Professional Development Leader: Secondary Science

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 (1fte) plus generous pension scheme and a wide range of staff benefits

Start date: As soon as possible, by negotiation

We have an exciting opportunity for a secondary specialist to join us to support and develop our professional development provision for teachers. This role will involve developing and delivering high-quality CPD, both in the National STEM Learning Centre and around the network. The role will also involve direct support of schools with developing their own staff, particularly those facing challenging circumstances.

To be successful, you will have to be passionate about science and STEM education.  Extensive teaching experience in secondary science education is required, with broad subject knowledge across the subjects. You will be an experienced leader, with a proven track record in key aspects of ensuring successful science within the 11-18 age range. Experience of school improvement is essential, as the role will involve supporting schools and colleges, both through National Centre work and more local support of clusters of schools.

You will be able to reflect on your own practice and develop yourself and others through the use of subject-specific CPD, including experience of delivery within and across schools. You will understand the importance of identifying the impact of professional development on student outcomes, and recognise how this can be continually improved. 

You may currently work in one of a range of educational environments, but must have recent experience of working with or within schools. You will be an excellent communicator who can quickly develop productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will need creativity, drive and tenacity to ensure teachers of science can access the highest quality support possible.

In return, we can offer an excellent working environment with a dedicated and enthusiastic team, along with an opportunity to make a real difference to STEM education across the UK.

About us

Our mission is to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.

We are the largest UK resource for supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching and learning through provision of CPD, resources, STEM Ambassadors, online communities and other support, in partnership with a wide range of organisations and individuals.

Remuneration and benefits

Salary £40 to 45K dependent on experience.

This role is full time (37hrs per week) and enables access to the USS pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and a wide range of staff benefits including salary sacrifice, cycle to work scheme, health cash back plans, free eye tests and tax efficient pension advice vouchers.

STEM Learning provides excellent learning and professional development opportunities to enhance career development for all their staff, at all levels, and all stages of their career.

Our York office is situated on the beautiful campus of the University of York with easy travel links into and out of the city.

Closing date for applications is 10am on 02 July 2019, with interviews taking place on 12 July 2019 in York.

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