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  • 15 Jun 2022 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This Job Pack contains details about the post and about our company. 

    You can apply by sending your CV and covering letter to:  

    Ross Boon 
    Camera Obscura & World of Illusions  
    Castlehill  
    Edinburgh 
    EH1 2ND 
    Email: 
    ross@camera-obscura.co.uk 
    Tel: 0131 226 3709 
     

    Position: Assistant Technical Manager   

    Reporting to: Technical Manager  

    Responsible for: Maintenance team (5 members) 

     

    Purpose of role: The Assistant Technical Manager role is an exciting new position at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions. This is an integral, wide-ranging role assisting the Technical Manager in every aspect of managing the Maintenance department, including supporting the team and liaising on development planning and project management. 

    The Package: A competitive salary of £27,500 - £29,500 | Discretionary company pension contribution – currently 10% | Discretionary annual bonus | In-service life insurance | 29 days Holiday | Company Sick Pay Scheme | Staff discounts in shop  

    You will also benefit from an extensive Employee Assistance Programme and NHS approved wellness app for mental health | All relevant training provided as necessary 

    Hours: 40hr week. Five days out of seven Monday to Sunday 

     

    About us 

    Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Edinburgh  

    The Camera Obscura opened in 1853; our company has been running the attraction since 1977. Unique, interactive and fun, we have five exhibition floors with a variety of exhibits and experiences inspired by science, art, history and optical illusion. We run daily demonstrations of the Victorian Camera Obscura, offer spectacular views from our rooftop terrace and have an on-site gift shop. As a listed building without a lift, access to all floors is by stairs only.  

    Our attraction appeals to all ages and all nationalities and we aim to deliver an exceptional, five star, world class visitor experience. We are in the top five most visited paid entry attractions in Scotland. 

    The Company  

    Visitor Centres Ltd owns and operates Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Landmark Press in Carrbridge and Inveraray Jail in Argyll. 

     

    Key Responsibilities 

    ·         Exhibit operation maintenance and upkeep 

    ·         Daily reactive maintenance of all areas of the attraction, premises and PPE 

    ·         Planned preventative maintenance of all areas of the attraction 

    ·         Liaising with colleagues, suppliers and contractors  

    ·         Team leading and project management 

    ·         Improving current exhibits and developing new ones 

    ·         Setting an example of great customer care and visitor interaction 

    ·         Occasional large-scale renovation projects 

    ·         Improvement of our systems  

    ·         Deputising for the Technical Manager as required 

     

    Ethos 

    To ensure the department plays its full role in enabling the attraction to deliver a relaxed, fun, safe, and educational day for all our visitors. To guarantee a fun, friendly, happy and rewarding work environment for staff. Our staff are our greatest asset and we do our best to look after them and make Camera Obscura a great place to work.  

     

    Building and Exhibit Maintenance 

    Maintaining and improving the safety, quality and functionality of the building and exhibits in order to maintain our five star visitor experience. Constructing and maintaining the premises and exhibits is largely completed in-house from our on-site workshop. The team’s collective knowledge covers programming, electronics, mechanics, joinery, and design. Alongside liaising with external contractors the team works effectively within our unique limitations:  

    ·         Tight install / maintenance times outwith opening hours 

    ·         Wear and tear of hands on exhibits 

    ·         Operating within a listed building across 8 levels without a lift 

    The role requires basic handyman skills in all areas, as well as an awareness of visitor experience and an eye for detail. The candidate is expected to tackle any maintenance job required and act as a fully competent member of the maintenance team, providing sick / holiday cover or extended hours as necessary (with time in lieu provided).  

     

    Administration  

    ·         Ensuring high standards of record keeping and documentation 

    ·         Managing the electronic project management software to schedule tasks 

    ·         Researching and implementing better ways of working including reviewing current, and or, adopting new KPIs 

     

    New Exhibit Development 

    Alongside our Technical Designer, the team also works on improving current exhibits and developing new ones. Ideally the candidate will contribute to: 

     

    ·       The improvement of current exhibits 

    ·       Design of new exhibits  

    ·       Large-scale design changes 

     

     

    A large part of the role involves Health & Safety and HRM in conjunction with our supporting H&S / HRM consultants RBS Mentor, Senior Management, HODs and other staff 

     

    HRM  

    ·         Training, mentoring and coaching the team to give best performance 

    ·         Managing grievance / disciplinary procedures and day to day issues 

    ·         Active role in maintaining a happy work-life balance for staff using all available resources to ensure staff retention and good recruiting results 

     

    Health and Safety 

    ·          Risk assessments, fire prevention, development of and operation of all emergency procedures and crisis management 

    ·          Inspections, certifications and all compliance 

    ·          Incident procedure and investigations 

     

    Key Skills 

     

    Essential skills 

     

    ·         Team leading and/or management experience  

    ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

    ·         IT/computing proficiency above basic levels: Microsoft suite, project management software 

    ·         Administration and Organisational skills 

    ·         Broad basic skills in: electrical, joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing 

