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Current vacancies

It’s our goal to become an inclusive place to work and for our teams to better reflect our city and the people who visit us. As part of this, we're working hard to reimagine our recruitment process and make it more equitable.

We want to work with you to ensure its as equitable and accessible as possible. If you have any questions or ideas, we'd love you to get in touch via

We are a Real Living Wage employer and our hourly rates will increase to match the Real Living Wage increase from April 1st 2024. 


Trusts and Foundations Manager

The Development Team is responsible for fundraising across the whole organisation and the stewardship and development of our donors and supporters. The other members of the team are the Development Manager, the Gifts and Partnerships Manager and Development Account Manager. We are looking for a Trusts and Foundations Manager who is collaborative, organised and an excellent communicator to join the team to help us maximise and unlock some very exciting fundraising opportunities.​

As Trusts and Foundations Manager you will use your skills in research and persuasion to identify grants funding opportunities, establish new relationships and write and submit proposals to trusts, foundations, Lottery funders, the local authority, universities and research councils. Working closely with the rest of the team and project managers from other departments you will raise between six and seven figure sums for our programme of creative science learning and inclusion projects.

Salary: £24,000 - £32,000 per annum, (£40,000 pro-rata), dependent on whether the contract is 0.6 or 0.8 FTE (see Working Hours below)​

Contract: 18-month fixed term contract​

Working hours: Part-time, 22.5 hours a week (0.6 FTE) OR 30 hours a week (0.8 FTE), flexible over 3, 4 or 5 days. This may include attending events outside of normal working hours. 

Deadline: Tuesday 2nd July at midnight

For more information and to apply click here


Including everyone 

We value the positive impact greater representation will have on our organisation, programmes and culture. It’s our goal to become an inclusive place to work and for our teams to better reflect our city and the people who visit us. ​​

We welcome applications from people of all lived experiences and particularly those that are not well represented* in the science centre sector. ​​

We want to work with you to ensure the recruitment process is accessible for you, please contact us if you have questions about We The Curious, our accessibility or recruitment process at    ​​

*By not well represented we mean people with lived experience including but not limited to:​

_African and African-Caribbean heritage​

_South Asian and East Asian heritage ​

_Other global majority ethnic groups


_Neurodivergent ​

_Visually Impaired ​

_Deaf community

_LGBTQIA+ and/or non-binary   ​

_Working class background​

_Didn’t go to university or first in your immediate family to attend University


Volunteer with us...

As an educational charity, we work with our local communities to help us create a future where everyone is included, curious and inspired to build a better world together. 

Volunteers are a hugely important part of the work we do and help us bring science to life in a variety of ways.

By joining our volunteer programme you will meet new people, share and gain new skills as well as have fun! Our volunteer opportunities are flexible and varied. You can choose from a wide range of opportunities including working with our visitors in our exhibition spaces, supporting school workshops, helping with our shop as well as getting out and about with the team at local community venues and events.

You don’t need to have a background in science. Feel free to get in touch to find out more.


Interested in our volunteer programme?

Want to know more? Chat to our Volunteering Team on 0117 915 7122 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)