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  • 16 Mar 2017 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is looking for a Service Manager (Learn Chemistry Partnership) 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 our Learn Chemistry Partnership within our Education Resources team, you will report to our Education Resources Programme Manager and will have management responsibility for an Editorial Assistant. You will focus on optimising the value, coherence and sustainability of our partnership service for schools. You will also act as a champion for our customer groups, regularly researching teacher needs and testing potential solutions, building communities and support networks, and managing day-to-day aspects of service delivery and improvement.

    We are looking for:  


    ·         Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, and to do so with tact and diplomacy.

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

    ·         Financial numeracy.

    ·         Collaborative and flexible approach to team-work.

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



    ·         Experience of working with communities of teachers.

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

    ·         Experience of customer service management and support.

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

    ·         Degree in Chemistry or other science subject.

    ·         Experience of designing and delivering services (online and face to face).

    ·         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.

  • 13 Mar 2017 7:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions.  Our mission is to promote science and technology through thought provoking, fun and exciting experiences that inspire all to explore and understand the world around them.


    GSC is recruiting for a highly motivated candidate to fill the exciting role of Planetarium Presenter. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong interest and passion for astronomy to work within Glasgow Science Centre's digital full dome planetarium to deliver high quality planetarium experiences for a variety of audiences and to act as a champion of science communication; supporting Planetarium Manager and Planetarium Officer with day to day operations, and to have sole responsibility for special evening planetarium events.


    This contract is on a permanent, 36 hour annualised contract on salary of £13,478 - £15,125 per annum.


    Key Duties:


    •           To develop and maintain a broad knowledge of astronomy research and topical astronomy news to ensure the planetarium show content is cutting edge.

    •           To operate and present within one of GSC’s flagship areas, establishing the planetarium as a world-class venue for astronomy education.

    •           To engage visitors and communicate astronomical concepts accurately within the Planetarium and the broader astronomy mission of Glasgow Science Centre.

    •           To deliver planetarium shows and other astronomy activities to a consistent 5* standard for public, education and community groups of all ages.

    •           To work with the Planetarium Officer to monitor quality of delivery in all planetarium shows

    •           To participate in training and receive/ give peer evaluation as required.

    •           To carry out individual projects and tasks as directed by the Planetarium Manager

    •           To represent GSC Planetarium at evening or off-site special events  e.g. Planetarium Lates, Sci-Fi Sundays, Sleepovers, Stargazing at Whitelee etc

    •           To provide appointed-person cover at identified events when required (enhanced hourly rate applicable).

    •           To deliver Sunday Morning Astronomy Clubs over 35 Sundays per annum.



    Skills, Experience & Personal Qualities:


    •           Confident with excellent interpersonal and communication skills - essential.

    •           Experience in astronomy, either academic, amateur, or science communication – essential.

    •           Experience of dealing with the public, community groups and school children – desirable

    •           Good presentation skills with ability to present to large groups/ audiences – desirable.

    •           Good working knowledge of IT – desirable.

    •           Positive and dynamic self-starter with a passion for excellence, creativity and innovation

    •           A genuine enthusiasm for science and technology with a high level of commitment to GSC’s vision and mission.


    To apply, please send a completed application form to by Friday 17th March at Noon.


    Full job description and application forms are available to download from the main GSC website.




  • 13 Mar 2017 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We’re excited to announce that science made simple are recruiting for a new science presenter to join their Cardiff team!

    It’s a 12 month fixed-term full-time STEM Communicator role based in their Cardiff office but working across the UK and beyond, talking to all sorts of audiences about wonderful STEM stuff!

    All info needed and how to apply can be found in the link below.

    Vacancy: STEM Communicator. Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract starting May or June 2017(Cardiff-based office) with a possibility of continued employment thereafter. For the right candidate there would also be the possibility of relocating and working from a different UK region after the 12 month period ends.

    Salary range: £16,120 – £17,680 (depending on qualifications and experience) plus benefits (investment in your CPD and an annual staff retreat, contributory pension scheme, additional bank holiday, employee profit-share scheme, international opportunities)

    Deadline for applications: 5pm on Sunday 26th March 2017. Interviews to be held in Cardiff, all day on the 4th April 2017.

  • 07 Mar 2017 4:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Circa £45,000 to £65,000 per annum - Permanent, Full time

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen to lead on the schools and colleges initiatives for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which exist to inspire future generations of engineers and technicians; to show the many routes into engineering-based training and careers; to create a positive image of engineering amongst young people, their teachers and parents; and, to develop the practical and employability skills that young people need to make them appealing to employers.

