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  • 30 Mar 2017 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Cancer Research UK's Centres at Barts, UCL and King's


    Are you a creative and driven individual looking to develop your career and make a difference?


    Cancer Research UK’s Research Engagement team brings to life our life-saving research in communities across the UK, encouraging people to join us in the fight to beat cancer. We need a Research Engagement Manager in London to join our team in the capital. The REM will engage with local people and…


    Plan and deliver a programme of local engagement activity, from lab tours and open days for the general public to bespoke events for high-value CRUK supporters.

    Proactively raise the profile of Cancer Research UK’s brand within the Centre and in the locality.

    Raise the Centre’s profile locally by planning and delivering an engaging programme of external communications.

    Work with the other London REMs and high-profile cultural partners across London to identify creative and engaging ways of sharing research with new audiences.


    Join the world’s largest charity dedicated to beating cancer through research.


    Beating cancer is a real challenge. Here at Cancer Research UK we have 3,500 talented people who are passionate about achieving this vision and thrive in our complex, diverse and dynamic environment.


    You can help us save millions of lives with your...


    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to find creative ways to engage and inspire people with our life-saving research.

    Strong presentation skills and experience of presenting complicated information to lay audiences and senior management.

    Strong planning and organisational skills; event management experience an advantage.

    Experience of working and delivering with a high level of autonomy but within national guidelines.

    Experience of building strong, productive relationships with diverse audiences.

    Your enthusiasm for beating cancer through research, which will encourage others to join us. 


    Our passion, determination and ambition lead us to set ourselves more and more challenging targets. This means you’ll be a self-starter with the ability to hit the ground running and thrive in a complex environment. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we work hard to beat cancer – together.


    The closing date for applications is 12th April 2017.


    First round interviews will take place w/c 24th April.

  • 30 Mar 2017 11:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Communication Manager (Fixed Term Contract)

    Are you a passionate and creative science communicator who can help us deliver our ambitions?

    At Cancer Research UK, we are a collective force, leading pioneering life-saving research to help beat all cancers. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and brave in our work. Our team takes a bold and dynamic approach to communicating our most exciting, innovative and ground-breaking research and turning it into inspiring content for a range of fundraising and supporter audiences.

    With ever-increasing ambition, we need a confident and solution-focused Science Communications Manager to join our Research Information and Engagement team to:

    Bring our research to life by creating motivating and impactful proposals to inspire both high value and mass fundraising efforts

    Deliver creative and engaging scientific content in a variety of formats (e.g. written, oral, video/virtual reality, social media, interactive content)

    Demonstrate the impact of CRUK’s research in the wider context of our Research Strategy and cancer research around the world

    Safeguard CRUK’s brand and ensure the accuracy of the charity’s science communications

    You can help us save millions of lives through:

    Your strong science background (ideally to Masters/PhD level or equivalent)

    A sound knowledge of the cancer field

    Your ability to inspire and influence others through compelling written and verbal communication

    A proven track record in effectively communicating complex science to non-scientific audiences, particularly through writing

    Your creative flair in conveying the value of research and the ability to generate new ideas to keep communications fresh and engaging

    Your ability to market and tailor information and ideas according to different audiences

    Your excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills, and an ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels

    Our sharp minds and brave hearts lead us to push the boundaries of what’s possible. If you can do all this and more, you’ll enjoy a great career as we strive to beat cancer sooner.

    We are recruiting for 1 x 12 month and 1 x 6 month contract.

    Closing date: 19th April

  • 28 Mar 2017 8:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for a highly motivated and dependable new team member to join us at the Institute of Physics and I would be grateful if you could help spread the word. Please note this is not London based and we expect the post holder to live in Yorkshire or the North East. 

    The role involves supporting the IOP presence in the Yorkshire & North East regions with a focus for activities communicating physics to a wide range of audiences, supporting the education sector and links to local member and branch activities.  Full details can be found here:

  • 21 Mar 2017 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £14,500 - £16,500
    (Depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week

    Fixed Term contract: 12 months (19th April 2017 - 30th April 2018) - Maternity Leave Cover

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an enthusiastic individual with an eye for detail and a passion for customer service, who wants to make a difference.  Your main focus will be to ensure every visitor to the Science Centre experiences an amazing experience.  This will be achieved through ensuring the highest standards expected at Dundee Science Centre are maintained and improved.  You will be passionate about customer service and quality assurance, and act as a role model to the Science Centre Team in these areas.  You will work closely with the Operations Manager to implement policies and procedures that ensure the smooth and effective running of the visitor attraction.

    Operations Management will be a strong requirement of the role with main responsibilities to include; managing the overall function of the visitor attraction on a daily basis, opening and closing building, motivating and managing staff on a daily basis, ensuring the staffing levels in the centre are appropriate, dealing with any issues or complaints from visitors and staff, banking daily takings, training staff, ensuring communication occurs between departments, regular evaluation of policies and procedures and seeking improvement where necessary.

