Application for Science Engagement Director

Circa £70,000 (dependent on experience), attractive benefits package

International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

We want to appoint a Science Engagement Director, who will be a key member of the senior management team. Reporting to the Chief Executive, your primary responsibilities will be to contribute with energy and enthusiasm to the mission, to manage a comprehensive science engagement programme and to develop further Life’s international reputation for science engagement.

Science in the 21st century is fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial. As someone who is a forward looking and an experienced science communications professional, you will excel in offering cutting edge science in a form that is easily accessible to everyone. You will be an inspirational leader, capable of developing a team that is both creative and effective. You will develop strategic alliances and partnerships with cultural and commercial organisations and will have the vision and experience to create long term plans for exhibitions, programmes and education.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record at a senior level in a science centre or museum. You will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in an appropriate science discipline, have excellent people management and organisational skills and be a team player.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a senior position with new challenges in an innovative organisation that is passionate about science.

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To apply, please send a letter of application and current CV to Claire Adams, Property and Corporate Services Director, International Centre for Life Trust, Management Suite, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP or email claire.adams@life.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 October 2018.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award.