    Following 8 years of transformational change, growth and value improvement within the IET’s Education 5-19 department the current manager is moving on, opening up the role to a dynamic individual who can build on the existing programme of activity and further cement the IET’s place as a leading provider of engineering-themed STEM enrichment activities, teaching resources, grant funding and policy influence.

    • ·       The IET Faraday teaching resources
    • ·       The IET Faraday Challenge Day competition
    • ·       The FIRST LEGO League robotics-based life-skills challenge for the UK and Ireland
    • ·       Support for the IET volunteer network of STEM Ambassadors
    • ·       Grant funding with the IMechE, IOP and STFC
    • ·       Careers information with Tomorrow’s Engineers
    • ·       Support for a variety of teacher support and STEM skills development activity providers including, amongst others, F1 and 4x4 In Schools, Greenpower, EDT, Young Engineers, Big Bang Fair, Project ENTHUSE and Teach First

    This is a senior management role. The post holder will report into the Director of Membership of Professional Development. The post holder will be responsible for a team of 9 full and part-time staff – 4 managers and 5 administrators, working closely with other departments, particularly on fundraising and policy work.

    The IET is a world-leading professional body for the engineering and technician community. The IET Education 5-19 programme reflects the needs and interests of its members and the broader engineering community. The IET believes very much in increased impact through collaboration and works closely with other charities, professional bodies, academia, industry and the public sector.

    The post is based in Stevenage, Herts but will require extensive travel in the UK and some overseas visits.

    • ·       Degree or equivalent qualification.
    • ·       Evidence of relevant postgraduate study.
    • ·       Contract negotiation and senior management experience.
    • ·       First class communication, negotiation, networking and presentation skills (including for the media).
    • ·       Strategic thinking, planning and analytical skills.
    • ·       Ability to prepare and monitor business plans and budgets and to drive project implementation. 
    • ·       Innovative and creative thinker.
    • ·       Ability to design, manage and deliver change.
    • ·       A sound knowledge and understanding of the UK formal and informal education system
    • ·       Ability to work with a diverse range of partners at all levels.
    • ·       Experience of effective staff management
    • ·       Experience in curriculum development and teacher training         
    • ·       Expertise in influencing national policymakers
    • ·       Experience of reporting and delivering at Board level
    • ·       Experience of marketing to young people and raising awareness with the education community
    • ·       Experience of developing and encouraging innovative ideas to drive improvement.
    • ·       Experience of managing large, complex budgets
    • ·       Experience of managing large, complex programmes and/or projects
    • ·       A track record of achievement in developing, managing and implementing strategies that underpin the delivery of first class, integrated products and services.
    • ·       Experience of volunteer support
    • ·       Experience of customer management
    • ·       The role requires a significant amount of UK travel and occasional European and international travel. A valid passport will be required.
    • ·       The role often requires working with organisations with security sensitivities, which will require the post holder to have verifiable ID 
    • ·       The the post holder will be required to register as a STEM Ambassador and undergo a DBS check.
  • 06 Mar 2017 6:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Average annual salary: £16,500 - £17,500 (pro rata). Hourly rate of £8.29 per hour - rising to £8.70 on completion of probation period.

    Contract: Part-time

    Hours: Working 3/4 days in 7 (working an average of 3 weekends out of 4) with the potential of working additional days up to 5 days per week.

    We have an exciting opportunity to join our energetic team of science communicators and facilitators. You will bring our galleries and open spaces to life by delivering a range of programmes such as planetarium shows, science shows, experiments, story-telling, and hands-on activities, to promote and enhance the visitor experience, as well as assisting visitor interaction within At-Bristol's exhibition spaces.  


    A confident and enthusiastic personality, you will be flexible and have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with all our visitors. Previous experience in the leisure or educational environment is desirable and a strong interest in science is essential. 

    For full details about the role, please see the job description on our website.


    For further information about the team you will be joining:

    -      Take a look at their profiles on the At-Bristol web page

    -      Watch them in action on the At-Bristol You tube channel here and here

    -      Or drop them a tweet @AtBristol_LST

    Closing date: 19th March 2017
    Interview datew/c 3rd April 2017

    Start date: ASAP

    To Apply:-

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending the following 3 items to the HR Team – Please state the job reference in the subject line.

