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The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN27 1RN
Tel: 01323 832731
Fax: 01323 832741

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Vacancies and Placements


At present there are no staff vacancies at The Centre.

The situation is unlikely to change in the near future, but when we do recruit we normally advertise in-house, on this web site and through social media.

You are welcome to send your CV at anytime to Mrs J Harris which will be kept on file for six months. If any vacancies arise we would endeavour to email you and ask you to complete an application form if you wished to be considered.

Mrs J Harris
Operations Director
The Observatory Science Centre
East Sussex
BN21 1RN
Telephone: 01323 832731

Work Experience- Term Time only

The Centre offers a five day (Monday - Friday) work experience placement for school or college students during term time February - November. 

It is not possible to undertake work experience at The Centre during your school holidays.

Students should have an aptitude for a placement within a busy tourist attraction as they will shadow staff in all areas.

We accept a maximum of two students per week, but not from the same school.  The student will be at The Centre from 9.30 am - 4 pm each day and cannot be dropped off any earlier, nor can they access the site without car transport.

The Centre has been vetted, inspected and authorised by East Sussex County Council.  If you wish to check any information with them, please contact via email:

If you are interested in a work experience placement at The Centre you should contact the Work Experience Co-ordinator at your school. 

We can only deal with requests direct from your school / college and we will not discuss placement requests with parents / guardians.

Telephone: 01323 832731

Trainee Teachers

The Centre can provide a complementary placement (unpaid) for trainee teachers contributing towards their course. 
To date The Centre has welcomed students studying Primary Education BA (Hons) Courses at The School of Education, University of Brighton, The University of Bedfordshire and Canterbury Christ Church University.
An Enhanced DBS Disclosure is essential.
Telephone: 01323 832731


Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries

Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries for Schools and Colleges- find out more

The Centre is a project provider for bursary placements during the August summer holiday. 
This is co-ordinated through STEM Sussex.

Application Form pdf
Application Form word doc.