Moderator Vacancy: November 2017

We’re looking for two moderators to work with us on our November 2017 events!

The events will run from the 6th to the 17th November 2017; I’m a Scientist UK and Ireland, I’m an Engineer UK and I’m a Medic.

First rule of moderator club… This is a paid, 10 day job.
If you aren’t free from 8:30 – 4:30pm on all 10 days, please don’t apply.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Checking and approving questions
  • Adding appropriate keywords
  • Logging and keeping track of questions, comments and dialogue
  • Checking the site for errors and inappropriate content and usernames
  • Moderating live chats
  • Helping to run the site

It’s actually a lot of fun as the students (and scientists) are quick and funny and full of energy. And hey, promoting science engagement is a good thing, am I right?!

What we’d like from you..

  • You should be bright, thoughtful, pick stuff up easily, ideally with an interest in science engagement.
  • You’ll have great attention to detail (THIS IS IMPORTANT)
  • You enjoy being online, perhaps have experience in an online community.
  • The site is all built on WordPress, so if you’ve used that the techy stuff will be pretty familiar.
  • You’d be working from home, so you must also have broadband which doesn’t die every 10 minutes.

Extra bonus things we’d like, but aren’t hugely important..

  • A sense of humor
  • The ability to multitask
  • Are DBS checked on the update system
  • Openness in discussing your lunch

Please send a CV and short covering letter ASAP (by 10am Monday 23rd October 2017), to Michaela at, telling us why you think you’d be a good moderator.

  • Dates: 6th – 17th November (Monday – Friday) with Skype training on Thursday 2nd November from 11:00-12:00
  • Hours: 37.5/week, 08.30-16.30 GMT
  • Pay: £8/hr

You can (and should) find out more about the events at: I’m a Scientist UK and Ireland, I’m an Engineer and I’m a Medic.

You don’t need to..
Phone us because that’s what your careers officer said you should do.
Send a CV comprising more than 2 pages, with font smaller than 10pt or 2mm margins.

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Event News, News, Science Engagement. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancy: November 2017