a 150-person theatre, smaller engagement stages, four learning rooms, two floors of exhibitions, as well as outside areas in the stunning South Downs National Park. This role is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to use their management experience support our Charity to make a real difference to the lives of young people we work with. Key objectives • To pioneer a brand-new outdoor science engagement programme, that will showcase the natural sciences through dynamic science communication routes • To be a leader for our established Curiosity Team, that will grow as your offer develops across the charity • To transform an already successful science engagement programme, into an outstanding science communication platform, leaving a legacy for all science public engagement • To join our management team and drive forward our Charity’s ambitions to transition from a national to a world leader in equality and diversity in science engagement

  • 30 Sep 2022 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic communicator to join our team at ERINN Innovation.

    Supporting European research projects, the Communications Officer’s role will be to craft engaging, innovative content to inspire others to join the movement towards a more sustainable Ireland and Europe.

    This is a full time, two year contract with applications closing on 24 October 2022 and first round interviews held in early November.


  • 30 Sep 2022 9:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Hybrid working (London W1 and home)

    AWF is seeking a talented marketing communications professional with a science background to promote the Animal Welfare Foundation and increase engagement and support for the charity.

    The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) improves the lives of animals by funding research to increase knowledge and understanding of animal welfare issues, providing a platform for debate through its annual animal welfare conference and supporting veterinary students with free talks and research grants. AWF’s audience is predominantly the veterinary and animal welfare community and its work is UK focussed.

    AWF is governed by an enthusiastic board of trustees who are qualified veterinary and animal welfare professionals. We are the charity of the British Veterinary Association, the UK’s largest membership organisation for vets and are based at its central London office.

    A natural communicator and storyteller, you will use your creativity and scientific expertise to create a clear narrative about the charity, its impact and achievements.  You will work with the AWF team to research and understand the charity’s key audiences and devise innovative communications strategies to raise its profile.

    You will have a strong track record of working in marketing communications within the charity, veterinary or animal welfare sector. The role will involve writing for a variety of audiences and mediums, as well as creating visual and video content to tell the charity’s story.

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a small team, but also be confident to take the lead and work unsupervised when necessary. This is a new role and the post holder will join a supportive team of two, and work closely with an active Board of Trustees.  The role will also involve working with BVA’s marketing and media teams to direct campaigns and appeals to their membership of 18k+ veterinary professionals.

    This is an exciting opportunity to play an instrumental role in raising AWF’s profile and have a lasting impact on our charity.  The role is full time with a starting salary of £34,785, plus a generous benefits package.

    If you would like an informal conversation to find out more about this role and working for AWF, you are welcome to contact Erika Singh, AWF Manager:

    To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter describing how your skills meet the role profile and explaining your motivation for wanting to work with AWF. Please also give an indication of your current salary and notice period. Applications should be submitted by email to Anita Maddox at:

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 3 October 2022.

    First interviews will be held remotely on 6/7 October with second interviews in person at the charity’s central London office on 11/12 October 2022.

    AWF recognises the positive value of diversity, and we welcome applications from all sectors of society. We would particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups within the not-for-profit/membership sector. 


    Role title:

    Marketing Communications Officer


    Responsible to:

    AWF Manager

    Team: Animal Welfare Foundation

    Hybrid working policy: Staff work a minimum of 40% at the central London offices

    Purpose of role:

    To raise the charity’s profile to increase engagement and support for the charity. 


    Key responsibilities:

    ·       Creating a clear narrative about the charity, its impact, achievements and relevance to the

    veterinary and animal welfare community

    ·       Turning our scientific research into case studies and creating a variety of written and visual

    content for different audiences, to describe and promote the charity’s work

    ·       Supporting the AWF team with stakeholder mapping and engagement; proposing and developing

    ideas to engage relevant stakeholders

    ·       Understanding the charity’s objectives and target audiences and developing marketing and

    engagement initiatives to meet these

    ·       Planning and implementing communications campaigns to raise awareness or funds, while

    progressively improving understanding of what works and reporting accordingly

    ·       Digital marketing across AWF’s channels, including email, website and social media

    ·       Promoting news-worthy stories to the media through press-releases and other routes

    ·       Acting as a brand guardian, ensuring consistency across all communications

