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  • 08 Feb 2024 10:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tees-Swale Community Engagement Trainee

    Contract Type: Temporary
    Working Pattern: Full-time
    Salary: Grade 2 £22,737 to £23,114
    Hours per week: 37
    Employment Location: The post will be based in Stanhope, County Durham (with flexibility for a degree of home working), and on site in and around Teesdale.

    Closing date: Monday 19 February 2024

    Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected is an exciting programme of farming, nature and engagement work in and around Teesdale and Swaledale. Funded largely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the programme is a joint venture between the North Pennines National Landscape team and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It aims to work with farmers to enhance and connect habitats, whilst engaging wider communities in these special landscapes.

    Part of this project includes creating trainee opportunities. Each year there are 12-month placements for two trainees who will be based in the North Pennines National Landscape – a community engagement trainee, and a farming and nature trainee – as well as two based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
    You will work as part of the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected programme to help deliver inspiring education, community engagement and art projects and a variety of interpretation projects in and around Teesdale whilst being paid a good wage, helping the environment, and helping you develop your skills to boost your CV.

    There’ll also be opportunities to explore potential roles in the natural environment, and to connect with the other trainees working in on the Tees-Swale programme, and the National Landscape and the National Park teams.

    All Tees-Swale trainees will receive a range of development opportunities including an induction programme, on-the-job experience and formal training courses. Each trainee has a training budget which they can choose how best to spend to meet their needs and development interests.
    Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the interest, commitment and potential to contribute to and benefit from this opportunity.

    Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 4 March 2024.

    For further information about this traineeship, please contact Claire Hodgson on 07887 450281 or email claire@northpennines.org.uk.
    We are also running an online Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the current trainees and other members of the Tees-Swale team before deciding whether to make an application. This will be held at 6.00pm–7.00pm on Tuesday 13 February 2024. If you would like to be sent the link, please email: carly@northpennines.org.uk.

    Apply via Jobs North East – Tees-Swale Community Engagement Trainee  – Durham County Council –  Jobs North East


  • 08 Feb 2024 10:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tees-Swale Farming and Nature Trainee

    Contract Type: Temporary
    Working Pattern: Full-time
    Salary: Grade 2 £22,737 to £23,114
    Hours per week: 37
    Employment Location: The post will be based in Stanhope, County Durham (with flexibility for a degree of home working), and on site in and around Teesdale. Closing date: Monday 19 February 2024

    Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected is an exciting programme of farming, nature and engagement work in and around Teesdale and Swaledale. Funded largely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the programme is a joint venture between the North Pennines National Landscape team and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. It aims to work with farmers to enhance and connect habitats, whilst engaging wider communities in these special landscapes.

    Part of this project includes creating trainee opportunities. Each year there are 12-month placements for two trainees who will be based in the North Pennines National Landscape – a farming and nature trainee, and a community engagement trainee – as well as two based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    You will work as part of the Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected team to help deliver a varied and ground-breaking selection of wildlife and nature projects, including upland hay meadow restoration and woodland creation in and around Teesdale whilst being paid a good wage, helping the environment, and helping you develop your skills to boost your CV.

    There’ll also be opportunities to explore potential roles in the natural environment, and to connect with the other trainees working in on the Tees-Swale programme, and the National Landscape and the National Park teams.

    All Tees-Swale trainees will receive a range of development opportunities including: an induction programme, on-the-job experience and formal training courses. Each trainee has a training budget which they can choose how best to spend to meet their needs and development interests.
    Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the interest, commitment and potential to contribute to and benefit from this opportunity.

    Interviews are scheduled to be take place on Thursday 29 February 2024.

    For further information about this traineeship, please contact Claire Hodgson on 07887 450281. or email claire@northpennines.org.uk.

    We are also running an online Q&A session for anyone who would like to meet the current trainees and other members of the Tees-Swale team before deciding whether to make an application. This will be held at 7.00pm–8.00pm on Tuesday 13 February 2024. If you would like to be sent the link, please email: carly@northpennines.org.uk.

