Head of Events

Organisation: Glasgow Science Centre

Salary: £47,250 - £51,641 per annum

Location: Glasgow

Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is an educational charity and leading science centre and visitor attraction with a 5-star status. Our mission is to inspire everyone to explore and understand the world around them and to discover and enjoy science.

We are a place of learning, creativity, curiosity, and fun, inspiring and empowering around half a million people every year, both inside and outside our amazing centre in Pacific Quay, on the banks of the Clyde.

Our state-of-the-art centre contains more than 450 interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a science show theatre, Newton Flight Academy, a teaching laboratory, an IMAX cinema, and a maker space. We also take science out of our centre and across Scotland with our On Tour programme and our Community Engagement Programme works closely with people in our local communities.

Our staff are vitally important to us and play a key role in achieving our mission. We value diversity in our workforce and want our workforce to reflect the diverse communities we serve bringing a range of skills, experiences, knowledge, and ideas to help towards our mission.

Our company values are important to us as they underpin who we are and how we work, what we believe in and stand for:

We strive for excellence
We are inclusive
We innovate
We collaborate


Are you committed to seeking excellence, creativity and innovation? Do GSC’s mission and values excite you? Do you want to work in a positive, vibrant and collaborative environment?

We are recruiting for a Head of Events to work across the organisation leading the initiation, development, planning, scheduling and assist in the delivery of an extensive programme of creative and innovative high quality events throughout the year (day and evenings) utilising all of our assets (including Science Mall, IMAX, Planetarium, Newton Flight Academy, Tower and external spaces) to achieve the following key aims:

– enhance and promote the delivery of our mission;
– raise its profile as a venue within the City and beyond;
– increase the size and diversity of its audience base; and
– generate increased financial returns.

We are looking for an experienced leader with project management and budgetary management skills along with commercial awareness and creative ability to lead on the extensive events programme which is expected to be a mixture of “in house” developed events and events initiated by third parties but hosted at Glasgow Science Centre.

You have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively across the organisation, are inspired by our mission and have a passion for excellence and innovation aligning with our company values.

If this sounds like you then we would love you to get in touch!

Full job description is available to download at the bottom of this page.


Please visit the Jobs and Volunteering section of our website for further information about working at GSC and a link to an application form for this role.

We are equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Application Deadline: Friday 22/04/2022