Our Western Isles campuses, the main base at Stornoway and our three learning centres, are situated in some truly remarkable scenery. Not only does this mean that when you're not working there is plenty to see and do to explore the great outdoors, but if you need inspiration from your surroundings you only need step outside and let nature take your breath away.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

STEM Co-ordinator (Outreach) - UHI Outer Hebrides

Salary range £27,156 plus Islands Allowance per annum (pro rata)
DurationFixed term 3 years
Working hours17.5 hours per week
LocationUHI Outer Hebrides
Closing DateThursday 30 March, 12 noon.

Building Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills are vital to the future of the Highlands and Islands. The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are committed to the promotion of STEM subjects and careers, developing a STEM workforce aligned with business needs and economic growth in the local area as well as continuing to address equity of opportunity, with rural and gender as particular areas of focus.

The UHI STEM Co-Ordinator (Outreach) post is one of 10 positions across the UHI region and is part of a 3-year STEM Development Outreach Programme. Each post will be hosted by/linked to an UHI Academic Partner (AP) and will provide a point of contact for the local STEM partnerships, with a focus on that geographical locality.

The post is jointly managed by the UHI wide Head of STEM Development and local UHI AP nominated lead to ensure the strategic regional/local operational coordination of the STEM network.

The STEM Co-Ordinator (Outreach) postholder will ensure the co-ordination and facilitation of the local STEM partnership meetings, ensure local STEM plans are developed and delivered annually and target identified areas of focus from data where available. They will prepare grant funding bids and be required to write reports as required and will also co-ordinate and deliver STEM engagement activities locally, with a focus on the early year and first stage learners (EYFS) and primary schools.

This post is critical to a coordinated, collaborative UHI regional STEM approach and developing local STEM networks (see spider diagram in Further Information Sheet).

UHI Outer Hebrides recognises the equality between Gaelic and English, and would welcome applicants with skills in both areas.

Interviews will be held w/c 10 April 2023.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact levacancies@uhi.ac.uk.