Moderator Vacancies: March 2021

We’re looking for online moderators to work with us on our March 2021 activities.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here and I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here are online STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) enrichment activities for school students in the UK and Ireland.

Students of all abilities aged 8 to 18 can take part. They can ask scientists and engineers their questions in text-based live chats, and get to know what real scientists and engineers are like.

Find out more about the activities at: I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer.

Our March activities will run from 1 to 26 March.

First rule of moderator club is… This is a paid job, working from home.

You need to be free 8:45am to 4:45pm every weekday.

  • Dates: 1 to 26 March (weekdays)
  • Hours: 37.5 per week, generally 8:45am to 4:45pm (GMT) with some flexibility and one evening per week required
  • Training: There will also be 2 half-days for training in the lead up to the activity: 25 and 26 February (9:30am to 12:30pm).
  • Pay:
    • If not DBS checked: £10 per hour (and we will pay for your DBS check)
    • If previously DBS checked and on the DBS update service: £10.50 per hour
  • Application deadline: Sunday 7 February 2021

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Checking and approving student questions to scientists and engineers
  • Adding appropriate keywords
  • Checking the site for inappropriate content
  • Flagging any safeguarding concerns
  • Moderating live chats
  • Helping to run the site
  • Enjoying yourself – the students (and experts) are quick, funny, and full of energy! And hey, promoting STEM engagement is the cherry on top.

What we’d like from you…

  • Great attention to detail
  • You’re bright, thoughtful, and pick stuff up easily
  • You have an interest in STEM engagement
  • You enjoy being online and maybe already have experience in an online community
  • You know what WordPress is and – better yet – you might know how to use it
  • You’re ready to work from home with a reliable broadband connection (which doesn’t die every 10 minutes)
  • You’re flexible around the hours specified
  • You are DBS checked and registered with the update service (see details on the GOV.UK website) or you’re happy for us to request a DBS check for you should your application be successful

And for the icing on the cake…

  • A sense of humour
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Openness in discussing your lunch/pets/any dreams you’ve had recently

How to apply

Send a CV and short cover letter by the deadline listed above to Jamie at, telling us why you think you’d be a good moderator.

Posted on January 28, 2021 by in News. Comments Off on Moderator Vacancies: March 2021