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Primary Science Advisory Teacher (Based in Hertfordshire)

Based at
Johnson Matthey and Sartorius Stedim sites in Royston
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,832 - 47,722 a year (reduced pro rata)
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Role Description

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration ( is based in the Chemistry Department at the University of York, and has an established reputation for delivery of high quality professional training to enhance science education and improve mutual understanding between industry and schools.

You will be employed by the University of York and based at the Johnson Matthey and Sartorius Stedim sites in Royston. Training and support for running industrial aspects of the project will be provided by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration if required.

The University is looking for an experienced and successful primary teacher to continue the highly successful Children Challenging Industry programme in and around Royston, Hertfordshire. This will involve recruitment of local schools, offering exemplary science teaching in local schools, and CPD for teachers and industrialists. The post requires someone with strengths in teaching science and a high level of self-motivation, and who would enjoy working with other teachers and industrialists.

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

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
You need to have a first degree or PGCE in primary or middle school teaching with a sound knowledge of primary teaching, particularly science. You will have the ability to work collaboratively, communicate effectively with adults and children, organise your own workload and carry out administrative and IT related tasks.  You will have a minimum of 4 years’ teaching in primary schools and experience of developing teaching materials. We are looking for someone with the ability to enthuse industrialists and teachers who is committed to continuing professional development. 

The post is part-time and available at 14 hrs/week commencing between 1 May and 1 September, depending on availability, until 31 August 2019, with a possibility of extension. The role will be based in Hertfordshire area.

Starting salary will be within Grade 7 of the University scales (£38,832 - £47,722 reduced pro-rata).

The role could present an opportunity for professional development through secondment from a local primary school.

To apply
Informal enquiries can be made to Joy Parvin (, +44 1904 322523).

Closing Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018
Interview Date: 30 April 2018

Centre for Industry Education Collaboration

The Department of Chemistry values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Athena Swan Gold 

 A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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