IOP Coach (Gender Balance) England and Wales - fixed term until March 2020

Department: Education
Location: Nationwide
Salary: 38,570 (pro-rata)
Job Advert Description:

We are seeking proactive, passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join our Education team as IOP Coaches to help tackle the barriers to girls’ progression into physics.

We have roles available in the following locations:

  • England, particularly;
    • London
    • North West (Manchester and Liverpool proximity)
    • North East (Newcastle and surrounding proximity)
  • Wales

The roles

These roles are exciting opportunities to work with schools to improve the gender balance in subject choice across the school. The post holders will have the opportunity to work alongside physics teachers and senior management to implement a programme which focuses on creating an inclusive culture throughout the school. The job holder will also help to run specific interventions to increase the science capital of girls by introducing them to careers within physics and making physics teaching more engaging and inclusive.

Please note there are two different job descriptions for these roles, please see both of them for the difference between English roles and Welsh roles.

The Person

You will need to be an engaging and adaptable individual who excels at gaining and maintaining professional credibility, responsible and enthusiastic enough to push the project forward. You will be an excellent communicator and a strong team player capable of working with all ages. You will have exceptional negotiating skills, with the ability to reach outcomes that gain acceptance of all parties.

Being proactive, dependable and using your initiative are of paramount importance.

Knowledge of the issues of gender imbalance and equality in education is expected. The ideal candidate will also have proven ability to deal tactfully with a wide range of people and to present and address a large audience with confidence, as well as experience of project management.

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.

Contract: Fixed term until March 2020
Hours: Flexible
Salary: £38,570 (pro-rata)
Grade: B


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



Closing date for applications: Wednesday 1 May 2019 Interviews to be held: London 9 May 2019, Cardiff 10 May 2019 (both locations possible for applications from England and Wales)

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