Human Resources

Centre Manager, Centre of the Cell - QMUL22616

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £38,084 - £44,807 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL22616
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 21-Sep-2020
Closing date: 24-Oct-2020

Job profile Apply online


About the Role

This post is to ensure that Centre of the Cell runs smoothly and delivers a high quality experience for visitors. The post holder will oversee and manage Centre of the Cell’s operations, governance and financial systems to ensure that the project complies with current legislation and operates safely and to a high standard. The post holder will play a key role in developing and managing the delivery of Centre of the Cell’s long-term sustainability plan and will also be responsible for managing a small team. The post holder will be responsible for reporting on financial and governance matters to the Blizard Institute and other appropriate departments.

About You

Centre of the Cell is seeking an exceptional individual to lead on their operations and finance at this exciting phase of the Centre’s development. We are seeking a flexible, ambitious, motivated and inspirational individual who has experience of developing and managing projects. We expect the successful applicant to have substantial management experience and to have managed budgets at a senior level. Experience in fundraising is desirable.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is the largest of seven Institutes within Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in five academic centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute delivers 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 early 2019, the Centre opened its second learning space, ‘Neuron Pod’, home to the Centre’s topic-led science shows and workshops. .

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment, with an expected start date in December 2020/January 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £38,084 - £44,807 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Frances Balkwill at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 24th October 2020

Interviews are expected to be held 9th November 2020 or shortly thereafter.


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.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality


Apply online