STEM Ambassador Area Lead
One position in Coventry, Warwickshire and East Birmingham and one in the Black Country
£21,220 - £24,565 per year
Full time, 37 hours (suitable for part-time, job share and/or secondment)
Fixed term until 31 March 2018 (with possibility for extension to March 2020)
We are seeking a STEM Ambassador Area Lead who will be responsible for the support of STEM Ambassadors, liaison with businesses, academic institutions, professional associations, voluntary organisations and others within the sub-region of the STEM Hub to which they are appointed. The post holder will work as a team of Area Leads across the region, under the leadership of the STEM Project Leader, to share best practice and to ensure that the STEM Hub’s programmes and services are accessible to all, irrespective of their circumstances, including geographic location.
The role will be working in collaboration with a wide range of partners and with STEM Learning Ltd across formal and informal education settings, and beyond, to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to understand fully the opportunities and possibilities available to them through pursuing and achieving their STEM subjects.
The Hub will have a particular focus on supporting and developing volunteer STEM Ambassadors, collaborating closely with local employers to support STEM Ambassadors and related activities and working with an increasing variety of local STEM partners (including Science Centres, Museums, CREST Local Coordinators & Link Schemes, and youth groups) to mobilise and further develop the ways in which volunteers are used.
As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a team of committed, enthusiastic and experienced Area Leaders to contribute to the team delivering the project across the West Midlands. We are looking for an Area Lead for Coventry, Warwickshire and West Birmingham. The post will be home based, with travel required within your allocated area and we anticipate post holders will be required to spend 1 day a week in Worcester for team meetings/discussion. This post is key to the successful delivery of our vision for the STEM Ambassador Hub programme across the region.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or have equivalent experience) and willing to undergo a DBS check. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a range of audiences. You will be able to work independent and be highly organised, able to deal with several different priorities at a time meeting strict deadlines.
Ref: ASUC1603a - 3183
Closing date: Sunday 12 February 2017.
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