Appointment Details

The International Centre for Life

Job Title: Science Content Director

Job Reference:EAFAJA

Closing Date: Monday 29 Jul 2019

Newcastle upon Tyne

Competitive salary and attractive benefits package

The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It brings together over 500 researchers, clinicians, business people and education and science engagement professionals, who are all united in their passion for science. Life is home to Newcastle University’s Institute of Genetic Medicine and two NHS clinics. Life has achieved several world firsts and is renowned internationally for its work in regenerative medicine. The Life Science Centre, which opened in May 2000, is the only purpose-built science centre in the North, attracting up to 300,000 visitors per year. Its mission is to inspire people to make sense of the world through science.

Heading into its third decade of operation, Life is looking to appoint a Science Content Director to lead on science content and to help build further Life’s growing reputation for innovative science engagement. Primary responsibilities will be to devise, lead and manage a comprehensive programme of science engagement and to provide creative input into a new master planning exercise for the centre, in addition to playing a corporate role as part of Life’s senior management team.

Science in the 21st Century is fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial. With an international reputation for regenerative medicine, we pride ourselves on engaging people with the cutting-edge work taking place on site. The successful candidate will bring demonstrable interest in contemporary science and be experienced in making it relevant and accessible to the public. Furthermore, s/he will be an inspirational leader, capable of managing a team that is both creative and effective at developing exhibits, programmes and capital projects. A track record at a senior level in a science centre or museum coupled with an ability to develop strategic alliances and partnerships with cultural and commercial organisations is essential to success in the role.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Centre for Life on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference EAFAJA. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 29 July 2019.

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.


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