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  • 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 


  • 13 Oct 2016 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Creative Producer (Ref – CP1016)

     

    Reports to:         Creative Director 

    Salary:                  £30,000 - £35,000 (pro rata)

    Staff reports:     Digital Producer

    Hours:                  We would prefer this role to be 37.5hrs a week but would consider compressed hours or 30hrs per week.

     

    At-Bristol is an evolving science centre at the heart of a creative city - we are seeking a dynamic Creative Producer to support the delivery of our new Manifesto for a Culture of Curiosity, bringing a fresh approach to connect audiences with science in culture.  Working with the Creative Director and across multiple teams, you will be developing, project managing and delivering new strands of engagement, integrating them into our programming along with methods of working to achieve them.  

     

    With a focus on participatory and multi-disciplinary approaches, you will have the proven ability to lead teams of in-house staff, as well as work with volunteers, creative partners and contractors, and manage specialist expertise from a variety of disciplines.

     

    We need you to inhabit broad cultural horizons, to be a curious citizen yourself, with knowledge of current trends in exhibition and experience design, and the ability to apply innovative approaches to project development. 

     

    Please see the job description on our website for more details.

     

    Closing date for applications:  26th October 2016

     

    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 - (recruitment@at-bristol.org.uk). Please state the job reference in the subject line.

     

     

  • 13 Oct 2016 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have a new vacancy at the Royal Institution (Ri) working in collaboration with the Genetics Society, to recruit a Project Manager for an exciting programme of activity celebrating their centenary. The closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 26 October 2016:

    Job Title:                             Genetics Society Project Manager

    Accountable to:                Ri Public Programme Manager
    Location:                             Ri offices - 21 Albemarle Street, London 
    Contract Type: Fixed term until March 2020, full time (35 hours per week)
    Salary:                                  circa £32,000 per annum

    The role

    The Project Manager will 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 for a term of three years and three months, and will be hosted and managed by the Ri on a day-to-day basis. Strategic lead will come from the working group

    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.

    At its home on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, the Ri is where scientists such as Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Dewar, Kathleen Lonsdale, William and Lawrence Bragg and George Porter discovered 10 chemical elements, won 15 Nobel Prizes, made world-changing discoveries in the laws of electromagnetism and molecular biology, and pioneered public science lectures and science events for children.

    Find out more at rigb.org and richannel.org

    The Genetics Society 

    The Genetics Society was founded by William Bateson in 1919 and is one of the oldest “learned societies” devoted to Genetics in the world. The Society acts to support and promote research and teaching of Genetics in the UK. It covers the study of genomes, genes and gene action, and embraces scales ranging from the molecular and cellular to the population and ecosystem level.

    Find out more at www.genetics.org.uk

    Interested?

     

    For further information, including the full job description and how to apply, please visit our websitehttp://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/jobs/genetics-society-centenary-project-managerInterviews will be held on 9 November 2016, and we ask that candidates keep this date free as we are unable to offer an alternative.

  • 10 Oct 2016 6:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an opportunity for a senior analysis professional, who combines deep technical knowledge with a focus on customer needs.

    Salary

    £60,000-£90,000 (dependent on experience)

    Location

    Cheltenham

    Full-time or part-time

    Full-time

    Department

    Analysis and Research

     

    About us

    UCAS is the UK's centralised higher education admissions service. We track choices and decisions across millions of applications for higher education – half of all young people pass through our systems. We have around 500 staff, including around 40 analysis and research specialists, and are based in Cheltenham. 

    About the role

    We publish authoritative and trusted quantitative research on all aspects of university admissions, which shapes the national understanding of higher education. But we also use our research capability behind the scenes, to put an evidence base under important decisions on running the admissions service, and to help universities, schools and Government achieve their objectives.

    We now have an opportunity for a senior analysis professional, who combines deep technical knowledge, a focus on customer needs, and influencing skills. You will build on the success and reputation of this area and set the strategy for a research capacity that answers the right questions to guide the key decisions for students, providers and policy-makers over the next decade. Working closely with colleagues across the Analysis and Research business unit, and UCAS’ Executive Team, this important role sets the agenda on our analytical understanding of admissions and ensures that understanding drives better outcomes across UCAS and beyond.

    You will take complex situations and use your analytical expertise to define the right questions, answer them in the right way, and ensure those answers have the right impact. Able to think long-term, you will translate the strategic analytical direction into a coherent and efficient research programme. Your excellent analytical judgement and communication skills let you distill complicated results down to salient points, and then ensure that senior decision makers understand and can act on them.

