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Project Coordinator (Schools) Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme (Fixed Term)


The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge is looking for a dynamic Project Coordinator for the Gatsby Plant Science Education programme, to coordinate the Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS) project. The programme aims to increase participation and interest in plant science in UK schools and universities, through online resources for students, school and college teachers, support for education professionals, and an annual undergraduate plant science summer school.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating events for teachers and teacher trainers, commissioning marketing material, maintaining the project website, preparing email campaigns, overseeing our social media channels and providing financial and administrative support across the team. The ability to proactively prioritise workloads and work to tight deadlines is essential for the role.

The role holder will join a friendly team of four and will work alongside a Project Manager to deliver elements of the SAPS project. Candidates will need to be comfortable and confident representing the programme to scientists, teachers and students from across the UK, with excellent communication skills. They will be expected to be able to work away from home for key events including the Association for Science Education annual conference (January), and some evening working will occasionally be required.

The position will suit someone outgoing, website and IT-adept and well-organised who enjoys a challenge and takes pride in maintaining high standards. It is expected the role holder will be educated to first degree level or have equivalent experience, alongside the ability to co-ordinate events including the planning, budgeting and evaluation of projects. A demonstrable interest in science, particularly plants, and a familiarity with the UK school education system, would be advantageous.

Information about the Sainsbury Laboratory and further particulars for the role can be found at: http://www.slcu.cam.ac.uk/

Information about the SAPS project can be found at: http://www.saps.org.uk/

The post is full time and available immediately.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please note interviews are scheduled to be held during the week commencing 12 June 2017.

The Sainsbury Laboratory receives a high volume of applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

Please quote reference PT12196 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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