STEM Curriculum Tutor
Organisation: Dumfries House
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
Location: Dumfries House
About the Prince’s Foundation
The Prince’s Foundation provides holistic solutions to challenges facing the world today.
We champion a sustainable approach to how we live our lives and build our
communities, we run a diverse programme of education and training for all ages and
backgrounds, and we regenerate and care for places where communities thrive and that
We work nationally and internationally but at the heart of our organisation is the
heritage-led regeneration of the Dumfries House estate and its wider community, where
our principles and philosophies are explored and put into practice.
The work of The Prince’s Foundation is inspired by The Prince of Wales’s philosophy of
harmony: that by understanding the balance, the order and the relationships between
ourselves and the natural world we can create a more sustainable future.
Programmes take place within and beyond the charity’s sites, including at Dumfries House,
with its Education Farm, STEM centre and Health and Wellbeing Centre, and in
Shoreditch, East London and Trinity Buoy Wharf in Tower Hamlets, London.
The post is based at the offices of the Prince’s Foundation at the Dumfries House Estate,
Cumnock, Scotland KA18 2NJ
The STEM programme is delivered through practical hands on workshops, family events
and teacher training within four key themes: Aerospace, Green Energy, Environmental
Science, and Sustainable Design, these themes make the most of the existing expertise in
the wider Prince’s Foundation, as well as the local STEM employment opportunities and
Due to themes and existing expertise on the estate a candidate with a background in
physics, engineering or digital technologies would be at an advantage. The candidate
should however be comfortable teaching STEM subjects out with their area of expertise
to a primary and secondary school level, with support from the wider Education team
and industry experts.
The wider education programme on Dumfries House Estate is delivered across themes
including: STEM; Food, Farming and Horticulture; Outdoor Activity; Hospitality;
Textiles and Building Crafts. Due to the holistic nature of the programme, the post
holder will be required to assist in these areas from time to time, take part in CPD in
these areas and work with colleagues across the education team on cross curricular
The post holder will assist in the development and implementation of workshops,
industry training programmes, short courses and project related education activity
including large scale events and cross curricular delivery. The post holder will also
prepare and deliver classes across a range of ages as well as maintaining stakeholder
relationships with industry and education partners.
Specific Duties will include:
Supporting the Education Director and Curriculum Manager to ensure the smooth
delivery of the Prince’s Foundation’s education strategy and core STEM programmes, a
responsibility which will include:
o Designing, supporting and delivering STEM workshops activities to a primary and
secondary audience in line with The Curriculum For Excellence, Learning for
Sustainability, STEM education strategy and the Principles of Harmony.
o Participate in evaluation and review of workshops and education activities in a timely
manner and contribute to education reports for directors, partners and funders.
o Ensure education activities are suitable for learners by writing, reviewing, updating
and following risk assessments, as well as following health and safety procedures for
first aid and incident reporting.
o Keeping up to date with current practices and policies in STEM education, through
networking, CPD and personal development.
o Supporting the development of strong relationships with industry and education
partners such as STEM industry funders and partners, STEM Education
organisations and charities and local authority and Scottish Education
representatives. Work with these partners to enhance the STEM offer at Dumfries
House through co delivery and design of workshops and activities.
o Preparing, and maintaining equipment and facilities to a high standard prior to and
following education activity, monitor and request stock as appropriate.
o Further the wider education work of The Prince’s Foundation through contribution
to team meetings, joint education activity and events and cross curricular CPD
o Support the STEM manager to ensure that the maintenance of the STEM building(s)
is completed, informing relevant Prince’s Foundation staff when maintenance is
o Maintain familiarity with The Prince’s Foundation handbook and relevant HR
o Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required of you in the post.
It is in the nature of the work of the Prince’s Foundation that tasks and responsibilities
are, in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are therefore expected to
work in a flexible way when the occasion arises that tasks which are not specifically
covered in their Job Description must be undertaken.
The essential skills, knowledge and experience required are:
o The successful candidate should have recent and relevant STEM industry or STEM
education experience or be educated to degree level in a relevant STEM subject.
o The post holder should be able to demonstrate prior experience educating and
engaging with young people or community groups through STEM activities.
o Able to develop and implement STEM learning resources linked into curriculum
o Able to represent the Prince’s Foundation professionally at all times.
o Excellent interpersonal skills; planning, setting agendas, coordinating/conducting
meetings, events, and workshops.
o Excellent communication and presentation skills.
o Strong organisation skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
o Ability to work proactively and flexibly under pressure and to achieve set objectives.
o The ability to work within a team, maintaining positive relationships with the wider
o Ability to create high quality presentations/visual aids. Working knowledge of
Microsoft Office software (e.g. PowerPoint, Excel and Word), Windows, Adobe.
o Some travel within the UK and occasionally overseas may be necessary.
o Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience required are:
o Knowledge of the future UK wide STEM skills shortage, growth industries and how
this impacts employers and future employees.
o Knowledge of the education and training environment in relationship to schools and
o Awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and how these
relate to industry and education.
o The post will be based at Dumfries House, Cumnock Ayrshire with the requirement
to travel on occasion. A driving license is required for this post.
o This post is based on a full time 37.5 hours per week linked to the target audience
needs. Job share and/or flexible working may be considered for suitable candidates.
o Occasional lone working will be required due to the nature of the estate.
o Willingness to work occasional weekends or evenings as required for education or
wider estate events.
o You must have the legal right to work in the UK.
o This post is considered to be a regulated activity therefore any offer will be subject to
a satisfactory disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service or PVG.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 31/05/2023