     

    Desirable Skills 

     

    ·         Experience in exhibition design, creation and/or manufacturing 

    ·         Knowledge of technical drawing software and basic programming skills  

     

    Person Specification  

    ·          Enthusiastic and confident with the ability to motivate a team, communicate with other departments and develop working relationships with colleagues and contractors 

    ·       A keen eye for detail  

    ·       Pro-active and able to use own initiative  

    ·       A creative problem-solver able to develop solutions to deadlines, with a thorough understanding of business requirements 

    ·       Passionate about the visitor experience  

    ·       An interest in and understanding of exhibition design  

    ·       Professional in approach and able to confidently articulate ideas 

    ·       Reasonably fit, and physically able to carry out the duties as specified  

    Kind regards,

    Xanthe Edmunds Thel
    Senior Management PA

    Camera Obscura & World of Illusions


  • 31 May 2022 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date is Friday 17th June 

    Applications/enquiries to joannestaines@cambridgesciencecentre.org

    Role:               Science Communicator

    Reporting to: Head of Programmes & Delivery

    Location:        Cambridge

    Salary:            ~£25,000

     

    If you want to help us get young people enthused about learning science and using STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills to better understand the world around them; if you are creative, energetic and enthusiastic; if you want to see your work have life-changing impact; and if you would like to be part of a dynamic, friendly and supportive team, then we would love to hear from you!

     

    Cambridge Science Centre

     

    Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) is an independent educational charity (Registered Charity No.1146349) dedicated to STEM engagement through hands-on exhibits, shows and workshops for young people (target ages 7 – 13) and their families. Our engaging and informative interventions have reached almost 500,000 people since we opened in 2013. These engagements are delivered at our dedicated exhibition space in central Cambridge or via outreach to schools and communities throughout Cambridgeshire and the East of England.

     

    We focus our attention on schools and communities in East Anglia that are most excluded from educational enrichment activities, thereby directly addressing a serious STEM skills gap that persists in this part of the country.

     

    See us in action here – https://youtu.be/ATTgCV-uBbs  and https://youtu.be/S0kLIoveGD0 

    See also  www.cambridgesciencecentre.org


    Role:

     

    A Science Communicator at CSC is involved in all aspects of our science engagement with young learners, their teachers and their families. These interventions are hosted at our Centre in Cambridge and taken out to schools and communities (mostly within a 90 minute driving distance of Cambridge). Your work will include both supporting the development of educational materials as well as delivering STEM shows, workshops and activities. Our exciting on-the-road engagements can be in the form of single-day events to schools and communities, or you can be part of the team that sets up, runs and packs-down our multi-day to multi-week pop-up science centre as it travels around the East of England. We also have opportunities to work on the creation of educational science videos and content for our monthly “OpenUpScience” magazine. 

     

    Core Duties:

          Explaining the science behind the exhibits, presenting stage shows & workshops (involving some weekend work) in a lively, fun and engaging manner

          Supporting family and schools visits at the Science Centre

          Visiting schools and community centres with our mobile, pop-up science centres

          Supporting events hosted at the Science Centre or at off-site locations

          Gathering and collating evaluation feedback from our educational interventions with the public and schools

          Managing the planning and organisation of events and event teams

          Working with the Exhibitions team when required to design, develop and, as agreed, acquire or produce exhibits and equipment for workshops, shows and activities

          Undertaking the tasks and duties as may from time to time be requested as part of your primary or secondary role

     

    Other Duties:

          Maintain clean, tidy and safe work areas in the upholding of Health and Safety standards within the workplace

          Identify any training needs and communicate to the Head of Programmes and Delivery for review

     

    Required skills and qualifications:

          Excellent communication skills

          A passion for science, technology, engineering and maths

          Strong teamwork skills, allowing you to work with colleagues across the charity during conversations, projects, meetings or other collaborations

          An ability to organise your own time and prioritise tasks as well as adapt to changing priorities and being able to respond quickly to urgent requests

          Willing to learn new things and do independent research

          Computer literate and excellent presentation skills

          Full clean driving licence

          Achieve a satisfactory DBS check

     

    It would be advantageous if you can also bring the following to the role:

          Experience in science communication or of working with families, adults and children

          Exceptional customer service skills and experience

          A Level 3 (or equivalent qualifications) in a STEM subject

          Our outreach must be fully accessible and the successful applicant should be an active advocate for accessibility

          A currently valid certificate in first aid


  • 25 May 2022 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 9am, Monday 20th June


    Science Oxford Centre Officer - working with primary schools and families

    Salary:  £25K

    Application deadline: 9am, Monday 20th June

    Interviews: Friday 1st July

    Full job description and application information available here: https://theoxfordtrust.co.uk/vacancies/


  • 17 May 2022 8:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: 30th May

    Programme Co-ordinator – STEM Ambassadors in Scotland

    Dunfermline – salary   £24 509

    Fixed term contract (12 months from end of July)

    35 hours per week

    The postholder will be based in our SSERC headquarters in Dunfermline. There may be an opportunity for the successful applicant to opt in the organisation’s hybrid working pilot scheme.  This will be subject to discussion with the successful candidate and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

    About the role

    The postholder will have responsibility for supporting STEM Ambassadors in their role as a volunteer through social media, email communication, newsletters and information sessions.  The postholder will support other members of the STEM Ambassadors in Scotland team with teacher, youth group leader and employer engagement, PVG application and project and event delivery.

