• Head of Learning
    Apply before 11:59pm on Monday, 9th August 2021

    Pay description: £32,465 - £37,292 per annum, plus benefits
    Work hours: Full-time, Permanent; flexible working considered
    Work location: Edinburgh

    **About the role**
    This is an exciting senior role that will lead the development and delivery of events for young people in the classroom, at events run for schools and at science festivals where young people are visiting with their families. Working collaboratively with other teams within the organisation you will lead on the creation of effective, world-class family content that maintains Edinburgh Science’s position as a world leader in programming for young people. This remit includes Generation Science, Careers Hive, our Community Engagement Programmes and on aspects of family Science Festival content.

    **About you**
    • Degree qualified in a STEM subject matter, you will bring an enthusiastic and creative approach to the development and programming of innovative new content and events. You will have a good practical understanding of the techniques of public engagement with science and significant, demonstrable experience in this (or another relevant) field. You will also have understanding and experience of relevant pedagogy and evaluation techniques.

    • 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. Externally, you have previous experience developing meaningful partnerships and collaborating with multiple stakeholders.

    • You will have the positive and flexible approach needed for our dynamic organisation and be willing to roll your sleeves up and get involved in the some of the smaller but important detail to deliver the end product, so you have a flair for budget management, administration and systems to help you do this.

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Edinburgh Science

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.


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