Home-based Scotland, United Kingdom

£33,625 - £35,307 per year (pro-rated)

Contract, Part-time

About the organisation

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all.

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Job Description

We are seeking a Public Engagement Manager to join the Outreach and Engagement team in developing an innovative and sustainable programme of public engagement activity that introduces new audiences to physics in Scotland.

The role

This is an exciting role covering an existing programme of work, as well as scoping out innovative new approaches to meet the needs of our target audiences. Existing activities include organising the three day IOP Scotland Festival of Physics at Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and Small Stories, an innovative storytelling programme targeted at early years groups. Looking to the future, this post holder will be exploring how we can enable and empower others through training and partnership working and engage communities in conversation about how physics affects their lives line with IOP strategy.

The Public Engagement Manager- Scotland will work closely with the National Manager for Scotland and the IOP Scotland committee, contributing towards the delivery of outreach activity and ensuring the new programme of work supports and engages with the Scottish physics community.

The Person

We are looking for a creative and innovative team player with experience working in science communication, including experience of:

  • devising and delivering public engagement activities
  • factual writing aimed at non-specialist audiences
  • working on several projects simultaneously
  • working with varied stakeholders and partners including scientists and volunteers

The successful candidate will have proven experience delivering ambitious, high quality events working with a variety of stakeholders.

Why work with us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

This is an exciting time to join the team.  We are writing a new five-year strategy, with an integral part of the current strategy completed which was our move to the heart of the redevelopment in King’s Cross. Our offices are close to partners such as Wellcome and Google, and we are seeking new talent to help us create a contemporary organisation that is fit for the future.

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.

For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.

Contract: Fixed 9 Month Maternity Cover

Hours: 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)

Salary: £33,625 - £35,307 (pro-rata)
Grade: B

Closing date for applications: 9 June 2019
Interview date: 17 June 2019

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.