    ·       Working with the BVA’s marketing and membership teams to promote the charity through their

    channels and raise brand awareness within the veterinary profession

    ·       Attending and promoting the charity at external events

    ·       Forming excellent working relationships with external suppliers, including design and print

    agencies to ensure the charity’s functions get excellent service and maximum return

    ·       Other duties commensurate with the role as agreed with Line Manager

    People management:

    ·       No direct people management

    ·       Develop and maintain close working relationships with colleagues (AWF Manager and AWF Grants and Events Officer), and key BVA staff

    ·       Support and collaborate with the AWF Board of Trustees

    ·       Liaise with AWF’s beneficiaries (e.g. researchers, vets, educators and students)

    ·       Manage external suppliers, designers and agencies

    Knowledge, skills, and expertise:



    • A strong track record working in Marketing Communications;
    • Experience or understanding of the field of animal welfare science;
    • Previous charity experience;
    • Ability to make complex scientific information accessible to a wider audience;
    • Excellent copy writing and proof-reading skills, with experience of writing copy for different audiences, purposes and mediums;
    • Experience of digital marketing including social media, email marketing and Content Management Systems;
    • Creative thinking and skillset;
    • Ability to build relationships with a range of individuals and organisations;
    • Strong communication, teamwork and negotiation skills;
    • A flexible and adaptable approach;
    • Excellent organisational and time-management skills



    • A science or veterinary degree
    • Fundraising experience;
    • Experience of working with and supporting a Board of Trustees;
    • Understanding of crisis media management;
    • Experience of creating marketing collateral using digital design tools;
    • Experience of video edting;
    • Experience of using Customer Relationship Management systems (e.g. Salesforce);
    • Experience of event marketing

    Other information:

    The role will involve attendance at the annual AWF Discussion Forum and some national travel to

    events throughout the year.



  • 22 Sep 2022 2:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Senior Press Officer

    Closing date: 28th September 2022

    Salary: £40,000 - £52,800 per annum - dependent on experience

    Why this role is important for CPI’s work

    The Marketing and Communications team delivers incredible, modern, multi-channel marcomms strategies that engage audiences through captivating stories, and develops cohesive and resilient brand identity, to position CPI as the go-to enabler of innovation that creates a healthier and more sustainable world.

    As the organisation grows, we’re looking for an expert Senior Press Officer to lead and deliver print, broadcast and podcast coverage that positions CPI as a trusted, disruptive deep tech innovation enabler. You will have the opportunity to set best practices for media relations, adopt innovative media tactics, and progress and shape your career within the Marketing and Communications team.

    As a relaxed, flexible, creative and inclusive team, we’re looking for someone who is keen to collaborate with folks of all levels across the MarComms team and wider business to deliver stellar media outputs that support CPI’s business objectives.

    Duties will include (but are not limited to):

    Managing, maintaining and building strong relationships with national, trade and regional media organisations across the North of England, Scotland and the wider UK.

    Proactively pitching stories directly to journalists and podcast producers to secure op-eds and thought leadership opportunities.

    Leading meetings with senior leaders across the business to prepare reactive statements and media briefings.

    Writing and editing creative science content for editorials, press releases, media pitches, and podcast pitches.

    Understanding and interpreting data to lead media planning, monitoring, distribution, and reporting.

    Please note candidates are required to provide the following at the application stage:

    CV – please include links to previous work within the document

    Cover Letter

    The person we are seeking

    The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role within the UK science and innovation landscape, strong connections with science and business media, and a proven ability to write succinct scientific press releases and pitches.

    It's essential candidates are educated to a minimum of degree level in a Media, Marketing, or Scientific discipline — or hold equivalent education/​experience.

    You will be an excellent storyteller with the ability to cut through complexity to deliver engaging written content. A deep interest in science, technology and innovation, and the positive societal and environmental impact they can deliver, is a must.

    It is desirable that candidates have experience in one or more of the following:

    Masters in Science Communication.

    CIM/CIPR courses or qualifications.

    Experience developing and delivering PR campaigns.

    Experience using Meltwater or Vuelio.

    Experience working with senior leadership teams.

    Understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM.

    Experience of working with freelance copywriters.

    Organising or delivering media training.

    What does CPI offer you?

    At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

    Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme

    Generous pension scheme

    Life assurance and accident insurance schemes

    Flexible working

    Learning and Development Opportunities

    Free parking

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