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  • 29 Jan 2021 12:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    • Project Support Coordinator: Young Stem Leader Programme (YSLP)

      Dunfermline – salary £23,043 (review pending)

      Fixed term contract of 24 months, 35 hours per week with possibility of extension

      The postholder will be based in our SSERC headquarters in Dunfermline. As a result of the current pandemic the successful applicant may undertake a significant amount of work from home.  This will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

      About the role

      The post holder will support all key aspects of programme development, delivery and quality assurance with the appropriate level of support from the Project Manager and Project Officer.

      The role will include:

    • ·        Administration of the registration, training and certification procedures for new Tutor Assessors and their respective centres
    • ·        Maintaining accurate, high quality records and data for all key aspects of YSLP
    • ·        Administration of verification and award certification process for YSLs in line with SSERC’s Quality Assurance Policy and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) requirements
    • ·        Tracking and meeting programme deadlines and key deliverables in line with the work plan and team calendar set out by the Project Manager
    • ·        Supporting YSLP delivering centres with enquiries through the YSLP inbox, linking communications and enquiries to the relevant people
    • ·        Delivering general communications within the team and to partners, working group/steering group members and staff within YSLP delivering centres
    • ·        Supporting the creation and/or quality assurance of materials and documentation produced by the YSL Project Team
    • ·        Using a suite of online digital resources to support the delivery of YSLP engagements such as information sessions, training and meetings
    • ·        Coordinating, handling and processing the large volume of data the programme yields and producing quality/concise reports from such data
    • ·        Acting as an advocate for the programme and SSERC on a national scale across all educational settings
    • ·        Supporting the development, delivery and quality assurance of all key aspects of the Young STEM Leader Programme, as set out in the work plan by the Project Manager
    • ·        Supporting the ongoing cycle of improvement of the programme based on feedback from young people, staff involved in the programme and other key partners/stakeholders
    • ·        Producing agendas and minutes from  meetings
    • ·        Creating or supporting the creation of reports to key partners/stakeholders.
    • Training opportunities will be provided to the successful candidate.

    •  
    • About you
    • The post holder will have:

      • Experience in an administrative role, organising, prioritising and managing your time effectively 
      • Attention to detail and confidentiality when dealing with information 
      • A positive attitude and confidence towards working on a programme for Scotland’s young people
      • Experience of employment in a fast-paced role, demonstrating positivity, independence and initiative
      • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills

      Excellent IT skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office and email.

       

      About SSERC

      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 technicians.  

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

    •   Provision of Professional Learning (PL) for early years, primary and secondary teachers and school and college technicians

    • ·        The Advisory Service
    • ·        Wider STEM engagement activities including Lead Coordination role for STEM Ambassadors in Scotland and The Young STEM Leader Programme
    •  

      We are a forward-thinking organisation and continue to develop and grow.  Our people are our greatest asset and we have an exciting new opportunity within our Young STEM Leader Project Team.

    •  
    • About the Young STEM Leader Programme
    • The Young STEM Leader Programme (YSLP) is derived from the Scottish Government’s Strategy for STEM Education and Training (2017), specifically that there will be the establishment of a new Young STEM Leaders programme to stimulate and strengthen the development of peer mentoring and inspiration in STEM for children and young people by children and young people.  YSLP is offered across CfE Second, Third and Fourth Levels and SCQF Levels 4, 5 and 6.

       

      This programme is being led by SSERC in partnership with:

      • Science Centres (Aberdeen, Dundee, Dynamic Earth (Edinburgh), Glasgow)
      • Science Festivals
      • Three Scottish STEM Ambassador Hubs (East, North and West)
      • Young Scot
      • Science Skills Academy
      • Youthlink Scotland
      • Education Scotland
      • Scottish Mentoring Network

       

      Qualifications

      Educated to SCQF Level 8 or equivalent relevant experience.

       

      Essential Criteria

      • Ability to prioritise workload and share tasks as appropriate
      • Ability to act with independence and initiative
      • Highly motivated, proactive with a can-do attitude, and eager to achieve results in a multi-functional role
      • Excellent standard of attention to detail
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,  telephone manner and/or customer service skills, with the ability to act as an ambassador for the business
      • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure
      • Excellent IT skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office
      • Willingness to travel to events across Scotland if and when required

       

      Desirable Criteria

      • Knowledge of the Scottish educational context (STEM) and/or experience of working with Scotland’s young people
      • A passion for the many learning opportunities that STEM offers young people and educators
      • Previous experience of project working in an educational context
      • Experience using online meeting platforms such as Teams, Zoom and Google Meets
      • Experience of using social media and other digital platforms for professional outputs
      • Driving Licence.

