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  • 26 Apr 2022 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date 9am Thursday 28 April

    The Royal Institution are looking for a Holiday Workshops Assistant for our Family Programmes Team for a 2-month fixed term contract (£26k pa equivalent) to gain experience of the day-to-day oversight of the Ri’s successful summer holiday workshops programmeThis vacancy is from 27 June – 2 September 2022 with some flexibility.

    The successful applicant will:

    • Be excited about bringing STEM to life for young people.
    • Have some experience with event management & informal learning programmes.
    • Be able to multi task and quickly resolve issues as and when they arise.

    For more information about this role, timeframes and how to apply, please see our website;

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Thursday 28 April 2022.

    Interviews are planned for 5 & 6 May.

    This role is based in Central London; applicants will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.

    If you have any queries or need any further information about the Ri or these opportunities, please contact us at



  • 07 Apr 2022 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing date: Tuesday 19 April 2022

    We are seeking 4 people with experience of influencing a wide range of stakeholders to join the Learning and Skills team at the Institute of Physics on a permanent basis.

    The Role

    These exciting roles are integral to the IOP’s objectives of building influential relationships and partnerships in England with stakeholders across society, including the physics community, business and industry, local and regional policy makers, third sector charities, community groups, education and training providers.

    The successful candidates will join an expanding team that is bolstering the IOP’s influencing and engagement capability, enabling the organisation to leverage new partnerships and deliver impact against its strategic aspirations.

    The Influencing and Engagement Managers will work in a flexible and agile manner to support the successful delivery of the IOP’s strategy, Unlocking the Future, to drive the change required to achieve our ambitious aims on increasing diversity and inclusion, improving skills, unlocking capabilities and public dialogue, and improving access to high quality physics teaching. This will be achieved by raising the profile of the IOP and physics itself to diverse audiences across the North, Central and South areas of England, to engage with and influence key organisations and individuals. Within their target area (North, Central or South) specific activities will be delivered in line with the identified strategic need and desired impact. This will involve maintaining existing relationships and creating new ones to amplify the work of colleagues, members, and external partners, to drive measurable change for our campaigns, programmes, public dialogue and engagement work.

    Employment Locations Available (Remote)

    · 1 FTE to cover the North, including the North-west and North-east

    · 2 FTE to cover the Central region from Sheffield down to Chelmsford

    · 1 FTE to cover the South which includes London, Kent and the South-west

    The Person

    You will have outstanding relationship and stakeholder management skills and demonstrable experience of influencing external and internal stakeholders with often differing needs, interests, and motivations. You will have the ability to identify opportunities, make connections and facilitate collaboration between stakeholders with areas of mutual interest that may not appear immediately obvious.

    An understanding of how to influence stakeholders’ policies and strategies in contexts related to any of the challenges and aspirations set out in our strategy would be particularly welcome. As would specialist skills in one of the following: campaigning, business engagement and community engagement. Specialist knowledge of one of the following: the school system, the FE system, the skills agenda, higher education or local government would also be particularly advantageous in this role.

    Future of Work

    The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact.

    The Future of Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work.


    Alongside your CV, please ensure you include a cover letter stating how you meet the person specification.

    Why work with us?

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

    We have an ambitious new corporate strategy and you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it. There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch our new film to find out more about our work.

    As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

    Employment Type: Full time

    Employment Basis: Permanent

    Closing date for applications: Tuesday 19 April 2022

    Interviews to be held: 26 and 27 April and 4 May 2022 Via Teams

  • 07 Apr 2022 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing Date Thursday 28th April

    Hilltop Live Presenter casual job advert.docx
    Hilltop Live Presenter - Casual Staff job description.docx 

    Job Title: Hilltop Live Presenter       

    Location: RHS Garden Wisley         

    Salary: Up to £12 per hour

    Hours: Casual hours, three – six hour shifts on Saturday and/or Sunday, a minimum of two days per month   

    Contract type: Casual

    Positions available: 3


    At Hilltop: The Home Gardening of Gardening Science at RHS Wisley, we are looking for a Hilltop Live Presenter to support with our exciting Hilltop Live programme of talks, demonstrations and handling sessions.


