The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion are seeking enthusiastic, creative, motivated, and appropriately qualified individuals to join our Youth and Schools Programme. Each new position will expand the reach of the programme whilst also supporting the Faraday Institute’s growing national and international reputation for excellence in communicating about big questions of science and religious faith with young people.

  • Three new positions are available from 1 September 2020.
  • The Training Officer contract will be for 3 years. The Programme Officer, and Programme Researcher contracts will be for 18 months in the first instance with the goal of extending to 3 years.
  • Each role is 0.5 FTE. For the right candidate we will consider combining two positions into one full time role.
  • All roles will require some flexibility in working hours and travel, with some trips necessitating overnight stays.
  • All roles require education to degree level in a relevant subject area, enthusiasm regarding the science-faith dialogue and its relevance to young people, and agreement with the Faraday Institute’s aims and Christian ethos.
  • Job descriptions and further information about the Youth and Schools Programme are available on request from

Application Deadline: Applications quoting position title should be sent to by June 5th and must include a CV with contact details for three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position.

Interviews are expected to be held around June 22nd.

Training Officer

Purpose of Job:

To develop new and existing training programmes that will equip teachers, church workers, and speakers to positively influence the way children and young people consider big questions about science and faith.

Role Outline:

The Training Officer will:

  • work closely with the team to coordinate, develop, and deliver relevant aspects of the training programmes
  • take the primary role in promotion and administration of training events
  • take the primary role in developing curriculum-relevant training materials
  • collaborate with the Faraday Institute team and associated experts to develop best practice regarding pedagogical approaches and implementation of excellent training

Training Officer Job Description

Programme Officer

Purpose of Job:

To aid in expanding the team’s work in schools and churches, and in the creation of high quality resources. This role will lead to the engagement and support of more children, young people and influencers in their exploration of big questions of science and religious faith.

Role Outline:

The Programme Officer will:

  • work closely with the team, taking leading roles in:
      • liaising with new and existing contacts in schools and churches to arrange events
      • preparing and delivering sessions
      • contributing to the design and development of new resources
      • maintaining and developing the programme’s websites and online presence
  • support the work of other team members in coordinating and delivering training sessions and research

Programme Officer Job Description

Programme Researcher

Purpose of Job:

To formally assess the effectiveness and impact of the team’s work in helping children and young people engage with big questions of science and religious faith. This research will enhance our contributions to the formal literature and wider discussion regarding science-faith communication, curriculum development, and education policy within the UK and beyond. This role will also enable the team to develop and refine our outputs in order to maximise our impact.

Role Outline:

The Programme Researcher will:

  • quantitatively and qualitatively assess the programme’s impact through surveys and questionnaires at events and online, as well as measures such as sales of materials, feedback from focus groups, reviewers etc.
  • utilise the work of the programme to develop and explore research questions about science, faith and young people
  • benefit from opportunities to work with and learn from associated experts in the field
  • produce a range of outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and blog posts or other articles for a general readership

Programme Researcher Job Description


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