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Glasgow Science Centre

STEM Futures Project Coordinator

Application Deadline: Monday 29th July 2019
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotlands must see visitor attractions. Our mission is to be an essential bridge between citizens, science and technology. We inspire people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

We are recruiting for a STEM Futures Project Manager to lead on an exciting new project (STEM Futures), which aims to create a pathway for young people from low socio-economic backgrounds to build their confidence and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), undertaking work experience placements and foundation apprenticeships within local STEM industries.

This position is on a Fixed-term contract (until 31st May 2022), based on 37.5 hours per week, on an annual salary of £30,308 - £33,788.


Build and maintain a network between schools, businesses and parents to engage and support young people into STEM employment, boosting their confidence and skills and matching the needs of young people and employers.
Lead on the delivery of this project, including planning, delivery and reporting. This will involve budget management and completion of bi-annual reporting to project funders on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Proactively initiate and build partnerships with local STEM business to provide work placements and foundation apprenticeships for young people enrolled in the programme.
Liaise with key project stakeholders to ensure synergy with other initiatives across Glasgow, and to manage stakeholder expectations.
Person Specification

Strong experience mentoring young people (13-16 years) within the careers sector, working with schools, teachers, parents and businesses to provide routes into work, or within a similar role.
Experience of managing work placements including knowledge of foundation apprenticeships.
Experience of managing projects, including budgets and reporting
An enthusiasm for science and investing in young people, with a high degree of commitment to GSC’s mission, vision and values.
An ability to connect with young people, support them and gain their trust.
A passion for excellence, creativity and innovation. – Strong problem solving skills and ability to work independently.

Attached File: Job description - STEM Futures Project Coordinator.pdf
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