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Lab Rascals - Job title Science Officer

Closing date: 07/02/2019

Salary:£9.50ph - £12ph excluding travel time and breaks. 

Job description

Lab Rascals Limited is an award-winning company that provides hands-on science parties for children together with school workshops in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region. Lab Rascals is currently looking to expand its operations and delivery of workshops and therefore requires a number of Science Officers who can deliver the varied programme of children’s workshops across Yorkshire and the Humber region and become outstanding ambassadors for the company.

This role has responsibility to assisting the delivery of engaging hands on science and engineering children’s workshops, parties and public events activities. As the company works through its programme of expansion, there may be scope for the successful candidates to get involved with the development of the Lab Rascals programme of events, working alongside Director Katie Norman.

Lab Rascals maintains an informal, equitable approach to learning and the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong appreciation of the differing personal, social and intellectual needs of audiences, including those with little or no existing engagement in science, and an ability to tailor experiences accordingly. This post would lend itself to someone looking for experience in a STEM teaching role.


Main Responsibilities

Delivery of programmes, leading by example, supporting Director Katie Norman during key delivery periods and representing Lab Rascals Limited at all times in the best possible light

Coordination of programming and its associated development, collaboration with delivery staff, and liaison with other staff of the company.


Main Duties

Delivery of Lab Rascals activities, particularly assisting with the launch of new programmes and supporting the Lab Rascals Limited team during key busy periods.

Take part in the weekend rota and support delivery of weekend special events.

Contribute information for marketing of the Lab Rascals programmes.

Maintain compliance with organisational regulations and guidelines including H&S requirements, Child Protection Policy, and branding and accessibility guidelines.

Perform such other duties that reasonably correspond to the general character and level of responsibility commensurate with this post.


Hours of work

A minimum of 15 hours and maximum of 30 hours a week. The hours of work will vary depending on customer flow although the majority of the hours are school time (8.30am-3.30pm) and weekends (10:30am - 5:30pm). During school holidays the number of hours will increase up to 30hrs per week. The majority of school holiday hours are Monday - Friday with the exception of festivals which tend to run over weekends.

Person requirements



Experience of engaging a range of audiences

Highly organized with excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize

Willingness to work flexibly in relation to locations and hours of work

Ability to effectively work as part of a team to deliver high-quality parties, workshops and special events

Proven knowledge and understanding of differing personal, social and intellectual needs of audiences, including those with little or no existing engagement in science, and an ability to tailor experiences accordingly

Ability to produce clear, concise written documents

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences

Holds a full clean driving license with access to own transport



A- Levels in two or more Science or Technology Subjects

Qualification in Science Communication or equivalent

Experience of hosting events for children aged 5-14

Experience creating hands on activities for schools and families

Experience of organising events or programmes and managing projects

Knowledge of STEM sector educational needs at primary and secondary school level


Location: Hull + 60 miles.


Application information

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Katie on 07825 285155



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    Annalise Walker

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