Closing date 27/07/2022
Kingston University has a growing demand from schools, colleges and community groups to utilise its state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) outreach provision, including both a dedicated STEM Outreach Centre and two mobile ‘lab in a lorry’ facilities. The STEM Outreach Intern will be key to the successful delivery and development of our STEM outreach work which aims to inspire learners to progress to higher education and in particular into STEM disciplines.
You will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of our STEM outreach provision, including driving the ‘lab in a lorry’ vans to/from events (training and support will be available to the successful candidate). You will ensure the smooth running and safe operation of the STEM Outreach Centre, as well as ensuring that all equipment is clean, well-organised and safe. Much of your time will be spent out of the office supporting events either within the STEM Outreach Centre or at locations across London and the South East when driving the ‘lab in a lorry’ vans.
The successful candidate will join a supportive and enthusiastic team and will be supported in their professional development. This role requires occasional evening/weekend working, for which time off in lieu will be granted.
You must have a graduate or equivalent background in a STEM subject. A full, clean & valid driving licence is essential as the post holder will be required to drive the University’s ‘Lab in a Lorry’ vans to schools and colleges within the region. The ideal candidate will have some experience of working with school and college pupils. You will have excellent organisational and project management skills, with the ability to adapt to problems and work with colleagues to find solutions. Strong administrative and IT skills are essential, whilst experience of a CRM system would be beneficial. The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead STEM experiments/demonstrations or the ability to do so and the willingness to learn and develop in this area.
Be part of a team that ensures all students get equal opportunities in higher education
The Access, Participation and Inclusion team ensure all students have equal opportunity to access, and succeed, in higher education.
Our work with schools, colleges, and other partners increases progression to higher education for people from less advantaged backgrounds. And our transition programmes prepares students for university life.
We promote an inclusive culture, through policies and positive action programmes, such as award-winning KU Cares. Together with organised enrichment activities that encourage all students to make the most of their time at university, participate fully and develop skills for success.
We also design and deliver systems and processes to identify students who may be disengaging from their studies, and appropriately support them to continue and graduate.
Our team’s culture is dedicated, inclusive and supportive. We work collaboratively and offer plenty of opportunity for development.
Awards for our work include the NEON Higher Education Institution of the Year, Highly Commended in The Times Higher Education Award for Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative, and a UK Social Mobility Award.
This is full time fixed term position until 20th October 2023, with a starting salary of £25,312 per annum.
Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS check so the successful applicant will be required to complete a DBS check as part of their pre-employment checks.
Interviews are expected to be held on Friday 5 August 2022.
If you require further information, please contact Amy Horton, Acting Education Liaison & Outreach Manager.
Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
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