a) Organisation name: The Francis Crick Institute
b) Job title: Education Outreach Officer
c) URL for the job: http://www.crick.ac.uk/about-us/jobs/education-outreach-officer
d) Job description/person spec – attached
e) Full text of advert – see below (from our website) and attached as PDF
The Francis Crick Institute
Salary: circa £35,000
Type: Full-time permanent appointment
Closing date: 26 September 2011
The Francis Crick Institute will be a leading centre of biomedical research. It will promote connections between researchers and their disciplines, and between academic institutions, healthcare organisations and businesses. Dedicated to research excellence, the Institute will have the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease.
Due to open in 2015, The Francis Crick Institute is a charity founded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust and UCL (University College London). It will be world-class with a strong national role – training scientists and developing ideas for public good.
Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, the Education Outreach Officer will develop and implement The Crick’s science education programme for schools, CPD for teachers, and engagement opportunities for adult audiences.
You will several years’ experience as a science educator and be passionate about engaging the public with scientific research. You should have experience of developing science education/outreach programmes and of working either in or with schools, gained in a teaching or outreach role. We will expect you to have a good knowledge of how schools operate, the challenges both science educators and scientists face in their work, and strategies to engage hard-to-reach audiences.
You will be an excellent communicator with creative ideas for showcasing the Institute’s work. You should have a first degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and a suitable postgraduate qualification such as a PGCE, and/or an MA or MSc in Science Communication or a related discipline.
This is a fantastic career opportunity for an ambitious schools engagement professional. The role and culture of the organisation will suit an energetic self-starter who is seeking to learn and further develop within the role. A full job description and person specification is available on request.
To apply, please send a full CV and daytime phone number, together with a covering letter stating how you meet the above criteria to the HR Department, The Crick Institute, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 September.
f) Salary and closing date: c£35k; 26 September 2011
g) Contact details: HR Department, The Crick Institute, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE or email email@example.com