    • Your CV, saved and named in the following format: SURNAME_Forename_CV_ LST-0317 (e.g. SMITH_John_CV_ LST-0317)
    • A completed application form, found on our website. Saved and named in the following format: SURNAME_Forename_Application Form_ LST-0317
    • At-Bristol aims to inspire visitors with a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in. With this in mind, we would like you to record a short video of yourself explaining what makes you curious. The video should be a maximum of 3 minutes long. Please upload this video to YouTube and email us a link.


  • 28 Feb 2017 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 15/03/2017 

    Location: Granta Park, Cambridge

    Salary: Circa £27,000

    The Researcher Engagement Officer takes a lead on engaging scientists with the work of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) and maintains good working relationships with researchers in the field. In this varied role, you will play a key part in the communication of our research programmes, strategy and successes to scientific audiences and internally.

    What you will be doing:

    Coordinating the engagement of researchers with the work of ARUK, looking for new ways to support dementia researchers and growing awareness of the ARUK brand among the research community.

    Expanding engagement within the ARUK Research Network of over 1,000 researchers across the UK.

    Maintaining and developing information for researchers on a range of topics, including the maintenance and updating of current researcher-facing literature, areas of the ARUK website, new funding welcome packs and the development and promotion of researcher-facing toolkits.

    Developing and delivering researcher-facing communications around strategic initiatives such as the ARUK Drug Discovery Alliance, the Dementia Consortium and Brains for Dementia Research, both in print and online.

    Writing regular researcher e-newsletters and overseeing the @ARUKscientist Twitter account.

    Assisting with the coordination and promotion of the ARUK Conference and satellite events, including producing compelling online and printed copy, advertising and branding.

    Developing and delivering a programme of career development events for dementia researchers, both alone and in partnership with other organisations.

    Building effective working relationships with dementia researchers and representing ARUK at relevant research meetings, science days and conferences.

    We are looking for:

    Educated to degree level in the life sciences.

    Experience of working in a research environment and a good understanding of the experiences and needs of researchers.

    Experience of creating compelling communications and tailoring these to different audiences across a variety of channels.

    Previous experience of delivering projects involving multiple stakeholders.

    Confident science communicator, able to engage with researchers as well as translating scientific research for lay audiences.

    Interviews will be held on Friday 24th & Monday 27th March. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates. For more information, please visit our website:

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 17/03/2017 

    Location: Granta Park, Cambridge

    Salary: Circa £27,000

    The Science Communications Officer will help increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) in the media, and in direct-to-public activities. The role plays an important part in developing ARUK’s brand as an expert charity that is seeking to create a movement of people to defeat dementia.

    This is a challenging, creative and busy role with a focus on creating compelling communications copy, as well as providing accurate and swift media responses to breaking news stories.

    What you will be doing:

    Work with the Science Communications Manager to implement communications programmes and initiatives.

    Take a lead in supporting ARUK’s fundraising activities through the provision of timely and engaging research summaries and progress reports.

    Liaise with the Research and fundraising teams to find suitable projects, success stories and researchers for inclusion in public and donor-facing communications.

    Liaise with and support researchers to host donor lab tours, give public-facing talks and attend events and cheque collections.

    Work closely with the Research team and wider Fundraising teams to ensure that ARUK’s research portfolio, strategy and ambition is communicated to the public through a variety of channels including the website, blog, social media, newsletters, public meetings, science festivals and other events.

    Support in the development of public-facing communications for our major research initiatives such as the Drug Discovery Alliance, Dementia Consortium, Dementia Research Institute and Insight 46.

    Contribute to ARUK’s proactive and reactive media communications relating to dementia research. Develop effective working relationships with relevant members of the media; respond promptly to queries, including out-of-hours queries (organised through an on-call rota, and occasional ad hoc), seek appropriate sign off.

    What we are looking for:

    Educated to degree level in the life sciences.

    Experience of devising and implementing creative communications projects, events and campaigns.

    Ability to identify and develop creative and engaging public communications opportunities emanating from scientific research.

    Ability to understand complex research and translate it effectively for a lay audience.

    Excellent journalistic skills and news sense.

    Ability to communicate appropriately with people affected by dementia and their families.

