University of Bradford Bradford, West Yorkshire
Summary Bradford Opportunity Area, in partnership with the Industrial Centres of Excellence (ICE) District Partnership Board and the University of Bradford, are launching a Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) Futures programme to boost aspiration and widen participation in higher level STEMM study and careers. The programme will focus on three specific wards in Bradford. The University of Bradford's STEM Centre will co-ordinate support from businesses, colleges and museums to work with schools, parents and young people aged 13-18. Working together, they will promote STEMM careers and provide additional academic support in order to widen participation and access. In order to significantly impact on STEMM learning and progression, 3 full-time equivalent staff will be deployed - with additional in-kind support from businesses, colleges and the University - to work with identified cohorts of disadvantaged young people over a sustained period. Funding has currently been awarded for 18 months of what is anticipated to be a 3 year project. Delivery will be locality based, utilising settings such as school libraries and community centres. Target areas will be selected by the board, taking account of disadvantage, progression rates to STEMM higher learning and employment, and capacity in the system to support delivery, such as access to suitable facilities and local partners. Co-ordination of the programmes will be through the University of Bradford's STEM centre, with the ICE District Partnership Board providing governance. Please attach your CV. Informal enquiries prior to application can be made to Tim Squire-Watt at [email protected] This role will be offered on a three year fixed-term contract. Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Tuesday 27 August 2019.