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GeoBus Education Coordinator - AD2435NB

University of St Andrews - School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 29th October 2021
Job Ref: 316052

Fixed Term: 4 years, Start: To be agreed

Applications are invited for a 4-year, full time, GeoBus Education Coordinator in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES). GeoBus is a free educational outreach project developed and run by the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, active since 2012. Its aims are to support Earth and Environmental Science teaching in secondary schools across Scotland by providing educational resources, inspire young learners, provide a bridge between industry, HEIs, Research Councils and schools, and to highlight career opportunities in STEM.

We are seeking a driven individual with a keen interest in STEM education and outreach and excellent communication and organisational skills. Responsibilities of the post are: (1) delivering the St Andrews GeoBus STEM public engagement and education programme, (2) coordination of SEES summer school and public engagement programmes, and (3) liaising with project funders with regards to GeoBus activities. The role will work alongside a GeoBus Education Assistant to undertake these responsibilities.

Experience with STEM public engagement and creation and delivery of educational materials is essential for this role, as is an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences in a variety of delivery settings. Experience with secondary education is also beneficial. The position requires the successful candidate to become, or be, a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme for regulated work with children. Assistance in obtaining membership will be provided.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Claire Cousins, email: crc9@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional services posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters, and Stonewall). Full details available online: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/

Interviews will be held on 11 November 2021

Please quote ref: AD2435NB

Closing Date: 29 October 2021

Further Particulars: AD2435NB FPs.doc

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