Project Coordinator - James Dyson Foundation

£26-30k + bonus, 27 days holiday, pension, on site gym



To support the James Dyson Foundation Manager, managing international and local projects and research that position the Foundation as the leading thought leader in international engineering education, such as the global James Dyson Award.

Market Overview

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 3,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

The James Dyson Foundation (JDF) – Dyson’s international charity – aims to inspire young people to realise their engineering potential. We send free engineering activities into schools, offer bursaries to university students and make capital gifts to enable new engineering education facilities. We operate in the UK, US, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.


Education policy and understanding

Thoroughly understand the international education scene, including UK and international government education policy. Develop an expansive knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education by monitoring education news daily and through links with relevant associations. Develop a network of relevant education and engineering bodies to share knowledge or partner with.

 The James Dyson Award

  • Manage the entire James Dyson Award competition from the opening of entries to the final winner. Collaborate with the 22 countries involved, providing ideas and support to make the competition a success in their country. Manage the judging process for all international elements of the competition. Support with the press materials.
  • Work with the JDF digital manager to ensure the competition is well managed online and to provide the online support to expand the competition into new territories.
  • Consider how the competition can be improved. Expand the competition into the Nordic regions in 2017 and work with the agencies in market and GB&I team to make this a success.

·        Consider how we can capitalise on the Award through internal promotion, recruitment and technology development.


New education projects

  • Mange the creation of new engineering resources for the James Dyson Foundation internationally. Work with the JDF manager to develop resources fit for all JDF countries. This includes the existing Ideas and Engineering boxes, challenge cards and lesson plans. Ensure the engineering content is accurate, well referenced and up to date.


  • Work closely with the Communications team to write compelling internal and external communications, with a focus on opinion pieces about the role of engineering education.


  • Bachelor’s degree (2:1 or above)
  • Ideally experience in local government e.g. internship
  • Passionate interest in government policy / lobbying or international education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to a fast-paced, growing organisation.
  • Languages are a plus

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.
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