Moderator Vacancy: June 2019

We’re looking for a moderator to work with us on our June 2019 events.

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer will run from the 10th to the 21st June 2019.

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 inappropriate content
  • Moderating live chats
  • Helping to run the site

It’s actually a lot of fun as the students (and experts) are quick and funny and full of energy. And hey, promoting STEM 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 STEM 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
  • Are DBS checked on the update service — see details on the GOV.UK website – or, we are able to perform a DBS check on you should your application be successful

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

  • A sense of humor
  • The ability to multitask
  • Openness in discussing your lunch

Please send a CV and short covering letter ASAP (by 10am Friday 24th May 2019), to Michaela at, telling us why you think you’d be a good moderator.

  • Dates: 10th – 21st June (Mon – Fri) with Skype training on Thursday 6th February from 11:00 – 12:00
  • Hours: 37.5/week, 08:30—16:30 GMT
  • Pay:
    – If not DBS checked: £9/hr (and we will pay for your DBS check)
    – If DBS checked and on the update service: £9.50/hr

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

Posted on May 13, 2019 by in Event News, News, Science Engagement. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancy: June 2019