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  • 11 Dec 2016 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tech Camp helps create the inventors of tomorrow by teaching young people (aged 9-17) programming and engineering skills.  We run high-impact courses on electronics, programming, game design, robotics, quadcopters, laser cutting and much more. We primarily run holiday camps in the UK but also design and run workshops for schools and science festivals and also design our own electronic kits and products.

    Our office is based in West Berkshire but we run our camps and courses at external venues (currently in the south east of England but also sometimes at international events).  We are a small but growing company that is constantly working on new and interesting areas of technology.

    We need – Assistant Technical Manager – full time, permanent - £20k - £25k per annum depending on age and experience

    To support the Technical Director to design, test and document new projects and courses for Tech Camp as well as assisting with a variety of related technical, training and support tasks involving electronic hardware, software, our web site and IT infrastructure.

    This is a new post in a small and dynamic growing company.  The role will be varied throughout our typical season.  In the Summer camp season, you would assist camp venues to troubleshoot technical issues and manage the logistics and distribution of our stock and kit.  In Autumn, you could be evaluating several fun educational robotic kits for future use and helping design course material and documentation as well as running a course at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.  In Spring, you would help recruit, evaluate and train technical tutors, visiting China for sourcing electronic components and helping to plan the stock and distribution logistics for the coming season.


    You will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of technical and managerial skills.




    ·         Very strong practical IT skills and excellent programming skills in at least one language.

    ·         Excellent written and spoken English (to assist with the production of training videos and written course material)

    ·         Good organisational skills.

    ·         Keen can-do attitude, enquiring mind and flexible approach.

    ·         The ability to work well in a small team, but also independently as required.


    This position would suit a recent graduate of computing or engineering-related courses or a teacher skilled in programming.  Practical electronic skills would be an advantage.  A clean driving licence and car would be an advantage.


    CV and covering letter to Paula Swanborough: as soon as possible.  Closing date: 31/1/2017.

  • 04 Dec 2016 8:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy working with computers, maths, science and children?  Would you like to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being?  Are you creative and able to think outside the box?  Numbermix is looking for a talented, reliable, hardworking, creative and intelligent candidate to join a team of people who are planning to revolutionise education.

    Numbermix ( is an award winning social enterprise that develops innovative approaches to STEM education and provides engaging mathematics education tools for children aged 3 to 14 years old.  Numberfit is our flagship programme, designed to raise attainment in mathematics and decrease sedentary classroom time.  It is an active and engaging series of mathematics classes that run in schools to reinforce the in-class learning in a games based format that instills confidence and enthusiasm in its participants.  Our aim is to make maths fun and enjoyable, using energetic physical activities and team games to teach numeracy and problem solving. 

    We are now at a critical turning point, and in order to expand to meet the demand we enjoy, we are introducing digital elements into each one of our projects. For this, we need a computer scientist to help make it happen – to bring people and resources together to bring these ideas to light.  We need someone to come up with and execute solutions for what technology could be used to achieve our objectives, what it could look like, how it could work and how and when it could be delivered.

    There are many aspects to this role.  The role will include:

    ·        Creating a mobile teaching platform for active learning;

    • App development for immersive theatre education games;
    • Entertainment research, developing and testing games;
    - High level of numeracy (at least A level maths);
    - Highly personable and able to get along with customers, schools and tutors alike;
    - Appropriate knowledge of relevant programming languages and software packages.

    ·       Building a fun ecosystem of mathematics;

    ·       Freedom and input from idea generation to design of products;

    ·       Mathematics/Science/Computer Science teaching;

    ·       Delivering sessions in schools and lesson preparation;

    ·       Liaising with designers, illustrators and storywriters;

    ·       Social media.

    The role will no doubt grow throughout your employment.  You will need to be highly numerate, fun, hardworking and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills and keen to help to contribute to children’s academic, physical and social well-being.

    They candidate will have/be:

    - Degree in Computer Science or a relevant related degree;

    - Excellent organisation skills;

    We are located in Amersham (South Buckinghamshire) on the Metropolitan line.

    If you are as excited by this opportunity as we are and would like to find out more, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the reference CS116 to

    We look forward to hearing from you soon so that we can start this exciting journey together.

  • 02 Dec 2016 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Worcester are recruiting for the new position of STEM Project Area Officer.  The job holder 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. They will work as a team of Project Area Officers  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 post is full time, 37 hours per week and fixed term until 31 March 2018.

    For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit:

    Vacancy reference number: ASUC1601b – 3144

    Closing date: 18 December 2016

    Contact email:

    We would welcome applications from applicants in the Black Country, Birmingham and Coventry areas.

  • 30 Nov 2016 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Farr Institute and the Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP) are recruiting for the new position of Communications and Events Assistant to provide communications and event management support to The Farr Institute, The Farr Institute Scotland and the associated Innovative Healthcare Delivery Programme (IHDP). The job holder will also provide support to the Communications Manager of The Farr Institute network to facilitate UK-wide communications efforts.

    The post holder will be based at NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, Little France (with occasional local and UK-wide travel) and will support The Farr Institute’s Network team, Scotland team and the IHDP team. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide examples of written work upon invitation to interview.

    The post is available from January 2017 (full time – 35 hours) with funding to 17 February 2018.

    For a full job description and details on how to apply, visit and search with vacancy ref. 038189

     Vacancy Ref: : 038189

    Closing Date : 20-Dec-2016

    Contact Person : Cherry Martin

    Contact Number : 0131 651 7862

    Contact Email :



  • 23 Nov 2016 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This exciting post combines Engagement and Outreach activities in the Mathematical Sciences with a role supporting the development of innovative online teaching and enhancing undergraduate employability skills. A central theme is the communication of the wonder and wide applicability of mathematics to both students and the outside world and to widen awareness of the work of the School of Mathematics.

    The ability to enthuse and engage a variety of audiences with mathematics is at the heart of this role, as is the capacity to manage and inspire groups of students in the Outreach Team. Excellent communication skills, and particularly facility with online media, will be critical too as the role involves the creation and management of online teaching resources. Candidates will therefore need to have knowledge of, and familiarity with, a good range of the mathematical sciences, together with a PhD in the Mathematical Sciences or closely aligned discipline.

    Informal enquiries can be made by contacting: Professor Iain Gordon, email

    Vacancy Ref: 037983.

    Closing Date:29-NOV-2016 at 5pm GMT.

    For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below

    The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

    The University of Edinburgh promotes equality and diversity, holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and supports the LMS Good Practice Scheme. We strive for a family-friendly School of Mathematics.

  • 22 Nov 2016 7:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity for you to play a pivotal role in developing and expanding our inspiring programme of activity for young people.

    Job title:                         Head of Education

    Accountable to:            Director of Science and Education

    Accountable for:           Schools and Family Programme Team

    Location:                        21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London

    Contract type:               Permanent, Full time (35 hours per week)

    Salary:                            Grade 11 - £52,170 per annum (£55,250 upon passing probation) 

    The Ri

    The Royal Institution (Ri) was established in 1799 with the purpose of ‘diffusing science for the common purposes of life’. Over 200 years on, the Ri is a charity dedicated to encouraging people to think more deeply about the wonders and applications of science. We achieve this mission through our award-winning science video channel, our public programmes for adults and education initiatives for young people that operate across the country, the Faraday Museum and history of science activities, scientific research and the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

    The role

    In this new role, the Head of Education will assist the Director of Science and Education with the strategic development of the Ri education programme. They will be responsible for the joined-up delivery of an inspiring programme of activity for young people by ensuring the Ri education team works effectively across projects. This fast-paced and challenging role involves managing a large highly qualified and committed team, to develop and deliver our education programmes. The successful candidate will be joining the Ri at a very exciting time as we develop our strategy and audience focus to enable our expansion.

    About you

    Working closely with our Director of Science and Education and the other members of the Ri Management Group, you’ll be highly motivated and inspired by the aims and vision of the Ri. You will be enthusiastic about promoting and expanding our family and school activities to meet the needs of young people. A proactive, creative and organised approach will be key in order to excel in this role. You’ll need excellent interpersonal skills as you’ll be managing key stakeholder relationships and working across multiple teams within the organisation.

    You will have an excellent track record in engaging young people in STEM subjects, and feel confident to act as a spokesperson on the Ri's behalf with a wide variety of stakeholders, including current and potential financial supporters. You will be a skilled manager, with prior experience of managing budgets, people and other resources. You will have assisted in the strategic development of STEM programmes, and translated that strategy into an effective operational work plan.


    For further information and how to apply, please visit All applications must be submitted by midnight 6 December 2016 and interviews will be held on 12 December 2016.

  • 21 Nov 2016 8:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Brighton Science Festival needs an administrator, starting asap, until the end of the March officially, but hopefully continuing beyond. Writing skills essential; science skills inessential; curiosity obligatory. Reply to with CV.

    Bringing the World's best science to Brighton and Brighton's best science to the World. 

