Wellcome Collection : Head of Public Programmes


Wellcome Collection are recruiting for a Head of Public Programmes on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Additional info

Wellcome Collection, the free museum and library for the incurably curious, is looking for an interim Head of Public Programmes. You’ll oversee the delivery of Wellcome Collection’s exhibitions, events, youth programmes, national arts partnerships, publishing and the Wellcome Book Prize, finding exciting and engaging ways to challenge how we all think and feel about health. Reporting to the Director of Wellcome Collection, you will be working with an outstanding group of people fulfilling our vision to be a world-leading museum and library. 

This role is full time (35 hours/week), but we welcome and support requests for other flexible working options. 

To view the full job description click here

Experience & Skills

Wellcome strives to create a fair and healthy environment where all our colleagues feel valued and able to be their authentic selves at work. We aim to cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where our people are highly engaged and their individual contributions are celebrated. Our future success relies on enabling people to thrive.

We understand that our people have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best.

Please send us a copy of your CV. Please also send a short covering statement of no more than 500 words which describes: 

  • What makes you excited about Wellcome Collection’s public programmes?
  • The key skills and experience you’ll bring to the role
  • An example of how you’ve fostered innovative thinking in a team you’ve led
  • How you’ve demonstrated a commitment to access, diversity and inclusion 

If you find it easier, you can record this as a video (no more than 4 minutes long) and send us a link.

Wellcome encourages and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. We don’t want there to be any barriers to you applying to or working at Wellcome. You can read more about the services we offer in Wellcome Collection here:


We will send more information about accessibility, including the support we can provide during the recruitment process, to all shortlisted candidates.

Salary: Circa £75,000 per annum

Duration: 12 months

Interview Timing: 10th and 17th July

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