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  • 13 Jan 2023 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline for applications: 2 February (midnight)​

    Role: Sustainability Coordinator

    Location: Hybrid – your time can be split between our office on Bristol’s Harbourside (for early 2023 our office is temporarily at Temple Quay), and your home or wherever you like to work

    Department: Sustainable Futures

    Report to: Carbon Manager

    Salary: £24,000 per annum

    Contract: Fixed Term, 15 months with possibility of extension

    Working hours: Full time (1.0 FTE)


    Deadline for applications: 2 February (midnight)​

    Interview dates and location: 21 – 22 February, in person at One Temple Quay or online​

    Start date: 3 April​ 

     

    About the role

    We The Curious is on a journey to become the world’s first carbon net zero and climate resilient science centre by 2030. Our sustainability story began 12 years ago and has seen significant improvements in how we manage our energy, water and waste, what we buy and sell, how we travel, and the biodiversity of our site. In 2019 we made our sector’s first climate emergency declaration and embarked on radical decarbonisation of our estate and operations. The Sustainable Futures department is a small team that receives big support from the rest of the organisation. The work to improve our own sustainability is mirrored by environmental content in activities for our audiences and is shared with our partners to promote decarbonisation across the sector.

    The Sustainability Coordinator will play a key role in building the foundations upon which We The Curious’ sustainability ambitions are built. You will research best practice in sustainability, help to shape and deliver projects that reduce the organisation’s environmental impact, and support other departments in making their practices more sustainable. A major focus of the role will be working with the Head of Sustainable Futures and Carbon Manager to drive decarbonisation across the organisation on the way to carbon net zero. You will help to monitor and reduce our carbon emissions, whilst ensuring that we simultaneously become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

     

    Please see our jobs page for a full job description and a link to our application form – www.wethecurious.org/jobs


  • 05 Jan 2023 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Deadline for applications extended to: 11:59pm Sunday 29th January

    Green Man Festival wishes to appoint a manager for their Einstein’s Garden science engagement area. 

    Einstein’s Garden makes and curates creative fusions of science, art and nature. We bring together scientists, arts practitioners and diverse audiences to create playful and inspiring encounters. The area’s venues are packed with a vibrant programme of performances, workshops and installations that use art, creativity and entertainment to engage people with the diverse aspects of science and nature in fun, quirky and unexpected ways. 

    The Einstein’s Garden Manager is responsible for curating and producing innovative and entertaining science engagement projects, booking and programming entertainment, workshops and science stalls. They are responsible for the planning, management and coordination of the area, liaison with artists, and recruitment and management of crew and volunteers. The area should appeal to adults, young people and children. 

    This role will suit an event producer who engages with audiences in an impactful and memorable way, with an interest in festivals, science (particularly in relation to health and environmental issues), arts and culture.  The successful candidate will be confident and personable, have excellent communication skills, a logical operational attitude and the ability to build relationships with a wide range of people and key stakeholders.

    Contract Details

    • Part time contract

    • Salary - £3,500 fixed fee

    • Majority of the contract is remote working, but the successful candidate will be required to work on-site during the festival.


    Principle Responsibilities

    • Curating, contracting and producing Einstein’s Garden

    • Managing performers, staff and volunteers on site at the festival

    • Overseeing the event build and on-site area management

    • Administering all aspects of the role 

    • Ensuring Einstein’s Garden is delivered on time and within budget 


    Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

    Essential

    • Experience and knowledge of programming/producing events

    • Experience and knowledge of science engagement

    • Experience of dealing with contracts and negotiations 

    • Experience of financial management and budget control

    • Good project management skills with ability to deliver from concept to final event

     

    Desirable

    • Experience of working at contemporary music festivals 


    Deadline for applications: 11:59pm Sunday 22nd January
    Download a full job description https://gmfe.st/am4

    To apply please send a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role and a CV to jobs@greenman.net 



  • 05 Jan 2023 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date: open until the position is filled

    Onyx Health is looking for an engaging, scientifically minded Medical Education Manager to help steer the creation of medical and scientific communications and compliance as a part of our Content team.  You will help to drive scientific discovery for the creation of medical communications for healthcare professionals and support our medical and content writers in the development of strategic medical communications plans, key messages and medical education materials. With expert knowledge of pharmaceutical compliance for the UK and a solid understanding of global pharmaceutical regulations, you will lead the business’ understanding of compliant content and assist the wider team to implement creative omnichannel campaigns that adhere to regulatory requirements across all channels and audiences.You’ll have an exceptional attentional detail, a dynamic flair for creative communication and the drive to discover new knowledge.

