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Regional Schools Engagement Lead (Central England)

(Salary range £39,000-£42,500)

We are searching for an exceptional teacher and leader to join our team. The Institute for Research in Schools is a UK charity that facilitates students in schools to participate in cutting edge, university level research while still in school. We impact on both students and teachers, engaging more young people in the excitement of STEM and opening up the world of STEM careers.

Due to the growth of our charity, we are seeking a Maths, Science or Computer Science teacher to visit schools in Central England and provide support as necessary for teachers and students working on IRIS Projects. As part of this work you would also be the lead for one or more IRIS projects, liaising with our University or industry partners.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and communicator, a diligent and hard-working individual and will have skills in networking and strategic thinking. We also need someone who is flexible and a reliable team-player.

The role is home-based with travel through Central England and occasional meetings in London, Edinburgh and Exeter. The working week is 37.5 hours and working hours are flexible, but will include visits to schools during the school day and in term-time.

Salary Range £39,000 - £42,500, plus 10% Employer Pension Contribution and travel expenses.

Applicants will need to hold a valid driving licence, shortlisted applicants will also need to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the role. Please email to submissions@researchinschools.org by noon on 8th October.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 9th October and will be required to attend an interview on 17th October in London.

Communications Manager (SW-based)

(Salary range circa £30, 000-£35,000)

The Institute for Research in Schools is a UK charity that facilitates students in schools to participate in cutting edge, university level research while still in school. We impact on both students and teachers, engaging more young people in the excitement of STEM and opening up the world of STEM careers.

After a period of rapid growth we are now looking to recruit an outstanding Communications Manager to focus and harness our multiple communications channels, developing a strategy to support our activity with schools and stakeholders.

The role is mainly home based working closely with the Director who is based in Cornwall. The role will also require travel for monthly team meetings and potential attendance at events across the UK including in London. The working week is 37.5 hours Monday to Friday with flexibility available subject to deadlines and events.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in communications and a demonstrable track record of success in this area. A knowledge of the UK education system would be beneficial but is not essential.

Applicants will need to hold a valid driving licence, shortlisted applicants will also need to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

Applications should consist of a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 explaining why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for the role. Please email to submissions@researchinschools.org by noon on 21st October.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 28th October and will be required to attend an interview in Cornwall on 6th November.

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