    Working through a code-based SAS platform you will find the most demanding new research yourself, but the majority of your success will be enabling quality, creativity and innovation in the work of all your team.

    You will work closely with the Director of Analysis and Research to set the direction of travel for our research, and create and execute the strategy to achieve this. Overall, you will be a key figure in setting the agenda for ensuring the organisation has the right understanding and research capability for achieving its strategic objectives.

     

    Person specification

    ·         Strong personal values for committed and collaborative leadership.

    ·         High level abilities to diagnose customer and business needs and construct efficient research activities to directly answer them – track record of creation of value for customers through data.

    ·         Deep knowledge and experience of directly using a wide range of analysis, statistical and data science methods – equivalent to that typically gained from extensive working experience.

    ·         Advanced analytical programming expertise in SAS, commensurate with a senior technical professional across analysis methods, data creation and output.

    ·         High levels of professional judgement in choosing analysis pathways that give rapid, high quality, actionable results.

    ·         Leadership and management capability to achieve section outcomes. Evidenced ability to build strategic capacity in teams.

    ·         Influential and credible. Fluent and engaging in conveying the value in research findings and programmes.

    Package

    £60,000 - £90,000 with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension. It’s not just about the financial benefits that UCAS offers – on-site you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership, free parking, unlimited tea and coffee, and many other perks. You’ll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit.

    How to apply

    Please email the Recruitment Team at careers@ucas.ac.uk, with your CV and cover letter.

    You will receive an email confirming that your application has reached us. We endeavour to contact all candidates before or soon after the closing date. However, due to high volumes of applications, we may not be able to contact all candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    All information you send to us will be kept in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. UCAS is committed to equality and values diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all candidates in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, if we feel we have found a suitable candidate.


  • 10 Oct 2016 6:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly created Head of Analytical Development role will be responsible for taking our most promising ideas for using data, from research prototype through to operational data service.

    Salary

    £60,000 - £90,000 (dependent on experience)

    Location

    Cheltenham

    Full-time or part-time

    Full-time

    Department

    Analysis and Research

    About us

    UCAS is the UK's centralised higher education admissions service. We track choices and decisions across millions of applications for higher education – half of all young people pass through our systems. We have around 500 staff, including around 40 analysis and research specialists, and are based in Cheltenham. 

    About the role

    We know that using analytical data is going to be central to the services we provide for students in the future. Our new development section is responsible for taking our most promising ideas for using data and accelerating them from research prototype through to operational data service with evidenced value. You might be asked to build an analytical survey capability, or design a sophisticated data service to help employers find the right candidates fairly and efficiently, or support universities with segmented forecasts of their likely recruitment (and how to change it).

    You will have a deep understanding of what can be done with modern analytical data services, both from the customer and technical perspective. Creative and innovative, you identify what customers really need to do, often before they do, and then provide the technical leadership to your team to create the data and service needed. You hold the development strategy for new data services, and will be responsible for creating them and making sure they are the right ones.

    For the chosen development candidates, you apply your creativity and technical excellence to lead your team to rapidly construct prototypes in a code-based SAS environment, moving through development versions and quickly arriving at a functioning service. Your primary measure of success is to see customers being served by handing over new services to your expert colleagues in our Analytical Products and Services Team, for them to take over the implementation and continuous development.

    You will work closely with the Director of Analysis and Research to set the direction of travel for analytical data service development, and create the strategy to achieve this. You will also work particularly closely with our Customer Experience and Marketing Teams. Overall, you will be a key figure in setting the agenda for analytical data services, and ensuring the organisation has the right set of data services in place for maximising its potential to serve customers.

    Person specification

    ·         Strong personal values for committed and collaborative leadership.

    ·         High level abilities to diagnose customer and business needs, and work out how value generating sustainable services can be built from that. Track record of focus on customer needs and creating value for them.

    ·         Deep knowledge and experience of using a wide range of analysis, statistical and data science methods in a practical environment – equivalent to that typically gained from extensive working experience in a code-based SAS environment. Understanding of creating standardised or automated data products or services.

    ·         Advanced analytical programming expertise in SAS, typical of a senior technical professional or exceptional evidenced abilities of working collaboratively and effectively with technical creation teams.

    ·         High levels of professional judgement in choosing analysis pathways that exploit features of data and existing capabilities.

    ·         Leadership and management capability to achieve section outcomes. Evidenced ability to build strategic capacity in teams.

