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Company: Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Contract: Part-time (0.8 FTE) or potentially full-time for candidates offering another subject

Salary: Up to £47,133 per annum, pro rata. 0.8 – 1.0 FTE


Shrewsbury Colleges Group is recruiting for a teacher of A Level Geology, to be based at their Welsh Bridge campus.

The role will be part-time (0.8 FTE); however, a full-time post may be available for a candidate who can offer another subject.

For more information, including the job description and details on how to apply, please visit the Shrewsbury Colleges Group website.

Closing date for applications is: 19 February 2024

Company: International Association of Hydrogeologists (Remote position)

Contract: Part-time – around 20-25 hours per week (negotiable)

Salary: £20.85 per hour (including holidays, pro-rataed) plus benefits.


The Technical Editorial Advisor (TEA) primarily supports the Hydrogeology Journal (HJ) team by handling manuscripts in their post-scientific-review stages, after the manuscripts have been scientifically accepted by the Editors. The TEA position is managed by the HJ Executive Editor and sits in the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Secretariat, managed by the IAH Executive Manager.

The role consists of:

  • Responsibility for the HJ scientific editorial stage
  • Administration of the HJ post-review processing stages
  • Interface between the HJ authors, editors, publisher, and readers
  • Support for the IAH Secretariat

For more information, including the job description and details on how to apply, please visit the International Association of Hydrogeologists website.

Closing date for applications is: 29 February 2024

Company: UK Parliament

Contract: Part-time


UK Parliament is currently recruiting for eight UKRI-funded Thematic Research Leads.

Thematic Research Leads (TRLs) are mid-career researchers embedded three days a week in UK Parliament.

The purpose of these roles is to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in Parliament (in both the House of Commons and House of Lords) through working to support effective knowledge exchange, collaboration and processes. Each TRL leads on a specific policy area.

UK Parliament is recruiting to eight positions from a broad range of scientific and research disciplines:

  • Thematic Research Lead on AI and Digital
  • Thematic Research Lead on Arts and Humanities
  • Thematic Research Lead on Business, Economics and Trade
  • Thematic Research Lead on Climate and Environment
  • Thematic Research Lead on Crime and Justice
  • Thematic Research Lead on Health
  • Thematic Research Lead on International Affairs and National Security
  • Thematic Research Lead on Transport

These part-time roles, funded by UKRI and supported by all of UKRI’s research councils, will be appointed to work with UK Parliament from September 2024 to summer 2026.

For more information, including role descriptions and application guidance, please visit the UK Parliament website.

Closing date for applications is: 3 March 2024

Company: European Space Agency

Contract: Full-time

Salary: Stipend


The European Space Agency (ESA) is recruiting for a Young Graduate Trainee position focused on research and development of analogue samples and related techniques and processes. The role will be based at the ESA's Vulcan Facility at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire.

Key tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the development of the analogue sample database and curation system, and validating datasets for input
  • Performing literature reviews and working with the curator and research fellow to define terminologies and key concepts
  • Assisting the research fellow in the delivery of expert support to projects and activities utilising simulants
  • Investigating and developing simulant recipes (according to mission priorities)
  • Characterising simulants using the Vulcan Facility’s range of analytical instruments
  • Refining and adapting technical processes and procedures (in consultation with the Vulcan team)

The precise area of work the candidate would undertake would be determined together with the candidate at the start of the traineeship and will depend on the Programme needs as well as the skill and interests of the candidate themselves.

For more information, including the job description and details on how to apply, please visit the European Space Agency website.

Closing date for applications is: 7 March 2024