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Position: Education Officer, EDT’s First Edition Programme
Location: 1 x North West England, 1 x South East England. Please note the roles require significant travel within your region and occasional travel to support other regions.
Hours of work: Full time (term time only will be considered)
Responsible to: Head of Programme, First Edition
Company: EDT (Engineering Development Trust)
EDT is an independent registered educational charity that has been operating since 1984, running schemes across the UK to inspire and motivate young people to choose a course or career in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM). For more information about EDT, visit the website www.etrust.org.uk.
EDT’s First Edition programme (http://www.etrust.org.uk/first-edition) provides STEM curriculum enrichment for young people age 9 to 16, offering hands-on activities. First Edition days are designed to excite and enlighten students on how STEM is fun, interesting, and results in a rewarding career.
Our activities cover a range of engineering, science, IT and maths challenges designed to inspire students of all ages.
In addition, the programme also offers STEM Family Challenge evenings (http://www.etrust.org.uk/first-edition/first-editions-stem-family-challenge-events). STEM Family Challenge provides a unique opportunity for schools to build and enhance relationships with their students and family members’ This after school event for all ages is designed to encourage young people to interact with family members through hands-on activities, whilst raising awareness of the future careers available in STEM. These events challenge misconceptions by informing young people and educating family members about the benefits of studying and working in STEM.
In the 2016/17 academic year the programme hosted 360 events to just over 25,000 young people across the UK.
The First Edition programme is looking to recruit an Education Officer to deliver a range of STEM days and STEM Family Challenge events.
Main functions of the role:
Ancillary to the main elements of the role, the role should be able to positively promote and engage the interest of teachers, parents, students and university staff, encouraging them to take part in the First Edition programme and to encourage participation in other EDT schemes. EDT continually aspires to increase the number of student participants in all schemes.
You are required to undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and content of the work as may reasonably be required of you. Therefore, the list of duties in this job profile should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.
The role is approximately a mix of delivery in school 80% of the time, and administration etc 20% of the time.
Experience / skills required
Preferred person specification:
The post holder must be willing to apply for / hold and provide a copy to the employer of a valid and satisfactory enhanced DBS check at all times (Disclosure and Barring Service). A full, clean driving licence and unrestricted access to your own vehicle is required.
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week. Due to working with schools flexibility with hours will be required – including early starts, overnight stays and evening work.
Holiday entitlement: 25 days (20 of these to be taken in school holiday periods).
Should term time only working be required salary and holiday entitlement allowance will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Caroline Gaskin, Head of Programme – 07850 294 036
To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Caroline Gaskin, Head of Programme – email@example.com.
Closing date: Monday 18th September.
Interviews: Friday 6th October.