Science Together is looking for new Facilitators - apply now!
The Science Together team are looking for Public Engagement with Research and Communications professionals who are available to support researchers and community groups from now until June 2022. Full training and support provided, apply now!
Science Together: Oxford Researchers and Communities connects university researchers to community groups across Oxfordshire. Currently in its pilot year, Science Together is supporting eight community groups to develop collaborative research project that use the universities' global expertise to respond to local issues. The projects are varied and innovative: including an exploration of the interplay between science, technology and hip-hop; developing a CO2-absorbing hedgerow pigment paint; and creating a board game as a communication tool for people with additional support needs.
Key to each of these projects are the Facilitators, the public engagement and communications professionals who support the researchers and community representatives. They are the linchpins, connecting the researchers skills, knowledge and resources to the wealth of lived experience and knowledge provided by the communities. In so-doing they ensure that the projects are grounded in the needs, interests and opportunities of the local community, and help make Oxford research accessible, relevant and engaging to a diverse group of participants.
The Science Together team are looking to bring more Facilitators onto the programme, starting immediately and running to the end of June 2022 with the option to continue involvement into 2023. Your professional services skills will be used to the max, but don't feel daunted - full training and support will provided, and you'll be joining an established project team including at least one other Facilitator, so you will not be on your own.
To apply please complete this short form: https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/science-together-application
If you have any questions please contact Oli Moore, Science Engagement Facilitator: firstname.lastname@example.org.