    You will be responsible for facilitating and presenting short science-led sessions to our weekend visitors, with the aim of educating them in horticultural science in a fun and exciting way.


    With the support of our Visitor Engagement Officer and RHS scientists, you will be the face of Hilltop Live at weekends, welcoming visitors of all ages to our brand new attraction at Wisley. You will be confident and have experience in speaking to the public and presenting or demonstrating in front of groups of people.


    Successful applicants will have an understanding of horticultural science, and preferably some experience in science communication.


    Full training will be provided, and as this is a casual role, there is flexibility on how many days you choose to work. If you are invited to interview, please note you will be required to create and present a horticultural science-based session to us.

    About the Royal Horticultural Society


    To work for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is to join a thriving charity, whose mission is to inspire everyone to grow. Everything we do is built on the transformational power of gardening – and the benefits it brings to people, places and our planet.


    Known globally for our inspirational Shows and five spectacular Gardens, our work extends to leading ground-breaking climate research, running community outreach programmes, and setting the standards in horticultural education. With the recent opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Hilltop, the world’s first dedicated Centre for Gardening Science, at RHS Garden Wisley, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our journey to make the UK a greener, and more beautiful place.


    And we couldn’t do this without our people. We’re proud of the knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas that each one of our team members brings. From working across our social media channels, to volunteering in the Gardens, from serving customers in our Garden Centres to running national marketing campaigns, we believe that every member of the RHS team should have the opportunity to make a difference.


    The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

    • Free parking for staff working at one of the five gardens
    • Free access to all RHS Gardens and Flower Shows
    • 20% discount on all RHS Retail
    • Discounted food and drink from the catering outlets at the gardens
    • Employee discounts at high street retailer and cash back scheme
    • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 28 and 30 with service)
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Pension with employers’ contribution, which increases with length of service
    • Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family
    • Monthly Garden magazine and access to gardening advice
    • Sponsorship for external studies

    Safeguarding and Inclusion


    The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment.  We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

    Apply via our website by Thursday 28th April. 

  • 05 Apr 2022 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: Thursday 21 April 2022

    Project Manager, full time (job share considered)

    Location: Negotiable. Team is clustered around Cardiff, Wrexham and Bolton so local to one is ideal. Remote working available.

    Salary: £25,000


    Science Made Simple is an award-winning STEM outreach company with a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers , acting as a bridge between researchers and the public. We develop and deliver science shows and workshops for schools and festivals, training for researchers and partnership projects with stakeholders from STEM industry, research institutions, charitable foundations and learned societies.


    After our strange Covid years, we are emerging to find we have lots of opportunities for growth. We need an organised project wrangler who can ensure that our projects are completed efficiently and to a high quality. The job is a great opportunity for an organised someone wanting a good grounding in all things science communication, who has an eye on future leadership.


    The postholder will be involved with all aspects of our special projects, with a focus on project management, but dipping a toe into content development, delivery, marketing. Work will include project planning, liaison with clients/ partners, allocating tasks to staff, reporting, budget management, content development and delivery, organising travel and presenter tours, purchasing, marketing and supporting funding applications.


    Apart from needing excellent IT, writing and presentation skills, a background and enthusiasm for STEM/informal learning and a methodical and thorough approach to work, our current and upcoming projects involve the need for the skills below. If you can bring one (or all!) of these, we’d love to hear from you.

    • Graphic design/layout
    • Video production
    • Social media
    • Schedule planning
    • Fluency in Welsh and/or French
    • Evaluation
    • Budget management
    • Freelancer management/liaison

    Increasing diversity within STEM is one of our core values and as such we would love to hear from applicants who are currently under-represented in the STEM sector.


