University of York

University of York

Primary Science Advisory Teacher in the North East of England

United Kingdom

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Primary Science Advisory Teacher in the North East of England




£36,024 - £44,263 per year, reduced pro-rata for part time working


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

NEPIC, Wilton Centre, Redcar

Interview date

w/c 16/10/2023

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  • Role Description

    The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is a unique centre in the University of York's Chemistry Department. CIEC is recognised for its expertise in creating and maintaining a diverse range of initiatives to inspire primary children and their teachers about science and its vital importance to our UK manufacturing base. CIEC has an established reputation for the delivery of high quality CPD to enhance science education and improve mutual understanding between industry and schools.

    CIEC is looking for an experienced and successful primary teacher to deliver the Children Challenging Industry programme in the North East of England region, with a focus on Teesside. The role is offered on a part time basis (0.7FTE) for one year starting from 1 January 2024, with the possibility of extension. You will travel to schools and companies across the region to provide exemplary science teaching and CPD for teachers and industrialists. You will have strengths in teaching science, a high level of self-motivation, and enjoy working with other teachers and industry professionals.

    You will be employed by the University of York and based at the North East Process Industries Cluster (NEPIC) at Wilton, Redcar. Training and support for running industrial aspects of the project will be provided by CIEC.

    The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful departments at York. As a department, we strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff to contribute fully, flourish, and excel. We are proud of our Athena Swan Gold Award.


    You will develop a positive relationship between local schools and industry partners, and:

  • deliver the advisory science programme (Children Challenging Industry) working in primary schools to improve science teaching

  • introduce context-based learning to primary science teachers

  • broker relationships with CIEC's industry partners, resulting in site visits for children and ambassador visits into schools.

  • Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • First degree or PGCE in primary teaching

  • Working knowledge of a range of primary learning and development techniques and learning interventions, particularly science, and awareness of current trends

  • Good oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail and accuracy, and confident in delivering to diverse audiences

  • Good IT, planning and organisational skills

  • Ability to monitor and evaluate training provision, recommend improvements, and influence staff and colleagues at all levels

  • Ability to use initiative in problem solving and developing opportunities

  • Good time management skills to organise workload to deliver under pressure to tight deadlines and work independently and collaboratively in a team

  • Experience of teaching science in primary schools

  • Ability to enthuse industrialists and teachers with commitment to CPD, equality and diversity

  • Full clean UK driving licence

  • Interview date: w/c 16 October 2023 at a Teesside venue tbc

    For informal enquiries: Please contact Joy Parvin ([email protected])

    Condition of employment

    This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

    Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Primary Science Advisory Teacher in the North East of England


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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