Understanding Animal Research (UAR)
Education project officer
A full-time post for one year with the possibility of extension. Salary between ??22,000 and ??24,000 depending on experience.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and determined graduate to manage and grow UAR’s ambitious school speaker programme. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, highly organised with the confidence to break down barriers and build relationships with teachers and science professionals. You will enjoy devising and delivering talks and workshops in secondary schools as well as training, supporting and developing volunteers from the bioscience sector. You won’t like taking no for an answer.
The main duties will be:
?? Recruiting schools to take part in the UAR school speaker programme
?? Recruiting scientists and animal?? technologists as volunteers
?? Organising school talks for volunteers and maintaining the database of schools activities
?? Delivering school talks and workshops on animal research
?? Training volunteers to be confident, well prepared school speakers
?? Collecting and disseminating feedback from school talks
?? Writing regular e-newsletters for schools and volunteers
?? Writing blog and news items about the schools programme for the UAR website.
The person should:
?? be a graduate, ideally in a science subject
?? have a good understanding of the issues around the use of animals in scientific research
?? be a confident communicator who enjoys public speaking, especially to school age children
?? have an informed interest in secondary school education and the issues currently facing teachers
?? have the organisational skills and confidence to arrange a large number of events simultaneously
?? be diplomatic and sensitive in developing relationships and networks but with the confidence to apply pressure where appropriate
?? have good judgment and the ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team
?? understand the importance of keeping information confidential
?? have a passion and commitment to promoting the benefits of well-regulated and humanely conducted scientific research using animals
In addition, any of the following would be helpful:
?? experience of devising and running workshops
?? experience of working in schools with secondary age children
?? experience of developing teaching resources.
UAR is an equal opportunities employer. Work will be based at our offices in Central London. Some evening work and travel may be required occasionally.
Please send your CV together with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.??
Please include details of your current salary and notice period.??
The closing date for applications is 1 March 2013.?? Interviews will be held during the w/c 11 March 2013.
For an informal discussion about this role, which will not form part of the application process, please contact John Meredith at email@example.com.