Outreach & Engagement Co-ordinator Project – SIARC Phase 2

Swansea University


The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Swansea University is seeking application from enthusiastic and organised individuals to join us as a fixed term School Outreach and Engagement Coordinator to continue the work for Project SIARC Phase 2.

The role provides an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and highly regarded Faculty of Science and Engineering, located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life. Our stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.

Swansea University is working with project delivery partners Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on Project SIARC (Sharks Inspiring Action and Research with Communities). Project SIARC is a collaborative project led by ZSL, and Natural Resources Wales (NRW), with the support of Nature Networks Fund, National Lottery Heritage Fund and On the EDGE Conservation. The marine environment in Wales is teeming with life, featuring diverse fish communities including little-studied species of shark, skate and ray (elasmobranchs) of conservation importance. Project SIARC (Sharks Inspiring Action and Research with Communities) will catalyse links between fishers, researchers, communities and government to collaborate and safeguard elasmobranchs and support a green recovery in Wales.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering will be working with ZSL to deliver the school outreach programme as a part of Project SIARC, with a focus on STEM education and the use of digital engineering tools for primary school education. The successful candidate will be working with academics from various disciplines as well as the wider Project SIARC team to coordinate the outreach programme for primary schools located around Carmarthenshire. The Schools Outreach Coordinator is expect to work flexibly based on the Bay Campus and from home. In addition, travel around Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot for school visits and around Wales for wider Project SIARC related support work.

This role will require first class engagement, inter-personal and communication skills, personal organisation, and flexibility, and outstanding team-working. The post holder will be self-motivated, ready to use their initiative, able to suggest suitable solutions to challenges, to respond to guidance, and able to inspire and respect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions with whom we are working. The ability to build trust and mutual understanding, especially with partners from those communities or areas which are marginalised, disadvantaged and less well represented, is paramount.

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