Project Coordinator (Initial Teacher Training Scholarships - FTC)

Department: Learning and Skills
Location: 37 Caledonian Road, London N1 9BU - Flexible
Salary: up to £25,000 per annum pro rata (depending on experience)
Job Advert Description:

We are looking for a highly organised and proactive Project Coordinator to administer the IOP Initial Teacher Training Scholarships programme, a government funded teacher training and early career development programme 


Helping us to in our mission to transform the physics landscape for the UK and Ireland, and ensure a thriving physics ecosystem that contributes to innovation, discovery, research, growth and debate in the UK, Ireland and beyond. We are very proud of ourinnovative strategyand you can watch this filmfor more information about our work. 


What is it like working at the IOP? 

The IOP is a friendly and ambitious organisation. Inclusion and diversity are central to our work and we have a ‘work anywhere’ policy to make working at the IOP as flexible as possible. Looking after our colleagues and supporting them in life and work is our priority, ensuring they can live their best lives, with competitive salaries and generous benefits. 


The Role 

The post holder will be responsible for working with the Implementation and Partnerships Officer to administer the IOP Initial Teacher Training Scholarships programme. You will respond to diverse queries from candidates and potential candidates, keeping up to date with the latest Government guidelines on eligibility, administer the online application system, convene panels of assessors and relay results to candidates. You will assist with professional development events for Scholars, and help to build the Scholar community through appropriate communications.  


Contract Type/Working Hours 

This is a 3 year fixed term contract, working 24.5 hours per week. Hours worked can be performed outside of a standard working day (including compressed hours), however this is based on business needs. 


The Person 


Ideally, we hope you’ll apply if your skills include: 


  • - Previous experience of effectively communicating with clients and administering systems 

  • - The ability to work both independently and as part of a team 

  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • - Write engaging and accurate copy and content 

  • - Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite 

  • - Excellent customer focus 


How will I be working? 

The Institute of Physics is an inclusive employer and our people are at the heart of our approach to delivery. Following the impact of COVID-19, we have developed a new, innovative and exciting trust-based model of flexible working called How We Work. This empowers our staff to choose both individually and as a team how, when and where they work to deliver the goals of the organisation, acknowledging that there will be occasions where in-person meetings, collaborations and events will help generate greater impact. The How We Work initiative is based on the principles of collaboration, trust, flexibility and agility. You will be allocated a ‘base’ office which can also be a chosen place of work.  


Why should I want to work for the IOP? 

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland - we seek to raise public awareness and understanding of physics and support the development of a diverse and inclusive physics community. As a charity, we’re here to ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society.  

We have an ambitious newcorporate strategyand you’ll play a part in helping us to deliver it.  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the IOP - watch ourfilmto find out more about our work.  


As well as a competitive salary and professional development opportunities, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package including: 


An excellent pension scheme 

Private medical insurance 

Generous annual leave (25 days starting as a standard pro rota where required) 

Gym Membership (Via salary sacrifice) 

Interest free season ticket loans and much more!   


The Institute of Physics is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes and celebrates diversity. 

Employment Type: Part time
Employment Basis: Fixed Term
Closing date for applications: Sunday 5 February 2023 Interviews to be held: 14 February 2023 Via Teams

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