Head of life sciences

Natural History Museum
London (Greater)
Salary: £90,019 - £108,204 per annum • Permanent contract; full time
September 12 2019
Life Sciences
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Head of life sciences

Salary: £90,019 - £108,204 per annum • Permanent contract; full time

About the role:

This is an opportunity to lead a major department in a world-renowned institution with a scientific mission and public profile.

You will lead a large science department that comprises approximately 190 staff, including researchers, curatorial, laboratory and support staff; that houses some of the largest and most significant scientific collections in the world: and that collaborates in engaging huge national and international audiences on science and the natural world. The Museum is currently pursuing investments towards a new science research and collections centre in order to improve conditions for our collections; providing new opportunities for scientific research, and to unlock the future development of the Museum to engage a growing public audience. You will sit at the apex, leading your department through the planning of this major change, particularly in view of opportunities to form strategic partnerships with other parts of the UK Science base.

About you:

Whether your background is steeped in research, curatorial and/or collections management, it will reflect the breadth of the NHM’s current and planned future activities in Life Sciences.

You will bring a strong vision for the development of Life Sciences in the context of an internationally leading museum, underpinning and delivering strategy. This will typically be developed from operating within an organisational leadership team, with proven ability to work across corporate boundaries to deliver strategy and activities in the wider interests of the institution

A natural and effective communicator, you will have the ability to convey complex messages; tailor these appropriately to multiple audiences through multiple channels; and ensure that communication is not ‘one-way’ but includes appropriate feedback loops.

To apply please visit:  https://careers.nhm.ac.uk/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1773.aspx

Closing: 9am on 30 September 2019

At the Natural History Museum we value the diversity of our employees and the unique perspectives they bring to our business

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