EDUCATE Project Schools and Public Liaison Officer

EDUCATE Project Schools and Public Liaison Officer


£34,635 to £41,864 per annum

Date Ending

March 2, 2018

The UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in social science and education. This exciting post will be located in the UCL Knowledge Lab.

The EDUCATE project is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded initiative. EDUCATE offers a physical and virtual working space where EdTech Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and researcher entrepreneurs work together with research and business experts.

All participants are trained, supported and resourced. SMEs and researchers are mentored to work with teachers and parents (their customers) to evaluate their product’s educational value and stimulate demand. In this way, EDUCATE translates research into new and better Educational Products, and will stimulate demand for new and improved products. This will increase the sector’s economic growth and London’s competitiveness. EDUCATE also facilitates knowledge exchange between Higher Education and SMEs.

We are looking for someone to join the energetic EDUCATE team and to lead our liaison work with the public and, in particular, with educational institutions. You will be required to identify appropriate stakeholder groups and to design an actionable public and schools liaison strategy. This will include organizing events and activities to engage these important stakeholder groups. You will be required to visit different stakeholder groups in order to maintain and build good relationships.

This appointment is available until 30th September in the first instance.

We are wishing to appoint candidates with a relevant higher degree in an appropriate discipline, for example education, psychology, or science communication. The selected candidate will be able to interact, network, negotiate and manage work with a range of partners and stakeholders. He/She will have excellent technical acumen and an ability to develop a strategy and communicate and distil complex concepts into actionable and approachable actions. He/She will need to have experience in liaison with the public or education institutions, or will be a qualified and experienced educator.

UCL vacancy reference: 1708650     

Applicants should apply online. 

For further details about this post please email Prof Rose Luckin at

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a Tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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