CREST Product & Partnerships Manager Job details Job title: CREST Product & Partnerships Manager Directorate: Education Reporting to: Head of Education Responsible for: Education Officer Based: British Science Association, 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: £29,583 – £37,906 p.a. About the role We're looking for an innovative manager to join our Education team, to support our work in enriching young people’s experience of science in a way that encourages more of them to see it as relevant to their lives. We want all young people, especially those traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), to feel that science is ‘for them’. The BSA’s CREST Awards programme is one of the ways that we achieve that. CREST offers young people aged 5-19 the opportunity to lead their own STEM project, thereby developing their confidence and fostering a positive relationship with science. As the CREST Product & Partnerships Manager, you will be responsible for driving the growth of the CREST scheme, both across the UK and internationally, through developing the CREST product, and nurturing key partnerships. We are a friendly group of individuals who care a lot about our work, support and celebrate each other. Key responsibilities The main responsibilities will be to: Drive the delivery of CREST Award targets by managing ket stakeholder relationships, supporting, and monitoring the performance of main sales channels, including management of th CREST Regional Support Organisations (RCSO) network; Organise an annual CREST RCSO conference, and at least one CREST partner event each academic year; Create a CREST product plan which aligns with the Education team’s Theory of Change and the BSA’s three-year strategy; Produce regular performance reports on CREST submissions for relevant stakeholders and monitor the costs of delivering the CREST scheme; Manage the international expansion of CREST through working with partners in specific overseas markets; Manage projects for external funders which are delivered through the delivery of CREST Awards to a particular audience or location; Work closely with the communications team to develop and implement promotional campaigns and contribute to the annual marketing plan for CREST Awards; Develop strategies for the collection and analysis of user feedback and work with the Education team to continuously improve the CREST Awards’ platforms and resources, responding to user feedback. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to: Support colleagues across the organisation especially at busy times or on specific areas of expertise; Other duties as reasonably required by the line manager. About you This role would suit an innovative thinker with excellent communication and negotiation skills. You’ll enjoy developing product ideas based on the needs of our audiences, as well as networking and nurturing high-level partnerships. You do not need to have worked in education or science before, you could have developed your project management skills in a very different setting, but you’ll also be a solid project manager, able to set and track budgets and manage others effectively. Person Specification Below is a summary of essential and desirable criteria needed for this role, as well as how we will assess a candidate’s suitability. Essential criteria Criteria CV Cover letter Interview Ability to manage partnerships and subcontractors. Y Y Y An awareness of user-centred design when delivering programmes/products Y Y Strong customer service skills with experience of liaising with stakeholders of all levels Y Y Y Track record as an innovator or creative problem-solver Y Y Excellent communication and influencing skills Y Y Committed to the BSA’s vision of equity in STEM Y Y Experience of project and budget management Y Y Y Line management expertise Y Y Desirable criteria Criteria CV Cover letter Interview Knowledge of the education or the STEM engagement sector, either in the UK or internationally Y Y Y Experience in a product manager role Y Y Y Knowledge of the UK education systems & curricula Y Y Knowledge of web-delivered products and an awareness of how to support digital services Y Y Sales management experience/ experience managing regional sales channels Y Y Y Benefits Agile Working policy enabling you to work at home or in another UK location up to 4 days per week, if office-based, and to vary your working hours outside our 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm core hours (this is a trial policy & subject to review), subject to the needs of the BSA; 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees); Up to two days paid leave per year for significant voluntary commitments in support of professional and personal development, such as being a trustee of a charity or a school governor; Auto-enrolment pension scheme (4% paid by employer); Up to five days’ unpaid leave per year (this is down to the Manager’s decision and ensuring it does not affect work); Life assurance from your first day subject to scheme rules; Occupational sick pay: up to six weeks’ full pay per year (pro-rata for part-time employees); Confidential telephone counselling service, offered by our legal insurance; Interest-free loan for season ticket, bike to work, and assisted study; Discounts may be offered on Science Museum tickets and in the shop. To apply Please send a CV and covering letter (each of no more than two A4 pages) that summarises your interest in the role and details your ability to match the criteria. Applications should be made via this link: https://recruit.smb.co.uk/vacancy.aspx?id=kc2g6ZB4L42SZnaw The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Wednesday 5 January 2022. Interviews are due to take place week commencing Monday 17 January via Microsoft Teams. You will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether you have been selected for interview. As part of the British Science Association’s commitment to being a Disability Confident employer, all disabled* applicants who meet the ‘essential criteria’ for this vacancy will be offered an interview under our guaranteed interview scheme. If you wish to apply under the guaranteed interview scheme, you will be asked to indicate this when you submit your application by selecting ‘yes’ in the relevant box when asked during the application process. Applicants do not need to state any further information or declare their disability at the application stage. Whether you are applying under the scheme or not, if you are successful in being shortlisted, we will ask candidates with disabilities or long-term health conditions to let us know if they need any adjustments during the recruitment process. If you have further questions or would like this information in a different format, please contact: [email protected] Download the candidate pack for this role as a pdf or view our text-only version of the pack here. Terms & conditions From time to time the job entails working extended hours and occasional weekends, for which no overtime payments are made. The BSA operates a time off in lieu policy for weekend working and some other out-of-hours instances. Only applicants who have a legal right to work within the UK will be considered. You will be asked to bring along proof of nationality and/or proof of ability to work in the UK. You will also be asked to declare any previous convictions in line with your rights under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975. 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 them to ensure they relate to the job as then being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are reasonably required, in discussion with the postholder. A copy of our Privacy Notice is available on the vacancies page of our website. *The Disability Confident scheme’s definition of disability is in line with the Equalities Act 2010: “a physical or mental condition which has a long-term and substantial effect on your daily life”. Further information about our Disability Confident commitments can be found on the Disability Confident page of our website.