    Event Management will be another requirement of the role with main responsibilities to include; setting up for a variety of different events ranging from children's parties to corporate meetings, liaising with clients and ensuring that all events run smoothly and efficiently, motivating and managing event staff.

    Relevant qualifications and/or relevant knowledge and experience in an operational, retail/catering role are essential. Experience in duty management and key holder responsibility is essential. Experience of supervising staff and undertaking Operations Management is required.  Previous experience of visitor attractions is desired.

    The position of Duty Officer is a full time post, 37.5 hours a week, working any 4/5 days of 7 depending on the length of shift.  Evening and weekend work will be required.

    If you are the person we are looking for and are excited by the prospect of working in Dundee Science Centre, please send your CV and a covering letter to:

    Lorraine Lemon
    Business Manager
    Dundee Science Centre
    14 Greenmarket
    DD1 4QB<>

    Applications to be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017

    Interviews will be held on Friday 7th April 2017, no alternative dates are available.

    To request a job description, please email:<>

  • 21 Mar 2017 11:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salary range £14,000 - £19,000 (depending on experience)

    Full time - 37.5 hours per week (any 5 days of 7)

    This post is suitable for a motivated, enthusiastic individual with a commitment to science learning and a passion for engaging a wide variety of public and community audiences with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

    You will play a key role in supporting Dundee Science Centre’s Community Engagement Programme of workshops, shows, events and festivals taking place within the centre and on outreach.

    You will develop, coordinate and deliver shows, activities and projects for early years, young adults, adults and family audiences. You will work with the team to build relationships with local groups in order to reduce barriers to engagement and create tailor made programmes to suit the needs of learners to inspire people from a range of backgrounds.

    You will coordinate and deliver training for the wider team to deliver science learning experiences for a wide range of audiences with a focus on quality assurance. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the exhibition, including creating and modifying weekly and daily staffing rotas for the exhibition.

    You will support the Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager with reviewing and reporting processes of the Exhibition and Community Engagement programme, carrying out audience research and analysis, and contributing to marketing and funding application processes. You will represent Dundee Science Centre in collaborative projects, initiate new partnerships and projects, and liaise with industry and Higher Education to incorporate research and discoveries into learning experiences within the Exhibition and Community Engagement Programme.

    Dundee Science Centre is looking for an outstanding individual with: a passion for public engagement and community education; excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the motivation to work in a visitor centre environment.

    Qualification or knowledge/experience in a relevant area (public engagement, education or community education) is required. Experience in development, coordination, delivery and training of STEM learning experiences is required. Experience of providing science communication training is desired, as is experience of liaising with industry and Higher Education to incorporate their research and discoveries into learning experiences for a range of public audiences.  A full, clean driving licence is required.

    Evening and weekend work will be required, as will travel across Scotland.

    If you are excited by the prospect of working in Dundee Science Centre, please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you feel passionate about the position and why you are the best person for the post to:

    Rebecca Erskine

    Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager

    Dundee Science Centre, 14 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB


    Applications to be submitted by 5pm on 5th April 2017

    Interviews to take place Thursday 20th April 2017, no alternative dates are available.

    To request a job description, please email:

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A job vacancy is available at the Royal Astronomical Society, based in London, for an assistant editor to work on the astronomy journal MNRAS ( Whilst it's primarily an editorial admin position, other duties could include helping to develop press releases and with media requests (including occasional TV/radio interviews), helping with public outreach events and conferences, and some involvement in policy activities, so may be of interest to some here.

    Qualifications in physics/astronomy not essential, closing date is 18th April 2017, and further details are on the website:

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nesta is looking for a creative, passionate Digital Content Editor to join
    the Challenge Prize Centre, lead on content and promotion of the Longitude
    Prize, and to support the development of digital content across our other

    At Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, we research, design and manage
    innovation competitions to incentivise breakthroughs in science, technology
    and other domains in an effort to improve people’s health and welfare. The
    Longitude Prize launched in 2014 and is an international competition with a
    total budget of £10 million - £8 million of which will be awarded to one
    team that successfully develops a point-of-care rapid diagnostic test. This
    test will help address the challenge of overuse, irrational use and
    underuse of antibiotics. As of March 2017, 211 teams from 41 countries have registered to compete for the prize.

    The Digital Content Editor will be responsible for managing the Longitude
    Prize website and producing newsletters and blogs with input from health
    and science experts and teams that are competing to win the Longitude
    Prize. The postholder will also offer strategic digital communications
    support to other teams in the Prize Centre, which includes a very diverse
    portfolio from assistive technology to work on drones.