    Apply via Jobs North East – Tees-Swale Farming and Nature Trainee – Durham County Council – North East Jobs


  • 08 Feb 2024 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IF Oxford is looking to hire: Festival Manager

     

    The Oxford science and ideas Festival is an annual programme of 100+ events for people to explore complexity, enjoyment and learning across science and arts. During October, IF Oxford presents a season of activity, connecting topics in creative ways, developing individual skills and enriching society, with a focus on families and people who don’t normally think ‘science is for me’. The inspiring 2023 programme engaged 43,000 people, bringing together the scientific and artistic creativity of 750 contributors within 100 live public events.

     

    We are seeking an individual who may or may not have a traditional background in science or science communication, who is looking to develop a career and wants to make a positive difference for people. If this might be you, we want to speak to you about joining a team in helping to create change.

     

    Terms: Full time (37.5 hours/week; part time available) open-ended, permanent contract (hybrid working, Oxford-based office)

     

    Payment: pay band £30,000–£36,000 (pro rata, based experience)

     

    Full job pack and to apply (CV and covering letter), visit: www.if-oxford.com/work  

     

    Closing date: Monday 19 February 20204 (at 11.59pm)

     

    You can learn more about the Festival, by visiting www.if-oxford.com/about to see programmes and reports for past Festivals, information on the team and what we do, our background and who we work with. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.

     

  • 26 Jan 2024 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Live Science Team Member / Science Communication Facilitator

     

    Salary: £10.90 per hour starting salary, rising to £11.27 per hour after passing probation, and £11.97 per hour upon completion of progression milestones.

    Contract: 18 Month, fixed term

    Working hours: 23.25 hours per week, worked over 3 days per week, 9am-5.15pm 

    Deadline for applications: Sunday 11th February 2024 at midnight 

    Start date: Tuesday 26th March 2024

     

    Live Science Team provide creative, playful , inclusive experiences to people who attend our venue. Enabling excellent visitor experience and supporting other Live Science Team Members will be your priority.

    Within our venue you will be presenting shows, facilitating hands-on activities, starting conversations among exhibits and helping people to get involved by sparking curiosity, creating fun and promoting the value of people’s opinions and life experiences. You will also keep aware of the safety of our visitors by following our safeguarding and evacuation procedures.

     

    In our ground-breaking Open City Research activities, you will be the link between our research partners and our visitors, explaining the background of real science research and helping them to participate.

    Our venue and events are attended by lots of different people and age groups, but our main audience is families, so you should be confident working with children (aged 3-11 years) and young people, as well as being comfortable encouraging adults to get involved.

     

    More info and to apply click here

  • 26 Jan 2024 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Open City Research Community Developer

    The Open City Research Community Developer is a proactive, practical role which works to share We The Curious’  ‘Open Up Science In Our City’ pledge with communities who are underrepresented in scientific research. You will work both in our building and within communities to support community led research in Bristol.​

     

    Most of your work will be part of Research Collective. This is a programme developed by the Open City Research and inclusion teams to put the power into the hands of those we work with. A key part of your role will be to be the key point of contact for our community researchers. You will develop trusting relationships with our partners, arranging for their unique needs to be met so they can deliver new and exciting research projects that make a difference for their own communities and beyond.​

     

    The Open City Research team is responsible for developing our 'Open Up Science in the City' Pledge. We’re creating engaging opportunities for the public and researchers to work alongside each other in new ways, to explore questions about the world around us, together. ​

    We’re committed to improving the quality of scientific research through introducing more diverse perspectives to the process; we’d like to see the benefits of research being relevant to a broader society. To find out more about the team watch our video - https://youtu.be/jHIJTA8lt-c

     

    Salary: £24,000 - £26,500, dependent on experience

    Contract: Permanent

    Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

    Deadline for applications: Wednesday 14th February 2024, midnight​

    Start date: Early to mid April 2024​

     

    More info and to apply click here

  • 20 Nov 2023 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Role: Science Communicator (2 posts available)


    Reporting to: Head of Programmes and Delivery
    Location: Cambridge
    Salary: £25,000 guide salary
    Employment: Full-time
    Start Date: From January 2024
    Apply to: jobs@cambridgesciencecentre.org


    Cambridge Science Centre is looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team of Science Communicators. As a Science Communicator, you will be involved in all aspects of our delivery of hands-on science technology, engineering and maths to young people with schools and communities – from single day events to multi-month pop-up science centres around the region.

