Kensington and Chelsea, London




£34421 - £37243 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


0207 942 5000

Citizen Science Programme Developer

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity's needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world's most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes - which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world's leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

The Museum's Citizen Science Programme is well established, having delivered a broad range of innovative citizen science research projects for over fifteen years, connecting the UK public directly with the nature around them and providing opportunities to authentically participate in real science research. The citizen science team collaborate nationally and internationally to support the growth of citizen science as a movement and as a research approach, and to conduct research into the benefits and outcomes of participating in citizen science, identifying and advocating for best practice in the field.

Citizen science forms a key part of the Museum's Strategy to 2031. We are seeking an exceptional candidate for the new role of Citizen Science Programme Developer, to work across the Museum and with external stakeholders to expand and enhance the Citizen Science Programme, working towards the Museum's aim to engage and involve the widest possible audience in our work.

About you

We are looking for an experienced natural or social scientist with in-depth knowledge of citizen science theory and practice to help us drive forward our Citizen Science Programme, ensuring that we maximise its scientific and societal impacts at this time of global environmental change.

You will have demonstrable practical experience of citizen science implementation, including design and delivery of field-based and/or online projects, as well as experience of writing or co-writing successful grant bids to research councils and/or grant-making charities and trusts.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 25 January 2021

Interviews expected w/c 1 February 2021

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