    The role is a great opportunity to join a creative and fast-paced team within a collaborative organisation.

    Training will be provided to the successful candidate.

    If you are interested in applying for this exciting post, then please submit a CV and covering letter to vacancies@sserc.scot.  The closing date for submission has been extended to 5pm on 30th May 2022.  You can find the full job description and person specifications on the website: https://www.sserc.org.uk/vacancies/

    Interviews will be scheduled for week beginning 6th June 2022.

    If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Debbie Mathers, debbie.mathers@sserc.scot

    About us

    SSERC is a local authority shared service, providing support across all thirty-two Scottish Education Authorities.  Our services are available to elected members and officers of Local Authorities, teachers, student teachers and school and college technicians.

    SSERC offers a broad portfolio of services, principally in support of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas of the curriculum, not available from any other source and which can be broken down into three main strands of activity:

    • provision of Professional Learning for early years, primary and secondary teachers, school and college technicians and childminders
    • the Advisory Service
    • wider STEM engagement activities including: the Young STEM Leader Programme; the STEM Ambassador in Scotland Programme, ENTHUSE Partnerships; Education/Industry Partnerships; ESERO Space Champion and Nuffield Research Placements.

    We are a forward thinking organisation, which continues to develop and grow.  Our people are our greatest asset.

    About STEM Ambassadors in Scotland

     STEM Ambassadors in Scotland is based at SSERC and coordinates the STEM Ambassador Programme across Scotland on behalf of STEM Learning. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers working in or studying STEM subjects who work with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real-life experiences.

    We support over 6,000 Ambassadors in Scotland to deliver engaging STEM experiences for schools, community and youth groups.

    More information on the STEM Ambassador Programme can be found at www.stem.org.uk and www.stemambassadors.scot

     


  • 16 May 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date:                   Midnight on Monday 23 May

    Job Title:                           Technical and Production Coordinator

     

    Can you provide logistical and technical support to the Demonstration Team, ensuring the effective coordination of resources and the development and delivery of world-class scientific demonstrations for CHRISTMAS LECTURES, Discourses and family and school events to engage audiences?

     

    Accountable to:              Head of Demonstration

    Location:                          21 Albemarle Street, London/ with some remote working/working at other venues

    Contract type:                 Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)

    Salary:                               £30K to £31k per annum

    Closing Date:                   Midnight on Monday 23 May

    Interview Dates:             Friday 27 May

     

    As successful applicant you will collaborate with colleagues across the Ri, liaising with presenters and lecturers, and coordinating props to ensure effective scheduling and administration of resources. You will maintain the Demo room, machinery, and storage to ensure a safe working environment and coordinate and manage the logistics for internal, national, and international shows to ensure safe delivery of shows.

    You will maintain the Demo Asset register for props, scripts and repair and stage-manage demonstrations and science shows acting as a ‘Responsible Person’ to ensure risk is managed in line with COSHH and Health and Safety guidelines. You will develop, build, and deliver demonstrations and contribute to the development and delivery of Science Shows.

     

    Experienced in developing and/or delivering inclusive science shows for children and/or adult audiences, ideally both online and in-person, you will be able to communicate complex science topics to a variety of audiences and settings, using a variety of media. Experience in planning logistics and stock control, a knowledge of Health and Safety/ Chemical Safety and pyrotechnics would be desirable.

     

    This role is an exciting opportunity to help shape the culture of Demonstration at the Ri and engage a wide range of diverse audiences,

    Please see our website here  to find out more detail about the role, to download a full job description and person specification and find out how to apply. 



  • 11 May 2022 8:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you want to inspire young people around STEM and provide them with a memorable learning experience? Are you looking for part-time work around education and training or looking to gain experience in education settings? At Learn by Design we engage with students from ages 5-18 in a range of fun and educational workshops, using fun, hands on kit and enthusiastic staff to engage in an exciting way.

     

    Position:                                            Casual Education Communicator

    Pay:                                                    Short day or training day (e.g. max 2hr delivery, plus set up/pack down) = £60

    Standard day rate = £90

    Overnights and exceptionally long days (e.g. where working for 10+ hrs, not including travel) = £110

    Payable at the end of the month.

    Reporting:                                         You will report to Education Outreach Team Manager or such other person as may be authorised by the company and notified to you.

    Responsibilities:                               *     Delivery workshops in primary and secondary schools to full classes of young people (with teacher support for behaviours management).

    *     To work with the team of Education Communicators to ensure that all days are delivered to the clients requirements and to the best of your abilities.