    What’s involved?

    • Lead the research of new clients products, therapies and medicines to establish a foundation of knowledge for the account teams, communications strategy and content development
    • Lead research and advise on the market landscape of products providing recommendations of positioning
    • Support the development of project and communications strategies and creative concepts
    • Ensure medical messaging, compliance and regulation is considered and implemented throughout the development of communication strategies and materials
    • Analyse and investigate scientific research for the identification, interpretation and simplification of complex scientific and medical information into clear and engaging messages
    • Assist in the translation of scientific concepts into creative and dynamic written and visual content
    • Develop medical education materials for healthcare professionals and patients
    • Develop balanced and compelling scientific content for a range of audience types
    • Proof and edit medical content, checking factual accuracy and referencing
    • Support the teams’ understanding of scientific and medical concepts
    • Provide guidance and manage content to ensure it adheres to applicable regulations and standards
    • Develop and implement compliance training and support of compliance enquiries across the Onyx Health team
    • Develop and implement compliance processes within the organisation
    • Plan and execute advisory board meetings, and deliver post advisory board results analysis

    Role Requirements

    • Master’s degree level in life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline. A PhD would be an advantage, but is not essential
    • Strategic mindset that considers dynamic solutions
    • Expert knowledge of UK pharmaceutical compliance
    • Strong working knowledge of global pharmaceutical regulation
    • Working knowledge of medical affairs
    • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
    • Exceptional organisational, attention to detail and time management skills
    • Excellent proofreading and editing skills
    • Excellent researching skills
    • Creative approach to communicating information
    • Ability to simplify complex concepts to a range of audience demographics
    • Excellent ability to manage multiple projects
    • Desire and drive to ‘find a way’ through challenges
    • Excitement for scientific understanding
    • Confidence and flexibility in switching between medical and therapeutic areas
    • Supervisory experience

    Preferred but not required

    • PhD in life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or a related discipline
    • Understanding and experience of using Veeva

    What you’ll get

    • Competitive salary
    • Bonus schemes
    • Pension
    • Annual wellbeing payment
    • Hybrid working:
    • Opportunity to work from home two days a week
    • Flexitime
    • Remote working – agreed on a case-by-case basis
    • Onyx Health Training Academy: commitment to continuous both internally and through the support of external training opportunities
    • 25 days holiday entitlement, all bank holidays plus three additional days at Christmas

     

    About Onyx Health

    Founded in 2003 by Managing Director Karen Winterhalter, Onyx Health is a Newcastle based healthcare marketing communications agency working with life science, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies.

    Our team at Onyx Health are healthcare marketing communications experts. We can advise on marketing communications, creative and commercial strategies, creating engaging content, connecting with the media, running medical education programs, and implementing digital communications plans. We design and build a brand reputation to help our clients grow their business. Our agency’s philosophy is to ensure that every team member immerses themselves in the healthcare industry to ensure their knowledge delivers success for our clients.

    Want to know more and join our team? Then simply send your CV to: enquiries@onyxhealth.com
    Closing date: 
    open until the position is filled


  • 05 Jan 2023 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date Monday 16th January 2023 

    The Science Behind… 

    Dacorum Heritage is looking for an experienced scientist who has confidence in showing  experiments in front of the camera. 

    About Us 

    Dacorum Heritage is unlike any other museum, as it currently operates from a museum  store. There is no dedicated open gallery space, so staff and volunteers must think creatively  when engaging local communities with local history.  

    With a collection of over 130,000 artefacts in store we cover a wide range of themes and  time periods. From the Neolithic, through to the present day, the collection gives a  wonderful insight into the long history and culture of the Dacorum area. Some of the ways  in which the museum engage with the public are through loan boxes, workshops, temporary  exhibitions and volunteering opportunities.  