    Cambridge Science Centre
    Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) envisions a future where every child, and, by extension, everyone, enjoys, explores, and shapes the world through science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). We use hands-on, fun, and accurate engagements to impact people’s emotional and skill-based relationship with STEM and the broader world, and to encourage consideration of actions that individuals can take, support, and influence. We strive to be a part of the communities that we are serving by listening to their wants and needs and delivering STEM engagement in a manner that makes it accessible and effective. We use our core suite of show, workshop, drop-in activity, and exhibit formats to craft meaningful engagements for the diverse communities across the East of England.


    CSC is currently focusing on an outreach model – we go to schools and communities to deliver in their spaces. This takes various formats from one-day events or school visits to multi-month pop-up science centres in community venues that can host schools, community groups and free-exploration days. CSC is also in the process of establishing a new permanent space in Cambridge that will allow us to offer deeper engagement opportunities to complement and enhance our ongoing outreach work. Across our formats, we work with a variety of ages from 0 to 16 years old and engage the adults in these young people’s lives. We also work with the incredible array of STEM-related organisations in Cambridge and across the region to enhance our content via their input, guest appearances at our events and volunteering opportunities.
    CSC is an independent educational charity (Registered Charity No. 1146349. Find out more at www.cambridgesciencecentre.org.

    Science Communicator Role
    A Science Communicator brings STEM alive through the engaging and passionate delivery of prepared content (e.g., shows, workshops and exhibits) to young people and their families/carers and teachers in school and community settings and to provide a relevant experience to which people can relate by responding to audience attitudes and questions. Science Communicators are responsible for setting up and running delivery in a wide-variety of locations


    Duties:
    - Explain the STEM behind the exhibits and present shows, workshops and drop-in activities in a lively, fun and engaging manner to their intended audiences
    - Frequent travel (primarily driving with company vehicle) to a variety of locations across the East of England, including schools and community venues, which will include occasional overnight stays
    - Safe set-up and -down of equipment and running of an event in line with standard procedures and guidelines
    - The work rota includes one in three weekends and occasional evenings (time worked will be returned as time in-lieu)
    - Support a positive team and organisation environment by being considerate and respectful to others
    - Provide a high-quality visitor experience to all audiences
    - Gather and provide feedback as required by our Evaluation programme
    - Undertake administrative work related to the role, including but not limited to:
    -- Completion of necessary event organisation planning documents and systems
    --   General reporting and action to ensure the equipment is maintained
    --   General reporting and action to support the maintenance of quality and accuracy of content
    --   Maintain a clean, tidy, and safe work areas
    --   Partake in training, and identify training needs and communicate to the Head of Programmes and Delivery for review
    - As required, undertake a secondary role (e.g., project or business-as-normal lead, content development, etc.) and other tasks and duties as may from time to time be requested


    Required Skills and Qualifications:
    - Excellent communication and presentation skills
    - A passion for supporting young people and the adults in their lives
    - A passion for science, technology, engineering and maths
    - Strong teamwork skills, allowing you to work with colleagues across the charity during conversations, projects, meetings or other collaborations
    - Be an advocate for accessibility
    - An ability to organise your own time and prioritise tasks as well as to adapt to changing priorities and to respond quickly to requests 
    - Willing to learn new things and do independent research
    - Computer literate
    - Full clean driving license
    - Achieve a satisfactory enhanced DBS check


    It would be advantageous if you can also bring the following to the role:
    - Experience in science communications or of working with families, adults and children
    - Customer service skills and experience
    - Level 3 or equivalent qualifications in a STEM subject


    Details:
    - CSC’s Head Office on Clifton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7ED, and travel to locations around the region is required
    - Core working hours are 9 am-5 pm (including a 30-minute unpaid lunch break). However, some event may require earlier start or later finishing times
    - Parking and bike storage are available on-site


    Benefits include:
    - 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
    - Support with mental health in partnership with BetterHelp

    Recruitment Process and Timeline:
    Submit a Cover Letter explaining why you wish to join CSC as a science communicator and what you will bring to the role, and a CV to jobs@cambridgesciencecentre.org.


