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Project Manager (Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension)

Cardiff University - Cardiff School of Chemistry

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum, Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 23rd February 2019
Job Ref: 8185BR

An opportunity has arisen in the School of Chemistry to join the Trio Sci Cymru programme as Project Manager.

Trio Sci Cymru is an exciting programme (supported by European Social Funds via the Welsh Government) which focusses on delivering science engagement activities to secondary school aged pupils (years 7-9) throughout Wales. Cardiff University will be working with schools in the region to deliver Bioscience, Chemistry and Physics activities.

Based within the School you will be responsible for managing the Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension programme. This role will require development of the classroom activities along with training of others who are part of the programme.

The classroom based activities will incorporate current research of various aspects of chemistry which will be delivered by cutting edge 3D simulation to provide an engaging and unique experience for pupils.

In addition to development of activities you will be responsible for the day to day delivery of activities throughout schools in the region. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring forecasted metrics are met and financial regulations of the programme are followed.

You will be working as part of a small team and will support the training and development of the project officer and ambassadors who will visit schools as part of this programme. You will be required to work effectively with other members of this team and liaise with other School and University staff as necessary. You will be expected to make a significant personal contribution to the day to day running of the Chemistry in the 3rd Dimension component of Trio Sci Cymru, providing advice and contributing to the development of its’ objectives.

For informal enquiries about the role and the School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Liam Thomas (; +44 (0)29 2251 0770).

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Ms Alison Blake (; +44 (0)29 2087 4805).

The position is available immediately on a fixed term contract ending 31st March 2022, 35 hours per week with variable working hours due to travel to schools within the region.

Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement.  Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 8185BR.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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