Beltane Public Engagement Network

Opportunities Calendar

May
28
Sun
2017
Effective Learning Adviser | Vacancy @ Queen Margaret University
May 28 all-day

Effective Learning Adviser

Centre for Academic Practice

 

Full Time 35.75 hours per week

Open Ended (permanent)

Grade 6 £27,629 – £31,076 (with possible progression to £33,943)

Ref: CRSS006A

 

Queen Margaret University is committed to supporting our diverse students to help them succeed in their studies, and the Effective Learning Adviser has a key role in this. Working within the Effective Learning Service, you will provide academic skills development to QMU students, with a particular focus on groups under-represented in higher education. You will have experience of teaching academic skills at HE or FE level, often working across disciplines, and will have engaged with issues relating to student retention and success in UK HE. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work autonomously within a changing and challenging environment.

 

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email recruitment@qmu.ac.uk

The closing date for this position is Sunday, 28th May 2017.

Jun
5
Mon
2017
Science Presenter posts at Be Experimental (Edinburgh, Central Scotland and Borders)
Jun 5 all-day

be-experimentalFreelance Science Presenters 

Central Scotland 

Competitive hourly rate

 No application deadline

We are always looking for dynamic freelance science presenters to deliver our science experiments, demonstrations and workshops to people of all ages. We have a schools and nursery  programme, we run events for groups and clubs, and provide entertainment for parties and events.

You should have experience of working with children and presenting science to public audiences, and be enthusiastic and engaging. Must be a self-starter. A driving licence and access to a reliable car is essential.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to lindsaymurphy@beexperimental.co.uk.

Jun
14
Wed
2017
Vacancy | Research Associate in Science Communication @ Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Jun 14 all-day

We are looking for part-time research management support in our science communication Horizon 2020 projects (particularly “NUCLEUS”). As you can see from the call >> http://bit.ly/SCR-17-5e <<, this is a 30% position, i.e. should also be suitable for freelancers, and would mean roughly one day / week on campus, or two days every fortnight.

Rhine-Waal is Germany’s first fully international university. All of the degree programmes in our faculty are in English. 80% of our students are international. This diversity also guides our approach in research and teaching: being comparative about the different systems of science, media, policy, etc.

Applications by 14th June 2017 to our HR department.

Our campus is located in the heart of Europe, right on the border between The Netherlands and Germany, half-way between Amsterdam and Cologne, or Brussels and Munster, at the foot of Cleves castle.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Vacancy | Research and Public Engagement Coordinator
Jun 22 all-day

Sense about Science is a unique campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. We advocate openness and honesty about research findings, and work to ensure the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public discussion and policymaking.

We’ve changed many debates about science and evidence over the past 15 years by involving the public and researchers in challenging misleading claims; we started and lead the AllTrials campaign for all clinical trials to be registered and reported; we review the transparency of government’s use of evidence each year and run the Ask for Evidence public campaign. We help people use scientific questioning to navigate debates, from forensic genetics to radiation risks. Our direct approach to difficult subjects is ‘public led, expert fed’, and it is in high demand.

We now have a vacancy for a research and public engagement coordinator to provide research assistance and to support our public engagement programmes.

Duties will include:

  • Researching and writing engaging briefings and public resources on complex or challenging subjects.
  • Involving different sections of society in developing public resources – through research, workshops and testing – and liaising with them and with specialists to make these resources useful and accessible. A recent example is our work on child heart surgery outcomes.
  • Creating well argued, attractive communications and presentations.
  • Collaborating with our public engagement partners and managing joint schedules.

It’s a busy, lively office where we all muck in and no two days are the same. You will be working with the head of partnerships, who is responsible for public engagement projects and supporting other areas of the team’s work with research and assessment. You will also have scope to lead areas of work.

As well as a collaborative spirit and an appetite for responsibility, you will need:

  • A good degree and ideally either a PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • A flair for clear, engaging writing and for editing
  • An understanding of debates about evidence and a keen interest in civil society engagement and the policy environment
  • The ability to plan well but adapt quickly
  • A very friendly manner.

You will also demonstrate:

  • The ability to organise and prioritise your work
  • Confidence, enthusiasm and initiative.

However, if you don’t have a CV that matches all these requirements but you are absolutely convinced you are right for the post, feel free to write to us to make the case. There is great scope in this job to develop the role and make it your own.

Starting salary £24,000 p/a.  Central London (EC1R). Will include some travel and out of hours activity.

To apply: please submit a CV and covering letter to Emily Jesper-Mir, head of partnerships and governance. Questions? email hello@senseaboutscience.org.

Application deadline: 10 am, Thurs 22 June.  Interviews on Weds 28 and Thurs 29 June. Please let us know in your covering letter if you are not available for interview on those dates.

It is essential that you explore our work before applying: www.senseaboutscience.org.

Jun
23
Fri
2017
Vacancy | Lecturer for Communication Management in Science & Innovation @ Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Jun 23 all-day

As you can see from the call >> http://bit.ly/SCR-17-6 << we are looking for a colleague with at least five years of work experience (preferably ten years or more) in managing a science / innovation communication department in industry and/or the academy.

