Remote
Wales, United Kingdom
£40,000 - £40,325 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 3 days a week
Job description

We are seeking a Public Engagement Manager for Wales to help us develop an innovative and sustainable programme of outreach and engagement activity that introduces new audiences to physics in Wales. Working as a job share  21 hours per week. 

The Role

Working alongside a job-share partner, a broader Wales team, and specialist colleagues across the UK and Ireland, this is an exciting new role that will help us to strengthen and develop the work of the IoP in Wales.

Our Public Engagement Manager will help us to develop innovative new approaches to meet the needs of our target audiences, particularly those who are under-represented in the physics community at present. Activities might include working with members and volunteers to deliver outreach and engagement activities or creating engaging activities at festivals and Eisteddfodau. The post holder will help to shape our future work in line with the IoP’s strategic aims.

The Person

We are looking for an imaginative and motivated team player with experience working in science communication and public engagement. The successful candidate is likely to have:

  • A strong understanding of science and science communication
  • Experience of designing and delivering public engagement activities
  • The ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Experience of working with varied stakeholders and partners including scientists and volunteers

The ability to work in both English and Welsh would be a significant advantage.

Why work with us

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer and our people are at the core our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new and exciting trust based model of flexible working. This means that our staff are empowered to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be times when in-person meetings, collaborations and events will be needed. The Future of Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland, we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity.

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Posted on: 21 September 2021
Closed date: 05 October 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Business Development

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