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Public Programmes Team Leader

The Space Communications Team at the National Space Centre is looking to recruit a Public Programmes Team Leader to lead, develop, and present public programmes activities and space news to the National Space Centre’s public visitors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, experienced science communicator to develop new ways of engaging our public visitors and to lead our team of Science Interpreters. Our Science Interpreters deliver our live public programmes activities for families, groups, and adult visitors daily, especially on weekends and during school holidays.

You should have a wide-ranging knowledge of space science and space history, and experience in science outreach or science communication.  Excellent communications skills (including confidence when presenting to a live audience), the ability to lead and coordinate a team of presenters, and exceptional organisational skills are essential.  A degree in physics or astronomy is desirable.

Further details, including job description and application form can be found below.

Working with Children – An Enhanced Disclosure is required for this role.  Information about the Disclosure service can be found at the Directgov website.

Salary circa £19,000 – £21,000 depending upon skills and experience.

Please download and complete the application form available in Microsoft Word below and Email it to: or print out the form and send by post to: to Sarah Bird, Personnel Manager, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS.

Alternatively you may collect an application pack in person from the National Space Centre during office hours.

(No agencies).

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Wednesday 14th June 2017 by email to

Interviews, for short-listed candidates, will be held on Thursday 29th June 2017 at the National Space Centre. 

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The National Space Centre is able to offer a limited number of work experience placements to students.

We are only able to offer a limited number of selective placements.

We will consider applications for the following placements:
Leisure & Tourism – Diploma, BTEC, HND, degree etc
Student Teachers – learning outside of the classroom module as a part of degree or PGCE.

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