Head of Operations

Organisation: Aberdeen Science Centre

Salary: Up to £31,000 depending on experience

Location: Aberdeen

Maternity Cover position

Salary: up to £31,000 depending on experience

Aberdeen Science Centre aspires to be a 5-star Visit Scotland attraction, and inspiring a lifelong interest in science by creating engaging experiences is at the core of everything we do. With the recent opening of our £6m newly redeveloped building, now is the most exciting time in our 30+ year history to join our exceptional team.

We are seeking an inspirational and pro-active Head of Operations to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and passionate senior management team to strategically manage and grow the Science Centre’s day to day operations and projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the performance of the operations team as they deliver our programmes and events utilising the excellent facilities and exhibits we have as a leading visitor attraction. Ensuring the buildings infrastructure as well as all the health and safety requirements involved in running a busy, dynamic building is also an important part of the role as is writing and implementing funding applications.

The Head of Operations is also a member of the senior management & leadership team and will be an integral part of supporting and driving forward ASC’s strategic plan and ambitions and will deputise in the CEO’s absence.

You will be educated to a degree level (or have equivalent demonstrable experience in the field), have experience of working in a senior management role, preferably in a visitor/customer engagement setting and will be able to demonstrate excellent line management, communication and strategic planning skills. Alongside an exceptional work ethic, the successful candidate will also have significant understanding of health and safety requirements. A good knowledge of IT software would be very advantageous whilst the ability to lead, inspire and enthuse staff is essential.
For an informal chat about the position, please contact Bryan Snelling, Chief Executive Officer on (01224) 640340

A Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from or can be requested via

To apply for this position please send a CV and Covering Letter outlining your suitability relative to the Job Description & Person Specification to or to Recruitment, Aberdeen Science Centre, 179, Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Friday 23rd July 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th August 2021

Application Deadline: Friday 23/07/2021