    Full details of the role and how to apply can be found at

  • 05 Apr 2022 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 5th May 2022

    Outreach & Public Engagement Officer, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany

    We are looking for an Outreach & Public Engagement Officer to join our team at the European Learning Laboratory for the Life Sciences (ELLS) at EMBL. The individual will join an enthusiastic team and develop and implement innovative outreach and public engagement activities for young leaners and the public to support EMBL’s scientific vision, with special focus in the area of planetary biology. The ideal candidate will have a background in life sciences, science communication or education and at least 3 years’ experience in a public engagement-related role. The position is based at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

    Please find the full job advert here:

    Closing date: 5 May 2022

  • 05 Apr 2022 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 24th April 2022

    Head of Communication and Engagement

    Full time, permanent contract

    Salary: £52,877 - £75,678 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum

    London, UK

    Choosing to come to work at the MRC (part of UKRI) means that you will have access to a host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and 40.5 days leave per year, to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

    Are you looking for a leadership role in Communications and Engagement which underpins world-leading research by helping scientific leaders to disseminate their research and engage with the public?

    The MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) is inviting applications for the role of Head Communication and Engagement. The LMS is an Institute of the Medical Research Council (part of UKRI), based at the Hammersmith Campus of Imperial College London and enjoys close links to Imperial College, London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

    About us:

    The LMS is an MRC core funded Institute currently housing 35 research groups and 250 people. Our mission is to be at the forefront of ground-breaking biomedical research by:

     Exploiting our unique position to drive the translation of innovative research towards improved health and clinical outcomes

     Enhancing the public's interest, understanding and trust in science

     Training and mentoring the next generation of leading clinical and non-clinical scientists.

    This is an exciting opportunity to play a major role in our continuing success, and to work alongside world leaders in enabling innovative research through successful communication and engagement strategy. We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent experience in a scientific and communications background. The role holder will be responsible for:

     Leading the communication, public engagement and outreach programme, acting as an advocate for the LMS and science

     Developing the public communications and research dissemination strategy with

    scientific leaders

     Crafting and developing a diverse programme of initiatives including competition, exhibitions and media events

     Raising external income to support outreach programmes

     Collaborating closely with external organisations, broadcasters and journalists

    Please note that this position is full time on site.

    For full details of this post and to complete an online application, please click apply and upload your CV, names and contacts of two references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 1801

    Closing date: 24th April 2022

  • 01 Apr 2022 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date Tuesday 12 April 2022

    The Royal Institution are looking for a PhD student to take on an internship with us as Science Presenter Intern in our Young Scientist Centre for a 3-month placement to gain experience of presenting to a group of young people in an engaging educational environment and to receive training in science communication . The internship is from May to July 2022 with some flexibility.

    The successful intern will:

    Present hands-on science workshops to young people in the LYSC.

    Research and develop hands-on science experiments for Ri social media content.

    Work with the YSC team to develop content for other Ri activities.

    For more information about our internship programme and details on individual placements, timeframes and how to apply, please see our website;

    The closing date for receipt of applications has been extended to 9am Tuesday 12 April 2022

    Interviews are now planned for 26 & 27 April.

    Please note, the Ri offers placements for students who are enrolled on a research degree under the Doctoral Training Partnership programme funded by Research Councils including the BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, AHRC and NERC. These opportunities are only open to PhD students who are eligible for a stipend via their DTP/University/research council in order to undertake a month professional internship. Students should check with their university that they are able to secure funding before applying. They will need to obtain the grant holder’s written permission to undertake the placement, outlining any funding arrangements, before a position can be offered.

    The role is based in Central London; students will be expected to base themselves within or near to London for the period of the placement.

    If you have any queries or need any further information about the Ri or these opportunities, please contact us at

  • 29 Mar 2022 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Closing Date 21st March 2022

    Full time Open Ended Appointment

    Salary - £35,800 - £42,970 doe

    Apply here:

    Are you a proactive and creative digital comms specialist with proven social media expertise, great writing and content creation skills, and a passion for the marine environment? Want to work in an internationally-renowned organisation which is at the cutting edge of scientific research into some of the key challenges of our time?