    *     Delivery of hands on interactives stands and exhibition activities to a range of young people.

    *     To inspire and engage young people.  

    *     Other reasonable tasks and responsibilities as requested by the company.

     

    Where do we work?

     

    Learn by Design work in schools across the country, covering all areas of England and sometimes Scotland and Wales. We usually meet at a central location (West Hallam, Derbyshire) and travel in company vehicles to the school site either on the morning of delivery or the night before if further than 2 hours away. If travelling further away a stop-over might be required and this can include leaving on a Sunday evening. The hotel is booked and paid for by our team in advance and meals will also be provided. We also work at a variety of large events across the country, and this includes weekend work.

     

    What do I need to work for you?

     

    Enthusiasm and confidence to speak in front of a room of students. Days can be long with early starts so a positive attitude is important and the ability to work as part of a friendly team. You don’t need specific qualifications but will require a DBS to be able to work in schools and we will help arrange this with you. Before delivering with us you will have opportunities to shadow one of our experienced staff members and get familiar with the workshop content.

     

    Do I need to use my own vehicle for work?

     

    It isn’t possible to travel to all venues via public transport so a full UK driving licence and own vehicle is required, especially to travel to the central meeting point. If working a solo day, you may be asked to use your own vehicle to travel to a venue, but you will be able to claim back mileage.

     

    How many hours will I work?

     

    Flexibility is required as hours vary due to the nature of the business. This is a zero-hours contract and at some points in the year we will be very busy with lots of possible working days, in particular end of school terms and over summer, but other periods might be quieter with less opportunity for work. You might be offered one day at a time or even full weeks depending on our bookings. You will be contacted about possible days and can accept or refuse on an individual basis. 

     

    To find out more about us and what we do why not visit our website

     

    https://www.learnbydesign.co.uk/

     

    How to Apply?  

     

    Please apply through indeed with a CV and Cover letter.

    https://uk.indeed.com/cmp/Learn-By-Design-1/jobs

     

     

    We also welcome applications from anyone looking to work in a freelance capacity.

     


  • 11 May 2022 7:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    closing date Wednesday 1st June 2022 

    Data and Policy Analyst (12-month contract)

    • This is an exciting new role at MRF which has been created to help transform the way people engage with data about meningitis at a global level. If you are looking to gain extensive skills in data visualization, have a keen interest in developing a comprehensive understanding of meningitis and septicaemia, and are equipped with a keen eye for detail as well as strong organizational and analytical skills, this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for.

      The role will form part of the Research Evidence and Policy (REP) Team along with the Head of Evidence and Policy, the Head of Research and Research Officer. There will be significant cross team working with the Communications, Advocacy and Support Team.

      The successful candidate will focus on the Meningitis Progress Tracker (MPT) www.meningitis.org/mpt, which is the communication tool chosen by the World Health Organization to showcase progress against the new Defeating Meningitis by 2030 global roadmap, ratified at the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly in November 2020.

      The candidate will work closely with the Head of Evidence and Policy on creating engaging, user-driven content; liaising with and managing relationships with external data providers; and ensuring data integrity of the MPT. In addition, the successful candidate will take advantage of the opportunity provided by a 3-year software and support grant from the Tableau Foundation by being fully trained in how to use Tableau Software.

      The successful candidate will also support the REP team to produce and maintain accurate information and up to date statistics on meningitis and septicaemia.

      This is initially a 12-month contract, with the potential to be extended.

      About meningitis

      Meningitis and septicaemia are serious, life threatening illnesses. Meningitis is the swelling of the meninges, which is the lining around the brain and spinal cord, caused mainly by germs entering the body. Septicaemia is blood poisoning caused by the same germs that can cause meningitis and this blood poisoning causes sepsis. Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours. Anyone, anywhere of any age can get meningitis and septicaemia, although some people are at higher risk than others.

      Together, meningitis and neonatal sepsis (sepsis in babies under 1 month old when it is difficult to distinguish from meningitis) are the world’s second biggest infectious killer of children aged under 5. They kill more under 5’s than malaria as well as being a leading cause of moderate to severe intellectual disability worldwide.

      The impact of the disease can be devastating for individuals and families. When we ask them what they want us to do on their behalf, families commonly say “Please make sure no one else has to go through what we have”.

      About Meningitis Research Foundation

      Over the past 30 years Meningitis Research Foundation has developed into the world’s leading meningitis charity working both in the UK and internationally to defeat meningitis wherever it exists.

      Our vision is of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. A world where effective vaccinations can protect everyone. A world where people who do get the diseases get the most effective diagnosis and treatments possible. A world where people affected and their families have the best support and information.

      To achieve this, we bring together people and expertise, linking patient experience, research, policy and practice. We do this by supporting research into effective vaccines, diagnostics and treatments. We share results of the research with the public, health care professionals and research networks to raise awareness of what they can do to increase personal, family and community protection, optimise treatments and strengthen health systems. We provide direct support to people and families affected. We believe that working in partnership, the knowledge, experience, skills and finance available from the private sector are essential to achieving long term and sustainable impacts. We fundraise, inform and educate.

