<!--anchor--> <!--anchor--> Students & Education Lead (SGL) - INTERNAL ONLY <!--anchor-->

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Strand, ENGLAND

THIS VACANCY IS OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Science Gallery London (SGL) is King’s flagship, public-facing facility connecting art, health and science in the heart of the city. In 2022, King’s will relaunch SGL, drawing on the learnings of the first two years of operations and the opportunity for reflection offered by the temporary closure through the pandemic.  

Reimagined as King’s interdisciplinary hub for discovery in art, health and science, with a focus on young adults, SGL will deliver on Vision 2029’s ambitions for distinctive learning, research with purpose and engagement with local, national and international communities. SGL will be more than a gallery, working in partnership to explore complex challenges and foster innovation, collaboration and inclusion.   

As a future-focused & inclusive facility, Science Gallery London provides a unique learning environment for King’s students, enabling them to actively participate in distinctive curricular and co- & extra-curricular study. King’s is seeking an experienced and dynamic specialist to develop an innovative education and learning programme that will provide multiple pathways for King’s students to benefit from the unique facility. The Students & Education Lead (SGL) will understand and be excited by the potential for Science Gallery London to contribute to a unique King’s Education as a space for inter-disciplinary learning, enriching the social and intellectual life of our students, developing their skills, resilience, identity, creativity and empathy. 

Part of King’s Culture, the university’s specialist culture directorate, the Students & Education Lead (SGL) will work closely with colleagues across the university and with arts & cultural practitioners as well as local community and other relevant partners. They will have extensive experience of developing innovative curricular and co-/extra-curricular programmes, be well connected across and beyond King’s, and be committed to King’s ambitions to develop a unique education experience to its students. They will work with colleagues to ensure student activity is a feature of researcher-led initiatives.  They will ensure the gallery’s work connects King’s students with scientific ideas and communities across and beyond King’s. They will also contribute to bids for external funding that will expand the gallery’s work with King’s students and local young people and communities.   

At King's, our definition of diversity encompasses and goes beyond the characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking. King’s Culture welcomes applicants from communities underrepresented in the higher education and/or cultural sector and expects all applicants to demonstrate clear commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This is a part-time post (0.8fte).


  • Work with colleagues in King’s Culture and the wider university to develop a framework for the SGL’s offer to King’s students and educators that capitalises on the gallery’s position as interdisciplinary hub for art, health, science & tech  
  • Design and develop a programme of unique co- and extra-curricular learning opportunities that are led by SGL and informed by both student and cultural sector voice  
  • Broker, develop and deliver opportunities for SGL to be an active part of curricular modules from across faculties, where there is a pedagogical alignment with the SGL mission  
  • Represent SGL in SED-led university level initiatives such as King’s First Year Module, Curriculum 2029, Interdisciplinary education and Flex Curriculum  
  • Work with colleagues across King’s to activate gallery spaces to enable co-delivery of curricular modules from across all faculties in a clear and accessible manner 
  • Be an effective advocate to effectively champion Science Gallery London to the academic and student communities across King’s College London 
  • Develop and maximise inclusive and interdisciplinary networks and partnerships with academics, clinicians, local community, industry and the cultural sector that can be deployed to benefit the education offer at SGL 
  • Develop activities that connect King’s students with external professional communities, including scientific, commercial and media  
  • Ensure development of a digital education opportunities that can be accessed by King’s students not based in London  
  • Develop external funding applications to support the gallery’s work with King’s students, local young people, local communities and cultural sector partners  
  • Represent King’s and Science Gallery London on education initiatives across the Science Gallery Global Network  

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Essential criteria 

  • PhD (or equivalent qualification/experience) in a relevant discipline and significant experience in teaching, education innovation, innovative public engagement and research
  • Previous experience of developing science/health/technology related learning & cultural activities (to include science communication and outreach, skills development & training)
  • Able to advocate in a relevant and compelling manner to students & staff
  • A proven record of developing and delivering multi-disciplinary programmes and partnerships with diverse groups such as cultural producers and practitioners, academics, scientists, students, young people and local communities
  • Strong understanding of an academic research environment, learning & student outcomes, public engagement and impact
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Clear and effective communicator, both in writing and verbally; comfortable & effective networking with a range of stakeholders
  • Comfortable working within the matrix environment of a complex institution and managing/meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders and strategies
  • Please contact: Beatrice.Pembroke@kcl.ac.uk or Daniel.Walker@kcl.ac.uk


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