    The Project: 

    Dacorum Heritage holds collections relating to industries and people across the Borough of  Dacorum. Within this collection we keep stories from our local heritage which holds great potential  for teachers delivering their science curriculum. This project, funded by the Royal Society, will pilot  the use of the collection to engage audiences with science topics, in this case, inspired by Brock’s  Fireworks, a well-known fireworks manufacturer once based in Hemel Hempstead. The outcomes,  including a new loan box inspired by Brock’s, will be developed in consultation with local schools.  

    Following this pilot, we would then like to follow this loan box with a second loan box theme. This  box would be called ‘The Science behind photography’ and would be based on the strong heritage  links we have to Kodak. Taking what we have learnt from the first and then applying it to another  box. 

    Expected Outcomes: 

    At least two sessions lasting no longer than 1 hr filmed, by the museum, showing  experiments inspired by the two historic themes. The first being Fireworks and the second  being Photography. 

    Brainstorm with museum staff and volunteers ideas for what could be included in the box,  alongside the edited films. 

    Person Specification 

    Committed and passionate about science and bringing it to life in a fun and creative way. Experience of delivering science to young people. Ideally to primary school aged children or  early secondary aged children. 

    Experience of developing sessions that respond to various learning styles and abilities  Ability to communicate effectively with DH and children both verbally and in writing  Confidence in speaking and being the host in front of the camera. 

    Timetable 

    2 days work over the course of one month.  

    ½ day with DH discussion of about what will be filmed– Feb 2023 

    1 day filming of experiments – Feb 2023 

    ½ viewing of film and recommendations for any editorial changes and additions to the box – April 2023 

    How to Respond 

    please email a quote with a breakdown of costs to NinaGlencross@dacorumheritage.org.uk by  Monday 16th January 2023 

    This project is funded by The Royal Society – Places of Science  

    The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd. The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 3YL Telephone/Fax 01442 879525 General Email info@dacorumheritage.org.uk 

    Registered in England No. 2851313 | Registered Charity No. 1026161 | Accredited Museum No. 1594 | Status:  Fully accredited museum.



  • 20 Dec 2022 7:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The closing date for applications is 02 January 2023.

    Learning Officer

    Salary: £29,642 - £36,348 (Grade 3)

    Overview

    About the Role

    The postholder will be responsible for delivering Centre of the Cell’s Youth Membership Scheme, as well as delivering our science shows and workshops. Responsibilities also include developing new learning activities and working on various public engagement projects with researchers in other university teams.

    About You

    Candidates must have relevant experience working in informal science learning, in a public facing role, and in developing educational resources. You must also have experience managing projects, be able to organise a varied workload, and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of organisations, groups and individuals. Excellent presentation and communications skills are essential. Candidates must be willing to be flexible on hours of work on a regular basis.

    Informal enquiries should be addressed to Rebecca Hill, rebecca.hill@qmul.ac.uk.

    To apply for the role: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7834.html

    The closing date for applications is 02 January 2023.

    Interviews are expected to be held on 12 January or shortly thereafter.


  • 20 Dec 2022 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th January 2023.

    Centre Manager, Centre of the Cell

    About Us

    Centre of the Cell is an informal biomedical science learning centre, based in the Blizard Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

    Opened in 2009, it is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories and provides our visitors the opportunity to learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research.

    With its two iconic learning spaces, the award-winning Centre of the Cell aims to inspire young people with an immersive digital interactive experience in STEMPod and through engaging science shows and workshops in Neuron Pod. We also deliver outreach programmes and events in schools and community areas.

    Many of our activities are funded by the public engagement components of research grants. These activities include Centre of the Cell’s Youth Membership Scheme, that now has over 400 members, summer schools, volunteering and work experience opportunities, mentoring, help with university applications and co-production of the Big Question Lecture series.

    More detailed information on what we do and how we do it, can be found by visiting www.centreofthecell.org

    The Role

    This is an exciting time for Centre of the Cell. STEMPod is currently undergoing a £438,000 refurbishment which will provide the space with state-of-the-art computer and film technology and a refresh of activities and film to reflect the latest in biomedical research at Queen Mary University of London. There is also funding secured for a series of new interactives, shows and workshops to be developed and delivered in 2023-24.