The module, which is to be taught at least in winter 2017 and summer 2018, is officially called “Corporate Communication Management, Governance and Controlling”. You will be expected to address the increasingly wide spectrum of management tasks, from internal communication and knowledge repositories to planning and evaluating exhibitions and events, as well as corporate publishing, branding, and fund-raising, controlling and project evaluation.

Rhine-Waal is Germany’s first fully international university. All of the degree programmes in our faculty are in English. 80% of our students are international. This diversity also guides our approach in research and teaching: being comparative about the different systems of science, media, policy. Regarding the lectureship in question, the module is expected to juxtapose the conditions and practises in different systems and cultural settings around the world. By completing the module, students shall also be prepared for staffing and outsourcing issues, challenges with leadership and group dynamics in communication departments.

Applications by 23rd June 2017 to our faculty management (see the call).

Our campus is located in the heart of Europe, right on the border between The Netherlands and Germany, half-way between Amsterdam and Cologne, or Brussels and Munster, at the foot of Cleves castle.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Vacancy | Full Professorship for Science Communication @ Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Jun 26 all-day

We have just reopened the call for the second Science Communication Chair.

This is a lifetime-tenure Full Professorship. If the new colleague is 49 years or younger, s/he will additionally become a civil servant. Profs at German universities of applied sciences offer up to 18 hours of teaching per week. Depending on the amount of research (and several other activities), this load is reduced significantly.

Rhine-Waal is Germany’s first fully international university. All of the degree programmes in our faculty are in English. 80% of our students are international. For the time being, we have the great privilege to offer our courses without asking for tuition-fees, which enables young people from meanwhile more than a hundred different countries to study with us. This diversity also guides our approach in research and teaching: being comparative about the different systems of science, media, policy, etc.

Our campus is located in the heart of Europe, right on the border between The Netherlands and Germany, half-way between Amsterdam and Cologne, or Brussels and Munster, at the foot of Cleves castle. There are direct low-cost flight from Edinburgh, Luton, and Stansted to our regional airport (“NRN”), ca. 20 mins from campus.

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Science Presenter posts at Be Experimental (Edinburgh, Central Scotland and Borders)
Jul 3 all-day

be-experimentalFreelance Science Presenters 

Central Scotland 

Competitive hourly rate

 No application deadline

We are always looking for dynamic freelance science presenters to deliver our science experiments, demonstrations and workshops to people of all ages. We have a schools and nursery  programme, we run events for groups and clubs, and provide entertainment for parties and events.

You should have experience of working with children and presenting science to public audiences, and be enthusiastic and engaging. Must be a self-starter. A driving licence and access to a reliable car is essential.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to lindsaymurphy@beexperimental.co.uk.

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Vacancy | Science Presenter
Jul 24 all-day

Be Experimental are looking for a part time science presenter to work a minimum of 20 hours per week covering parties, events, labs and to help deal with customer enquiries. Full details on their website:

https://www.beexperimental.co.uk/vacancies

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Research, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Data Coordinator | Vacancy @ University of Edinburgh
Aug 4 all-day
Vacancy Ref: : 040502

Applications are invited for the post of Research, Impact and Knowledge Exchange (RIKE) Data Coordinator in our Research & Knowledge Exchange Office in Moray House School of Education. You will be working with academic and research colleagues, and associated stakeholders to support the implementation of the Moray House School of Education knowledge exchange and impact plans and research outcomes strategy, including developing procedures to support the collation, curation, dissemination and use of research data, activities, and publications and advising staff on how to record and evidence research impact.

You will have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to research data, findings, and publication management, gained from previous experience in the HE sector. As well as proven ability to use databases and reporting systems to prepare and analyse complex datasets you will have excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for working in a varied and busy role. Previous experience of supporting the Research Excellence Framework exercise, or a similar data collection exercise within the HE sector would be an advantage.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended post.

Salary: £26,829 – £31,076 per annum

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) Friday 4th August 2017

Vacancy | Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre Officer
Aug 4 all-day

The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus, home to The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, is seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced individual to fill the newly-created post of Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre Officer, which will focus on developing and running the new Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC).

EBSOC is a purpose-built teaching laboratory that will enable visiting groups to experience real scientific techniques and explore current research (predominantly but not exclusively biomedical, biological and veterinary sciences) via encounters with researchers and clinicians from across the University of Edinburgh.

The EBSOC Officer will be the main point of contact for EBSOC and will provide technical and administrative oversight for the centre’s public engagement activities. This will include planning and setting up of activities, maintenance of equipment, ordering of supplies and administering bookings. The post-holder will assist in the development and delivery of EBSOC activities and will work closely with researchers and public engagement practitioners from across the University of Edinburgh, as well as external stakeholders, to develop new relationships and establish the EBSOC programme.

Applicants will need proven technical laboratory experience, a strong interest in and enthusiasm for public engagement with research and excellent all-round communication skills. In addition, applicants with experience of developing and running public engagement, science communication and/or formal teaching activities are strongly encouraged to apply.

This post is offered on a part-time (0.5FTE, hours per week may be flexible), fixed-term basis for 12 months and is available from September 2017.

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The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875
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