Working with ISIS scientists and users we expect you to take the lead on coordinating public engagement activities for the facility, planning and managing events with the STFC public engagement team and developing resources for our scientists to take into schools and to science festivals.
You will also oversee all visits to the facility, ensuring these events are well planned, managed and delivered in a consistent fashion. You will also help to develop consistent processes for managing the logistics of scientific conferences and high level visits. Reporting to the ISIS impact manager you will also look for opportunities to promote ISIS at external events and represent ISIS at events organized by the STFC corporate team.
The ISIS neutron and muon source, based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, is a world-leading research centre which generates beams of neutrons and muons to study the atomic-level properties of everything from soap films to superconductors, engineering to earth science, advanced battery components to biomolecules. ISIS has over 30 research instruments serving an international community of 2000 scientists. Each year over 400 science papers are published based on ISIS research.
As a world-leading research facility, ISIS has a key role to play in engaging the public and inspiring young people with science. We are looking for an experienced individual with a passion for science to coordinate ISIS science outreach activities to a range of audiences.
List of Duties / Work Programme / Responsibilities
Contacts and Communication
Reporting to the ISIS impact manager this post will communicate extensively with the STFC public engagement team, scientists and engineers across ISIS and also with external users.
In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.
You will need to have excellent communications skills, demonstrated in a scientific environment. You will need some experience in event management.
You will also need to be well-organised, enthusiastic, capable of taking projects from initial idea to finished product, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite software is desirable.
Knowledge and Experience
Personal skill and Qualities
Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV. No Agencies.
The closing date for applications is 23 November 2014, however, we encourage early applications as some candidates may be interviewed before this date.
We want to make our application process as easy for you as we possibly can. If you experience any problems in applying for this job, or have any feedback for us about the application process, please contact our Recruitment Hotline on 01793 867000 (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday). Please quote the appropriate IRC reference number (IRC165673) when calling.