National Space Centre in Leicester Looking For Leadership Role
4th April 2009
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Chairman of Operating Company (part-time)

The award winning National Space Centre is a high quality visitor attraction, education provider and research facility. A not-for-profit education charity, it presents all aspects of space in an exciting, authoritative way and encourages young people to consider becoming the scientists and engineers of the future.

The Trustees wish to appoint a Chairman of the Operating Company with responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of strategy for the operation of the National Space Centre.

The Chairman should have a successful track record in business and knowledge of the local business and political community. He/she should have enthusiasm for the role that a science centre can play in inspiring young people to become the scientists and engineers of the future.

A full job description and person specification is available .

Commitment - The Chairman is required to attend monthly Board Meetings (11 per year), to have regular meetings / contact with the Chief Executive in-between these meetings and to attend Trustees meetings (4 per year). In addition attendance at occasional special events and activities, including evenings and weekends, will be required.

Salary - to be agreed with Trustees.

Workings with Children - This role requires a Standard Disclosure. Information about the Disclosure service can be found at

Informal enquiries may be directed to Sarah Bird (Personnel Manager) Telephone: 0116 2582108

If you are interested, and wish to apply, please forward your CV and covering letter to

Closing date for this role is 12 noon Monday 11 May 2009.

No agencies.

Interviews, for short-listed candidates, will be held week commencing 1 June (date to be confirmed).

Further information about the National Space Centre may be found on our website

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