Project Officer : Exploring Eliot

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery/Nuneaton Library/Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry
£26,470 - £28,221 per annum
04 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
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Fixed Term Contract
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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are currently recruiting for a Project Officer: Exploring Eliot.

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery is lead partner in Exploring Eliot a project which has been awarded £119,711 funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund. This post will work with the museum and its partners, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Nuneaton Library.

The Project Officer will work closely alongside existing staff at each partner organisation. They will recruit and lead teams of volunteers to research, document and digitise the collections, identifying objects with significant and relevant stories as well as highlighting connections between the collections.

The Project Officer will lead on engagement projects targeted at young people and older people, which will build confidence in the participants, helping them to find their voices and raising their aspirations. A key output will be an interactive website showcasing each of the projects under the heading, “George Eliot in 50 objects”. The post holder will be issued with equipment allowing them to work agilely across the sites and from home where appropriate.

You should have: -
o Experience in engaging with volunteers.
o Experience of working with the heritage sector and community groups
o Educated to degree level
o Knowledge of museum documentation and standards.
o Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with a range of diverse audiences and participants.
o Effective IT, digital and social media skills.
o Ability to engage a range of diverse audiences with museum collections.
o Effective organisational skills to develop outreach resources, programmes, workshops, activities and organising events
o Effective team working skills to work with project partners
o Highly motivated and able to work independently on own initiative
o Able to work under pressure and to deliver results to tight deadlines.

Relevant Dates
Closing Date: September 24th noon
Interview Date: October 16th/17th

Additional Information
As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, generous holiday allowance and childcare vouchers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information about the role please contact Catherine Nisbet /Matthew Johnson on 024 7637 6158 or

Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link below, please contact the Recruitment Centre.

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Junk/Spam boxes) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application

Supporting documents
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Values.pdf
Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

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