    Plymouth Marine Laboratory - one of the UK’s leading marine research institutes - is looking for a Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist to increase brand awareness and engagement with our target audiences.

    As part of the Marketing and Communications team you will have responsibility for the creation and management of content and campaigns for our website, social media channels, e-newsletters and other digital channels/materials.

    You’ll be working alongside world-leading experts in areas such as climate change, biodiversity and satellite observation to ensure PML’s scientific work is communicated in an exciting and engaging way. This will include designing, producing and monitoring campaigns and project communication plans, developing digital content, and also coordinating delivery with external partner organisations.


    Key Deliverables

    • Designing and implementing a PML social media strategy and content plan.
    • Drafting and scheduling digital content including website content, social media posts, news items, images/films, and internal/external newsletters.
    • Proactively engaging with PML staff and other relevant parties to obtain compelling ideas and content.
    • Monitoring comments and mentions; participating in relevant online conversations and responding in a timely manner.
    • Tracking, monitoring and reporting on agreed metrics and analysing social media trends to advise on ways to keep PML’s social media platforms in line with current trends.
    • Coordinating the creation of campaigns and toolkits to highlight specific PML activities and programs and/or amplify specific PML events.
    • Seeking out new engagement opportunities, audiences and messaging methods.
    • Supporting PML events and other corporate activities to ensure the inclusion of high quality digital content.
    • Supporting PML internal communications inc. presentations/seminars etc.
    • Ensuring PML brand and messaging is consistent and well-reflected in all digital communications activity/content. Stewardship of key assets such as film and photography.


    Skill Specification

    • Understanding and experience of social media strategy, techniques and best working practice
    • Proven track record of delivering creative digital and multi-media campaigns and activity
    • Ability to create and implement content plans in an organised and targeted way
    • Demonstrable aptitude for content creation (written, image, graphic, film)
    • Ability to turn complex (scientific) information into understandable and accessible content to suit a range of audience types
    • Ability to manage multiple projects/campaigns, with agreed monitoring and reporting structures in place.
    • Graduate level in communications/marketing/PR/media/broadcast journalism (or related) and/or science communication desirable but not essential.
    • At least three years’ experience in a related role preferred.
    • Expert knowledge of social media platforms and analytics (essential)
    • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (essential)
    • Google analytics
    • Basic knowledge of web design and development (desirable)
    • Able to manage own time essential. May require some budget management (e.g. online marketing)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.
    • Should be self-motivated and confident to make decisions autonomously and as part of the wider MarComms team.
    • Will have own specialism, but also working as part of a team.
    • Genuine interest/passion for environment/ marine/ science/ conservation desirable.
    • Experience within third sector desirable, particularly those working in environmental charities/NGOs/campaign groups.

    PML is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and our policy can be found here: We are proud to have achieved the Athena SWAN award as recognition of our achievements in gender equality. As part of this, we offer opportunities to discuss flexible working and whilst the selection process will be based on merit, we particularly welcome applications from female candidates, currently underrepresented.

    PML operates a hybrid working policy whereby employees are able to split their working arrangements between PML’s Plymouth offices and home based working.

  • 11 Mar 2022 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date 16th March 2022

    Upstream Stakeholder Engagement Manager

    (Imperial College x LBHF)

    Salary: £32,301

    Upstream ( an agile spin-out, formed from a partnership between Imperial College London and Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Our objective is to help turn H&F into a leading borough for the science, tech and creative industries and transform White City into an innovation district - as set out in the borough's industrial strategy. To do this, we build and maintain relationships with anchors, startups, entrepreneurs and influencers in this borough and beyond.


