Opportunities Update - 20 April 2016


Dear Colleague,

We are writing to update you on opportunities within the sector that have become available, please share with your colleagues or relevant networks.

Kind regards

The West Midlands Museum Development Team
Tel 01952 435 900
email: wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk


Heritage Lottery Fund Vacancies

Heritage Lottery Fund are recruiting for two Grants Officers, one on a fulltime permanent basis and the other on a Six months Fixed term Contract with a possibility of it becoming permanent .  Working within the East Midlands Region based in Nottingham , these full time roles are  Grade E with a salary scale of £21,898 - £25,403 per annum; prorated for the Six Months Fixed Term Contract.
Candidates will have to demonstrate relevant significant experience of how they meet the person specification. They are advertising this role internally, online and within their networks. Staff are encouraged to forward the vacancy details to interested parties.
To review the job description and to apply for this role, please complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the Person Specification at https://forms.hlf.org.uk/applications/HLFJobs_PublicPortal.ofml
Closing date for applications is Sunday 8 May 2016, interviews will be held on Monday 23 May 2016.

Museum and Heritage Events Network

Abi Betteridge Museum Public Events Manager, RAF Cosford, has recently relocated from London to the Midlands.  Abi is keen to set up a networking group for others working within the museum and heritage events sector where you can share stories, contacts and experiences.  If you are interested please email Abi at abi.betteridge@rafmuseum.org


Library & Archives Assistant, Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral are seeking a part-time (21 hours per week) Library and Archives Assistant to support the work of the Librarian and Archivist in managing the Cathedral's historic and modern collections and in delivering services to users.

The post would be an ideal opportunity for a career entrant to gain a wide range of experience working in a lively environment, where old technology meets new, supporting learning and research at all ages and levels.

The application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be sent with a covering letter to Mark Carter, Operations Director, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG or to mark.carter@herefordcathedral.org before the deadline of 12 noon on Friday 29 April 2016. They do not short-list from CV submissions only.
Interviews are currently scheduled to take place at Hereford Cathedral on Monday 16 May 2016.

Further information and application documents can be downloaded here: http://www.herefordcathedral.org/about-us/news/vacancy-library-archives-assistant

Informal enquiries about the role can be made to the Librarian, Dr Rosemary Firman, on 01432 374225 or by emailing rosemary.firman@herefordcathedral.org

Museum Director: Cider Museum, Hereford

The Cider Museum is looking for an experienced and dynamic Museum Director to help develop and push forwards a ‘2020 vision’ for this Museum. Located in the historic home of international cider, Hereford, the Museum is housed in the original factory of H P Bulmer. Herefordshire has been described as ‘the county of orchards’ which support a wealth of commercial and artisan cider & perry makers. The Museum Trustees are looking for a Director able to manage the day to day running of the accredited Museum; and also has the drive, enthusiasm, commitment and skills to develop the museum’s visitor offering and experience. They will have experience of ‘developing technologies’, building new partnerships and securing the ever important funding. If you feel up to the challenge, then the Cider Museum Director’s job description and person specification are available from www.cidermuseum.co.uk/index.php/latest-news/ or call: 01432 354207.

The Trustees look forward to receiving your letter of application and CV by the closing date of 5 May 2016.