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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


Development (Fundraising) Manager - Maternity Cover

We’re looking for somebody who is collaborative, organised and an excellent communicator to join our small but energetic team of three fundraising staff plus volunteers.

As Development Manager Maternity Cover, you will use your skills in research and persuasion to identify grants funding opportunities, build relationships and write and submit proposals to trusts, foundations, Lottery funders and research councils. Working closely with the Head of Development, you will raise £280,000 for our programme of creative science learning and inclusion projects. In addition, you will work with other teams on projects such as the development of our fundraising database and creating engaging annual impact reports.

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 per annum

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term Maternity Cover Contract until October 2023

Closing Date: 21st August 2022 (Please apply as soon as possible)

Job description and how to apply

Please see below for job application pack



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 experience and particularly those that is 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 minoritised 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 

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)