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  • 15 Jan 2017 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organisation:  Science and Technology Facilities Council

    Department:  ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

    Location:  Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

    Salary: £24029 - £31808 

    Contract Type:  Open-ended

    Hours: Full time (will consider 0.8 FTE)

    Closing Date: 3 Feb 2017

    The ISIS neutron and muon source, based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, is a world-leading research centre which generates beams of neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of materials, from soap films to superconductors, engineering to earth science, advanced battery components to biomolecules. ISIS has over 30 research instruments serving an international community of 3000 scientists. Each year over 400 science papers are published based on ISIS research. ISIS has an ongoing programme to increase its capacity and capability which will lead to growth in publications and other outputs. In addition, the UK has recently made a significant contribution to the construction of a new neutron source, the European Spallation Source, in Sweden, and ISIS will be providing much of the work for the UK’s participation.

    You may be a scientist with a strong interest in communications who would like to further develop your skills and experience in producing publications and website within a science environment. Or you may be a digital communications, publishing or events professional with some science experience who wishes to gain further skills at a world-class science facility.

    Working with ISIS scientists and users we expect you to take responsibility for ISIS’ publications and website. ISIS has an extensive website aimed at its user community, and there are opportunities to develop this, for example to provide on-line training materials. ISIS produces its own publications, such as its annual review, alongside STFC publications, and you would seek to develop these.

    Reporting to the ISIS impact manager you will also proactively look for other opportunities to promote the facility, and you will form part of the ISIS communications team alongside a public engagement manager, communications students and facility scientists. You will have strong writing, editing and proof reading skills, and a desire to enhance your experience through developing communication channels with our user community and others in an accessible manner.

    There will also be opportunities within the role to take on the management of visits and major events, ensuring these are well planned, managed and delivered in a consistent fashion.

    You will also look for opportunities to promote ISIS at external events and represent ISIS at events organized by the STFC corporate team.

    For appointment at the higher level:
    With extensive experience in publishing, events or website management you will seek to define a strategy for delivering our key publications and taking editorial control of the newly migrated website. You will also oversee the project management of major scientific conferences, identifying new opportunities to promote ISIS science through events, publications and online.

    For more information and to apply:

  • 11 Jan 2017 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Accountable to:                Public Programme Manager

    Location:                             The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London
    Contract Type:                  Fixed term until March 2020, full time (35 hours per week)
    Salary:                                  circa £32,000 per annum

    The Genetics Society (, working in partnership with the Royal Institution (Ri), wishes to appoint an experienced project manager to plan, execute and evaluate an exciting and relevant programme of activity celebrating genetics throughout 2019, the centenary of the Genetics Society. The programme will seek to entertain, inform and engage a broad section of the public across the UK with all aspects of genetics.

    The programme of events will be guided by a working group, chaired by a Genetics Society representative, and featuring key stakeholders from academia, industry and learned societies. The aim is to encompass a diverse range of activities; from live events to digital content with something for adult and family audiences alike.

    The Project Manager will be appointed as soon as possible for a three year contract, and will be hosted and managed by the Ri on a day-to-day basis. Strategic lead will come from the working group.

    The right candidate for this role will have substantial proven experience working successfully in a project management position in the cultural, scientific or similar sector, with a focus on public engagement. They will be knowledgeable in biology and confident analysing data to inform decision making. They will be an outstanding relationship builder and networker, with excellent resource management skills.  

    For further information and to apply, please visit the Ri website ( and submit an application (including recruitment monitoring form) to by midnight on 6 February 2017. Interviews will be held on 21 February 2017.

  • 09 Jan 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Senior Engagement Officer – Select Committees

    Salary: £30,150 per annum
    Salary Band: B2
    Number of Posts: 2

    Type of Post: Permanent
    Hours: Full Time

    Closing date: midnight on 15 January 2017


    The Role

    Do you have experience of managing and facilitating face-to-face engagement activities? Are you an excellent communicator, with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines? Come and join the UK Parliament Select Committees Engagement Team. We’re a dedicated team, with a passion for making the UK Parliament more accessible to communities across the country.

    We are looking for two new Senior Engagement Officers to provide expertise, and manage the increasing number of face-to-face activities which engage people with UK Parliament select committees.


    The Person


    The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:


    • The ability to deliver public engagement projects and an understanding of how to use different methods to reach and engage different audiences
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and experience of building effective relationships with people at all levels
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with experience of tailoring messages for different audiences




    Annual leave starting at 28 days pro rata

    Interest-free season ticket loan

    Child care voucher scheme

    Discounted membership of the in-house gym


    All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

    To apply and for further information please use the link below.