    To support the next stages of our development plans, we are looking to appoint a Centre Manager for Centre of the Cell.

    This critical role will provide you with the opportunity to manage the full operational delivery of Centre of the Cell, including managing a small team of delivery staff, overseeing public engagement projects, and day to day finance, HR, and infrastructure tasks.

    This role will also allow you to work closely with the Director and Founder of Centre of the Cell, by contributing to, developing, and implementing strategic plans to support the long-term future of Centre of the Cell and its offerings to the public.

    About You

    Due to the current requirements of the role, on this occasion we are only looking for an individual who has a background in working in a similar environment to ours (e.g museums, visitor attraction, heritage/science centres)

    You are likely to have worked at a similar or slightly higher level and might see our role as the ideal opportunity to add to your current career portfolio, or as an exciting opportunity to help shape our future delivery. Alternatively, you might have been part of a larger operational team (within a deputy capacity) with specific responsibilities and see our role as your opportunity to now have overall accountability and ownership for delivery.

    Whatever your motivations for applying, you will clearly be able to demonstrate delivery in operational excellence in everything you do, whether that be financial and budget planning, project delivery, inspiring others through your line management skills or supporting strategic planning to enable tangible growth in the experiences of visitors, income generation and services offered.

    The post is based, onsite, at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £40,386 - £47,414 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

    Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.

    More details and apply: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/7897.html

    Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Fran Balkwill f.balkwill@qmul.ac.uk

    To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th January 2023.

    Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 23rd January 2023.

     

    ...


  • 12 Dec 2022 1:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT CO-ORDINATOR

    DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

    The Department of Biochemistry, a large and flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, is embedded in the School of the Biological Sciences. A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic communications specialist to join the Department as Communications & Engagement Co-ordinator.

    Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, and reporting to the Head of Department and Departmental Administrator, the successful candidate will take responsibility for internal and external facing departmental communications in order to raise the profile and impact of research activity to diverse internal and external audiences and stakeholders, by producing high-quality and engaging digital and social media content that enhances the Department’s image and reputation as a modern, progressive academic teaching and research institution.

    In collaboration with key stakeholders, the successful candidate will play an important role in developing the Department’s communications and engagement strategy, and will design, write, and publish articles about the Department’s work, manage its website, social media presence, and monitor press coverage across all outlets. They will also ensure that the Department’s outreach activity delivers a two-way dialogue between researchers and participants, collaborating in University-wide public engagement initiatives.

    With a flair for publicity and an eye for creative detail, the successful candidate will plan new content, write excitedly about our science and other activities, identify outreach opportunities, and forge relationships with our teaching & learning and research communities, telling their stories to a diverse audience.

    Educated first degree level or equivalent, the ideal applicant will be able experienced in organising public engagement activities and communicating professionally and widely. Knowledge of, or interest in, the biological sciences would be advantageous.

    The closing date for this position is 3rd January 2023 with interviews expected to be held on Wednesday 25th January 2023.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact: personnel@bioc.cam.ac.uk

    Please quote reference PH34485 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    To apply for this position, please visit www.jobs.cam.ac.uk


  • 12 Dec 2022 1:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Monday January 9th 2023

    RESPONSIBLE TO - Learning and Engagement Manager & Senior Learning and Engagement Officer
    CONTRACT – Full-time, permanent (37.5 hrs/week – normally Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30 – but some flexible work requirements including evening and weekend working for out-of-hours events and outreach activities)
    SALARY – c £22,500 p.a.

    SUMMARY:

    Dynamic Earth is Edinburgh’s science centre and the only centre of its kind in the UK dedicated to Earth and environmental sciences. We’re an educational charity, on a mission to empower people with understanding and empathy for the Earth; because we believe together we will be the generation that creates a positive future for us and our planet.

    Our Learning and Engagement team are at the heart of delivering our charitable mission and deliver a packed programme of events and experiences with a broad spectrum of audiences each year. Our new ten-year organisational strategy places engaging with wide and diverse audiences and delivering outstanding quality science engagement at the very forefront of our department plan.


