Job opportunities (28.2.2023)


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

Collection Registrar – Maternity Cover, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is currently looking for a Collection Registrar. As Collection Registrar you will be one of two Registrars responsible for the overall project management and successful delivery of our busy rolling loans out programme to temporary exhibitions at UK and international venues. You may also manage some long loans for display with the NG Collection and temporary deposits for study, conservation or consideration for acquisition.

Your responsibilities will include loan negotiations with borrowers, lenders and owners; management and coordination of all registrarial procedures including control of operations involved with the safe transport and display of loans, management of suitable Government indemnity and commercial insurance cover and application of appropriate risk management principles in accordance with the Gallery's policies. 

Lead Frontend Developer, THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES 

Archives are special. As a home of our collective memory, The National Archives plays a unique role. We hold records of events of national and international importance as well as documents that speak to our everyday lives, over the last one thousand years.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled Lead Frontend Developer to influence, shape and grow our frontend capability. Presenting The National Archives on the web is both challenging and endlessly fascinating. The scale of the collection, diversity of audiences and variety of user needs, makes it a challenge like no other. This role leads our frontend development. With your excellent coding skills, passion for accessibility and progressive enhancement your job is to ensure standards are defined, maintained and shared to help turn the ambition of being an archive for everyone into a user's experience.

As The National Archive's Lead Frontend Developer, you will bring your expertise and in-depth knowledge to design, develop and shape our digital services, and therefore be a key influencer on how to grow our capability in an open and collaborative environment.

You will apply your skills and judgement to set our technical direction, define standards and lead a team of talented, motivated frontend developers to ensure excellence in the development of our services. You will take on the role of supporting, mentoring and coaching the team whilst leading by example.

You will embrace challenge and look for opportunities to do things differently. You will help strengthen our agile culture within the team and across the organisation. This includes engaging with the wider development and accessibility communities across government, sharing your knowledge, learning from others and raising the profile of our work.

You will be passionate about technology and thrive in an environment which values and supports continuous learning and self-development. TNA is a member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) allowing you the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world trying to solve the same issues as we are.

This is a full time post. However, TNA are open to requests for part-time working, flexible working and job sharing. We normally operate a hybrid working arrangement but we can offer the possibility of home working for this particular role.

Deputy Project Director – HMS Victory, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY 

HMS Victory is the world's only surviving example of a first-rate line of battle ship from the age of sail. Since 2012, the National Museum of the Royal Navy has been leading the work to care for the ship and ensure its survival in perpetuity.

In 2022, the NMRN began work on a major programme of work, estimated at £40million over ten to fifteen years, intended to ensure the ship is in a condition to survive, outdoors, with a programme of planned maintenance, for a period of not less than fifty years. This exciting project draws together traditional craft skills such as shipwrightry and rigging with cutting edge technologies including Nano-science, structural analysis and 4D archaeological recording, all within view of the half-million visitors per annum that visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

As the programme of work increases, the Museum is seeking to expand its capacity to ensure the project sets new standards across the heritage sector. The postholder will deputise for the Project Director and play a key role in the ongoing development and delivery of the project.

Internal Communications and Engagement Manager, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM 

The People Team at the V&A, use expertise to enable realisation of V&A strategy through people .

We promote and develop an inspiring, inclusive, and collaborative culture., through attracting, nurturing and retaining diverse talent. We look to promote innovative thinking and working and support engagement & collaboration via highly effective internal communication.

Main Purpose of Job

To develop and implement an employee engagement and internal communications strategy that encourages high staff performance and contributes directly to the achievements of the V&A's strategic aims. Supports a range of internal communications activities to better inform, engage, motivate V&A staff and realise an ambition to be the employer of choice in the sector.

Closing date for all applications is 21st March 2023 at 23:59.

Digital Projects Coordinator, MUSEUM OF LONDON 

At the Museum of London we connect people with the lived experience of London. The story we tell is one of place and people, evolving through interaction and exchange. We summarise what we do in three words: We Are London.

