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The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Vacancies and Placements

Cafe Vacancies

We're recruiting for our Cafe to the end of 2017 season!

Evening Cafe Assistant
Weekend / Evenings Cafe Assistant SUPPLY

There is scope to combine these roles.

If you wish to apply for a position you should complete the application form and send to Jo Harris. Applications will not be considered if you submit your CV without a completed application form.

These positions will be advertised until filled.
Telephone: 01323 832731

No Vacancies

At present there are no General Assistant vacancies at The Centre.

The situation is not expected to change in the near future, but when we do recruit we normally advertise in-house, on this web site and through social media.
You are welcome to send your CV at anytime to Mrs J Harris which will be kept on file for six months. If any vacancies arise we would endeavour to email you and ask you to complete an application form if you wished to be considered.

Mrs J Harris
Operations Director
The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux
East Sussex
BN21 1RN
Telephone: 01323 832731

Work Experience- Term Time only

The Centre offers a five day (Monday - Friday) work experience placement for school or college students during term time February - November. 

Students must have an aptitude for a placement within a busy tourist attraction and will shadow staff in all areas.

We accept a maximum of two students per week (not from the same school).  The hours are 9.30 am - 4 pm each day and students cannot be dropped off any earlier, nor can they access The Centre without car transport.

The Centre has been vetted, inspected and authorised by East Sussex County Council.  If you wish to check any information with them, please contact via email:
workexperience@eastsussex.gov.uk

If you are interested in a work experience placement at The Centre you should contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator in your school. 

Please note we can only deal with requests direct from your school / college and we will not discuss placements with parents / guardians.

It is not possible to undertake work experience at The Centre during school holidays.
Telephone: 01323 832731

Trainee Teachers

The Centre can provide a complementary placement (unpaid) for trainee teachers contributing towards their course. 
To date The Centre has welcomed students studying Primary Education BA (Hons) Courses at The School of Education, University of Brighton, The University of Bedfordshire and Canterbury Christ Church University.
An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is essential.
Telephone: 01323 832731

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Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries

Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries for Schools and Colleges- find out more www.nuffieldfoundation.org/scb

The Centre is a project provider for bursary placements during the August summer holiday. 
This is co-ordinated through STEM Sussex.

Application Form word doc.
Application form pdf
Cafe Assistant: EVENING
Cafe Assistant: SUPPLY