STEM Engagement Advisor

Skills Development Scotland
  • Full Time
  • Inverness
  • 22 May 2022

Website skillsdevscot Skills Development Scotland

Scotland's National Skills Body

  • Job Title: STEM Engagement Adviser
  • Location: Inverness
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: £33,094 – £38,552
  • Closing Date: 22nd May

If you require this advert in another format, please contact recruitment@sds.co.uk or call our recruitment number 0300 013 5119.

At SDS we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion.  If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we would love to hear from you. We encourage applications from the right candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief or race.

About the Role

My World of Work Live is an engaging and interactive programme to inspire young people into careers across a wide range of skills and occupations which are of critical importance to the Scottish Economy now and in the future.

The purpose of this role is to develop and deliver the My World of Work Live interactive experience aimed at P5-S6 across the Highlands and Islands. This will include the delivery of planned programmes of inspiring activities and workshops to school groups and the public.

This is a full time, permanent role based in Inverness. Annual salary £33,094 – £38,552.

This role will require travel throughout the Highlands & Islands area, so it is essential that you possess a full current driving licence and have access to a vehicle, or alternative means of transport e.g. Access to Work support.

There will also be occasional work outside of normal working hours (infrequent evenings and during the weekend) to maximise the service offer.

For an informal discussion on the role please contact Roddy Bailey (roddy.bailey@sds.co.uk) or Sharon Morrow (sharon.morrow@sds.co.uk).

About SDS

Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors.  SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy.  SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.

About You

You’ll be educated to degree level (SCQF 9) ideally in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) subject or be able to demonstrate equivalent work-based experience in the STEM sector.

You’ll have experience of working with and engaging young people and will have the interpersonal skills required to communicate, enthuse and inspire. We need you to excite them about the world of work!

Proficient technical/ICT skills are also required. We use robotics, coding, gamification, augmented reality and virtual reality to deliver MyWoW Live, full training will be provided to support you with these skills. Ideally, you’ll have experience of working within the Scottish Skills system.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

The closing date for applications is 22nd May 2022 at 23:59.

Interviews will be held as soon as practical thereafter.

To find out more about working at SDS and our application process, please visit https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/careers/