We are looking for a collaborative and proactive Digital Projects Coordinator to work alongside our two Digital Product Managers delivering the Museum's digital transformation programme across CRM, website and collections online, ticketing, online shop and digital asset management.

The role will help to ensure our systems are prepared for the opening of our new museum in West Smithfield, reinventing what it means to be a city museum for the twenty-first century. If you are driven, organised and creative, with an impeccable eye for detail this could be the perfect role for you.

You will be joining a dedicated internal team and our wider team of agencies and external delivery partners focused on making this ambitious project a reality.

For more information about this role, please see the Job Description. To know more about what it's like to work in the Museum of London and to get some top tips on how to make the best of your application visit via the button below.

Applications are by application form via our online recruitment system.The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 March 2023. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview on Tuesday 4 or Wednesday 5 April 2023.

The Museum of London is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, who are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Executive Assistant to the Director of Development & Secretary to the NHM Foundation, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

We are a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. We use the Museum's unique collections and our unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million objects spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually and 16 million visits to our website.  

Today the Museum is more relevant and influential than ever. By attracting people from a range of backgrounds to work for us, we can continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things.

We employ 900 staff in a variety of roles, all united by our vision of a future where people and planet thrive. We need everyone to have the passion and drive to help us with our mission to create advocates for our planet and inspire millions to care about the natural world.

This is an exciting time to join the Museum as we have secured investment from the UK Government to build a new science and digitisation centre at Thames Valley Science Park, University of Reading.  The purpose-built centre will house much of the Museum's collection and will include laboratories, digitisation suites, collaborative research spaces, conservation labs and workspaces

The NHM's Development Department is responsible for generating philanthropic, sponsorship and partnership income to help create a Natural History Museum for the future – investing in capital development, attaining vital acquisitions for the collection, transforming our galleries, developing innovative exhibitions and undertaking ground-breaking scientific research on issues that affect us all. 

Interpretation Developer (Wildlife Photographer of the Year), NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 

As an Interpretation Developer you will be responsible for researching and developing the Natural History Museum's temporary exhibitions and permanent galleries, with a specific focus on the Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. This exciting role sits within the Exhibitions and Interpretation team and requires creativity, teamwork, excellent communication skills and attention to detail.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) is a major, global programme run by the Natural History Museum. The programme has an international photography competition at its heart – the most prestigious prize in nature photography – driving a diverse range of activity including a major exhibition at South Kensington and national and international tours. The photography competition is world leading and the programme aims 'through images that spark reaction, to invite ever more people, participants and partners to experience and use the uniquely emotive power of photography to move hearts and minds, creating advocates for the planet'.

The Interpretation Developer will develop content for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) exhibition. In this role, you will write and edit captions for the WPY display in South Kensington and touring venues and develop content for a series of films and a 'behind-the-lens' exhibition tour. Across all outputs you will deliver a narrative that is relatable and relevant to visitors, develop content that promotes a deeper connection to nature, and creates a pace and tone that helps the visitor on their journey from contemplation to action. In the medium-term there will be opportunities to deliver specially commissioned content for the 60th anniversary of WPY (2024) and work the WPY team on developing a digital touring exhibition.

Working as part of the wider Exhibitions and Interpretation team, you will also shape exhibition and gallery concepts, develop narratives and interpretation approaches, write and edit exhibition text, and select objects and specimens for display. Using an audience-focused approach and knowledge of best practices in interpretation, you will shape key messages and learning outcomes, aligning them with the Natural History Museum's mission to create advocates for the planet.

You will use interpretation methods that engage target audiences – from text to hands-on exhibits, film and illustration – ensuring that our exhibitions and galleries are accessible, inspiring, informative and suited to our audiences' needs.

You have a strong interest in natural history and an appreciation for the field of photography and its requirements. You have experience in delivering content and interpretation in museums, galleries, heritage sites or similar environments and you're experienced in using photographic images, filmed footage and museum collections to tell compelling stories and communicate messages. You're a skilled writer and are confident in communicating with a wide variety of audiences.