    For candidates invited to interview:
    - The interview has two parts:
    --   1. A 5-10-minute presentation to the interview panel and other staff members
    --   2. A discussion of the role with the interview panel only
    - The presentation is a 5-10-minute interactive talk on a STEM topic of your choice.
    - This presentation should be aimed at an audience of 7-11 years-old and will be followed by 5-10 minutes of questions which should be answered as if to the target age group.
    - You are welcome to bring props and/or slides for the presentation
    - In-person and online interviews are available

    Interviews will be held on a rolling basis
    Start date is from January 2024

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  • 24 Oct 2023 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Engineering Education Scheme Wales Ltd is currently seeking a Delivery Officer, who will work under the supervision of the Activity Manager and liaise with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver exciting and motivating STEM activities in schools and to develop new project ideas, initially on a fixed term contract from November 2023 to 31st December 2024.  There is the possibility of an extension to March 2025, depending on available funding.

     

    As a Delivery Officer, you will be responsible for delivering various STEM activities in schools.  You will deliver sessions to groups of pupils within their schools, as well as assisting the Activity Manager and other deliverers with the development of new STEM activities to be delivered across Wales.

     

    You are advised to read the Job Description before applying for this vacancy.

     

    The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the Waterton Centre, Bridgend (or home depending on location).  Travel across Wales will be required as part of this role and your own transport is essential.  The salary for this position will be starting at £28,000 per annum (depending on experience), with an allowance of 28 days’ holiday (including bank holidays).

     

    To download the Job Description, Application Form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Job Applicant Privacy notice please visit https://www.stemcymru.org.uk/home/resources/

     

    Please send the completed application and equal opportunities forms and a copy of your CV to info@stemcymru.org.ukPlease note, applications will not be accepted unless the documentation is complete and the declaration on the application form signed.

     


  • 24 Oct 2023 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Communications Officer, Foundation for Science and Technology, London

    Deadline: 10:00am on Monday 13th November

    Part time role: £22,000 pa for 24 hr/week

     

    The Foundation for Science and Technology is looking to appoint a part time Communications Officer (around 24 hours per week). The postholder will be responsible for a diverse range of communication activities. This includes creating and editing content for the FST Journal, managing the Foundation’s website and social media platforms, producing analytics of communications activities, and in addition will commission and edit blogs and podcasts. As the Foundation is a small organisation, the communications officer will be involved in other activities associated with the Foundation, including supporting the delivery of the Foundation Future Leaders programme.

     

    The ideal candidate will have experience in writing and editing content of different types and lengths, both for online and physical publication. They will be ICT literate, familiar managing social media platforms and creating compelling and engaging content, and have experience in managing a website. The Foundation uses a number of software packages (e.g. Audacity, Kentico, Soundcloud) and full training can be given.

     

    The role is designed as 24 hours per week, and can be completed flexibly to fit in with other commitments. The Foundation for Science and Technology is based in London and the post holder can work from a mixture of home and office. A work laptop will be provided, as will some support to establish a home office if desired. The Foundation organises approximately 10 events per year held in the early evening, and the Communications Officer will usually be required to be in London on these dates to support these events. Occasional travel within the UK (up to 4 times per year) may be required.

     

    All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

     

    The Foundation for Science and Technology is a UK charity, providing an impartial platform for debate of policy issues that have a science, research, technology or innovation element. Established in 1977, the Foundation brings together Parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others. It convenes discussion events and round tables, publishes a journal three times per year and regular blogs, and hosts a weekly podcast. It also organises the Foundation Future Leaders Programme, supporting the next generation of professionals from universities, industry and the civil service. In addition, the Foundation provides guidance on governance issues to Professional and Learned Societies.

     

    A full job description can be found here: https://www.foundation.org.uk/About/Job-Vacancies

     

    Location: The Foundation for Science and Technology is based in London, but depending upon preference, this role can be completed in a mixture of home and office, with a minimum of 2 days per month in London.

     

    Salary: £22,000 per year for 24 hours per week.

     

    To apply: Please send a CV and a covering statement (maximum 800 words) explaining your motivation for the role and how you meet the criteria, to: office@foundation.org.uk

     

    Deadline: 10:00am on Monday 13th November

     

    Selection process: All candidates selected for interview will be asked to submit two articles they have written for publication (print or online), in advance of the interview. Interviews will then take place either online or in person and explore the candidates skills and experience. Interview dates will be  between 21st and 30th November



  • 16 Oct 2023 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Science Education Officer, The Francis Crick Institute, London (https://crick.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/London/Science-Education-Officer--in---Public-Engagement---team_R1332-1)

    Closing date 23:59, Monday 23rd October

    Science Education Officers play a key role in delivering the Crick’s strategy to engage and inspire the public - growing and diversifying the community of people who aspire to careers in STEM and/or are engaged with science and the Crick.

