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Featured Head of Science – Schools Publishing


up to £68,000 + benefits + bonus

This opportunity offers a senior role within the UK Schools Product team, presenting a chance to profoundly impact education. As the Head of Science, you’ll spearhead product leadership for a market-leading portfolio spanning Primary and Secondary education, encompassing the Sciences and

Your responsibilities include providing strategic leadership for UK Science and Psychology, advocating for pivotal educational projects and partnerships across the portfolio. Collaborating with the Product Director and other Heads of Portfolios, you’ll contribute to shaping the UK Schools Product Strategy.

Industry  Academic Publishing


Duration  Full Time

Type  Permanent

Start Date  ASAP


Head of Science: Key responsibilities

  • Manage a market leading portfolio that covers Primary and Secondary Sciences and Psychology
  • Provide clear leadership on the strategy for UK Science and Psychology
  • Lead and develop a passionate and creative team of publishers and commissioning editors to ensure the development of market leading products and services
  • Develop a strong and diverse network of partners, authors, experts and educators so you and your team can develop products and services that meet users needs
  • Accountable for the UK Science team performing all activities to highest standards

Head of Science: Skills/experience

  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Open and adaptable to change
  • Experience in the conceptualisation, development and delivery of innovative, successful educational products and services
  • Experience of UK Education markets and strong commercial experience and skills
  • Proven team leadership, management, negotiating, and influencing skills, with strong financial management skills
  • Extensive experience of school publishing or teaching in a relevant subject
  • Extensive experience of print and digital publishing and strategic partnership building
  • Extensive experience of managing teams
  • Detailed knowledge of UK Schools Publishing Processes.

A salary up to £68,000, bonus and benefits package is offered.

How to apply

To apply for this position, click on the Apply Now button below or send your CV to quoting the reference TP 866. For an initial, confidential discussion please call us on +44(0)1223632510 or Contact us using our online form.

Early applications are preferred.

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