National Space Academy Administrator
Temporary Contract (Maternity Leave cover)
0.8 FTE

The National Space Academy provides education programmes, continuing professional development sessions (CPD) and careers events, designed to support schools' curricula in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) using space as the inspirational context. This ground-breaking initiative combines world class expertise in space science and climate science at leading universities and companies in the UK with a network of outstanding teachers to provide engaging and effective STEM interventions nationally. In addition, the Academy has developed and supports the delivery of the Level 3 Space Engineering course, and works with UK and international partners to support science teaching and learning at secondary level.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Administrator to join the National Space Academy team.

This varied and interesting role will include organising and booking National Space Academy masterclasses, CPD sessions and careers events, maintaining and setting up the Science Lab facility, supporting the evaluation of programmes and resources and other varied tasks.

You should have excellent administration, I.T., communication and customer service skills. The role is challenging so you will need to have excellent organisation skills, and the ability to multi-task. Enthusiasm for and knowledge of science is important. The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Further details, including job description and application form can be found below.

Working with Children – An Enhanced Disclosure is required for this role. Information about the Disclosure service can be found at the Directggov website.

Hours of work – this is a 0.8 FTE post. 28 hours per week. These will normally be from Monday to Thursday 09:00 – 17:00, however there will be a need for some flexibility of times / days from you. There will be a requirement for some early mornings, evenings and weekend and bank holiday work according to the needs of the team. Time off in lieu will be granted accordingly.

Salary £16,000 per annum pro rata (equivalent to £12,800 per annum).

Temporary contact – maternity leave cover – 4th April 2016 to 30th March 2017.

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Monday 15th February 2016 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(No Agencies)

Please note – Interviews for selected applicants will be held on Thursday 25th February 2016 at the National Space Centre.







The National Space Centre is able to offer a limited number of work experience placements to students.

we are only able to offer a limited number of selective placements.

We will consider applications for the following placements:

  • Leisure & Tourism – Diploma, BTEC, HND, degree etc
  • Science Communication – Masters or module within a degree
  • Student Teachers – learning outside of the classroom module as a part of degree or PGCE



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