Jobs at Life

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A bit about us

 

There's nowhere quite like Life. We’re a charity and our mission is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives. Our lives are increasingly shaped by changes in science and technology – so there’s a lot of great work to be done.

We need people with a range of skills and talents to make this happen. Whether it’s ‘front of house’ in the Science Centre, behind the scenes in finance or marketing or keeping the whole site tip top and sparkling – you will be doing your bit to make a difference.

We’re based in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne - right next to the Central Station. Our distinctive Life logo shines out across the city and is a welcome beacon for people travelling into Newcastle by rail or road. Our logo reflects our culture - it’s vibrant, warm and slightly quirky!

By joining Life, you’ll be part of a team that values equality and diversity, excellence, active learning, sustainability and an entrepreneurial spirit.  

What we have to offer

  • An opportunity to contribute to an exciting organisation that is making a real difference!
  • A welcoming and friendly work environment where everyone is valued.
  • Professional and personal development opportunities.
  • Flexible working.
  • Workplace pension.
  • Generous holiday provision (including an extra day for your birthday subject to 12 months’ service.)
  • Annual membership of the science centre for employees and up to 3 family members.
  • Discount in the cafes and gift shop.
  • Discounted parking.
  • Discounts with our partners in NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues.
  • Payment of professional/subscription fees.
  • Health campaigns and eye care scheme.
  • Staff relaxation and eating area.
  • Regular social events.
  • Tea and coffee on tap and free fruit!
  • Regular treats throughout the year from Easter eggs to Christmas raffles.

 

Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health
Having signed the NHS Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health, Life is committed to creating a supportive and open culture in the workplace, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently. Life aspires to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

North East Better Health at Work Award
Life has received the Bronze level North East Better Health at Work Award for 2019. These awards were developed by workplace health specialists in the NHS with Public Health North East to foster health and wellbeing initiatives in the region's workplaces.


Equality Standard Gold Award
This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality and diversity with employees, customers and stakeholders.

For more information call (0191) 243 8355 or email People.Services@life.org.uk.


Interested in joining the team? Check out our current vacancies.

Current jobs available
Digital Producer (Space)
Circa £25k per annum (dependent on experience)

We are upgrading our much-loved planetarium with a new state of the art Digistar 7 system that will engage and inspire visitors with space and astronomy content.  We are looking to recruit a creative and imaginative person to be our Digital Producer, a new role to lead on the creation of the new planetarium programme and other digital content in the Science Centre’s Space Zone.

Biomedicine West Receptionist
Salary fte - £18,910 per annum

We are looking for a customer-focused individual to be our receptionist in our Biomedicine West building which provides accommodation for the NHS Fertility Clinic and Newcastle University.