    • Full time, permanent
    • £36,680 with benefits
    • Interviews expected to be 30th/31st October


  • 16 Oct 2023 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Opportunity:

    Educational Exhibit Fabricator (working with metal/wood/plastic)

    • Full-time (37.5 hours a week) or part-time (minimum 22.5 hours) position available

    • Location: Steventon, Basingstoke, RG25 3BL

    • Salary: £22,000 to £37,000

    • Contact: Hina Younis. Hina@science-projects.org. 0208 741 2305

    What we are looking for and the role:

    We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, hard-working and talented individual to join our organisation working with our team of designers and builders. This is a rare and unique opportunity to work with an internationally recognised leader in the field of interactive exhibitions, which are found in science centres around the world.

    You will be working on multiple projects with a lot of exciting and varied work from concept to completion. You will be using your practical skills in metal, wood and plastics using machinery and hand tools to bring these exhibit designs to life. The type of exhibits that we make varies hugely and requires lots of different skills so any other related knowledge or experience would be useful such as electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer-aided-design. This role would suit someone who is able to work on different tasks, be flexible and enjoy a variety of challenges. There will also be exciting opportunities to join the installation team to on-site trips in the UK and abroad. Recent jobs to name a few have involved trips to Norway, USA, Bulgaria, Denmark, Switzerland, Manchester and Newcastle.

    We would like to see evidence of your portfolio through your studies/NVQ//apprenticeship/degree/past work experience/hobbies that demonstrates your creative and practical ability in metal, wood, and plastics at interview stage. Although, we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running we would also consider someone who has limited skills but is keen and has the desire to learn and progress. In return, we would be committed in providing you the support and training by developing your skills and experience in-house. We will also provide opportunities to expand other skills and interests that might contribute to our overall operations and be incorporated into our wide skill base.

    SCIENCE PROJECTS

    Registered Charity No. 298542 Vat No. 524009383 Company Limited by Guarantee No. 2186073

    Person Specification:

    Qualifications

    • Any qualifications that would be considered relevant to the role and skills needed.

    Knowledge & Experience

    • Previous experience working within a workshop environment as an

    Engineer/Technician etc: Desirable

    • Welding/metal fabrication experience: Desirable

    • Woodwork and carpentry experience: Desirable

    • Working with plastics for fabrication: Desirable

    • CAD experience: Desirable

    • Electronics/Coding experience: Desirable

    • Previous experience and competency working with a range of materials and tools:

    Essential

    Desired skills:

    • Highly organised and has the ability to meet deadlines

    • Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)

    • Ability to work well in a team and independently

    • Good attention to detail and has the ability to use initiative

    • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills

    • Calm under pressure with good problem solving skills

    • Demonstrates enthusiasm and a ‘can do’ attitude at all times

    • Dependable, trustworthy and honest

    • A creative, adaptable and flexible mindset

    • Be able to cope with and meet competing and changing demands

    Company Background:

    Science Projectsis a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status that designs and builds hands-on exhibitions for museums, science centres, aquariums and zoos all over the world and is internationally recognised as a leading supplier in their field. It operates out of its workshop in Steventon where the team of multi-disciplinary exhibit specialists design with CAD, prototype in 3D and work with metal, wood and plastic to build mostly one-off designs

    The location:

    We are based in Steventon where we design and build the interactive exhibits, but often travel overseas to install the finished exhibitions. We occupy a building with three offices and a workshop where we design and build interactive exhibits (and where the majority of our staff work).

    The team at Science Projects:

    We are a small, friendly and experienced team. Roles are varied and duties will change from day to day - you may find yourself helping with an unusual task now and then! Our field is very specialised and extremely rewarding, and no two projects are ever the same. Our team of scientists, artists and engineers work together to design and build some of the world’s best and most engaging exhibits and attractions, from human hamster wheels to huge ball firing machines, tackling subjects from Climate Change to Newton’s theories.

    To apply, please send a CV, covering letter and images of your work to Hina Younis at hina@science-projects.org orpost to Science Projects, Unit 1 Warren Farm, Steventon, Basingstoke


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