    ·         Influential and credible. Fluent and engaging in conveying customer value. 

    Package

    £60,000 - £90,000 with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension. It’s not just about the financial benefits that UCAS offers – on-site you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership, free parking, unlimited tea and coffee, and many other perks. You’ll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit.

    How to apply

    Please email your CV and cover letter to the Recruitment Team at careers@ucas.ac.uk.

    You will receive an email confirming that your application has reached us. We endeavour to contact all candidates before or soon after the closing date. However, due to high volumes of applications, we may not be able to contact all candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    All information you send to us will be kept in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. UCAS is committed to equality and values diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all candidates in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, if we feel we have found a suitable candidate.

  • 10 Oct 2016 6:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Head of Analytical Data will be a key figure in setting the agenda for how UCAS thinks about analytical data. They will ensure the organisation has the right analytical data and resources for achieving its strategic objectives.

    Salary

    £60,000 - £90,000 (dependent on experience)

    Location

    Cheltenham

    Full-time or part-time

    Full-time

    Department

    Analysis and Research

    About us

    UCAS is the UK's centralised higher education admissions service. We track choices and decisions across millions of applications for higher education – half of all young people pass through our systems. We have around 500 staff, including around 40 analysis and research specialists, and are based in Cheltenham. 

    About the role

    UCAS runs a key part of national operational systems infrastructure – the centralised admissions service to higher education, and its supporting search and communication channels. Data flowing through these systems has always been critical to our operations. More recently, it has become clear that, correctly captured and handled, these data are intrinsically valuable for understanding the system, and creating data services to connect students to opportunities.

    First and foremost, you will have a deep, native understanding of what operational and analytical data is, and what it is capable of. You will make this potential a reality through your expertise in analytical coding and data structures. You are informed by knowing how data scientists carry out research and service creation in a code-based environment, and what they need to be successful. We use multiple, multi-user SAS installations on high powered servers – you will be leading the work on their configuration, supporting code and data assets, and controlling access to these resources.

    You will also have an understanding of modern information technology, and use that to work collaboratively with our technology experts in coming up with solutions to systems interfacing, platform strategy, and service support. You will lead a team with experts in analytical data and analytical reporting, together with data scientists from our internship programme, inspiring and developing them to build capability and capacity.

    You will work closely with the Director of Analysis and Research to set the direction of travel on analytical data and create the strategy to achieve this. Overall you will be a key figure in setting the agenda for how UCAS thinks about analytical data and ensuring the organisation has the right analytical data and resources for achieving its strategic objectives.

    Person specification

    ·         Strong personal values for committed and collaborative leadership.

    ·         High level abilities to conceptualise and strategise around analytical data capture, storage, security and presentation. 

    ·         Deep knowledge and experience of using analytical coding in SAS (or equivalent code creation experience), to create and control data structures and structured reporting – equivalent to that typically held by a senior technical professional.

    ·         Track record of creation and management of complex data resources, automated code-based reporting systems, and the operation of analytical platforms for data scientists.

    ·         Focus on customer needs and experience.

    ·         Evidenced ability to build strategic capacity in teams, including developing new staff.

    ·         Appreciation of technologies and methodologies around analysis, data and software development.

    ·         Able to connect with colleagues across the business, building productive relationships to achieve organisational objectives. 

    Package

    £60,000 - £90,000 with 30 days annual leave, voluntary flexible benefits, paid volunteering days, and a contributory stakeholder pension. It’s not just about the financial benefits that UCAS offers – on-site you can also benefit from our restaurant, affordable gym membership, free parking, unlimited tea and coffee, and many other perks. You’ll enjoy an exciting, agile working environment, with a vibrant culture and flexible approach to work, all of which reflects our teamwork and innovative spirit.

    How to apply

    Please email your CV and cover letter to the Recruitment Team at careers@ucas.ac.uk.

    You will receive an email confirming that your application has reached us. We endeavour to contact all candidates before or soon after the closing date. However, due to high volumes of applications, we may not be able to contact all candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

    All information you send to us will be kept in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. UCAS is committed to equality and values diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all candidates in line with the Equality Act 2010.

    We reserve the right to close this job vacancy prior to the advertised closing date, if we feel we have found a suitable candidate.