    The ideal candidate will:

      - Be educated to degree level or equivalent as a minimum, preferably in
      the sciences, journalism or related field.
      - Have experience within a digital communication role and experience of
      website content management.
      - Have proven experience working in an editorial capacity with a varied
      portfolio of written work, especially in sciences/medical fields.
      - Demonstrate a clear understanding of digital best practice, including
      user centred design, customer experience, accessibility, SEO and social
      - Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention
      to detail.
      - Have proven experience of basic technical skills relevant to managing
      a website, including content management systems.
      - Have an understanding of current and emerging web technologies and
      social media trends.
      - Have significant experience of developing and delivering digital
      communications projects.
      - Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate
      technical details to nontechnical people.

    *How to apply: *

    For the full Candidate Specification and our Application Form, please visit
    our website. <>

    The closing date for completed applications is 9am, Monday 3 April.

    1st Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11 April.

    2nd Interviews will take place w/c 17 April.

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parkinson’s UK is looking for a passionate and skilled individual to coordinate our Patient and Public Involvement Programme. The role involves working closely with researchers and people affected by Parkinson’s to coordinate and facilitate initiatives to ensure that research is focused upon the needs of people with the condition. 

    This is a challenging and varied role which requires excellent organisational and communications skills, a good understanding of health research, and experience of working with volunteers. To be successful, you will be creative and be confident taking initiative when working independently or as part of team.

    Salary: £31,000 pa 
    Contract: Permanent
    Closing date: 2 April 2017

    For further details and to apply, please visit our website:

  • 21 Mar 2017 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a new opportunity for new entrants to science communication or those interested in dipping their toe in the water.  You may know just the person:

    The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an independent and self-funding charitable trust, which does not receive public funding.  Life's mission is to ignite and nurture a curiosity in everyone for science, technology, engineering and maths and to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals.  Life Science Centre, which opened in May 2000, is the only purpose-built Science Centre in the north, attracting over 250,000 visitors per year. Life's varied and eclectic public engagement programme attracts a broad audience including families, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers.

    Trainee Science Explainers<>
    (Starting hourly rate of pay in line with national living wage, rising to £8.44 after successful completion of training development programme.)

    We are looking for candidates who are as passionate as we are about engaging people with science.  Your role will be to make a visit to Life interesting, exciting, entertaining and fun for a wide range of audiences, but primarily for families and schoolchildren.   You will deliver hands on science workshops to school groups and scripted science and planetarium shows to the general public.  In addition, there will be opportunities to get involved in other elements of a changing exhibitions and events programme.

    The successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of STEM and will preferably hold a degree in a STEM subject or equivalent.  Above all, you will be a curious person who is enthusiastic, enjoys communicating with people and who shares our desire to help our visitors understand better the relevance of science in their lives.   A comprehensive training programme will be offered.

    Hours will vary according to the needs of the business but candidates should expect to work some weekends and public holidays.

    Please note that successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.
    To apply for this vacancy, please send a letter of application and current CV to:
    Louise Richardson, HR Manager, International Centre for Life Trust, Management Suite, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP
    or by email to: by Monday 3rd April 2017.

    The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.
    Registered Charity Number: 1059607

    Please share this with anyone you think might be interested. More details are available at

  • 16 Mar 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Service Manager (Teacher Professional Development) to join us. The role is based in Cambridge, with some travel to meetings, events and conferences.


    In the UK, the Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and we influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry. We believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education which is engaging, inspiring and relevant, and that good science education starts in primary school. The goal of our Education Publishing team is to provide relevant and useful advice, resources, and practical support to educators and their students in schools, colleges and universities.


    As Service Manager for Teacher Professional Development within our Education Resources team, you will report to our Education Resources Programme Manager, and will focus on optimising the value and sustainability of our current professional development provision for teachers. You will also develop new evidence-informed propositions, products, partnerships and business models.


    We are looking for:  



    ·         Experience of STEM teaching (or a demonstrable, deep understanding of the sector).

    ·         Demonstrable ability to communicate and persuade in different settings to different audiences, and to do so with tact and diplomacy. 

    ·         Excellent interpersonal skills to engage effectively with internal departments and external contacts.

    ·         Financial numeracy and budget management.

    ·         Collaborative and flexible approach to team-work.

    ·         Demonstrable experience of project management and high-quality delivery.


    ·         Experience of teacher professional development and knowledge of best practice.

    ·         Experience of running market research, interviews and focus groups.

    ·         Experience developing partnership and business plans to support new product / service development and investment.

    ·         Degree in Chemistry or other science subject.

    ·         Experience of designing and delivering professional development activities.

    ·         Experience of using CRM systems and web analytics.

    ·         An understanding of issues facing schools, teachers and students involved in Chemistry/Science education.


    At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we will support you in your career and reward your contribution with an excellent benefits package. If you are interested, please apply before the end of our closing date.




    Both roles expire on 26/03/2017.

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