About us: An inspirational science education at primary school is vital for society - boosting the future of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries and a thriving UK society and economy. That’s why the new Centre for Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation is investing in the future of children in the West of England region, by supporting primary STEM education.
Many children will have no knowledge of adults who work or have worked in STEM careers, which gives them very little science capital. Science capital is based on the idea of social capital – that all of us have differing amounts of cultural beliefs, values, qualifications and experiences, which we gather from our families and lives, and determine our value in careers and social situations – in relation to science. This can have a significant impact on children’s aspirations regarding STEM careers, as children’s attitudes towards STEM are largely formed before age 13.
The new DETI Inspire project will bring together people who inspire primary STEM learning, including primary school teachers, science communicators, education providers, and people working in STEM industries. Working through Curiosity Connections Bristol, the project aims to boost digital engineering skills and inspiration for the future wellbeing and prosperity of the West of England.
About you: This job role would suit someone with a passion for communicating STEM topics to primary school children and the educators who inspire their future learning. Knowledge of STEM public engagement and the primary science sector will be an advantage.
The role will involve the production and dissemination of communication and education materials to a wide range of audiences ranging from schoolchildren to adults, translating scientific information to everyday language. You will organise events, liaise with stakeholders, and disseminate activities on the website, social media, and termly e-newsletters.
UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.
We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.
Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 11th of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction and 7th of all universities in England. We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 95% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.
Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.
This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further.
Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.
In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including:
If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Laura Fogg-Rogers on 0117 328 7602 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a fixed-term post Grade F post until June 2022, and is full-time working 37 hours per week. The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.
This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time.
This post requires standard DBS clearance.
Interviews are to be held on Monday 27th July.
UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.
This post does not qualify for sponsorship under the UK Visas and Immigration Tier 2 points based system therefore we would not be able to obtain a tier 2 Biometric Residence Permit and would be unable to sponsor anyone who does not have their own right to work in the UK. Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable. Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to bring your right to work documents with you to your interview so they can be copied and verified at that stage.