Job opportunities (13.3.2023)


Head of Business Change, THE ENGLISH HERITAGE TRUST 

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places including Stonehenge, Dover Castle and the sites at Hadrian's Wall. It's a workplace like no other and we bring history to life for more than 10 million visitors each year.

The Head of Business Change reports to the Chief Financial Officer who manages all the central resources functions of the charity such as Finance, Procurement, IT, HR, Volunteering, Governance, Legal and Business Change.

Our Strategic Plan is transformational in helping us become a financially independent and an even more well-loved national charity, and the Business Change team is pivotal to the successful embedding of a portfolio of change initiatives underway across all parts of the charity. Through the management and deployment of people change methodologies, the business change team ensures that change projects (whether technology, strategic, EDI, sustainability, process or culture oriented) are successfully implemented and will lead to an improvement in workplace productivity and positivity.

This role could be based at any of our principal offices: Swindon, London, York or Bristol, or even home-based, with relatively frequent travel to our sites across the country.

We need someone who is a capable leader and who has a track record of managing a successful, inclusive and transformational change programme in a major and diverse organisation. With a solid understanding of how people adopt and adapt to change, knowing the best ways of overcoming barriers and bringing the workforce on the change journey will be second nature to the successful applicant.

This is a great opportunity to play a pivotal role in an organisation that is core to the national fabric.

We would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact Julie Swann via email, at

Everyone is welcome at English Heritage and we are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible.

We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage. By joining English Heritage, you will be part of a charity that is already on an exciting journey to tell everyone's story.

You can find out more about us and what we do here, here. Meet some of our People and hear about why they enjoy working with us here

You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference.

By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our sites a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year.

Senior User Experience Researcher, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 

The Digital Services & Digital Archiving departments at The National Archives are committed to delivering high quality, user-friendly digital services, such as our website and the services that collect, preserve, and provide access to our Digital Archive. We are committed to research, innovation, and meeting user needs. We want to test our assumptions thoroughly and regularly with our users, both public and staff, so that we develop services in line with real, evidenced needs and ultimately attract new and more diverse audiences to our nationally important collections.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Senior User Researcher to provide maternity cover in our growing user-centred design community. Playing a pivotal role in a multi-disciplinary product team, you will enable delivery of 'Transfer Digital Records' product enhancements that allow a wider range of users to deliver digital public records securely to The National Archives.

We are currently undertaking several digital transformation projects so understanding our users' needs and thinking creatively about how users interact with our services is central to our work. This role requires a deep understanding of usability and accessibility practices, and excellent knowledge and experience of a variety of user research methods, knowing when and how these should be applied throughout the development lifecycle.

Your ability to confidently analyse and evaluate research findings to reveal actionable insights and recommendations will help us build a rich picture of our users and their requirements so that together we can transform our digital services, ensuring The National Archives remains relevant, accessible and continues to bring value to the nation.

This is a full-time post covering a 6 month maternity absence, with a possible extension of up to a year. However, requests for part-time working, flexible working and job share will be considered taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department. A combination of onsite and home working is available, and applicants should be able to travel to our Kew site when required.

We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce and therefore encourage applications from people of colour, the LGBTQI+ community, the trans community, those who are neuro diverse, and those with a disability.

HMS Victory Preservation Company Trustee, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY 

HMS VICTORY Preservation Company is looking to appoint up to two new trustees to join its Board of Trustees. We are specifically looking for people who have the following experience and skills:

  • Qualified Accountant with Senior/Director level experience or has demonstrable relevant experience within a Senior Finance Director role.


  • Communication and engagement experience who understands the importance of delivering interpretation strategies to a wide and varied audience.

The Company considers that having a strong mix of people on its Board of Trustees who represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences and expertise is vital to its purpose. Social equality, diversity and inclusion is thus central to our recruitment effort and ways of working. Amongst many other benefits, it enables us to reflect the public support and enables better collective decision making. The board also welcomes those new to trusteeship as relevant training will be provided.

Welcome Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

We have an exciting opportunity to lead a team of Visitor Reception staff and volunteers at Kingston Lacy who welcome our visitors and help them enjoy their visit. You'll be experienced in managing people, delivering outstanding customer service and fundraising.

Its an exciting time to be joining the team at Kingston Lacy. We are starting a new visitor infrastructure project and the Welcome Manager will be involved in the planning and delivery our new visitor facilities.

The Welcome Manager role is part of our Duty Manager team which can mean you are the senior member of staff on property and responsible for dealing with a range of situations.

What it's like to work here

The outstanding art collection is one of the main attractions to this beautiful Italian-inspired mansion. As one of the National Trust's 'treasure houses', the team have exciting times ahead as they embark on major conservation projects to preserve this 8,500 estate and its rare collection of artefacts. A Japanese garden and café and Kitchen Garden are also among the key attractions at Kingston Lacy. The property has a rural location, so it's likely you will require your own transport to get here.

For more information about our property please visit

What you'll be doing

You'll have overall responsibility for the team, and their safety and working practices, working closely with the Visitor Experience & Operations Manager to develop the site offer.