       

    • The post holder will be required to work 35 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

     

    If you feel you meet all the criteria for the role and this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to vacancies@sserc.scot

     

     

    Closing Date: Monday 15th February 2021.

    It is likely that interviews will place online in the week commencing Monday 22nd February 2021.

     


  • 27 Jan 2021 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    https://www.ywt.org.uk/jobs/wilder-communities-engagement-officer-living-seas

    Are you creative, resourceful and experienced and in designing and delivering dynamic public engagement programmes? Do you have a passion for our marine environment and enjoy the challenge of transforming technical information into accessible experiences that resonate and inspire? If so, you could be the Wilder Communities Engagement Officer that our Supporter Engagement Team are looking for...

    Contact details

    To apply for the role please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to hr@ywt.org.uk.

    Forms can be found on our website.

    Closing Deadline: 9am Tuesday 9 February 2021

    Interviews: Wednesday 24 February 2021


  • 22 Jan 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Freelance Science Presenters

    Accountable to: Schools Programme Manager

    Location: Nationwide (delivering shows in schools around the UK)

    Contract type: Freelance

    Salary:  £190 per day of delivery, £100 per day of training

    About the role

    Calling all Science presenters! Here at the Royal Institution (Ri), we are growing our team of school presenters and are looking for freelancers to join our team. The Ri team of professional presenters have an infectious enthusiasm and love for science that inspires audiences, entertaining and educating in equal measure. 

    We are looking for presenters who can deliver engaging science shows to children in primary and secondary schools across the UK, and who are confident in sharing their knowledge with teachers and school staff.  

    If successful, you will be delivering our successful science shows and professional development training sessions in schools across the country. We will provide you with the scripts, the props, the training, and the bookings… all you need to focus on is delivering amazing shows that engage and enthral our audiences with the wonders of science. We are particularly looking for presenters who can work in the Midlands and Northern regions of the UK.  

     A typical day as a Royal Institution Science in Schools presenter would involve driving to the school, setting up and delivering two one-hour long student shows, an hour long CPD training session for school staff, and then ending your day with a 45 minute after school show for families.  

    The amount of work is varied, so flexibility is key. We estimate that successful applicants will be booked in for 8 school visits per month, with more bookings in the months of March and September. The rate of pay is £190 per day (plus travel) for presenting and £100 per day while completing your training.  

    Please note that this role includes the use of pyrotechnics and other potentially hazardous materials. Full training will be given, and the successful candidates will be required to adhere to all Ri risk assessments and health and safety guidelines.  

     We are looking for candidates who: 

    • Have experience in presenting to children and adults 
    • Are skilled communicators  
    • Have the knowledge and confidence to deliver science shows 
    • Can act as an ambassador for the Royal Institution  
    • Have experience of handling chemicals and/or pyrotechnics, or are willing to learn  
    • Can manage their own admin and record keeping, and work with us to ensure we maximise the number of schools who can access our shows 
    • Are committed to exciting shows that keep everyone’s Health and Safety front and centre 

     You will also need:

    • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle 
    • To be available on these dates 
      • 9 or 10 February for remote interview 
      • 22 to 26 Feb and 1 to 3 March (inclusive) for training (£100 per day) 

    All offers of work are subject to applicants completing relevant safeguarding training, providing references and enhanced DBS checks that are satisfactory to the Ri. 



  • 20 Jan 2021 5:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Community Engagement Coordinator FINAL JD.docx

    Applicant Information.docx

    Community Engagement Co-ordinator

    Job description

    We are looking for a Community Engagement Co-ordinator to manage the day-to-day coordination of community engagement activities at National Museums NI’s sites, the team of Community Participation Officers and delegated programme budgets

    https://ce0568li.webitrent.com/ce0568li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d36514926TT%1BUSESSION=929B42625B4411EB8FF2AA58BEBB9AE4&WVID=8613021hvt&LANG=USA

  • 20 Jan 2021 5:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Education Officer JD.docxApplicant Information.docx

    Education Officer - Natural Sciences

    Job description

    The Education Officer will have responsibility for developing and delivering inspiring and imaginative museum experiences, with supporting resource material, which support schools and parents to improve learning outcomes for children and ensure that they receive the best start in life, thereby helping to achieve their full potential.  The Education Officer will be responsible for the on-site delivery and co-ordination of the education programme, leading a team of facilitators and working closely with the visitor services team.

