Centre Services Manager

Organisation: Dundee Science Centre

Salary: Range £32,000 - £38,000

Location: 14 Greenmarket, Dundee

Dundee Science Centre (DSC) opened in July 2000, as a visitor attraction for families based on the science of the five senses. Over the past 21 years, the exhibition and programme content has expanded significantly to now include a variety of topics and skills within science and technology. The Centre’s educational remit has grown and DSC (with its new on-line resources) is well established as a science learning resource for use by schools and Further/Higher Education. Further, we have a focus on the co-creation of programmes and widening access to science with Special Needs audiences. Our in-Centre, on-line, @Home, STEM Clubs and community outreach programmes are being well recognised in the sector.

The Centre Services Manager is a key appointment in DSC and is responsible for the planning and delivery of Financial, HR and Marketing functions, and as part of the Executive Team, overall analysis, compliance and target setting for DSC.

DSC has a staff of 35 individuals who engage over 100,000 people per annum in science through a variety of interactions. It has annual income of £1.2m. The emphasis placed on the Centre Services Manager role is to actively optimise the use of our resources, their efficiencies, quality and revenue performance. Reporting directly to the CEO the role has 3 direct reports: a Finance Assistant, an HR Manager and a Marketing Coordinator. It is also supported by external specialist providers.

Key responsibilities are:
-Operational and Financial Management
-Organisational Relationships and Management
-Stakeholder Account Management
-Marketing and Communications


-Graduate or equivalent essential; a post-graduate qualification in business management, finance or marketing highly desirable.
-A full driving license for driving in the UK.

-Direct experience of managing a commercial or trading function where business planning and business performance management are central. This may be within a range of industries (e.g. financial services, retailing, leisure and hospitality).
-Direct experience of developing, implementing and delivering business plans within a trading environment.
-Business analysis experience and advanced knowledge and understanding of financial reporting.
-Knowledge of Marketing reporting and systems reporting.

Application Deadline: Friday 05/11/2021