      Our flagship work includes:

    • -        Being a member of the WHO Technical Task Force to defeat meningitis by 2030.
    • -        Running the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) which represents 50 like-minded members in more than 30 countries.
    • -        Hosting a one-stop-shop for the best data for modelled estimates on burden of meningitis called the Meningitis Progress Tracker that was recently supported by WHO to be the tracking mechanism for the new global roadmap.
    • -        Co-leading on the advocacy and engagement pillar of the new global roadmap with UNICEF.
    • -        Providing a secretariat support function for the Global Meningitis Genome Partnership building on the establishment of the Global Meningitis Genome Library.
    • -        Delivering an internationally renowned research conference every 2 years showcasing latest cutting-edge research on meningitis from around the world.
    • -        Funding research into meningitis, especially related to genomics and the lifetime impact of meningitis.
    • -        Providing a world class website and support service that has over 2 million uses each year.
    •  
    • We are currently a medium sized charity with around 20 staff and an average of £2-£3milion income each year but with a belief that there is potentially to grow from this historic base using the potential of the new global roadmap and our increased UK and international profile.

      The Meningitis Progress Tracker (MPT)

      The MPT will be the focus of this role. The MPT was conceived and delivered by MRF as a multi-year project over the past 3 years. It has now been used over 40,000 times in 106 countries and brings together data from the world’s leading health data modelling organisations into one place.

      This role has been created to help take the MPT from this promising pilot phase that has seen it adopted by WHO as a key tool and included in the new global roadmap as a measure in itself, through to scale where all key users of meningitis data see it as the go-to place for the best data on meningitis in the world.

      Our values

      Our values are extremely important to us and mean far more to us than words on a page.

      We are evidence-led

      We pride ourselves on being grounded in facts. Research and evidence are at our core and remain essential to our work today – guided by our panel of scientific advisors and disease specialists. This approach ensures we provide considered responses to the challenges brought about by the disease, wherever they may be found.

      We operate with integrity

      To the people we support and work with, we are a trusted source of information and learning. We weigh all of the evidence and operate with openness and transparency to exceed expectations and deliver the best services and responses - be that helping a family or working with health organisations around the world.

      We pursue our goals with determination

      We will not stop until we defeat meningitis. We will relentlessly seek answers, work tirelessly with purpose and are driven by those we help. Our dedication enables the best modern science, research and on-the-ground learning to work in the positive interests of individuals, families and communities impacted by meningitis and septicaemia, both here in the UK and in communities around the world

      We are a passionate advocate

      We are a united voice against meningitis and septicaemia and a dedicated champion for those it affects. We exist to ensure that the voices of our members, supporters and those impacted by meningitis and septicaemia in the UK and around the world, are heard and not forgotten. We are highly focused in our work and inform and advise health policy and practice, driven to make a contribution to reducing the burden of the disease and its aftermath.

      We collaborate to make progress

      We believe in partnership and collaboration. Whether we are supporting individuals and families who have been impacted by the disease, working with international funding partners or supporting on-the-ground health teams working in challenging environments, we combine resources and expertise to deliver the very best results. We share the knowledge we’ve gained through more than 30 years of work to support and enable those impacted by or battling to defeat the disease.

      We act with compassion

      We are driven by the stories of those we work for and with. We care deeply, listen and take the best action for each unique circumstance. Whether it’s providing direct support, finding the right information, or campaigning for the change that will make a real difference.

      If you have read and understand these values and they appeal to you they are a good indicator of what it is like to work at MRF. If these are not your values, we encourage you to seek work with another employer whose values better match yours.


      More information on MRF website. Our new strategy will be released publicly in 2022.

       

      Job description: Data and Policy analyst

      Context

      The role sits within the Research, Evidence and Policy Department. The team is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Meningitis Progress Tracker, all aspects of our AMRC accredited research funding portfolio; provision of guidelines and tools for health professionals; sharing latest knowledge about the diseases to a wide range of stakeholders including professionals and public; ensuring MRF’s policies on the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the diseases are evidence-based; and contributing to programmes of work associated with the WHO Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030.

      Core Purpose

      To help transform the way people engage with data about meningitis at a global, regional and country level by developing engaging, user-driven data visualisation and content; liaising with and managing relationships with external data providers; and ensuring data integrity of the Meningitis Progress Tracker.

