We have an exciting opportunity for an Education and Learning Officer to join our Wellcome Genome Campus Public Engagement team. You will play a key role in co-ordinating and delivering the Wellcome Genome Campus education and learning programme, supporting involvement of staff and students from the world leading Wellcome Sanger Institute and European Bioinformatics Institute.
The Public Engagement team is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science and the role benefits from cross-working with a range of companion teams with diverse expertise.About the role
You will work closely with the Education and Learning Manager to identify, develop and sustain relationships with schools and community learning groups, with particular focus on target geographical areas hallmarked by high pupil premium, indices of deprivation and/or lower social mobility.
The role includes responsibility for the day to day delivery of education experiences, both on and off Campus, that connect Campus staff with learning groups, particularly secondary students across our target regions, but also extending to primary and informal learning groups. The role offers the scope for development of new genomics and biodata learning resources based on fundamental genomics science as well as latest knowledge arising from Campus research. You will also play an important role in capturing and monitoring data from education and learning activities, helping to build evidence of outcomes aligned to our overarching evaluation framework.
Given the current focus on virtual and remote learning environments, we expect the role to offer freedom to innovate in this space, taking advantage of our existing and well established online resource platforms. As a significant proportion of the role will involve engagement with formal learners, it will be advantageous to maintain contemporary knowledge and robust cross referencing with the UK education curricula. The role also benefits from regular cross-working with other members of the PE team, Connecting Science and wider Campus – particularly around pervasive themes of equality and diversity, and evaluation.
Given the range of activities this role will contribute to, there will be an expectation for occasional evening or weekend working, which will be offset through our approach to flexible working and TOIL policy.
Please ensure your cover letter and CV outline how you meet the requirements of the essential knowledge skills and experience listed for the role.
The successful candidate must hold a full, clean driver’s license as the role involves some travel to other sites. This may be outside of usual working hours.
Closing date for applications: 17th August 2020
Whilst the developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Wellcome Genome Campus is closed for all but essential functions and facilities.
People remain at the centre of everything that we do and the majority of our staff are now working remotely to ensure continuity of operations, making use of remote communication and collaboration tools.
Interviews will be taking place virtually and the successful candidate should expect to be fully supported through remote on-boarding and working from home until the Campus re-opens to all staff. This approach may vary for individuals located overseas and/or where a visa is required and starting will be based on a number of factors, we will be able to provide specialist advice to those affected candidates.
About Connecting Science
Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. We connect researchers, health professionals and the wider public, creating opportunities and spaces to explore genomic science and its impact on people. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning and measures attitudes, drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:
Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:
Find out more about our Wellcome Genome Campus.
We have recently been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
|Salary:||£26,794 to £32,108 (Grade 3)|
|Placed On:||31st July 2020|
|Closes:||17th August 2020|
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