Head of Communications

Organisation: Glasgow Science Centre

Salary: £47,250 - £51,641

Location: Glasgow, G51 1EA

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 Communications to work across the organisation leading the initiation, creation, development, planning, management and delivery of a strategic communications plan to support and maximise the delivery of all organisational objectives including the achievement of the following:

To pro-actively promote GSC’s vision and mission;
To cultivate relationships with current, and potential, stakeholders, funders and partners.
To lead the development and delivery of consistent messaging and branding across the organisation which can be adapted to meet the needs of the many different audiences that GSC engages with across multiple media;
To lead, inspire and motivate the Communications team to deliver a creative and exciting communication and marketing plan using different media to maximise engagement numbers (and income) from all audiences including public, education, government and industry; and
To lead the development and enhancement of GSC’s digital estate.

We are looking for an experienced leader with project management and budgetary management skills along with commercial awareness and creative ability to devise innovative communications campaigns.

You have creative ideas and have excellent 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!


Please find full job description and application form available on the Jobs and Volunteering section of our website.

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

Application Deadline: Tuesday 09/08/2022