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Fill this seat

posted on September 3rd 2013 in Gallomanor & jobs & News with 0 Comments

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Hannah is moving on and we need to fill her seat. Do you want to help run the best science engagement project in the world?*

We’re looking for someone to join the Gallomanor team full-time at our lovely office in the centre of Bath. You’d be working on I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer primarily, but also providing general support.

The job involves helping to recruit and support scientists and schools (not difficult as we’re over-subscribed), supporting the moderator team (that is fun), working with funders (who are all lovely) & keeping everyone informed about what is happening (not as easy as it sounds). There are new projects in the pipeline and more and more I’m a Scientist events popping up around the world that need support.

Our ideal candidate will have superb organisation skills; be very web-literate; be passionate about science, engagement and democracy; communicate clearly; and love delving into data.

You’ll also have a good sense of humour and be curious enough to have read this post, researched us and will let us know which of my wife’s creations you like the most.

We’re offering a starting salary of £16,500 and an immediate start.

To apply please send a letter explaining why you’re the one that we want along with a CV to work@gallomanor.com. Send it in as soon as you can. We’ll update this post when we’ve found our ideal person.

Finally if you’d like some tips:

http://www.gallomanor.com/2011/10/thanks-for-applying

 

UPDATE Monday 9/9/13:

We have had some very good applications so far and have selected 5 candidates to go through to the next stage; a telephone interview and a little test. We are still considering new applications but please get them in quick.

In terms of tips, if you’re reading this you’re on the right tracks. The worst applications clearly didn’t get this far. The main difference between those who got an interview and those who didn’t was the ability to explain why they wanted this particular job AND why they’d be right for it. It is not a science writing job.

 

UPDATE: 23/9/13

The seat has been filled. Josh Doyle performed his apprenticeship with us as a moderator in our June event and  impressed us with his writing skills, organisational ability and digital prowess during the interview process. He starts very soon and his first job will be to introduce himself here, but in the meantime we’ll have to make do with just a picture.

*Slight, but only slight, paraphrasing.

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