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Skills and Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th February 2019

  • Advertised from 24th January 2019
  • Initial 3 year fixed term contract


Each year we deliver one of Europe’s largest science festivals, a primary school education programme across Scotland and a variety of international programming activities and projects. We believe in inspiring, encouraging and challenging people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and understand the world around them.

About our role:

This is an exciting new post responsible for developing and delivering a range of engagement and learning activities and will help build our reputation as a training organisation. The first of these activities will be the delivery of a Science Engagement Skills Accelerator Programme (SESAP) and a Festival Delegate Programme. You will be involved from the early stages of SESAP through to its delivery. We seek to develop a framework that provides a clear skills development pathway in science engagement from entry level through to master practitioners that is of value to science engagement practitioners active on national and international stages. The new Festival Delegate Programme aims to provide further opportunities for professional development, networking and ideas exchange. You will be an integral part of the organisation’s growth as a centre of excellence in external training provision.

About you:

  • You are a highly motivated self-starter; you’re probably degree qualified with demonstrable experience in skills development, community learning or organisation development. You have knowledge and experience of learning and development methodologies, including e-learning resources and technologies.
  • A natural, confident, communicator and networker, you make connections with people at all levels and influence them through your emotional intelligence and well-honed negotiation techniques. 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 to participants, so you have a flair for budget management, administration and systems to help you do this!

Application notes

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Closing date: Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 11:59pm

Interviews: Thursday 21 February 2019

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