Vacancy: Head of Scientific Platforms and Services at Natural History Museum

By 25th July 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Head of Scientific Platforms and Services

Location: South Kensington
Salary: £58,834 to £74,880 per annum
Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: 03 September 2022

Role summary


We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum’s unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

Diversity and inclusion matter to us.

Our vision is of a future where both people and the planet thrive. Diversity is one of our core values and we strive to build a workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging. All new staff who join us learn about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the Museum and how to contribute to creating an inclusive environment.

We know we have more to do, but we are committed to ensuring that everyone who works at the Museum feels they can thrive and feel valued and respected.


About the role

Head of Scientific Platforms and Services is a newly created post within the Science Senior Leadership Team (SSLT) at the Natural History Museum (NHM). It builds towards further centralising leadership, management, access to and oversight of NHM science laboratories, services and frontline science operations supporting staff and science visitor needs.