      Reports to

      Head of Evidence and Policy

      Responsibilities

      Meningitis Progress Tracker

    • ·            Identify appropriate data sources and contribute to the development of data sets which feed into the MPT.
    • ·            Create a clear and transparent audit trail of decision making for selection of data to share and visualise.
    • ·            Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing data holders.
    • ·            Be responsible for checking and reporting on completeness, accuracy and suitability of datasets for inclusion in the MPT
    • ·            Develop and curate a reliable and accurate data library which provides insights into meningitis globally
    • ·            Create and implement a comprehensive update plan, ensuring timely incorporation of new data releases
    • ·            Appropriate joining, cleansing and preparation of data sets that feed into the MPT (Tableau training provided)
    • ·            Oversee the accuracy and integrity of the MPT and the data that feeds into it
    • ·            Create data visualisations that express complex data in highly compelling and interactive formats that allow users to engage in and tailor data to suit their needs (Tableau training provided)
    • ·            Work with other members of the Research, Evidence and Policy team on conception of new visualisations
    • ·            Report on use of data visualisations to demonstrate reach.
    • ·            Maintain and troubleshoot issues with existing data and visualisations (Tableau training provided).
    • ·            Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to support their engagement and endorsement of the MPT, by co-ordinating processes to obtain feedback via surveys, interviews and workshops.
    • ·            Support the delivery and sign off process for each new release
    • ·            Work autonomously to ensure requests are delivered accurately and on time.
    • ·            Technical point of contact with Tableau Server provider
    • ·            Keep up to date with research literature relevant to potential MPT developments
    • Evidence and Information

      ·                 Represent MRF at relevant external meetings and conferences

      ·                 Respond to basic helpline calls and in-depth requests for information on medical information issues (liaising with Head of Research, Head of Evidence Policy and our medical and scientific advisers as appropriate).

      ·                 Provide information and input into the creation of other resources for use by the public and professionals. Including supporting Head of Evidence and Policy with updates to health professional resources.

      ·                 Provide advice and support for wider teams to ensure that content contains accurate disease/medical information and evidence (such as the latest statistics, up to date references)

      ·                 Support the REP team in responding to consultations on behalf of MRF

      ·                 Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required

      Terms and Conditions

      Location

      Your normal place of work will be either in the Bristol office or working from home with occasional work elsewhere if required to travel for work purposes which could include international travel.

      Annual salary

      £30,000 - £35,000 including 2% employee pension contribution + 6% employer pension contribution. Paid in arrears on or around 25th of each month.

      Contract Type

      Fixed term 12 months.

      Hours of Work

      36.25 hours between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Occasional unsociable hours.

      Annual Leave

      25 days + statutory & public holidays. The Charity’s holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

      Application process

      All candidates are requested to complete the standard application form. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates that may previously have, or feel like they have, experienced being excluded from generally advertised roles due to their gender, ethnicity, disability status or sexual orientation. All applications will be reviewed and shortlisting will take place without candidates’ personal details being available to reviewers in order to minimize unintended bias.

      The closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 1st June 2022. If we find a suitable applicant before the deadline, we may close this vacancy early.

      Interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview.

      Travel expenses will be reimbursed and candidates with individual travel, access or disability support requirements are encouraged to communicate their needs to enable appropriate support to be provided to ensure access to interviews.

      If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Claire Wright at clairew@meningitis.org and cc Liz Rodgers at elizabethr@meningitis.org.

      Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org or post to Becky Miller at Meningitis Research Foundation, 10 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HX.

      MRF is committed to safeguarding, and any advertised role will require references and confirmation of your identity will be undertaken. Following receipt of satisfactory references, the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment.


  • 03 May 2022 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 16th May 2022

    Role: STEM Futures Learning Coordinator

    Job Reference: 95

    Contract: Salaried / Fixed term to May 2023 (37.5 hours per week)

    Salary: £27,693 - £31,657 per annum

    Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is an educational charity and leading science centre and visitor attraction with a 5-star status. Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore and understand the world around them and to discover and enjoy science.   

    We are a place of learning, creativity, curiosity, and fun, inspiring and empowering around half a million people every year, both inside and outside our amazing centre in Pacific Quay, on the banks of the Clyde.   

    Our state-of-the-art centre contains more than 450 interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a science show theatre, Newton Flight Academy, a teaching laboratory, an IMAX cinema, and a maker space. We also take science out of our centre and across Scotland with our On Tour programme and our Community Engagement Programme works closely with people in our local communities.  

    Our staff are vitally important to us and play a key role in achieving our mission. We value diversity in our workforce and want our workforce to reflect the diverse communities we serve bringing a range of skills, experiences, knowledge, and ideas to help towards our mission.   

    Our company values are important to us as they underpin who we are and how we work, what we believe in and stand for:  

    We strive for excellence   

    We are inclusive  

    We innovate  

    We collaborate  


    ABOUT THE ROLE  

    Are you committed to seeking excellence, creativity and innovation? Do GSC’s mission and values excite you? Do you want to work in a positive, vibrant and collaborative environment?   

    We are recruiting for a STEM Futures Learning Coordinator to develop and support delivery of activities and experiences for all our audiences including education, family and community. A particular focus of this role will be to develop content for, and to support delivery of the STEM Futures Programme.

    We are looking for someone who is motivated to inspire and challenge others with science, has a passion for learning and experience of developing STEM learning content for a range of audiences. The successful candidate will have an enthusiasm for STEM with a high degree of commitment to GSC's mission and values.

