Summer 2023 - Apply Now - Places Limited
Summer 2023 - Apply Now - Places Limited
Summer 2023
Apply Now - Places Limited

Job Description

  • Job title: STEM Assistant (Seasonal)
  • Place of work: Cambridge University Colleges
  • Reporting to: Director of Curriculum
  • Remuneration: From £475 per week based on experience. Accommodation may be available upon request.

The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Assistant will work closely with the Director of Curriculum to help with the day-to-day running of our summer academic subject courses. To help facilitate a positive, memorable, safe, and supportive environment for all students and staff.

The STEM assistant would typically be responsible for assisting the lead course instructor in the planning and implementation of STEM-related activities and curriculum for students.

The summer 2023 program dates are as follows:

  • Program Preparation Week: Monday 26th June – Friday 30th June
  • Sunday 2nd – Saturday 15th July 2023
  • Sunday 16th – Saturday 29th July 2023
  • Sunday 23rd July – Saturday 5th August 2023
  • Sunday 30th July – Sunday 13th August 2023

We will consider applicants who are available for one, two or all of the programs. Please note that all staff must attend essential training which usually takes place the first Friday & Saturday. The STEM Assistant should be available during the program preparation week outlined above (26th – 30th June).

Duties & Key Accountabilities

  • Preparing materials and setting up equipment for practicals 
  • Assisting teachers with lesson planning and preparation
  • Ensuring risk assessments are followed when carrying out experiments
  • Assisting students with their projects and activities in class
  • Supervising students during lab and fieldwork
  • Assisting with the evaluation of student progress
  • Sharing a summary of activities covered in STEM classes to be posted on the Reach summer blog each day
  • Support the successful delivery of courses by ensuring all facilities (classrooms, equipment, supplies and materials) are available on time and to the required standard.
  • Undertake core logistical and administrative responsibilities to help support the Director of Curriculum and teaching staff.
  • Communicate regularly with teaching staff to ensure that all core messages and important updates are received and any changes implemented. Help facilitate any queries or requests from teaching staff.
  • Play a proactive role in identifying potential problems and helping to resolve them in a manner commensurate with Reach Cambridge’s core goals and values. .
  • Help to implement contingency plans for all academic teaching and learning resources.
  • Undertake all other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the knowledge, skills and experience of this role as may be requested by the Director of Curriculum or one of their nominees.


  • A problem-solver
  • Articulate, engaging and sociable
  • Hard-working and flexible
  • Empathetic, supportive and positive
  • High levels of energy, resilience and enthusiasm

Experience and Knowledge

  • The STEM assistant should have a background in STEM and experience working with children.
  • Strong communication, organisational and teamwork skills are required.
  • Current Undergraduate/First Class degree (2:1+) (Desirable)
  • Cambridge city, its colleges and history (Desirable)
  • Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable)
  • Experience working in an office (Desirable)
  • Working with young people (Desirable)


Click the button below to submit an application. Successful candidates will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted via zoom.

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Reach Cambridge promotes the safeguarding of young people. Should applicants be successful, we will contact at least one referee and will carry out an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.