Salary: £33,439 - £37,658 per annum
Work hours: Full-time
Duration: 6-month fixed term contract (Nov 21-April 22 inclusive)
Start: Post is available for immediate start
Work location: Edinburgh (currently remote working during COVID-19)
**About the role**
Edinburgh Science is seeking an experienced and ambitious candidate to join its Production and Projects Team as a Senior Project Manager.
You will support the organisation in delivering a wide range of exciting science projects across its Festival and Learning portfolios (with the possibility of international project work as required).
You will lead the project management of multiple projects, formulating project plans, managing delivery timelines and budgets and coordinating internal departments and external contributors as required to deliver successfully on project objectives.
You will have a proven track record of complex project management and successfully delivering within scope, time and budget. You may have gained your experience in a similar festival/event sector environment or will be able to demonstrate this ability by discernible transferable skills.
You have demonstrable experience in managing cross-functional teams to deliver excellent results. A natural communicator with strong interpersonal skills, you will enjoy negotiating effectively and you work extremely hard at building and maintaining relationships.
Normal working hours are 9am–5pm Monday to Friday. Some weekend and evening work will be required at project delivery points.
To view our full advertisement and job description visit: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/about-us/jobs
To find out more about our work please go to https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/
Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages and backgrounds around the world to experience the wonder of science and technology. Best known for Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first science festival and still one of the world’s largest – and for our Learning programmes that sees Generation Science tour Scotland and bring science to life in classrooms throughout the year and promotes STEM careers to teens through initiatives such as Careers Hive. An increasing worldwide element shares our content, passion and expertise more widely through an extensive portfolio of international projects.
Our mission is to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology.
Our language is that of live experiences that amaze, inform and entertain in equal measure. We put the customer first whether they are the public, school teacher or pupil. We want to be the best before we are the largest. We thrive on creativity, rely upon professionalism and insist on accuracy. We believe in testing what we do assuming that rarely can an event not be improved. We respect and nurture the partnerships on which we depend for support, people and ideas. We know we are only as good as the people we work with and so value them all, here and abroad.