Application for Science Engagement Director

£60,000 to £70,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

International Centre for Life

We are looking to appoint a Science Engagement Director to be a key member of the executive management team. Reporting to the Chief Executive, your primary responsibilities will be to contribute actively to the overall 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 excellent  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 excellent opportunity for someone looking for a senior role 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

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 February 2018.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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.