Festival of Measurement, an exciting job opportunity

Project Manager

National Festival of Measurement

The UK National Festival of Measurement is being held from Sept 2018 until May 2019.  The goal of the Festival is to raise public awareness of the importance of measurement in daily life, to promote a culture of accurate measurement in engineering companies and to encourage young people to look to a career in this exciting field.  

National and regional events are planned, including exhibits at the Science Museum and regional museums,  a schools outreach project,  material for university students, and a programme of lectures and presentations around the UK.   A number of organisations are collaborating to support the Festival, which is being led by the Institute of Measurement and Control.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and charismatic project manager to organise and co-ordinate the Festival.  The job will involve creating, organising and publicising the various events and co-ordinating the effort provided by collaborating organisations.   You will report to the CEO of the Institute.

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a science or engineering degree who is a natural organiser and motivator.  This will be a temporary appointment starting immediately and lasting initially until May 2019.  There may be an opportunity for conversion to a permanent position within the Institute.

Salary: in the region of £25,000 per year.

To apply please send a CV and one-page covering letter addressed to Dr Patrick Finlay, Chief Executive, Institute of Measurement and Control by email to festival@instmc.org


Project Manager

National Festival of Measurement

Job specification

Primary objective: 

To deliver the UK National Festival of Measurement from Sept 2018 to May 2019

Job requirements:

Working with the CEO of the Institute, to compile a master programme of events and a budget.

To give presentations to potential collaborators and funders, and to maintain good communications and relationships with them.

For each event, to identify collaborating individuals and partners and produce an agreed programme of activities required from each.

To monitor the programme of activities for each event and ensure agreed tasks are delivered on time and cost.

To monitor the budget of the entire project and adjust the programme as needed to accommodate changes.

To plan and execute a publicity campaign involving national and local press and broadcasters and social media.

To report planning and cost progress regularly to the CEO of the Institute and to the Festival organising committee.

Person specification 

Enthusiastic can-do personality, able to motivate and encourage others.

Natural organiser able to plan and document multiple simultaneous tasks and give clear presentations on their status.

An ability to identify and prioritise urgent tasks, and to cope with unexpected changes often at short notice.

Ready to get involved where needed in practical tasks.

Articulate communicator, able to present the project in appropriate styles to different audiences.

Scientific literacy – able to understand and explain measurement. A science or engineering degree would satisfy this requirement.