    If this sounds like you then we would love you to get in touch!  

    APPLICATION DETAILS  

     

    Please find full job description and application form available https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/stem-futures-learning-coordinator  


    We are equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.  


  • 29 Apr 2022 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: Wednesday 24th May 2022

    Research Officer

    https://www.meningitis.org/about-us/jobs/research-officer

    This is an exciting role at Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) reporting directly to the Head of Research, with responsibility for maintaining the charity’s international research grants programme, including co-ordinating processes to support the funding of new research and ensuring that meningitis research findings are appropriately disseminated.

    The role will form part of the Research Evidence and Policy (REP) Team along with the Head of Research, Head of Evidence and Policy and Data Visualisation and Intelligence Manager. There will be frequent cross team working with the Communications, Advocacy and Support Team.

    In addition to overseeing the research grants programme, the successful candidate will work with the Head of Research to support the organisation and delivery of MRF’s programme of conferences, symposia and virtual events; and will support the REP team to produce and maintain accurate information on meningitis and septicaemia.

    If you are looking to develop your career in the medical/research sector, have a keen interest interest in developing a comprehensive understanding of meningitis and septicaemia, and are equipped with strong organisational and administrative skills, this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for.

    Job description: Research Officer

    Context

    The role sits within the Research, Evidence and Policy Department. The team is responsible for all aspects of our AMRC accredited research funding portfolio; provision of guidelines and tools for health professionals; sharing latest knowledge about the diseases to a wide range of stakeholders including professionals and public; ensuring MRF’s policies on the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the diseases are evidence-based; and contributing to programmes of work associated with the WHO Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030.

    Core Purpose

    The purpose of this role is to maintain and manage the charity’s research grants programme, including co-ordinating processes to support the funding of new research and ensuring that research findings are appropriately disseminated.

    The post holder will also be responsible for supporting the organisation and delivery of MRF’s programme of conferences, symposia and virtual events; supporting MRF’s work associated with the Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030; and supporting the Research, Evidence and Policy department to produce and maintain accurate information on meningitis and septicaemia.

    This role requires excellent administrative skills, high attention to detail, and an ability to quickly develop a comprehensive understanding of meningitis and septicaemia.

    Reports to

    Head of Research

    Responsibilities

    Research administration

    ·                 Support Head of Research in development of new Research Strategy aligned to MRF’s Organisational strategy.

    ·                 Enable the selection of new research projects by

    o     processing grant applications

    o     identifying peer reviewers

    o     co-ordinating the peer review process

    o     liaising with the Scientific Advisory Panel and external referees, organising meetings (in-person and virtual), preparing meeting papers, attending meetings, writing minutes, communicating Panel recommendations to applicants and referees, and preparing grant award letters

    ·                 Monitor progress of research projects: request annual reports and circulate to designated Panel members, act on outcomes of annual review of progress in consultation with Head of Research

    ·                 Ensure that grant information, forms and procedures are continually reviewed and updated to comply with best practice, suggest improvements and implement any necessary changes in line with the new research strategy

    ·                 Liaise with the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and ensure compliance with their membership regulations (including the annual data collection and peer review audit every five years) and statement of best practice.

    ·                 Develop and maintain databases and spreadsheets containing the charity’s research management information, grant review process and lists of contacts.

    ·                 Maintain the Research Impact Matrix to ensure that the outputs of MRF funded research are captured and shared

    Research dissemination

    ·                 Work with the charity’s Communications team and Principal Investigators on research news releases and other communication about Foundation-funded and relevant external research, and initiatives. Write about research and related health information for the charity’s website and for electronic communications as appropriate.

    ·                 Keep briefing sheets and the charity’s website up-to-date with information on charity research projects.

    ·                 Keep abreast of general research developments and publications, and respond to enquiries from researchers, members and supporters and the general public.

    ·                 Develop and input in to reports for funders (including trusts, the pharmaceutical industry and high value independent donors), to demonstrate the value of their investment in MRF’s work.

    Event organisation and delivery

    ·                 With Head of Research, and colleagues in communications and administration, work to organise and deliver MRF’s biennial international medical-scientific conference; including supporting programme development, uploading material to the conference app, acting as a key contact for speakers and chairs, taking responsibility for academic posters, and promoting the conference to scientific and medical contacts. In years where funding is secured, oversee the bursary application process; from supporting the selection of successful candidates to supporting visa applications and travel requirements.

    ·                 With Head of Research, and colleagues in communications and administration, work to organise and deliver MRF’s biennial virtual webinar series: including supporting programme development, acting as a speaker liaison, and taking responsibility for the oversight of the virtual event delivery – including selection of appropriate virtual events provider.