  • 07 Oct 2016 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Post:                                  Science in Schools Outreach Coordinator

    Location:                         21 Albemarle Street, London 

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

    Salary:                              Circa £25,000 per annum

    Science in Schools

    Our programme of Science in Schools brings our popular demonstration shows into schools across the UK, accompanied by valuable Continuing Professional Development sessions for teachers and twilight shows for families in the local area. The shows give students, teachers and families a chance to see our specially trained presenters in action, delivering science shows inspired by the CHRISTMAS LECTURES. The shows are jam-packed with experiments, demonstrations and the odd explosion! Available across the UK, the programme brings shows and CPD into schools in a package, with the option to have a community show in the evening.  The Ri is set for a rapid expansion of this successful programme across the UK.

    The role

    The Science in Schools Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the administration of the programme. They will be the first point of contact with the schools, will ensure the booking process is smooth, and will liaise with them throughout the process to ensure successful logistical delivery and compliance with health & safety. They will use Salesforce to maintain meticulous records of school contact points, and will ensure database processes are used consistently across all Ri schools programmes.  They will also be the day-to-day contact for our nationwide network of freelance science presenters, managing their calendars and giving them timely support and information about their event. A number of the Science in Schools Outreach events are funded by trusts and foundations. The Coordinator will need to identify and approach eligible schools and fulfil the requirements of the agreed funding. The Coordinator will also play a part in promoting the Ri education activities to schools across the UK, working with the Marketing & Communications team at the Ri.

    Interested?

    For further information, including the job description and how to apply please visit http://www.rigb.org/about/work-with-us/jobs/science-in-schools-outreach-coordinator. Applications must be received no later than midnight 10 October 2016. Interviews are likely to be scheduled on 13 October 2016 so we ask that candidates keep this date free.

  • 07 Oct 2016 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Science Communication Unit at UWE are delighted to announce an opportunity for a fully-funded PhD studentship, to be co-funded by UWE Bristol, and the Eden Project.

    This project ‘Visualising impact: Engaging visitors with complex science and environmental issues’, offers the successful applicant the chance to work in collaboration with the Science Communication Unit, at UWE, who are internationally recognised for their innovative science communication approaches, and the Eden Project, a world-famous visitor attraction and educational charity. The Eden Project has recently been awarded £1.9 million by the Wellcome Trust to create a permanent immersive exhibition, Invisible Worlds, exploring the interconnectedness of life and the environment around us at every scale. These innovative new exhibits are due to be developed from May 2017, with the exhibit opening to visitors in Spring 2018. This PhD project will provide a unique opportunity to follow the development of an exhibition through its life cycle. The PhD will start in January 2017 and is ideal for a self-motivated and enthusiastic student with a broad interest in science communication and/or public engagement who is willing to learn the interdisciplinary skills required in the field.

    Closing date for applications is Monday 7 November 2016 and further information can be found at:http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy/studentshipopportunities/has5050studentships.aspx

  • 07 Oct 2016 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tech Camp  helps create the inventors of tomorrow by introducing young people (aged 9-17) to programming and engineering skills. Our high-impact courses teach topics like game design, robot programming, hardware hacking, quadcopter construction and designing for 3D printers & laser cutters. We primarily run holiday camps in the UK but also design and deliver STEM workshops for schools and science festivals. This video relates to our residential summer camps – but gives you a feel for what we do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=tm8Nn4uVuSc


    Due to expansion, Tech Camp are looking for a recent graduate of computing or engineering-related courses or a teacher skilled in programming, for a full time position based at the Park Court, Crookham Common Road, Brimpton, Berkshire RG7 4ST – (initially until Easter 2017, extendable to 1 year or possibly further for the right candidate).  The candidate should have/be able to: 

    • Very strong practical programming skills in at least one language 
    • Excellent written/spoken English (to assist with the production of training videos and written course material) 
    • Assist with the design, documentation and testing of programming-related courses 
    • Assist with the delivery of these courses for 4 or 5 weeks per year at one of our venues 
    • Assist with the technical and general preparation of course kits and materials. 

    Depending on the skills of the applicant, this post may also involve tasks such as: 

    • Maintaining and developing content for our web site including database-related development of our booking system 
    • Helping to run occasional courses at overseas venues such as the Abu Dhabi Science Festival 
    • Helping develop hardware-based kits that involve electronics and/or laser cutting. 

    This position would suit a recent graduate, a teacher in between posts, or even a very skilled “gapper” Please contact Paula Swanborough: office@techcamp.org.uk  or 0118 380 5678 for a full Job Description or send your CV with a covering letter.

     

    http://www.techcamp.org.uk/

     

     

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