Gender Balance Officer (East Midlands) - Fixed Term

Department: Education
Location: East Midlands
Salary: 15,428 (38,570 FTE)
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking a confident and proactive Project Officer to lead on our gender balance work in the East Midlands area. The Project Officer will work within schools and visit each school over two terms (Feb half term to Oct half term) to provide support and guidance on gender inclusive practice to increase awareness of science as a subject choice and promote the uptake of physics in further education.

The Gender Balance Officer (GBO) will support teachers and senior management to implement a school wide programme aimed to create/maintain an inclusive culture within the school as well as supporting teachers to run specific interventions to increase the science capital of girls and help them identify with science. A Teaching and Learning Coach (TLC) will be working with the science department in these schools to make physics teaching more engaging and inclusive, and the GBO will complement this work, by helping the gender equality messages permeate throughout the school.

The role

This is an exciting role that will need you to:

  • Coordinate visits with Teaching & Learning Coaches and External Liaison Officers with regards to the engagement of schools
  • Support school staff to run interventions to increase science capital and build confidence for secondary school girls.
  • Work with staff on whole-school approaches to tackling gender imbalance and stereotyping


Further tasks and responsibilities are detailed within the job description.


The Person

The successful post-holder will be proactive and comfortable working independently as well as in a team. They will possess excellent project management and analytical skills and be confident in communicating information in written and oral form. A degree or equivalent in a science or social science subject is essential. A familiarity with the English secondary school system and with the issues surrounding inclusivity in schools is also required. 

The post will be home based although the post-holder will spend the majority of their working hours in schools. Regular travel to the schools will therefore be an essential part of the role.

Why work with us?

We are a charitable membership organisation with a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their sector in academia, business, education and government.

Our purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in our role as a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.

In addition to a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including an excellent pension scheme, private medical insurance and generous annual leave. We also offer a range of other benefits including childcare vouchers, gym membership and interest free season ticket loans.

For further information on this role and to apply please visit the IOP Jobs website.

Hours: 14 hours per week
Salary: £15,428 (38,570 FTE)
Grade: B

The Institute of Physics is an equal opportunities employer. We request no contact from agencies or media sales.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 February 2018 Interviews to be held: Tuesday 27 February 2018

Further Information

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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