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Outreach Officer

Job reference: SAE-018121

Location: Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/01/2022

Salary: £27,924 to £32,344 per annum (depending on experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Henry Royce Institute

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Contract Duration: 14 months

School / Directorate: Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials

The Henry Royce Institute (Royce), an EPSRC-funded national institute, supports UK advanced materials research and innovation. With its Hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute has spokes at nine Partner and Associate organisations: the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Cranfield, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. Royce, driven by a vision of ‘advanced materials for a sustainable society’, supports the UK in growing its world-leading research and innovation through:

  • Enabling national materials research, collaboration, foresighting and strategy
  • Providing access to world-leading facilities and research expertise
  • Catalysing industrial collaboration and accelerating translation
  • Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach

Royce is seeking an Outreach Officer to implement the delivery of the Institute’s strategic plan for outreach and engagement. The Outreach Officer will be responsible for delivering outreach activities on behalf of Royce at a national level, including attendance at public engagement events, science festivals and through direct to school programmes. They will work with the Discover Materials’ National Outreach Officer to develop new outreach activities, as well as with technical staff and researchers across Royce to help share the scientific work they are engaged in.

The post holder will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with an interest in sharing their own, and others’, experience and knowledge of the material science discipline. They will be able to converse and engage with multiple stakeholders, ranging from school children, the general public, to material science researchers across academia and in industry. Experience of designing and delivering public engagement or scientific outreach activities within a HEI or research environment is essential, as is knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion, including of widening participation, in relation to outreach.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered           

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Tom Hancocks, Training and Skills Manager


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.