     

    Working alongside colleagues in curatorial and audience development to interpret and animate collections, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring that our museums play a vital role at the heart of society, making a difference to the lives of many individuals as well as positively contributing to the development of a vibrant society.  With our collections at the heart of everything we do, we offer experiences that deliver positive health and well-being outcomes and enhance classroom, curriculum based learning.


    https://ce0568li.webitrent.com/ce0568li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d20285026VE%1BUSESSION=3605BA005B4411EB8FF2AA58BEBB9AE4&WVID=8613021hvt&LANG=USA


  • 15 Jan 2021 5:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lead Maker

    Full Time

    £23k - £25k per annum (dependent on experience)

    International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne

     

    https://jobs.life.org.uk/jobs/lead-maker

     

    Life has an exciting vacancy for a creative and highly-motivated individual to lead development in Life’s Making Studios. As someone with a passion for learning, making and tinkering you will lead Life’s Making Studios, developing and facilitating imaginative and innovative making activities for science centre visitors and school groups. Through the programme we will engage and inspire our visitors to create, developing their skills and opportunities.

     

    The ideal candidate will be confident, approachable and reliable, with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will have relevant experience in a hands-on making, education or science engagement and preferably have a degree in a STEM/creative subject (or equivalent qualification). You will have proven experience of bringing the philosophy of making and tinkering to a wider audience and be skilled in crafting prototypes from different materials both physically and digitally. You will be adaptable and able to communicate to a range of audiences in person and online.

     

    Duties will also include supervising the day-to-day running, cleanliness and good order of the Making Studios, including materials and equipment.

     

    Applicants must be able to work flexible hours as the science centre is open 7 days a week and it is essential the Making Studios are managed during peak times, weekends and occasional evening events. In the context of the current pandemic, initial work may be remote until the centre is fully operational.

    View full job description and person specification here >

     

    To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form by Friday, 5th February 2021.

     

    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 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 North East Better Health at Work Scheme.

     


  • 14 Jan 2021 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Chief of Staff

    Closing February 26th 

    Apply here: https://www.counterfactual.co/join-us 

     

    As the Chief of Staff, you own a top-level view of how we're shaping the future of alternative protein. With our absurdly ambitious mission and so many moving parts in the process, Logan (the CEO of Counterfactual Ventures) needs a safe pair of hands to implement strategic vision for the entire organization's ecosystem.

    Must-haves

    ...or feel free to convince us otherwise. Everything depends on working with the right people, so we're happy to be persuaded that you would be a great fit with our team!

    • Prior relevant experience
    • Willingness to accommodate scheduling needs of the CEO
    • Proficient communication ability across multiple platforms and mediums – ability to produce polished and professional writing for yourself and on behalf of the CEO. Also includes clear communication internally and with important external stakeholders
    • Thrives in uncertainty – ability to make best guesses and take action despite not having all of the details
    • Self-management – ability to figure out most effective action autonomously and prioritize for yourself and the CEO

    More info

    • Location – Post COVID, CEO will likely split time between London/EU and SF, as required and depending on how the new world shapes itself. An openness to relocate post COVID is strongly preferred: to London, San Francisco, or a highly desirable EU city (Lisbon, Berlin and Amsterdam are on the list of candidate cities). In the meantime, fully remote arrangements on UK/EU timezones are the default.
    • Remote work timezone – After attempts to work with teams distributed from West Coast US to Mumbai, we've decided to shift our core operating timezone to align with London (this may change as we select an HQ city post COVID). If currently located far east or west, we can temporarily accommodate partial work-hour overlap (ex. 5am PST start = 1pm GMT), though this wouldn't be a permanent arrangement.
    • Travel – No travel necessary through COVID. Post-COVID may create opportunities/requirements for significant travel (mostly between London, SF, NY and EU, with Tel Aviv and Singapore likely). However, proportions of travel time, office time and remote time are all negotiable.
    • Salary – Highly competitive combination of salary and equity incentives with significant room for growth.
    • Work Trial – The position will begin with a two-week work trial. After which, all of us will discuss how we'd like to move forward.


  • 14 Jan 2021 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science and Technology Associate    

    Closing February 26th 

    Apply here: https://www.counterfactual.co/join-us 

     

    Our Science and Technology Associates support the Research, Design and Build Team in high impact venture creation. The Science and Technology Associate works closely with the Head of Science and Technology, as part of the Research Design & Build (RDB) team. The RDB team includes both technical and commercial experts who work together to explore major challenges, gaps and opportunities in the ‘alternative protein’ and ‘alternative material’ industries. Entrepreneurs in each cohort are eventually matched with candidate company ideas vetted by the RDB team.

    The associate works closely with the other RDB team members to: implement a systematic process to identify the most important and promising challenges to address, ideate and critically assess solutions to these challenges, and assist in the development of technical roadmaps for the top candidates for company ideas. The research consists of a combination of desktop research and external outreach.

    Must-haves
    ...or feel free to convince us otherwise. Everything depends on working with the right people, so we're happy to be persuaded that you would be a great fit with our team!

    • MSc, PhD or equivalent (in progress or completed) in a relevant technical discipline:
      – Biology: Biochemistry, systems biology, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, stem cells, microbiology, plant biology
      – Food Science: Related to chemistry, processing, and/or mechanics
      – Engineering: Bioengineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering, protein engineering, industrial engineering (relevant to fermentation or bioprocessing), process engineering
    • Hands-on experience working within a lab (academic, government or commercial)
    • Active interest in systematically exploring all the ways in which technology can replace factory farming. This includes the ability to assess technical promise of commercial viability primarily within deep tech IP and B2B solutions, while also assisting the commercial side of the RDB team in thinking through the commercial viability of opportunities in geographic, behavioral and market segment dimensions.
    • Prior experience working within teams, and strong interest in working in a team environment
    • Ability to be highly organized and self-managed
    • Experience with or interest in the commercial side of company building
    • Entrepreneurial mindset that is excited to be in a startup environment
    • Ability to engage in ‘blue sky thinking’ and thrives on putting in the work 

    Nice to haves:

    • Some experience with one or more of the following food and/or material technologies: plant-based, cultivated, fermentation, or blended
    • Having a wide-ranging network that can assist in the exploration and research of adjacent technical areas
    • Experience in commercial R&D
    • Experience working with IP, and researching and assessing patents

    More Info:

    • Location – Post COVID, the team will likely be based in London/Europe, depending on how the new world shapes itself. An openness to relocate post COVID is strongly preferred: to London, or a highly desirable EU city (Lisbon, Berlin and Amsterdam are on the list of candidate cities). In the meantime, fully remote arrangements on UK/EU timezones are the default.
    • Remote work timezone – After attempts to work with teams distributed from West Coast US to Mumbai, we've decided to shift our core operating timezone to align with London (this may change as we select an HQ city post COVID). If currently located far east or west, we can temporarily accommodate partial work-hour overlap (ex. 5am PST start = 1pm GMT), though this wouldn't be a permanent arrangement.
    • Salary – Highly competitive combination of salary and equity incentives with significant room for growth.
  • 14 Jan 2021 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Head of Venture Creation     

    Closing February 26th 

    Apply here: https://www.counterfactual.co/join-us 

    The Head of Venture Creation is jointly responsible for leading the Research Design & Build (RDB) team together with the Head of Science & Technology. The RDB team explores major challenges, gaps and opportunities in the alternative protein and alternative material industries. Entrepreneurs in each cohort are eventually matched with candidate company ideas that have been vetted by the RDB team.

    The co-leads will work closely together to define, optimize and implement a systematic process to identify the most important and promising challenges to address, ideate and critically assess solutions to these challenges, and develop commercial roadmaps for the top candidates for company ideas. The Head of Venture Creation will work alongside Counterfactual’s incubator team to help build the foundations of these companies, continuously refining processes with the scientific and technical teams in order to create and support high-impact and profitable businesses.

    Must-haves
    …or feel free to convince us otherwise. Everything depends on working with the right people, so we’re happy to be persuaded that you would be a great fit with our team!

    · Extensive experience & understanding of the fast-evolving alternative protein and materials space

    · Active interest in systematically exploring all the ways in which technology can replace factory farming. This includes the ability to assess the commercial promise of companies within deep tech IP and B2B solutions, while also partnering with the Science and Technology Lead in thinking through the comprehensive commercial viability of technical opportunities.

    · Comfortable developing and implementing systems to analyze, score, and prioritize sets of complex concepts and ideas

    · Past examples of business case studies of not so mature industry verticals, analyzing all facets from opportunity size, state of the industry, competitive landscape, roadblocks, macro-economic factors, target audiences, industry gaps/business opportunities, on-going R&D, etc.

    · Prior experience and a strong interest in leading, coordinating, and working within a team operating within an evolving and scrappy environment. Past experience could include either a startup or a small autonomous team within a larger organization or similar.

    · Examples of self-motivated initiatives where you saw a problem, ideated, initiated, and built things from scratch, including products and platforms.

    · Ability to be highly organized and self-managed, leading with a high degree of autonomy

    · Strong communication skills for 2 key aspects amongst others :
    – Ability to correctly represent Counterfactual’s values, interact with leading industry stakeholders, find ways to understand how to solve for them through Counterfactual & engage them in order to extract valuable insights.
    – To be able to assimilate & share large amounts of complex information around a number of business cases, with high fidelity, in conversation with deep technical experts.

    · Excels at ‘blue sky thinking’ and thrives on putting in the work

    Nice to haves:

    · Experience in commercial R&D

    · Experience working with IP, and researching and assessing patents

    · Having a wide-ranging network that can assist in the exploration and research of adjacent technical areas

    More Info:

    · Location – Post COVID, the team will likely be based in London/Europe, depending on how the new world shapes itself. An openness to relocate post COVID is strongly preferred: to London, or a highly desirable EU city (Lisbon, Berlin and Amsterdam are on the list of candidate cities). In the meantime, fully remote arrangements on UK/EU timezones are the default.

    · Remote work timezone – After attempts to work with teams distributed from West Coast US to Mumbai, we’ve decided to shift our core operating timezone to align with London (this may change as we select an HQ city post COVID). If currently located far east or west, we can temporarily accommodate partial work-hour overlap (ex. 5am PST start = 1pm GMT), though this wouldn’t be a permanent arrangement.

    · Salary – Highly competitive combination of salary and equity incentives with significant room for growth.

  • 14 Jan 2021 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Head of Science of Technology

    Closing February 26th 

    Apply here: https://www.counterfactual.co/join-us 

    Our Head of Science & Technology leads research that will inspire the launch of our ventures. The Head of Science and Technology co-leads the Research Design & Build (RDB) team together with the Head of Venture Creation. The RDB team explores major challenges, gaps and opportunities in the alternative protein and alternative material industries. Entrepreneurs in each cohort are eventually matched with candidate company ideas that have been vetted by the RDB team.

    The co-leads will work closely together to define, optimize and implement a systematic process to identify the most important and promising challenges to address, ideate and critically assess solutions to these challenges, and develop technical roadmaps for the top candidates for company ideas. The research consists of a combination of desktop research and external outreach.

    Must-haves

    ...or feel free to convince us otherwise. Everything depends on working with the right people, so we're happy to be persuaded that you would be a great fit with our team!

    ·      PhD or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline:

    –      Biology: Biochemistry, systems biology, genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, stem cells, microbiology, or plant biology

    –      Food Science: Related to chemistry, processing, and/or mechanics

    –      Engineering:  Bioengineering, biotechnology, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, genetic engineering, protein engineering, industrial engineering (relevant to fermentation or bioprocessing), process engineering

    ·      Deep expertise in one or more of the following food and/or material technologies: plant-based, cultivated, fermentation, and blended

    ·      Active interest in systematically exploring all the ways in which technology can replace factory farming. This includes the ability to assess technical promise of commercial viability within deep tech IP and B2B solutions, while also assisting the Head of Venture Creation in thinking through the commercial viability of opportunities in geographic, behavioral and market segment dimensions.

    ·      Prior experience leading, coordinating and working within a team. Strong interest in working within a team

    ·      Ability to be highly organized and self-managed, leading with a high degree of autonomy

    ·      Experience with or interest in the commercial side of company building

    ·      Previous entrepreneurial experience and excitement to be in a startup environment

    ·      Excels at ‘blue sky thinking’ and thrives on putting in the work

    Nice to haves:

    ·      Experience in commercial R&D

    ·      Experience working with IP, and researching and assessing patents

    ·      Having a wide-ranging network that can assist in the exploration and research of adjacent technical areas

    ·      Extensive experience in the alternative protein space 

    More Info

    • Location – Post COVID, the team will likely be based in London/Europe, depending on how the new world shapes itself. An openness to relocate post COVID is strongly preferred: to London, or a highly desirable EU city (Lisbon, Berlin and Amsterdam are on the list of candidate cities). In the meantime, fully remote arrangements on UK/EU timezones are the default.
    • Remote work timezone – After attempts to work with teams distributed from West Coast US to Mumbai, we've decided to shift our core operating timezone to align with London (this may change as we select an HQ city post COVID). If currently located far east or west, we can temporarily accommodate partial work-hour overlap (ex. 5am PST start = 1pm GMT), though this wouldn't be a permanent arrangement.
    • Salary – Highly competitive combination of salary and equity incentives with significant room for growth.

     


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