Human Resources

Head of Learning - QMUL15124

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £45,577 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL15124
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 01-Jun-2018
Closing date: 22-Jun-2018

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Applications are invited for the post of Head of Learning within the Centre of the Cell, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

Centre of the Cell is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical research laboratories. Centre of the Cell has visitors from school groups during term time and family groups during the school holidays. It also runs an outreach programme for schools, and a Youth Membership Scheme for young people aged 14 – 19. In Autumn 2018, the Centre’s second learning space, ‘Neuron Pod’, will be opening.

Centre of the Cell is seeking an exceptional individual to lead their learning and outreach programmes at this exciting phase of the Centre’s development.

The post-holder will strategically plan and lead the development and delivery of Centre of the Cell’s Learning Programme for schools, young people, families and the public. They will also lead the Learning Team, including the core team and a team of casual staff.

We are seeking a flexible, ambitious, motivated and inspirational individual who has experience of managing a learning team in eg a museum, science centre, educational charity or in a higher education setting. We expect the successful applicant to have substantial management experience and to have worked in science outreach/communication, widening participation in higher education and content development during their career. Experience of evaluation of public engagement/science communication projects is also essential. Experience of digital media development in a science centre or museum and income generation are both desirable.

The post is full time. Starting salary will be £45,577 inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave per annum and defined benefit pension scheme.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Frances Balkwill, Director of Centre of the Cell, on

Details about Centre of the Cell can be found at

Application enquiries should be directed to recruitment at:

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The closing date for the applications is 22nd June 2018 and interviews are expected to be held on Monday 2nd July 2018.


The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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