    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in the position of Learning and Engagement Officer. In this role, you will work alongside colleagues in the wider Learning and Engagement team to co-ordinate, develop and deliver a range of different learning experiences – including but not limited to indoor and outdoor workshops, drop-in activities and online experiences – for a range of audiences including school pupils, teachers, children and young people and families. This is a science communication role with a key focus on delivering a range of experiences with audiences, particularly with school pupils. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have knowledge, skills and experience in the delivery of outdoor and or digital learning and engagement experiences.

     

    To find out more about the work of Dynamic Earth and the Learning and Engagement team, please click here.

    Dynamic Earth - Edinburgh Geological Society   

    This is a science communication role of both formal and informal learning and engagement programmes where you will play an active role in the delivery and further development of our school learning and engagement experiences and associated public engagement, family and outdoor learning activities.

     

    MAIN DUTIES:

    DELIVERING AND DEVELOPING OUR SCHOOL LEARENING AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME:

    • Facilitating workshops, storytelling and other activities in line with the Curriculum for Excellence and Learning for Sustainability
    • Developing the schools programme with a focus on Earth and environmental sciences.
    • Delivering and developing workshops and experiences as in-reach, outreach and digitally

    DELIVERING AND DEVELOPING OUR FAMILY AND PUBLIC PROGRAMME:

    • Supporting the delivery of workshops, activities, shows to public, community and families with colleagues across the team
    • Supporting the development of the public programme with a focus on Earth and environmental sciences with colleagues across the team

    DELIVERING AND DEVELOPING OUR OUTDOOR LEARNING PROGRAMME:

    • Working with schools, families, young people and community audiences to engage participants in Earth and environmental sciences within our local environment of Holyrood Park.
    • Assisting in the delivery and development of outdoor learning activities, including our Summer Outdoor Club programme for children and young people.

    THROUGHOUT THIS, YOU WILL:

    • Work to ensure school and public engagement activities are delivered to a consistently high standard with scientific integrity as core.
    • Work with schools and other stakeholders to ensure the full potential of the Learning and Engagement service is achieved.
    • Liaise with professionals to ensure the learning and engagement programmes remain current, reflecting the latest research and topical science.

     

    OTHER DUTIES:

    • Liaising with teachers and other educational representatives/organisations and soliciting feedback to ensure the schools programme and educational resources are focused, relevant, topical and appropriately targeted to the curriculum.
    • Ensuring that all educational equipment and resources are properly maintained and that usage is properly recorded and managed.
    • Contributing to the development of the Dino’s Kids’ club as required.
    • Attending education exhibitions, conferences and presentations as required.
    • Updating your own knowledge of the material interpreted within the centre and the curriculum, on an ongoing basis in order to deliver the highest quality learning programme.
    • Ensuring that correct budgetary control, invoicing and follow up procedures are followed, in conjunction with other departments.
    • Any other duties as required at the discretion of the Learning and Engagement Manager

     

    KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

     

    • Educated to degree level in a science or related discipline or lived experience as an alternative to a formal qualification (essential)
    • Experience of developing and delivering learning experiences with audiences including school pupils, children and young people (essential)
    • Knowledge of Scottish education priorities (essential)
    • Excellent communication and organisation skills with strong attention to detail (essential)
    • Time management skills - including the ability to prioritise your time to meet competing deadlines and priorities (essential)
    • Some flexibility to work during school holidays and outside normal working hours (essential)
    • Enthusiastic, approachable, pro-active and friendly attitude (essential)
    • Ability to complete tasks with or without reasonable accommodations (essential)
    • Experience in the development and delivery of outdoor learning and engagement experiences (desirable)
    • Experience in the development and delivery of digital learning and engagement experiences (desirable)
    • Experience of working in a science centre or museum setting (desirable)
    • UK Driving License (desirable)

     

    APPLICATION DETAILS:

    As an organisation, we are committed to creating a culture that respects and values equity, diversity and inclusion. We expect all team members to support and enact these values in their day-to-day practice and are committed to creating working environment where everyone can be themselves everyday. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds as part of this recruitment process.

