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Education Programme Co-ordinator

John Innes Centre, Norwich - Communication and Engagement Team

Location: Norwich
Salary: £34,950 to £43,750 per annum depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: 1004628

Contract: 36 months, full time

Location: John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.

Applications are invited for an Education Programme Co-ordinator to develop and co-ordinate delivery of a wide range of outreach and engagement activities for local schools and school age students as part of a new education programme funded jointly by the John Innes Foundation and the John Innes Centre.

About the John Innes Centre:

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant and microbial sciences. We nurture a creative, curiosity-led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits. Our strategic vision, Healthy Plants, Healthy People, Healthy Planet, sets out our ambitious long-term goals for the game changing impact of our science globally. 

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

The role:

As well as being a central point of contact for teachers to access the activities on offer, the role will involve identifying and supporting staff to engage with schools, and to capture, monitor and evaluate activities to demonstrate and measure impact.

The successful candidate will join the JIC Communication and Engagement team and will also work closely with key affiliated partners to delivering specific elements of the programme.

This role will co-ordinate and administer a programme of existing and new educational and engagement activities, events and opportunities for schools and school age students in the East of England. The role will deliver the education programme activities to primary and secondary school children on themes relating to the National Curriculum and current research at the John Innes Centre.

The ideal candidate:

You will have a degree in a relevant subject. The post holder will understand the importance of STEM qualifications and the role of informal science learning in building Science Capital and they will have demonstrable experience in developing content, events and activities that are informative, accurate and engaging.

It is advantageous if the successful candidate has experience in delivering practical science sessions to large groups, e.g. as a teacher, with a science organisation or within the museum and engagement centre sector.

Additional information:

Interviews will be held on 16 April 2024.

Please note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide visa sponsorship.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website via the 'Apply' button above or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450814 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1004628.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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