Job opportunities (9.3.2023)


Scientific Department Information Specialist, THE NATIONAL GALLERY 

The National Gallery is seeking a pro-active and knowledgeable individual to act as a key liaison between the Scientific Department and the Gallery's Digital Dossier Programme (DDP). The DDP, an ambitious research infrastructure and knowledge-enabling change programme, is a key element of the 'Research for Public Benefit' pillar of the National Gallery's 2021-26 Strategic Plan and aims to format, organise and publish the rich collection information held by the National Gallery within a user-friendly searchable platform.

This role is part of the Programme's initial phase, comprising a range of overlapping digital initiatives across the Gallery. The post-holder will interact with many of these initiatives but will focus on technical and informatics issues relating to the organisation, preparation and exploitation of Scientific digital resources. Direct line management will be via one of the National Gallery Principal Scientists, who in turn reports to the Head of the Scientific department. There would also be a dotted line reporting to the DDP project manager.

This role is one of two DDP posts embedded within the Scientific Department. It will concentrate on the technical informatics aspects of the description, organisation and management of digital assets within the Department and the technical aspects of developing and testing new more efficient digital documentation procedures (the other role is complementary in that is more focussed on the heritage science content of the scientific documentation).

Visitor Experience Manager, BATH ABBEY 

Bath Abbey is a flourishing parish church in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath and with this a significant part of the City`s rich heritage which reaches back to Roman times.

While the geographical parish has only a small residential population, our congregation is a gathered community from all over the City and surrounding area. We also welcome over 500,000 regional, national and international visitors and worshipers. Bath Abbey has around 26 staff, around 60 in our choirs, over 200 volunteers and over 450 in its congregations. It has 5 main income streams and annual operating turnover is around £2m.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and to ensuring that everyone, job applicants, customers, and other people with whom we deal, are treated fairly and not subject to discrimination. We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We continuously review our policies and processes to support our aim to create a workforce as diverse as the nation the Church of England serves.

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.

About you

Highly proactive and confident working with colleagues across all levels of the organisation, as well as the offices of high-profile external leaders - You have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills to maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

With extensive experience of prioritising and managing multiple and conflicting tasks, diaries and deadlines; responding flexibly to requests, you have a pre-emptive approach to time management that of your own as well as others.

You have demonstrable skills to take minutes, ideally for board level audiences, to a professional, accurate standard; with the capacity to produce minutes in a timely manner and convert technical jargon to relevant audiences. Resourceful by nature, you can take the reins to draw together people and resources needed to make things happen, with little supervision.

Crucially, you will be highly organised and efficient, with good attention to detail, and an ability to show tact and discretion.

Don't feel you meet all the criteria? We welcome you to apply even if your experience doesn't match perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.


Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your financial & analytical skills in the support and development of an award winning heritage attraction - a Charity responsible for keeping the stories of coal mining alive?

We are looking for a qualified financial all-rounder, someone with experience of financial and management accounting and liaising with auditors, together with confidence in using Excel for data analysis. Here at the National Coal Mining Museum, we don't 'count beans', we attract and excite visitors of all ages and interests. We perform best when we are enthusiastic and passionate about what we do.
Our Head of Finance and Performance leads our finance team in matters of financial control, reporting and payroll. Excellent communication skills are essential, together with an approachable manner and a curious mind.

If this sounds like you, we can offer you a competitive benefits package, including annual salary (circa £45k), pension contribution, annual leave allowance (38 days), retail and catering discount and commitment to a healthy work/life balance.

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Elliott, Director of Finance, Planning and Performance on

Application is by CV and supporting statement (max 1,000 words) explaining why you are interested in working for the National Coal Mining Museum and describing how you meet the criteria of this position, to by 10am on Monday 20th March.


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.

Collections & House Manager, NATIONAL TRUST 

Join our dedicated team at beautiful Kingston Lacy!

Are you committed to ensuring the highest possible standards of conservation, presentation, and collections management? Would you like to work in one of the Trust's Treasure House properties with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals? Then please read on.

What it's like to work here

The outstanding collection of fine art and ancient Egyptian archaeology at Kingston Lacy is of international significance. As one of the National Trust's 'Treasure Houses', the 45 strong team have exciting times ahead as they embark on major conservation projects and ambitious interpretation initiatives to preserve and share this 300-year-old mansion and its rare and diverse collection of artefacts.

Using their expert knowledge of preventive conservation, conservation cleaning and documentation standards, the collections and house team care for the mansion, its interiors and works of art daily. Thinking now and forever, the team strives to present the collections and their history to the widest possible audience and preserve it for generations to come. Working closely with the Property Curator, the team are involved in creative and innovative interpretation of the house and its unique history, constantly developing their skills and expertise, and sharing their conservation work with our volunteers and visitors.

The property has a rural location, so please consider how you would commute here before applying

For more information about our property please visit:

What you'll be doing

  • Leading from the house and collections perspective in delivering Treasure House ambitions, reporting to the Property Curator. This will include upgrades to property infrastructure(s) and improvements to the visitor offer, standards of presentation, conservation and collections management and care.
  • Being responsible for the daily smooth-running of house team operations. This will include overall responsibility for ensuring timely and effective preventive conservation methods, environmental monitoring and auditing.
  • You will line manage the Senior Collections and House Manager (SCHO).
  • Helping to identify collections and interiors conservation projects, managing their planning and delivery.
  • As the Collections Management System (CMS) Inventory Owner, you will develop and implement plans to ensuring information is accurate and actively managed, training team members where necessary.
  • You will be responsible for successful house conservation team engagement opportunities, such as Conservation in Action programming.

Programme Support Officer, BRITISH LIBRARY 

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

Boston Spa Renewed is a capital redevelopment programme for the British Library's site in West Yorkshire. It seeks to transform the Boston Spa site providing the infrastructure to safeguard the national collection into the middle of the century. This ground-breaking £95m government funded programme will deliver a 'state of the art' automated high density storage repository alongside plans to refurbish existing buildings to provide improved staff accommodation. We are now seeking a Programme Support Officer to provide the necessary functions to support the wider team to deliver the programme to time, cost and quality parameters across a number of design, construction, and business change and transformation projects.

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 26.6% (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: 02 April 2023