Gender Balance Officer (North West) – Fixed Term

Institute of Physics - Education

Fixed term contract until March 2019

We are seeking an experienced Project Officer to join the Education team at the Institute of Physics (IOP).

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

The Role

This is an exciting role that will require the successful candidate to lead on implementing the findings of a recent pilot programme in the North West.

The officer will work with the senior management teams in a number of schools to promote a more inclusive school culture, using a range of methods and approaches that IOP research has shown to be effective at improving gender balance in subject choice. They will work closely with a team of physics coaches who will give subject specific support to the schools’ science departments.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is proactive and comfortable working independently. You will have excellent project management skills and be confident in challenging others’ opinions, with a proven ability to influence others and gain trust and commitment. 

A degree or equivalent in a science or social science subject is essential. A familiarity with the English secondary school system and with the issues surrounding inclusivity in schools is also required.  The post will be home-based although you will spend the majority of your working hours in schools and regular travel to the schools will therefore be an essential part of the role.

Why work with us?

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

Hours: 14 hours per week (0.4 FTE)

Closing date for applications:
23 October 2017
Interview date:
1 November 2017

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

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