Application for Audience Research and Evaluation Manager

Full Time - One Year Fixed-Term Contract to September 2021

£25k - £32k (dependent on experience)

International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Would you like to join a charitable trust that’s unlike any other in the world? The International Centre for Life (or ‘Life’ as we’re known) is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are proudly independent, entrepreneurial and quirky – and we are always interested in hearing from people with the talent, drive and skills to help us continue to make a difference. 

We live in a world that’s shaped by science and technology. We want to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives. This includes helping school children to embrace science and to consider exciting and rewarding careers in this field.

A key part of Life is the science centre, which opened in May 2000. It is the science centre for the North. Our varied and exciting engagement programme serves families, schools, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers.       

Life has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced audience researcher to lead on audience research, evaluation and advocacy and embed practice and evaluation strategies across the organisation. Supported by the Inspiring Science Fund, Life is developing external relationships, programmes and new ways of working in order to better serve North East communities. The project incorporates exhibitions, programmes, community engagement and the development of Life’s culture and practices.

The ideal candidate will be an organised, self-starter who can plan, co-ordinate and deliver audience research and evaluation. You will have knowledge and experience from a similar role, with excellent understanding of different audiences and how to overcome barriers to learning and engagement in informal setting. You will bring insights and a creative approach to your work, collaborating with and influencing colleagues and stakeholders, to support an audience focused culture.  You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate work with children, adults and people with diverse needs and backgrounds.

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Candidates must be flexible as this role will require significant evening and weekend work at various locations.

The role is grant funded and is initially for a one year fixed-term, with the possibility of further extension.

The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request. For further information regarding this post, please refer to the job description and person specification on our website.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form by 13 August 2020, any informal queries to Natalie Daring, Science Engagement Director at