    This is a fantastic role: you will be well-supported, have a good degree of autonomy and opportunity to grow in responsibility and enhance your professional network.  The existing postholder has a biotech background and is about to head off into a fantastic new job in Imperial's Public Health team.  You can read about her time with us at 

    • To help manage stakeholder relations, including acting as a point of contact for science, tech and creative business and other relevant organisations. This will include working with the Managing Director in designing and delivering a stakeholder engagement strategy with inclusive growth at its heart, ensuring helpful and sustainable engagement with companies, effective connections between stakeholders, and a positive impact on the local community.
    • To assist in the planning and delivery of events that support the growth of science, tech and creative businesses and raise the profile of Hammersmith & Fulham.  You will have responsibility for the C-suite Life Sciences roundtable and other invitation-only events.

    Full JD and application link here:  

    Please feel free to email for an informal chat.

  • 09 Mar 2022 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Closing date 9am 14 March 2022

    • Sustainable Energy Engagement Ranger SEER220218

      Centre for Alternative Technology – Machynlleth SY20 9AZ


      About CAT

      The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an internationally renowned environmental charity, a world-leading eco centre, and one of the foremost providers of postgraduate environmental education in the UK, based near Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

      CAT provides inspiration, education and training in solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency.

      Key activities include a visitor centre where people can see solutions in action, residential, in-person and online short courses and events, vocational training, and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of sustainability-related topics.

      Our free Information Service provides advice for individuals and our Zero Carbon Britain team publishes research and works directly with councils, communities and other organisations to help transform complex economic, social and political systems.


      Job Details:

      Ref: SEER220218

      Area of Responsibility: Visitor Engagement


      Responsible to: Engagement Officer

      Contract type:

      Fixed term until November 2022

      Responsibility Grade: 3


      Normally at Company’s site in Llwyngwern, however you may be required

      to work at other locations when your job role requires it


      Variable 22.5 – 37.5 hrs per week

      Working Days:

      To be agreed

      Salary: £19,727.57 per annum pro rata

      Work remotelyOn site


      Application deadline:  9am 14 March 2022

      Interviews to be held:  18 March 2022

      Expected start date:  As soon as possible


      COVID-19 considerations:

      Staff are working remotely as much as possible, subject to individual roles. Working arrangements for staff comply with all current applicable COVID-19 guidance and are updated as and when the guidance changes.


      Overview of Role

      This post is based within the Engagement Department which delivers a wide range of site activities for visitors, educational and general groups using the CAT site.  Working with the Engagement Officer, the aim of this role is to help deliver of the site visitor engagement programme. The role will support a focus on the theme of sustainable energy and STEM through the delivery of tours, themed workshops and courses. As part of CAT’s Engagement Team, the role will also deliver a range of broader activities covering CAT’s core themes to booked groups and visitors.


      The post holder will be expected to familiarise themselves with the set-up, delivery and clearing away the activity on the visitor circuit.


      The postholder will also on occasion support the work the Estates Team carrying out general site maintenance tasks when required.

      This post is subject a DBS check.

      Main Responsibilities

      Public Engagement:


      ·        Deliver site engagement activities including the delivery of guided site tours.

    • ·        To work as part of a team delivering onsite hands-on activities as part of the visitor programme and for visiting groups.
    • ·        To deliver practical workshop activities and courses to groups primarily on the theme of sustainable energy and related STEM subjects.
    • ·        Be responsible for the preparation of engagement activities including tools, materials and resources, and the presentation and housekeeping of the delivery spaces. 
      • Meet and greet visiting groups.
    • ·        Work with the Engagement Officer and the Estates Manager to support general estate management works as required.
      • To ensure all site users experience a high level of customer service.


      General duties:


      • To comply with Health and Safety policies including daily exhibit checks as required.
      • To comply with CAT safeguarding policies and procedures.
      • Any other duties as required by the Engagement Manager.



    Applications are required, CVs will not be accepted.

    Further details, including application form, can be obtained from our website:

    Applications should be forwarded to by the deadline stating the job title in the Subject line.

    Any queries should be addressed to

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