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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.

     

    Requirements:

     

    ·         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: office@techcamp.org.uk 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 (www.numbermix.com) 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 enquiries@numberfit.com.

    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: https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/personnel/login.pl?vacancydetail=yes&vacancy_id=3144

    Vacancy reference number: ASUC1601b – 3144

    Closing date: 18 December 2016

    Contact email: jobs@worc.ac.uk

    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 www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk 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 : Cherry.Martin@ed.ac.uk

     

     

  • 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 hos@maths.ed.ac.uk

    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

    https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=037983

    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.

  • 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 richard@brightonscience.com 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 event@big.uk.com

    Informal enquiries are encouraged from interested contractors: please contact Rachel Mason, BIG Event Coordinator event@big.uk.com

    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: bit.ly/SciComJob

  • 25 Oct 2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. We have one of the largest and most diverse collections of plant and fungal specimens (living and preserved) in the world. The site is over three hundred acres and contains glasshouses, historic buildings and world class collections. It is a major London visitor attraction, receiving over one million visitors and over 70,000 school age children each year.  Kew is committed to creating an engaging visitor experience and, this year, we recruited and trained a cohort of 23 volunteer Garden Explainers.  Following very positive feedback from visitors,

     Kew is now looking to increase the numbers of volunteer explainers to:

    ·       Meet and greet schools and other groups,

    ·       Communicate Kew related stories to Unlock why plants and fungi matter, and deliver short activities using objects relating to our collections – (e.g. plants and fungi, library, arts and archives).

    To support this initiative, Kew is looking to contract a trainer to provide training in public engagement skills.

    Please see the attached brief and submit your application by 14.11,2016 to h.gill@kew.org by 12.00 noon.

     

    For queries please contact J.Shelley@kew.org

  • 16 Oct 2016 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Who We Are 

    The Hive helps children connect with nature and the outdoors in a modern and innovative way. We achieve this by blending nature exploration, game-led learning and technology, an approach, which is unique in the UK. The company employs school teachers, artists, Forest School leaders, designers, filmmakers, bushcraft specialists, architects and STEM experts to work on bespoke courses and projects with children, teens, families and schools.  

    The Hive currently operates out of school premises in four locations around London:

    • Greenwich: Eltham College
    • Weybridge: St George’s College
    • Northwood: Merchant Taylors’ School
    • Sevenoaks: location TBC


    Please check our website for more information about our work: http://www.thehive-kids.com/


    Job Description


    The Hive ‘s workshops and missions cover 6 broad disciplines. All workshops are outdoor-based and focus on building nature skills, as well as creativity, resourcefulness and collaboration. This job description relates only to our Science and Technology thread. 


    Science and Technology missions at The Hive are at the intersection of engineering, computing and practical outdoor skills. 

    Our focus is on Sustainability and our ambition for this job is to help children connect with the natural world by developing machines, structures, prototypes, robots, etc. that help explore, understand and protect the planet.  



    The Science & Technology Lead will be responsible for:

    1.Developing the yearly programme of children and teen missions with a focus on STEM

    2.Developing and delivering the yearly training programme

    3.Leading and delivering some of the missions



    This is a role, which requires:

    1.Solid science and technology skills, focused on engineering and computing, with a track record of delivering STEM projects with young people

    2.Imagination and an interest in hands-on and outdoor approaches

    3.Enthusiasm for creating modern and playful science and technology experiences

    4.Interest in sharing knowledge, as well as training and supporting a team 




    Specific Responsibilities 


    Your specific responsibilities will be as follows:

    • Develop and plan 2 STEM-based missions for children and teens for The Hive 2017 programme. These missions may range from 2 to 5 days
    • Develop the course outline and schedule of activities for each mission
    • Produce the list of kit, equipment and resources needed for each mission
    • Support the recruitment of facilitators by inputting into job descriptions and taking part in interviews 
    • Develop and deliver training sessions for the facilitating teams, including safety training  
    • Lead mission facilitation for up to 4 weeks



    Profile and Experience

    • Graduate in a STEM discipline, preferably engineering (with an understanding of simple computing) or computing (with an interest in and some experience of developing educational engineering projects) 
    • At least 2 years of experience of delivering STEM experiences for young people
    • Teacher qualifications and experience an advantage
    • A high energy and playful outlook with an instinctive understanding of what motivates young people
    • Proven ability to lead a small team 
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • A valid DBS Certificate – this will be required PRIOR to job offer
    • First Aid Certificate is desirable but not a must have


    This role would suit a STEM student or graduate with experience of delivering creative STEM projects with children, maybe as a STEM Ambassador.



    Location

    The planning and development role can be conducted remotely.

    Facilitation takes place at some of our 4 sites. Facilitation dates will take place during the school holidays.



    Time requirements

    This opportunity offers up to 5 weeks of freelance work between November 2016 and August 2017. This would be split between planning, training and delivery work. 



    Remuneration

    Planning days are paid at a rate of  £110. 
    Facilitation days are paid at a rate of £125. 



    How to apply

    Please email your CV and a short letter highlighting why you are interested to: team@thehive-kids.com 


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