    Interviews will be held between 27 – 30 March 2017. Please indicate on your covering letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates. For more information, please visit our website:

  • 28 Feb 2017 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: 17/03/2017 

    Location: Granta Park, Cambridge

    Salary: Circa £27,000

    We are looking for a candidate with strong communication skills and a good understanding of the research environment to join our team as Science Media Officer. You will work closely with the media to react to breaking research findings, as well as supporting other teams across the organisation to communicate our research portfolio to a lay audience.

    This is a challenging, creative and busy role with a focus on increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s Research UK in the national and regional media.

    What you will be doing:

    Preparing, writing, issuing and promoting press releases relating to research, both national and regional.

    Coordinating reactive press comments in response to breaking news stories often at short notice, including producing internal briefs for spokespeople, obtaining sign-offs and accompanying to interviews.

    Developing effective working relationships with relevant members of the media; responding promptly to queries, including occasional out-of-hours queries.

    Finding and cultivating appropriate spokespeople: scientists, medical professionals and ARUK staff.

    Proactively seeking new ways to promote the work of ARUK through the media, including scientific and medical trade titles and feature pitching.

    Exploring press opportunities around ARUK’s major strategic initiatives including the Drug Discovery Alliance and Join Dementia Research and events such as the ARUK annual conference.

    Maintaining good communication of upcoming breaking news stories within the charity, briefing staff and looking for opportunities to promote breaking news to supporters.

    Occasionally acting as a spokesperson in media interviews, alongside others.

    Producing engaging and accessible project summaries and progress reports to effectively communicate the importance of dementia research.

    What we are looking for:

    Educated to degree level in the life sciences.

    Experience of working with national and consumer media on research stories and/or sensitive and high profile health topics.

    Previous experience of translating scientific work for the public.

    Previous experience of delivering projects involving multiple stakeholders.

    Excellent journalistic skills and news sense – the ability to spot a good story within complex science.

    An ability to distil detailed scientific work into accurate yet engaging copy for journalists or the public.

    Interviews will be held between 27 – 30 March 2017. Please indicate on your covering letter if you are unable to attend on either of these dates. For more information, please visit our website:

  • 23 Feb 2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a great opportunity for you to be a part of a team at the Royal Institution (Ri) inspiring the brightest young people to gain extra-curricular knowledge in STEM subjects.

    Job Title:                             Primary Masterclass Coordinator

    Accountable to:               Masterclass Programme Manager (Clothworker’s Fellow in Mathematics)

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London

    Contract type:                   Permanent, full time

    Salary:                                  £31,160 per annum (increasing to £32,410 pa on passing probation)

    The Primary Masterclass Coordinator has responsibility for coordinating the Primary Masterclass network run both at the Ri and across the UK. This includes managing and supporting local organisers and speakers, whilst also assisting with mathematics events for the Ri’s Science for Schools and Public programmes. The role would suit someone who is excited about bringing STEM alive for young people, with a particular focus on mathematics. With some experience of STEM engagement, they will be able to share their enthusiasm for mathematics with a variety of stakeholders, including volunteers, teachers and of course young people, by working with a range of volunteers to help them share their mathematical experiences with the talented young mathematicians of the future.


    For further information and an application form please visit our website: Applications must be received no later than midnight Monday 20 March 2017. Interviews will be held on 28 and 29 March 2017.

  • 01 Feb 2017 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Quantum Materials Outreach Officer

    Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford 

    Grade 6: £27,629 - £32,958 p.a. 

    Applicants are invited to apply for this exciting post based in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. The post is available initially for 12 months full-time (part-time hours for a fixed-term up to 24 months considered). There is the possibility that the position may be extended to 36 months if further funding is obtained.

    Quantum materials such as superconductors have the potential to produce radical new devices that could transform our world. The discovery of superconductivity has already led to the realisation of practical MRI imaging, revolutionising modern medicine. The next generation of superconducting materials may well deliver faster communication and efficient energy transport and storage.

    This project will communicate and highlight Oxford’s most recent and exciting quantum materials research in an accessible way to school and public audiences. This will include the basic physics principles underlying the work, exciting discoveries and related new technology. The postholder will build on a series of successful initiatives cultivated by the quantum materials group in the past few years including school workshops and a series of short YouTube videos

    Applicants should possess an honours degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or engineering and ideally have a strong background in outreach or public engagement. A PhD in a relevant subject, especially in physics, communication or education will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills.

    The full job description can be found here:  You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

    Please direct informal inquiries about the role to Dr Sian Tedaldi (

    Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 16 February 2017 can be considered.

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