UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER

STEM Inspiration Officer

Location
Chichester, United Kingdom
Posted
19 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Sep 2017
Ref
RQ0000000850
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Application closing date  13/09/2017
Location  Chichester Campus
Salary  £26,052 to £28,453 per annum
Package  Local Government Pension Scheme
Job category/type  Professional Services

Job description

Are you passionate about inspiring young people about STEM subjects? The Marketing Communications and Access team are currently seeking a STEM Inspiration Officer to devise, develop and maintain a programme of hands-on STEM engagement activities for a range of audiences, contributing to the wider public engagement aims of the University. This role is to cover a period of maternity leave therefore is fixed term for up to one year.

The role will strengthen our partnerships between higher education, further education, schools and training providers. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity and be dynamic in their approach to raising both the aspirations and attainments of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are currently under-represented in higher education.The successful candidate will have a degree in a STEM related field, have knowledge of campaigns to increase the number of young people choosing to study STEM projects, and an appreciation of widening participation issues in deprived areas, including the requirements of learners.Having an understanding of the 14-19 and Higher Education policy context, including the opportunities and constraints for Higher Education Institutions [HEIs] and holding a recognised teaching qualification at FE or secondary level are also desirable but are not essential.    

The hours are full time and a flexibility in your hours is required as some evening and weekend work will be required.   

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Lesley-Anne Neville, Head of Outreach and College Engagement on L.Neville@chi.ac.uk

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME minority backgrounds as they are underrepresented at officer level.

Interview Date:  22nd September 2017