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National Science + Engineering Competition Assistant

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

TERMS:  35 hours per week. Fixed term contract from 28th January to 28th March 2014 (Flexible or part-time working will be considered for part of the contract).

SALARY: £19,127 to £22,000 per annum (pro rata)

Overall purpose of the job

The purpose of the job is to work closely with the Project Manager to deliver the National Science + Engineering Competition. The Assistant will play a key role in the success of this fast-moving and high profile project. The Competition Finals take place in March and the Assistant will be required to help prepare for this event.

The Assistant will be expected to remain on-site for 5 days at the finals of the Competition to be held at the Big Bang, 12th to 16th March 2014 at the NEC, Birmingham. During the event and in the days immediately before it, longer working hours can be expected.

For a complete job description please click here (PDF 243 KB)

To apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than 1 page) that summarises your interest in this post. Please provide evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Person Specification and send it to: recruitment@britishscienceassociation.org

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 19th January 2014.

Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 21st January 2014.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jon Fitzmaurice (jon.fitzmaurice@britishscienceassociation.org or 020 7019 4977).

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.

Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to bring along proof of nationality or proof to be able to work in the UK. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered.