Join our team: Lead Educator

Educate and inspire the next generation of space scientists!

Job title: Lead Educator

Contract: Minimum of 8 days per year

Employer: National Space Academy (business unit of the National Space Centre, Registered charity no: 1078832.)

Deadline: Monday 10th June 2019

Physics Masterclass

 The National Space Academy engage 11- 19 year olds with STEM subjects using the inspirational context of space. We facilitate pathways into space careers and wider STEM sectors by working with industry and academia. We're growing, and so are industries dependent on STEM skills and knowledge. These industries need young people to get interested in STEM subjects and pursue that interest through school and beyond.

Physics Masterclass


We're looking for Lead Educators to join our network to help us reach more young people and teachers than ever before. You'll have been teaching Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Maths for at least three years already, have an excellent track record of success in teaching and a real passion for space!

As a National Space Academy Lead Educator you will deliver masterclasses in your subject specialism, using 

Physics Masterclass

examples from space science to teach key topics. Lead Educators are based all over the UK so you'll predominantly visit schools near to you. However, there will be opportunities to join us for training at the National Space Centre, travel further afield and even overseas if that's something you're interested in.

Your contract with us will be for a minimum of 8 days per year, 5 of which will likely be in term time - so it is vital that you have the backing of your school and Head Teacher.

All our Lead Educators are outstanding teachers; they have won awards and been recognised nationally for their excellent and inspirational teaching. Most importantly, they love to teach and have a real passion for space science. If this sounds like you, please get in touch.

We invite applications from teachers in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a time for an informal discussion about the role, contact us on the email address above, or call us on 0116 258 2147

To apply, please read through documents 1 - 5 below, and then send an Application Form and an Equal Ops form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Please note that a cover letter will not count towards your aplication and will not be viewed during the shortlisting process.

1. Job Description - National Space Academy Lead Educator

2. Overview - National Space Academy Lead Educator

3. GDPR Candidate privacy notice - National Space Centre

4a. Equal Ops form pdf version

4b. Equal Ops form - Word version

5a. Application Form - Lead Educator - pdf version

5b. Application Form - Lead Educator - Word version