15 Nov

Technocamps Project Support Officer Posts Jobs Vacancy at Bangor University Bangor

Position
Technocamps Project Support Officer Posts
Company
Bangor University
Location
Bangor NIR
Opening
15 Nov, 2018 29 days ago

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Technocamps Project Support Officer Posts Jobs Vacancy at Bangor University Bangor Jobs Details:

Rp. 26.243 per tahun

Applications are invited for the above fixed term, full time posts (3 posts) working in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. EU Funds: Investing in Wales.

Duties will include organising, developing and delivering workshops based on computational thinking and its application in STEM subjects. The successful candidates will raise the profile of the Technocamps programme, engaging with schools, businesses and LEAs.

Candidates should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in computer science or a relevant STEM subject, and have previous experience working in the computer science, ICT, and education sectors.

Successful candidates will be able to work as a team, using excellent communication skills to develop and deliver presentations and workshops with demonstrable learning outcomes.

The successful candidates will be expected to commence as soon as possible and the post is available until 31st August 2021.

Of the three candidates to be appointed, it is essential that two must be able to communicate in Welsh.

Committed To Equal Opportunities

Overview

School/Unit Computer Science and Electronic Engineering / Technocamps

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Sa’ad Mansoor, at s.mansoor@bangor.ac.uk.

You are encouraged to investigate the following site for more general information about Technocamps: www.technocamps.com

The Project

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. EU Funds: Investing in Wales

Technocamps is a pan-Wales schools and community outreach programme which was initiated in 2003 by the Computer Science Department at Swansea University and now has regional hubs at Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan and Glyndwr Universities and the Universities of South Wales (USW) and of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). One of its aim is to encourage an increase in the number of pupils who opt to study computer science and its cognate STEM subjects at GCSE, A-Level and beyond.

The £5.3M ESF-funded Technocamps Operation is a partnership between Swansea and Bangor Universities and the University of South Wales with the ambition of providing long-term interventions to secondary school aged pupils across West Wales and the Valleys to motivate and inspire their journey to study computer science to support potential STEM-based careers. The Operation will consist of 25 staff across the partner institutions with the objective to deliver intervention to 3800 participants throughout the three-year operation.

Purpose of the Job

The Technocamps Delivery Officer will report directly to the Operations Manager and undertake the development and delivery of computer science and STEM-based activities for the Technocamps Operation. The post holder will work as part of the Technocamps delivery team, delivering workshops to school pupils across North Wales.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for organising, developing and delivering workshops based on computational thinking and its applications within other STEM subjects.
  • Establish and maintain contact with all schools and colleges to raise the profile and encourage participation in the Technocamps programme.
  • Manage and maintain the regular contact that is required with the schools and colleges to inform them of the topics and format of the workshops, master classes and events available through the Technocamps Operation.
  • Work with local schools and colleges to determine their specific needs in respect of tailored activities, including work experience opportunities and school-based workshops.
  • Be responsible for the preparation and upkeep of the Technocamps programme of activities for schools and colleges.
  • Engage with local academics to raise the profile of and gain support for Technocamps.
  • Explore opportunities to engage local business and industry in Technocamps.
  • Engage with STEM representatives from local education authorities to raise the profile of and gain support for Technocamps.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with the four Regional Education Consortia and other education and young person support organisations to develop collaborative links.
  • Ensure best practice in event management in respect of, e.g., allocation of resources; catering requirements; administration; school access to university campus; and speaker arrangements.
  • Manage and coordinate all regional reporting requirements for the programme and ensure accurate record keeping of all Technocamps participant information.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager to ensure all information required to support the project’s Longitudinal Tracking Survey requirements is collated and maintained appropriately.
  • Attend local and pan-Wales education events representing Technocamps for research and promotional opportunities.
  • Recommend and develop appropriate content for the Technocamps website.
• • The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.
  • The post holder will be expected to comply with the University’s equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University’s Welsh Language Scheme.
  • The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
  • The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training

Essential
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in computer science or a relevant STEM subject.
Desirable
  • Postgraduate qualification or teaching-based qualification.

Experience/Knowledge

Essential
  • Experience of working in, and an in-depth knowledge of, the computer science, ICT and education sectors.
  • Experience of developing and delivering presentations and workshops with demonstrable learning outcomes.
  • Experience of, and confidence in, liaising and networking within the education field.
  • Experience of successfully working within a teaching-based role.

Skills/Abilities

Essential
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with personal drive, enthusiasm and commitment to success.
  • Excellent people management skills and the ability to converse with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Desirable
  • Working knowledge and understanding of current developments within the Welsh Education System.

Other

Essential

  • The ability to communicate in Welsh (for 2 of the 3 appointments).
  • Demonstrable evidence of delivering high quality professional services and solutions.
  • Ability to work together in an environment of equality, trust and respect to deliver services that strive to exceed the needs and expectations of customers.
  • Demonstrable evidence of providing a caring approach to all of your customers ensuring a personalised and positive experience.

Desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Wales and the UK therefore a full UK driving licence would be advantageous.

General

All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.

All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references

All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements. If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job, please note that following the introduction by the Government of immigration limits on skilled workers we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/

Disclosure & Barring Service

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

As Bangor University meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. DBS checks will be updated every 3 years.


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