JOB TITLE: Education Manager 

REPORTING TO: Head of Education

Responsible for: Project Officers as required

BASED:  British Science Association, Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HD

TERMS: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent. Requests for part-time or flexible working will be considered

 SALARY:  £30,000 - £33,000 depending on experience



This new role is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in the Education team at the British Science Association. You will play a significant part in increasing the reach and growth of the team’s well-established activities (including the CREST Awards scheme and British Science Week) applying strategies to engage underserved groups. You will lead on an exciting new challenge activity that the BSA will be managing, due to launch in autumn 2016, with a great opportunity to shape this new strand of activity. You will have the opportunity to shape the Education team’s strategy and portfolio of projects, and to lead on new areas of work.

The BSA’s mission is to support, grow and diversify the community of people interested and involved in science; and to strengthen their influence over science's direction and place in society. To achieve this, we want more young people to have positive, engaging experiences of science at school. We want our activities to demonstrate to young people that science is interesting, important, enjoyable and relevant to their lives, so they are more likely to develop a lifelong engagement with science.

Full job descrption and person specification (pdf)

Terms and conditions 

From time to time the job entails working extended hours, for which no overtime payments are made. However, The British Science Association does operate a time off in lieu policy. Applicants should note that hours may be particularly demanding, including weekends, during the British Science Festival in September of each year.

The Association offers a number of benefits to employees including a contributory pension for eligible employees after three months’ service. Employees are also entitled to either an interest free season ticket following their probationary period or after three months' service (whichever is the longer) or a bicycle loan following the probationary period. All employees are eligible to have death in service insurance from day one of service.

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)? The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account.
It is the policy of the British Science Association to appoint successful candidates on the lower end of the pay scale. This allows for progression for the successful candidate during their time at the BSA.

Due to number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. The British Science Association is an equal opportunities employer and a company committed to diversity. The British Science Association is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offending background or any other potentially discriminating factor. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. It is the practice of the Association to examine job descriptions from time to time and to update to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate