Science Oxford is the public-facing part of The Oxford Trust – a charitable trust that was set up over thirty years ago. It’s an exciting place to work, with busy programmes of activity across three core areas of work: enterprise, education and engagement.

The Trust team currently consists of 23 full and part-time people positioned across our Central Office, Schools and LIVE functions. You can Meet our Team here.

Science Oxford is based at the Oxford Centre for Innovation on New Road in the heart of the city, with views looking across West Oxford and the Oxford Castle complex.

We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with Science Oxford; whether it’s as a volunteer, a science business ambassador or as a member of staff when vacancies come up.

Current Vacancies

STEM Projects Officer

Salary £23K pa / 37.5 hours per week (to include Saturday on 2 weeks per month when a club is running).

Holiday: 25 days per annum. The holiday year is January to December.

Currently based at Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY – but is likely to be relocated to our new education centre in Headington from summer 2019.

The STEM Projects Officer is responsible for the development and delivery of a suite of science and maker focussed activities such as club sessions, workshops and events. The role will include the ongoing development and improvement of our science club programmes and the support of our ‘satellite’ clubs around the region. Some activities, events and projects use the Make-Oxford facility in the OCFI and the role supports prototyping for Science Oxford’s education team. The holder of this post will be a creative thinker and be able to develop their own ideas, working within our Education Team and in consultation with the Education Outreach Manger, to develop and refine our science and maker activities to provide exciting and challenging activities for young people.

This role is being advertised as a single full time role but we are aware that it covers a broad skill set. Therefore, we are also interested in hearing from applicants with relevant experience who would be more interested in a part-time role focussed on either the science clubs or the maker clubs.

Download Job Description STEM Projects Officer Oct 2018

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to

Deadline for applications 9am on Monday 12th November 2018

Interviews will be held on 20th and 21st November 2018

For further information please visit


Public Events – Casual Staff

Science Oxford is looking to recruit casual staff to support the delivery of our public events programme for families and adults in and around Oxford.

This flexible and varied role is currently mainly evenings for adult events and holiday daytimes for family events, but can also include weekends, especially Saturdays. The anticipated opening of our new Science Oxford Centre in September 2019 will lead to wider opportunities.

The role can be worked around other commitments and would suit anyone with a science or computing background who is interested in public engagement and education.

We welcome applications from both students and non-students.

£8ph for under 21s and £10ph for over 21s inclusive of holiday pay.

To apply please send a covering letter and short CV to

Recruitment is ongoing.

Interviews will be held from 20th August.

Casual Staff Public Events Job Description 2018

For further information please visit



If you’re interested in volunteering with Science Oxford by helping out at our LIVE events for adults and families, please contact the LIVE team at

If you’re a scientist or engineer who is interested in working with schools, please contact the SCHOOLS team at

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