STEM Engagement Officer (21 hpw) (Fixed Term maternity cover) Caol Joint Campus, Fort Willliam (HGH0

  • Job Reference: 00085894-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: Highland Council
  • Location: Lochaber
  • Salary: £14,479 to £16,270
  • Sector: Education, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Job Description

Post Title:   STEM Engagement Officer
Location:    Caol Joint Campus, Fort William
Hours:         21 hours per week
Duration:   Fixed Term Maternity Cover 
Salary:        £16,479 - £16,270

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Applications from Gaelic speakers are encouraged.

Contact Person:  Peter Finlayson, Tel: 07795 304905

Job Purpose: The post holder will be required to comply with the Highland Council standards, operational policies and procedures and requirements in relation to health and safety and to safeguarding requirements. To operate the Lochaber Newton Room and to ensure delivery of inspirational and interactive STEM activities to young people and to the general public in the local community.

Do you have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)? Would you like to deliver inspiring practical activities to 10-14 year olds?

The Science Skills Academy, a project led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, are opening five Newton Rooms (well-equipped and inspirational STEM centres) across the Highland Council region, and in collaboration with the Highland Council are hiring a team of STEM Engagement Officers. Each STEM Engagement Officer will be responsible for delivering Newton Modules to primary and secondary schools in their area, and supporting community STEM events. Full training will be provided for each Newton Module. These modules will be multi-disciplinary with topics ranging from Robotics and Mathematics to Renewable Energy to the Lifecycle of Salmon. We are looking for individuals who can bring the topics to life and contribute their own STEM experience.

This STEM Engagement Officer post will be based near Fort William at the Caol Youth Centre

We require an individual who is proactive and self-reliant. The post holder will be responsible for their local Newton Room and the timetable of activities taking place there. You will be part of the Science Skills Academy team working across the Highlands, at the same time working in partnership with other organisations and STEM deliverers. Together our aim is to excite and inspire students and encourage them to study STEM subjects at school and beyond.

This post will provide maternity cover for the period January to December 2021.

For queries about these positions please contact April Conroy, 07939253203 or April.conroy@hient.co.uk

Please APPLY ONLINE.

Prior to confirming appointment, we will require successful candidates to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Short listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Requirements

Minimum SCQF Level 9 STEM-related qualification or (desirable) Honours Degree in STEM-related subject.

Full driving licence.