UHI North Highland is one of twelve academic partners and research centres that make up UHI. This unique partnership allows us to deliver further and higher education programmes at our Thurso, Halkirk, Dornoch and Alness campuses.

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

STEM Co-ordinator (Outreach)

Salary range £28,473 per annum
DurationFixed Term - 3 year appointment
Working hoursFull-time at 35 hours per week or 2 x part-time posts at 17.5 hours per week
LocationAlness, Dornoch or Thurso
Closing Date5pm, Wednesday 29th March 2023

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.

We are seeking to recruit a UHI STEM Co-ordinator (Outreach) at UHI. This is one of ten positions across the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) region and part of a 3-year UHI STEM Development Outreach Programme. The postholder(s) will conduct this role across the College’s entire area of interest i.e., Caithness, Sutherland, and Easter-Ross. Flexible working arrangements are available, with the potential for annualised hours if part time.

The postholder(s) will contribute to local STEM partnership meetings, ensuring local (if possible, data-informed) STEM plans are developed, delivered, and reported annually.

The postholder(s) will coordinate and deliver STEM engagement activities for the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), with a focus on early year and first stage learners (EYFS) and primary schools. This role contributes to a coordinated, collaborative UHI regional STEM approach.

Our ideal candidate(s) will be educated to degree level or equivalent in STEM or a related discipline. They will have experience working in STEM engagement or science communication delivery in schools or equivalent context, and experience of organising and delivering STEM engagement and community events, meeting agreed targets and timescales.

This is a full-time post for 3 years, either as a full-time post or alternatively as 2 part-time (0.5 FTE) posts or a job share arrangement may be considered.


We would love to hear from you. If you have any queries on the job and would like to talk these through before applying, please email, in the first instance, Giles Huby, Director of External Engagements & Facilities – Giles.Huby@uhi.ac.uk or Dawne Bloodworth, UHI Head of STEM Development – Dawne.Bloodworth@uhi.ac.uk

To apply, download an application pack and send to NHCHR@uhi.ac.uk (a CV alone will not be accepted but may accompany your application).

If you have any queries about the application process please contact NHCHR@uhi.ac.uk - our postal address is:

Human Resources Team
UHI North Highland
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE