National Railway Museum, York




£21,000 per annum (pro-rata)

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Full time



STEM Ambassador Engagement Officer

The Science Museum Group is passionate about growing science capital through informal, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) focussed learning. Linking to this priority, we currently hold the contract for the TransPennine STEM Ambassador Hub via STEM Learning. The STEM Ambassador Hub manages over 2500 volunteer role models from science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) backgrounds to engage and inspire young people with STEM and STEM careers.

In order to assist our STEM team, we are now recruiting for a STEM Ambassador Engagement Officer, currently working remotely but contractually based at the National Railway Museum in York, on a fixed-term contract until March 2021. In this role, you will ensure STEM Ambassadors are engaged with young people (aged 15 – 19 years) whilst building relationships with educational groups and targeting those who could most benefit and make a true difference to the national STEM shortage. You will make a significant impact on educational groups to improve their STEM provision for young people by advising them on how best to use STEM Ambassadors and using data based evidence to target young people who could most benefit.

Joining us, you will have previous experience working with schools, young people and volunteers along with an understanding of STEM and experience of developing learning experiences. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with a passion and commitment to ensuring STEM Ambassadors increase their reach to make the biggest impact on young people. You will also have an understanding of the local area along with an awareness of social mobility barriers in the region.

The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave (pro rata) in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.

‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.

We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.

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