Northern Ireland’s Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure will shortly be seeking to appoint two Trustees to the Board of W5 (WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy Ltd).
Based at the Odyssey Complex in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, W5 is the North’s premier education centre for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
With over 250 interactive exhibits in four exhibition areas, W5 has both permanent exhibits and a changing programme of large and small-scale temporary exhibitions and events. It runs a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day.
W5′s Board has an interesting and challenging role within a dynamic science education organisation and tourist attraction. Trustees will be passionate about science and education. They will understand the challenges inherent in managing a cutting edge science centre and customer focused visitor attraction and able to respond creatively keeping the innovation W5 is renowned for at the heart of the business.
The Department is seeking individuals with specialist experience in science and/or education who are enthusiastic about communicating the benefits associated with developing the public’s knowledge and understanding of science to a diverse audience.
As part of W5′s leadership team, Trustees will play a crucial role in developing the significant contribution the science centre makes to the local economy, to the promotion of social inclusion and to the regeneration of one of Europe’s oldest and largest industrial and maritime heritage areas.
The positions are not remunerated but reasonable expenses are payable. Adverts for these competitions are expected to be advertised in the Belfast Telegraph, The Irish News and The News Letter on 1 and 2 November 2012.
If you are interested in registering your interest, email your contact details to dcal[dot]hr[at]dcalni[dot]gov[dot]uk and you will be issued with an information pack when the competition opens.
Read more about W5′s aims, objectives and current activities