    To apply, please email a covering letter and CV (circa 2 pages each) to Conor Ellis – Learning and Engagement Manager – at conor.ellis@dynamicearth.co.uk – the deadline for applications is 23:59 on Monday January 9th 2023

     

    We expect initial interviews for this position to take place on Tuesday 17th January 2023 and will last no longer than one hour.

     

    Your data will be held securely and in line with our privacy policy – which is available here.

    Dynamic Earth has policies and procedures in place to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm. Appointments to the Learning and Engagement team are subject to successful enrolment in the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.


  • 12 Dec 2022 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Inspirer at Wonderseekers (Winchester Science Centre)

    Could you see yourself as a passionate, inspirational science communicator? Would you like get to involved in delivering fun, accessible and immersive public and education programmes?

    We are looking for a capable and adaptable Inspirer to join our fun and friendly team here at Wonderseekers, the Charity behind Winchester Science Centre.

    In this unique and exciting role, you'll be at the front line of our Charity delivering our already successful science engagement programme to a range of audiences. Enjoy flexibility, fun and family friendly values as part of every day working.

    Our established Inspirer role has proven to be career-defining for many over the years, who have since gone on to progress their career within science engagement or teaching in many highly reputable organisations.

    Deadline: 16th January 9am with interviews to be held the following week

    Full applicant pack and recruitment portal: www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies

    When you are ready to apply, please click to go to our recruitment portal.

    https://app.staffologyhr.co.uk/recruit/application/apply.aspx?cid=755-20997768-4FDC-4C0F-A6FD-0348D8F832B7&VacancyID=22992-77C2B641-D753-4F0E-96C9-5810344643D8

    We can't wait to hear from you!

    Salary: £19,400 per annum. Contract: 1 year fixed-term (any extension will be confirmed in plenty of time

    Work Pattern: A flexible working pattern will be required, which will include weekdays and weekends. Hours will normally be 9am to 5pm(term-time weekdays) and 8.30am to 6pm (school holidays and weekends).Your rota will be available four weeks in advance. Any overtime you work will usually be taken as TOIL, however your line manager may agree in advance to pay overtime for substantial additional hours. Unless agreed otherwise by your line manager, all TOIL must be used within one month of the accrual.

    Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays FTE. You can even buy or sell leave. Please note, the post-holder is expected to work some bank and public holidays

    Line manager: Curiosity Officer

    Why work for us? Working at our Charity offers a truly unique and rewarding experience. Our people are what make our charity a success, so in return we offer many benefits focusing on health, wellbeing, fun and work life-balance. Please see the applicant pack for a full break down of all the staff benefits available to you – we promise you’ll be impressed!

    The role

    • To deliver inspiring content to school and public audiences both in-house and in schools/other venues
    • To support the wider team and Centre with any school/public related events and activities

    Purpose

    At the front line of the organisation, lnspirers directly deliver our core charitable aim of sparking curiosity.

    These roles are the explainers, guiding visitors through a universe of possibilities and being enthusiastic role models who may lead to a lifetime of discovery.

    Delivery is core to the role and lnspirers can expect to spend the majority of their time interacting with audiences of all ages and abilities, delivering live science shows in the Science Theatre, wowing audiences with live demos in Science Live, guiding students through the Ultimate STEM School Trip, exploring the universe in our state-of-the-art accessible Planetarium, supporting families with ecological activities in Bio:Space and roaming the Centre to explain the science behind exhibits. lnspirers will also deliver our outreach workshops to schools and groups, including our mobile planetarium.

    No two days are the same, with lnspirers donning lab coats to explosively demonstrate energy transfer one day, presenting a show to over 100 people, cleaning or organising classroom spaces or researching exciting content for a new topic the next day. lnspirers work directly with Curiosity Officers to develop our outstanding people-led experiences.

    Situated in the STEM department, the role is line managed by one of the Curiosity Officers, while instruction and supervision will also come from the rest of the Officer team or other STEM department managers.

