Job opportunities (3.9.2022)


Participation Manager, HISTORIC ENGLAND

We have an exciting and unique opportunity within Historic England. We are seeking a Participation Manager to join us on one year fixed term contract to shape and deliver HE`s deliver participatory activity to encourage more people to engage with the historic environment bringing them wellbeing benefits.
You will work to create exciting programmes of activity that help people connect to and act for the historic environment, contributing to their overall wellbeing, supporting our commitment to inclusion and diversity. The role is enabling as well as delivery, building skills and capacity within the organisation to embed participation in our processes.
What you will be doing
You will work with Head of Creative Programmes and Campaigns to create an annual programme of participatory public engagement activity. The programme will reach our target audiences and support broader priorities such as inclusion and diversity, wellbeing and volunteering activity, delivering flagship participatory projects, events and experiences.
You will work with teams across the organisation to build their capacity and skills to ensure successful participatory projects have a legacy and can be embedded into long term processes. This legacy reflects our Future Strategy of Active Participation, Connected Communities and Thriving Places.
You will identify and suggest potential partnerships that deliver the programme and its objectives, working with internal and external stakeholders to plan participatory activity that supports Government priorities
Part of your role will be to create briefs for externally funded participation projects, working closely with colleagues in our Procurement and Grants teams to ensure public money is spent responsibly, managing allocated budgets to support participatory activity and act as a Project Assurance Officer for funded projects to ensure quality outputs and outcomes.
What we are looking for

  • Experience of creating and delivering participatory activity to support public engagement outcomes
  • Experience of community led engagement
  • Experience of partnership working to deliver programmes of activity
  • Experience of commissioning external organisations to deliver work
  • Creative thinker, working to solve problems and bringing ambition and creative flair to our programmes
  • Programme and project management skills

Please make clear reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.
We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.
Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.
Provisional interview date: virtual interviews week commencing 10th October 2022.

Researcher - Heritage Information Partnerships Team - 6 Month Fixed Term Contract, HISTORIC ENGLAND

We have an exciting opportunity for a Researcher to join our Heritage Information Partnerships team here at Historic England. The Heritage Information Partnerships (HIPs) team is committed to creating improved access to historic environment information via a national network of locally held Historic Environment Records (HERs). Its mission is to support the development of HERs through the provision of advice and guidance and through partnership working.
English HERs are at a crucial point in their development. The proposed Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill includes a clause which will secure statutory status for HERs; broader changes in the planning system are increasingly focused on using digital technologies and data to drive improvement. Collecting and sharing good quality data about HERs is essential for supporting local authorities with these proposed changes and will underpin implementation of the Bill.
What you will be doing
The post holder will be responsible for gathering and analysing information on HERs, primarily through the HER Annual Survey. They will also work to support the HER community and liaise with consultants who are drafting updated HER guidance (Informing the Future of the Past). They will be involved with other national projects working to address legacy HER backlogs and the National Security Copy (NSC) for HERs, alongside support for a small number of HERs who may request intensive help with their audit (the assisted audit programme).
The post holder will need to work collaboratively across Historic England departments, and with external partners, to ensure an effective interchange of information, guidance and advice.

Development Manager - Major Gifts, THE NATIONAL GALLERY

The Development Manager - Major Gifts will initiate and develop high value, long-lasting relationships with individual Major Donors and philanthropists. Through managing a portfolio of prospects and donors, they will secure five- and six-figure donations in support of the National Gallery. They will secure significant support for all areas of the organisation's work, from Exhibitions to Learning and other unique programmes, as well as contribute to fundraising for the NG200 Bicentenary Campaign.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced PR professional to join the British Library's friendly and dynamic press team. We bring the work of the UK's national library to life while also handling media enquiries with care and sensitivity.

The successful candidate will devise and deliver press campaigns promoting the full spectrum of the Library's activities, ranging from our leading cultural programme to our innovative services for business and collaborations with libraries across the UK.

If you are looking for a varied and creative role in an inclusive and supportive work environment, then we would love to hear from you.

The British Library is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from those from diverse backgrounds, including disabled, BAME and LGBTQ+ people, as these groups are underrepresented in our organisation at this level in this area.

As one of the world's great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation's intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world's largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

Closing date: 04 September 2022

Assistant Collection Registrar, TATE

 Tate has an extensive programme of displays across its four sites Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives, as part of Tate's mission to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British art from the 16th century to the present day, and of international modern and contemporary art.

As Assistant Collection Registrar (Displays) you will be part of the Collection Management team and involved in the display process from start to finish. You will spend varied days co-ordinating and documenting the movement and installation of art works from our collections, prioritising their care.

Your excellent organisation and planning skills, experience of complex tasks and the ability to solve problems pragmatically and through negotiation, prioritising the care of works of art sets you apart. You have a positive, versatile attitude with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines whilst retaining excellent attention to detail. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will also mean that you communicate diplomatically and effectively at all levels, both internally and with external contacts.

Above everything, you will be excited by the challenge that this rewarding role allows you to play in the realising of Tate's programme.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a 'Defined Contribution' pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the button below.

The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is 13 September 2022 by midnight.

Head of Operations and Business Development, SCIENCE MUSEUM GROUP 

The Science Museum Group is here to inspire futures. As part of this strategic priority, we are delivering a major masterplan development at the National Railway Museum (NRM) - Vision 2025. The benefits to our visitors will be a greatly improved visitor experience; easier level access across the site, galleries to interact and learn engineering skills, learn about the future of the railways; and new and improved café and retail spaces with high quality facilities.

Over the coming four years the museum will undergo unprecedented change; the museum is the cultural heart of a £1bn city centre regeneration project, York Central. Vision 2025 is a total reimagination of the museum; every part of the museum and visitor journey will change. Our redevelopment will contribute to the regions' regeneration, the skills agenda and to the city's wider cultural offer and profile.

To support this important and exciting work, we are now looking for a Head of Operations & Business Development to join the leadership team at NRM.

In this role, you will support the Museum Director and the Senior Leadership Team in ensuring a great visitor experience in a safe environment.

You will be a key operational leader, championing a positive culture and leading our front of house teams and volunteers to deliver exceptional visitors experiences during our planned development works and beyond, with a growing focus on managing the ever-changing museum for our colleagues and visitors.