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Job: Science Events Manager

The International Centre for Life is a pioneering science village based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is an independent and self-funding charitable trust. Life’s aim is to ignite and nurture a curiosity in everyone for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. Life supports world-class science in the region and makes a positive economic, social and cultural contribution to North-East England and its communities.

The Life Science Centre is the only purpose-built science centre in the North, attracting up to 300,000 visitors per year. Life’s varied and eclectic science engagement programme attracts a broad audience including families, adults, pre-schoolers and teenagers. It also has one of the biggest programme of science workshops for schoolchildren in Europe.

As a mission driven organisation with a remit to make science accessible and relevant to all, Life is looking to appoint a science events team to focus on imaginative and innovative ways to engage with non-family audiences and has the following exciting opportunity available: -


Salary range £24-30K per annum (depending on experience)

We are looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic Science Events Manager to lead the planning, research, development and delivery of an ambitious programme of events for non-family audiences and to build on the success of existing activities.

The successful candidate will have managed public events in a similar cultural environment and will be familiar with a range of techniques for engaging the public in science based activities. You will be a meticulous and methodical planner with an eye for detail and the enthusiasm and commitment to drive forward a complex and innovative science events programme for your target audience, including lectures and debates. With your wealth of event management experience, you will have all the skills required to liaise with the many individuals and departments involved in bringing a successful event to fruition, including public engagement, education, operations and marketing.

A degree (or equivalent other appropriate qualification) is essential for the role, although this does not necessarily need to be in a science subject. It is vital that you can demonstrate a broad understanding and interest in contemporary science with an awareness of the current issues in the field of science communication.

Flexibility is essential as this role will involve some evening and weekend work.

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

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details regarding the role.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the online application form by Friday, 18 May 2018.

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


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International Centre for Life

Science in the 21st century is proving to be fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial. Life has grown out of a desire to deliver a science centre for the North East that is forward looking and seeks to offer these leading edge ideas in a form that is easily accessible to everyone.