Jobs at Life

Love your working Life!

A bit about us.

There's nowhere quite like Life. We’re a charity and our mission is to inspire people to make sense of the world.  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.


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.

For more information call (0191) 243 8355 or email

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

Current jobs available
Science Content Director
Competitive salary and attractive benefits package

Life is moving into a new and exciting phase of development in its third decade of operation. We want to appoint an experienced individual to be part of this journey, to lead on science content and to help build further Life’s growing reputation for innovative science engagement.  Your primary responsibilities will be to contribute with energy and enthusiasm to the mission, to devise and manage a comprehensive programme of science engagement and to provide creative input into a new master planning exercise for the centre.

Health and Safety Assistant
Full-time salary: £18,000 per annum

One-year fixed term

Flexibility on hours (full or part-time hours available)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and well organised person to assist Life’s Health & Safety Coordinator.

Marketing Events Executive
circa £18-£23k per annum (dependent on experience)

Full time, 1 year fixed term

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic events professional to join the Marketing and Communications team at Life. You will have a good understanding of event planning and operations and, as part of a small team, you will be able to generate (and put into action) imaginative ideas and initiatives to promote Life to its audiences.