  • 03 Nov 2016 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Freelance Contract

    BIG is looking for a self-employed contractor to join its small-but-perfectly-formed team of supporters of BIG’s aims and activities, to improve its service of training provision to members. You will develop and deliver BIG’s Skills Days and – over time – take over the coordination of the BIG Event too.

    The contract is offered in 2 phases: partial contract Dec 2016 to Sep 2017 (value £1,500 ), and full contract from Sep 2017 (£5,000).

    Phase 1 – partial contract: you will work alongside BIG's Administrator and current BIG Event Coordinator to develop and deliver Skills Days. Much of this work is already in place for 2016-17 so you will be getting up-to-speed with systems and processes, but also creating Skills Days yourself. Exact division of labour can be negotiated.

    Phase 2 – full contract from Sep 2017: The Conference and Events Coordinator on full contract will plan and implement one annual conference and four Skills Days: responsibilities cover the annual BIG Event conference in July, the Little Event in January and three additional Skills Days at other times in the year. The Coordinator is the main point of contact for delegates, speakers and venue staff.

    There is scope for annual renewal of the contract and expansion of the role. BIG does not have an office base, so you will be working from your own home/office with a network of volunteers and contractors across the UK.

    The right candidate will have:

    • A good understanding of and an interest in the UK STEM engagement field and BIG’s role
    • Proven experience of planning, programming and implementation of similar events
    • Excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills
    • Ability to work with a high degree of independence
    • A flexible and supportive attitude to needs of members and other BIG contractors and volunteers

    How to Apply:

    Download the job full description: BIG_Conference_Events_Coordinator_2016.pdf

    Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon Monday 14 Nov 2016

    Application by CV and a covering letter presented as one attachment detailing your suitability for the position (strictly no more than 2 sides of A4 in total) to

    Informal enquiries are encouraged from interested contractors: please contact Rachel Mason, BIG Event Coordinator

    Interviews will be held on 1st December in Cardiff.

  • 02 Nov 2016 4:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual with a passion for science communications to join a large, world class biomedical research institute as a Science Communications Manager.

    You will be the professional communications lead for the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (IGMM) and its three component research Centres, working closely with the Directors and Centre Research Managers to implement and evaluate all aspects of the corporate communications, internal communications and public engagement plans.

    You will be confident at engaging others across a spectrum of seniorities and specialisms whilst using your experience in project and event management to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

    You will have a degree/postgraduate level qualification in science or communications and a minimum of three years’ experience in science communications. A professional qualification in marketing, communications, PR or events will be a significant advantage.

    Fixed term 12 month contract (maternity cover).

    Closing date: Sunday 20 November

    Interviews: early December

    Vacancy details:

  • 29 Oct 2016 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an exciting opportunity for a creative freelancer to develop and promote our video content.

    Job title:                              ExpeRimental Video Series Consultant

    Accountable to:                Digital Manager

    Location:                             21 Albemarle Street, London 

    Contract type:                   Freelance, part-time; 3 days a week for 3 months

    Remuneration:                 £180 per day

    ExpeRimental is a series of short videos produced and filmed by the Ri that reach out to parents, carers and teachers of children aged 4 to 10 and provide them with the knowledge and confidence they need to inspire young children with science. To date we have released two series, one on physics and one on chemistry, each consisting of 10 free-to-view videos.

    Each ExpeRimental video features adults and children carrying out fun and educational science activities either at home, or in a group environment such as clubs and adventure playgrounds. The activities are easy to do at home, using materials that are cheap or free, and provide lots of opportunities for learning about science for both adults and children through ‘playing’, ‘looking’ and ‘asking’. The videos are all accompanied by clear instructions on how to do the activities, explanations of the science and guidance on how to get children thinking scientifically whilst having fun.

    The Ri has recently received funding for a third series of ExpeRimental videos on the subject of psychology, which we will be starting work on early in 2017.

    We are seeking a creative individual, with a strong understanding of how children learn, to develop content ideas for these videos. As well as developing content, this person will work closely with the Ri’s video production team to help manage the series’ production. They will also be responsible for developing accompanying teaching resources for each video and working with the Digital Media Officer and Marketing and Communications Officer to promote the video series to parents, schools and other educational and community groups (e.g. Brownies, adventure playground workers).


    For further information please visit: To express your interest in working with the Ri in this freelance capacity, please send you CV and a cover letter to no later than midnight 14 November 2016. Interviews are likely to be scheduled on Tuesday 29 November 2016. We ask that candidates keep this date free as we may be unable to offer an alternative.

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