Head of Learning

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Head of Learning

Application closing on Wed 15 Dec 9am 2021

Strategically plan and oversee delivery of Discover’s Learning programme.

Once Upon a Time, in the East of London, there was a magical place that literally brought stories to life. A love of language, literature and storytelling was built into an immersive experience with three floors of magical Story Worlds and a Story Garden – where children and their families could play, create and discover together.

Discover Children’s Story Centre’s Head of Learning is an existing SMT level role – an influential position with broad reach and great potential. We are looking for someone to build on the amazing groundwork already in place to create something really special for us, and for our highly demanding and expectant young visitors.

First and foremost, you will understand and be passionate about the need for learning to underpin everything we offer. You will understand the importance of aligning creativity, fun and imagination with the delivery of learning scheme and curriculum needs and will understand that inclusivity is a constant thread that runs through all we do. An opportunity to combine strategic vision, educational activity design and operational deployment makes this a rare and highly rewarding role.

You can find out much more about our unique environment here.


Salary: £35,895 per annum

Hours: 35 hrs. per week Monday to Friday – with requirement for some evening and weekend work. We would consider a 4 day/28 hr. week (salary pro rata)

Location: A regular presence is required in Discover Story Centre in Stratford, east London to deliver this role effectively however it is possible to work remotely for between 1-2 days per week.

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Closing Date: 9.00am Wednesday 15th December

First Interviews: 20th or 21st December (on-line)


Download the full job description here.


Please submit your CV along with a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form, and a succinct cover letter that focuses on your motivations for applying and provides any additional directly relevant evidence of where your experience and skills align with the requirements for the role. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@discover.org.uk.

Please include your name and the post title in the subject line. We are excited to receive your application.


All Discover staff members are required to have a current valid DBS check or be able to submit an enhanced DBS disclosure in line with Discover policy.

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