    ·                 Organise key research project meetings related to the Global Roadmap to Defeat Meningitis by 2030

    ·                 Represent MRF at relevant external meetings and conferences

    Evidence and Information

    ·                 Respond to basic helpline calls and in-depth requests for information on medical information issues (liaising with Head of Research, Head of Evidence Policy and our medical and scientific advisers as appropriate) and research enquiries, including external MRF-funded projects and those undertaken internally

    ·                 Develop and maintain factsheets, which provide the public with accurate information on meningitis and septicaemia, and their prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

    ·                 Provide information and input into the creation of other resources for use by the public and professionals. Including supporting Head of Evidence and Policy with updates to health professional resources.

    ·                 Provide advice and support for wider teams to ensure that content contains accurate disease/medical information and evidence (such as the latest statistics, up to date references)

    ·                 Support Head of Research and Head of Evidence and Policy in responding to consultations

    Terms and Conditions

    Location

    Flexible location, either head office in Bristol or home-based. Occasional requirements to visit Bristol office if home based. Occasional work elsewhere if required to travel for work purposes which could include international travel.

    Annual salary

    £26,000-£28,000 (depending on experience) including 2% employee pension contribution + 6% employer pension contribution. Paid in arrears on or around 25th of each month.

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Hours of Work

    36.25 hours between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Occasional unsociable hours.

    Annual Leave

    25 days + statutory & public holidays. The Charity’s holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

    Application process

    All candidates are requested to complete the standard application form. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates that may previously have, or feel like they have, experienced being excluded from generally advertised roles due to their gender, ethnicity, disability status or sexual orientation. All applications will be reviewed and shortlisting will take place without candidates’ personal details being available to reviewers in order to minimize unintended bias.

    The closing date for completed applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 24th May 2022.  If we find a suitable candidate before the deadline, we may close this vacancy early.

    Interviews are planned to take place in person in Bristol and candidates should be prepared to travel if necessary to attend this interview.

    Travel expenses will be reimbursed and candidates with individual travel, access or disability support requirements are encouraged to communicate their needs to enable appropriate support to be provided to ensure access to interviews.

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further please contact Liz Rodgers, Head of Research at elizabethr@meningitis.org 

    Please return application forms via e-mail to beckym@meningitis.org or post to Becky Miller at Meningitis Research Foundation, 10 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5HX.

    MRF is committed to safeguarding, and any advertised role will require references and confirmation of your identity will be undertaken. Following receipt of satisfactory references, the successful candidate will be able to start work soon after receiving their offer of employment.


  • 26 Apr 2022 1:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 23/05/2022

    Science Education Events Manager    

    Circa £45k   

    You’re enthusiastic, creative, understand the secondary school curriculum and have a desire to use your degree to inspire future generations, in all things science.   

    You also have an interest in commercial management and want to use your business acumen within an ambitious organisation that’s looking to use that commercial experience to expand the current business model, to lead and inspire the team and direct the growth of the business. A truly exciting opportunity to grow with a successful organisation.  

     You want to use your love of academia, science and all its applications to help young people. And to truly make a difference, no matter how cliché that might sound.   

    You could be doing that with one of the UK’s leading educational live events companies who create and run stimulating subject based study days and conferences for up to 40,000 A level, GCSE and KS3 students annually.  

    So, how about being put into the position where you’ll be researching the key trends and future topics currently exciting scientists? Then, organising, running, and marketing large public engagement events each year to reflect these topics, recruiting the leading academically gifted and entertaining education communicators to motivate and inspire students.         

    You’ll get a real buzz out of talent-spotting sci comms speakers and communicators, building and nurturing your relationships with them. People at the top of their game, recognised and hugely respected, some of them household names - now or destined to be in the future. Whilst science will be your focus, you can expect in your wider role, that you will need an appreciation and understanding of other subjects across the GCSE and A-Level curriculum.   

     You’ll need to enjoy networking because you’ll also be building relationships with teachers around the country, to get them engaged, driving the marketing communication plan to maximise the number of students attending the events.   

    Let’s be clear. These events are not seminars or lectures, they are interactive, inspiring, and exhilarating days held in prestigious venues in London and around the UK where hundreds of excited students and their teachers descend on a venue to learn and be energised. Days that leave teachers and students re-charged, stimulated, and motivated to consider the future opportunities that the pursuit of their chosen subject offers.   

    Flexibility and energy is the key. You’ll need to be IT literate, working from home, managing your own time but in regular contact with the team, attending monthly face to face team meetings in London and at the event venues in London, the Midlands and Manchester.  

    This is a full-time post which you’ll undertake with the support of an organisation which has long-established relationships that you will continue, whilst building new ones.   

    You can expect the usual 28 days annual leave including bank holidays and a company pension scheme.  

    This is a small, well-established business that pre Covid has been growing. And we continue to look at ways to ensure growth for the future with an exciting programme of 2022 events already planned.   

    Work with some of the leading academics and scientists in the country and inspire the next generation.   

    Submit your CV and covering letter detailing how you could fulfil this unique and challenging role to admin@thetrainingpartnership.org.ukClosing date 23/05/2022. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we are in receipt of sufficient applications, so early application is encouraged.





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