    Key responsibilities

    Delivery work

    • Deliver our range of exciting workshops and science shows linked to a wide range of the curriculum, with a focus on problem-based learning to students (predominantly KS1 to KS3)
    • Deliver our inspiring outreach offer in schools including the mobile planetarium
    • Deliver live science shows, live planetarium shows, live science and activities in Bio:Space at weekends and during school holidays
    • Work with low level explosives, high voltage equipment, living invertebrates and other dramatic tools (full training will be provided)
    • Set up/pack down and present public planetarium shows aimed at families with children aged four and over, and other audiences as required
    • Present as suggested by wider team and within the lesson plan/framework for each session, ensuring accurate scientific information is given and that language is appropriate and inclusive
    • Ensure sessions are set up as early as possible, start and end on time, and that the space is reset promptly to allow the continuation of programmes
    • Be available to occasionally answer questions after the session, being careful to give accurate and up to date information, with confidence to say ‘I don’t know’ if unsure
    • Share skills and experience with other members of the STEM team and/or attend training, to improve general practice within the team. As well as engaging with an internal review process and refining practice in response to feedback

    Other work

    • Deliver our range of exciting workshops and science shows linked to a wide range of the curriculum, with a focus on problem-based learning to students (predominantly KS1 to KS3)
    • Deliver our inspiring outreach offer in schools including the mobile planetarium
    • Deliver live science shows, live planetarium shows, live science and activities in Bio:Space at weekends and during school holidays
    • Work with low level explosives, high voltage equipment, living invertebrates and other dramatic tools (full training will be provided)
    • Set up/pack down and present public planetarium shows aimed at families with children aged four and over, and other audiences as required
    • Present as suggested by wider team and within the lesson plan/framework for each session, ensuring accurate scientific information is given and that language is appropriate and inclusive
    • Ensure sessions are set up as early as possible, start and end on time, and that the space is reset promptly to allow the continuation of programmes
    • Be available to occasionally answer questions after the session, being careful to give accurate and up to date information, with confidence to say ‘I don’t know’ if unsure
    • Share skills and experience with other members of the STEM team and/or attend training, to improve general practice within the team. As well as engaging with an internal review process and refining practice in response to feedback

    Visit our website for the full job spec, key responsibilities and person spec.

    www.winchestersciencecentre.org/vacancies

    When you are ready to apply, please click to go to our recruitment portal. https://app.staffologyhr.co.uk/recruit/application/apply.aspx?cid=755-20997768-4FDC-4C0F-A6FD-0348D8F832B7&VacancyID=22992-77C2B641-D753-4F0E-96C9-5810344643D8

    You will simply need to create an account, answer a few questions, and then upload your CV and cover letter.

    If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Laura Ollis (Head of HR) to arrange an informal phone call with one of the Curiosity team by emailing Laura Ollis (see website for email address) or telephone 01962 863791.

    Please do not apply via Indeed as your application won’t be considered. No recruitment agencies, thank you.

     

     

    Laura OllisAssoc. CIPD, BA (Hons)

    Head of HR & Executive Assistant to CEO


  • 29 Nov 2022 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Closing date for applications – midnight on Wednesday 7th December 2022

    The next British Science Festival will be held in September 2023 in the South of England (location to be announced shortly). We are looking for a full time Head of Festivals to join the British Science Association team. Further details below: 

    Based: Our Head Office is based in the Science Museum, London but we have an agile working policy enabling people to work at another UK location up to 4 days/week.  Permanent remote working in the UK is possible and we welcome applications from people based in other parts of the UK.  

    Terms: Full time (35 hours/week), permanent.  

    Salary band: £41,600 to £50,960

     

    The Head of Festivals is responsible for setting the strategy and overseeing the development and delivery of the British Science Festival, Europe’s longest running science festival, and leading the UK Science Festivals Network and associated projects. 

     

    They lead the curation of an engaging programme for the British Science Festival with relevant speakers and content which attract a range of audiences, particularly those that are underrepresented in science.  In addition, they lead the UK Science Festivals Network which meets several times a year to share best practice and discuss the future of the science festivals sector.

     

    For further details about the role: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/head-of-festivals-job-vacancy

     

    Closing date for applications – midnight on Wednesday 7th December 2022


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