Heritage Collections Manager
Salary range: GBP37,293 - GBP40,086 p.a. inc.
Contract: Secondment/ Fixed Term (12 Months)
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Library at Willesden Green and other locations from time to time
Embracing innovation and engagement through museum and archives
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
The Brent Museum and Archives team are an ambitious team with a reputation for delivering high profile partnerships projects within Brent.
We want to continue to build and develop our collections, increase access and collaborate with the diverse communities in the borough. If you are passionate about heritage, have a museum or /and archives background and want to manage the team that delivers this exciting new development then we would like to speak to you.
You will manage a team of staff to deliver an ambitious programme that covers outreach, education, an exhibition programme along the management of the borough's museum and archive service, while feeding into and complimenting the diverse cultural offer at the Library at Willesden Green.
You will have a relevant museum and/or archives qualification (recognised by the Archives and Records Association) and have previous experience of managing heritage collections.
Have a strong commitment to promoting Brent's history and widening access to and knowledge of its important collections.
Ability to manage people, performance and budgets.
Experience of developing funding bids and applications would also be advantageous.
You will be willing to work evenings and weekends to cover the search room when necessary.
Closing Date: 24th July 2017 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 31st July 2017
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.