  • 09 Jan 2017 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contract  Fixed term 12 month contract        

    Hours - Full time, 37.5 hours a week including some evening and weekend work

    Salary - £21,000 - £23,000 per annum 

    Together, five Live Science Officers develop and lead delivery of the Live Science programme across At-Bristol’s six staff-facilitated programming spaces. This busy role will include training of the delivery team, involvement of volunteers, maintaining general responsibility for the function of the spaces and contributing to communications and strategic planning in relation to the programme.

    This role has responsibility for At-Bristol’s Studio, a theatre style delivery space that welcomes a variety of audiences, including families and schools.  The Studio hosts presenter-led group experiences principally in the form of science shows, using props, demonstrations and audience participation. 

    Key to the success of this role is not only the development of high quality, innovative content for the Studio space, but also operational planning and management of the space including the day to day logistics and management of props and equipment. 

    This role is also responsible for developing content for At-Bristol’s Special Events including the After Hours adult programme, Toddler Takeovers, Outreach and other projects-including externally funded.

    A full Job Description can be found on our website.

    Closing date for applications: Sunday 22nd January

    Interview date: Tuesday 7th February

    To Apply:

    If you would like to be part of our team, please apply by sending your CV along with a completed application form, found on our website to the HR Team - ( Please state the job reference in the subject line.


  • 21 Dec 2016 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     (Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF28thJuly – 25th August 2017 inclusive.

    Purpose:                              To support the Director and work alongside other staff to manage a team of course tutors and assistants together with camp participants.  Your non-technical role will be to ensure the safe running and successful implementation of the Tech Camp Residential Summer programme and to manage the logistics and day to day operations in accordance with the Staff Responsibility Guide, Health & Safety Guide, Safeguarding and other Tech Camp Policies.  This post is ideally suited to a teacher.


    Key Requirements:         Proven organisational skills, people-management and teamworking skills. Ability to work with and empathise with young people and to participate fully in all aspects of the program. Keen interest in Technology and STEM subjects.  Ability to work flexible hours during camps as and when is required.  Attend all relevant training. Dates to be confirmed and notified in advance. DBS Certification – Tech Camp will obtain this on your behalf if necessary. First Aid Certificate. (we can help with this).  A valid and current driving licence and car.


    Hours:                                  This is a “live-in” position and as such requires duties and/or being on call for much of the day and evening from around 8am until 10pm but there are large portions of the day (when campers are in courses) when you can manage your own periods of time off as long as you are contactable in case of emergency and present on-site. You will receive one day off per week, usually between Friday afternoon and Sunday evening, but this may be split into two half days. You will also need to undertake one training day in advance of the camps.  This is likely to be during a weekend and will be confirmed in advance.  You will be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs (to be agreed on appointment) and lunch will be provided during this training day.


    Pay:                                       £750 per week, paid at the end of the final week together with travel expenses. If any week of courses is cancelled with less than 28 days’ notice, you will receive 50% of the pay due for that week. Board and Lodging will also be provided, in a single en-suite room.


    How to Apply:                   CV and covering letter as soon as possible to: Paula Swanborough:


    Closing date:                      31st January 2017


  • 21 Dec 2016 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for science communication to develop innovative and visually rich content across our education activities.

    Job Title:                          Clothworkers’ Science Content Producer

    Accountable to:           Head of Education

    Accountable for:          Science in Schools Presenters, temporary staff, freelancers and interns, when required

    Location:                         21 Albemarle Street, London 

    Contract type:                               Permanent, full- time 

    Salary:                              Grade 8 £35,200 (step 1) then £36,760 on passing probation (step 2)

    The role

    The Ri has a reputation for delivering outstanding science content – rich in demonstrations, props and original ideas – to young people and their teachers, parents and carers. The Clothworkers’ Science Content Producer is responsible for developing innovative and visually rich content across various existing and future education activities including content development for the Science in Schools outreach programme, CHRISTMAS LECTURES and Ri Channel demo films. 

    About you

    Working closely with our Head of Education, and across the programmes team, you’ll be highly motivated and inspired by the aims and vision of the Ri. You will be enthusiastic about translating complex scientific information into visually rich demonstrations and/or experiments. You'll have extensive experience of science communication, particularly in developing content and scripts for shows, lectures and films that feature science demonstrations. You'll combine the ability to demonstrate creative flair and original thinking, with excellent communication and people management skills. You'll be a proven team player, with experience in creating demonstrations and hands-on experiments about a diverse range of STEM subjects, including presenting live science shows. 


    Further information, including the full job description and how to apply can be found on our website ( The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 16 January 2017 and interviews are likely to be held on the 25 or 27 January.

  • 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 :



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