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Learning and Public Engagement Co-ordinator (Fixed Term)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Polar Museum team at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), to ensure that all visitors to and users of the education facilities in the museum are served to a consistently high standard. The Polar Museum has an international reputation for the quality and scope of its activities, and its public programme encompasses research, talks, events, and engagement activities.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work as part of a tight-knit team to develop and deliver inclusive and accessible projects and activities which engage a diverse range of audiences with the Polar Museum collections and SPRI research as a whole. The role holder will develop, deliver, co-ordinate and administer the Learning and Public Engagement programme, including planning and delivering educational sessions, creating learning resources, co-ordinating formal education visits and activities, and delivering projects with schools, communities and special interest groups.

It is essential the successful candidate is able to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues as well as have the ability to work effectively to deadlines.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Dr David Waterhouse (Curator),

Interviews are likely to take place week beginning 5th August 2024. Candidates selected for interview will be expected to give a short presentation. The interview will also include a practical activity.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are currently available for 18 months (with potential for extension, depending on external funding).

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists), a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or global majority candidates for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact the Institute's Administrator: Email:

Please quote reference LD42027 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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