You'll have responsibility for the day to day operation of the welcome area and ensure the delivery of the highest standards of service and visitor experience, using sound judgement and decision making, in line with National Trust guidelines and policies.

You'll be using your creativity and communication skills both to inspire and motivate your staff and volunteers, and to help provide the friendly face of the National Trust to thousands of visitors. You will be applying your high level of competence to deal with service recovery without senior support being on site. You will engage with all our visitors to inspire support through membership, and help visitors to enjoy their stay.

Senior Communications Officer, SHAKESPEARE BIRTHPLACE TRUST 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is looking for a Senior Communications Officer to lead on raising the profile and increase awareness of the work and impact of the Trust through a broad, strategic programme of communications and advocacy including, targeted media and communications opportunities.

Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications, the Senior Communications Officer will focus on corporate communications and external affairs. Concentrating on obtaining coverage on the Trust's broad programme of activity, including but not limited to learning, museum management and community engagement, as well as its position as the foremost authorities on Shakespeare and his enduring legacy.

This role will also support consumer communications (PR) activity, through a line report as well as supporting internal communications activity and being the first point of call for internal and external stakeholders, including the media.

You will work in tandem with the Senior Marketing Officer to ensure all campaigns are holistic in their approach.

The successful applicant will have at least 2 to 3 years' experience in delivering communications and advocacy activity in similar role, though this does not have to be in the arts and heritage sector. We are looking for someone who is an advocate for the wider work of the organisation and can raise the Trust's profile in thought leadership.

Experience of independent working is desirable but a pro-active approach to problem solving, excellent written and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to learn are crucial to the role.

You will be a communications advocate who understands and can utilise the power of communications, both internally and externally, to engage audiences for the benefit of the team and wider organisation.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 April 2023, and interviews will take place during week commencing 10 April 2023

EA to the Director of People and Culture, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP 

Are you an experienced high-level Assistant who is interested in working in an unique environment? Keen to join a department driven to make a difference in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion?

About the role

As Executive Assistant to the Director of People and Culture (P&C) you will have an intimate viewpoint of the organisation and the 5 museums within the Group. Diligently supporting the Director, you will remain close to key initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, talent development, and colleague engagement; all working toward endorsing a great working experience across the Science Museum Group.

Managing a complex diary and inbox for the Director, you will also lead the organisation, support and minuting of committees and other instrumental meetings. The glue to the efficient management of a proactive and inspired office, you will communicate on behalf of the Director with key external contacts, such as Trustees, and with colleagues at all levels across the organisation.

The role has real scope for impact - consisting of managing a complex and diverse workload to tight deadlines, and with your own projects to lead. Using your expert judgement, you will proactively manage the correspondence and schedule of the Director, to ensure the skilful co-ordination of their activities across the Group

Download the Vacancy Information Pack file under 'Attachments' on this vacancy listing on the Science Museum Group website for more details about the role and the application process.

Assistant Curator of Artillery, ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM 

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom's national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

We are seeking an Assistant Curator to work in the Firearms & Artillery Department, part of the Collections and Learning Directorate, based at Fort Nelson, Fareham.

Your main duties will be assisting the Curator of Artillery adding to the publicly available stock of knowledge of Artillery through cataloguing and promoting the subject through answering enquiries and disseminating knowledge. You will also assist the Curator in the day-to-day management of the collections, provide collections access, volunteer supervision and assist with exhibitions and research.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working in museums and be passionate and knowledgeable about artillery. They will be an excellent team player who is hard working, open, thorough, adaptable, engaging and organised.

This position is a permanent, working full time, 36 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will occasionally be required, as will some travel.


The post holder will support the Senior Research Manager and Research team in the identification, collection, organisation, and analysis of research information on prospective donors, supporters, and issues of strategic importance to Development and the wider V&A. Specialist research will be dedicated toward supporting FuturePlan capital fundraising and multisite programming at a pivotal moment for the museum, as it prepares to commence ambitious new programmes in Bethnal Green (2023) and Stratford (2024).

This role supports Development research across five key areas:

  • Research – identification, qualification and profiling of new prospects and existing supporters in expectation of cultivation touchpoints, external meetings, and major Development events and exhibition openings.
  • Prospecting – direction of prospect identification, tracking and cultivation for multiple simultaneous projects across the V&A multisite expansion, working in concert with Development fundraising teams.
  • Due Diligence – executing the V&A's due diligence gift acceptance policy through the production of necessary risk assessments, enabling the best possible safeguard against risks of reputational, financial, legal, and physical harm.
  • Data Analysis – initiating proactive analysis of the CRM database to support specific prospecting tasks, and to inform strategic planning.
  • Knowledge Management – monitoring prospects and supporters through public channels; developing research skills and best-practice research management among Development fundraising teams; and ensuring research is acquired, processed, and stored in a GDPR compliant fashion.

Besides these core responsibilities the role will support the wider Development department through the initiation, design, and execution of individual fundraising projects - from mass data analysis to in-depth strategic overviews – as directed by the Senior Research Manager and in concert with the Research Officer.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 26 March 2023 at 23:59.