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  • 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 


  • 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.

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