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Collections & House Officer - Wrexham

Employer
The National Trust
Location
Wrexham, Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Salary
23,088 pa
Closing date
18 May 2022
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Collections & House Officer - Wrexham

Summary

Care, conservation, and presentation of Erddig’s eclectic collections is what this leadership role is all about. Alongside the Senior House & Collections Officer you will be responsible for: 
  • Care of one of the largest, most diverse and fragile collections in the National Trust  
  • Leading the team to manage the opening of the house on a daily basis  
  • Supervising a team of Collection Assistants and house volunteers.
Bringing your heritage-sector experience to implement preventive conservation, delivery of our annual deep cleaning programme, and an excellent standard of interpretation and presentation.  A dream role at one of the National Trust’s Treasure House properties, working with a dynamic team to shape how we protect and share Erddig’s unique and internationally significant history. If this could be your next challenge, please outline in your application what you can bring to this extraordinary role and how you envision us assisting with the development of your career. 
We are looking to interview at Erddig, on the 25th May. 
If you have any questions before the advert closes, please email me, Joanne Hodgson at joanne.hodgson@nationaltrust.org.uk    

What it's like to work here

Our highly experienced Collections and House Team thrive in our busy, operational environment, working collaboratively to improve our collections care and access to our collection. As one of the National Trust’s Treasure Houses we are developing exciting plans for our collection interpretation, and we are looking for someone who can play a key part in delivering them. We are a supportive and friendly team, who work hard but always find time to have a cup of tea and catch up. Set on the outskirts of Wrexham, North Wales, Erddig is ideally situated. Due to our location having your own transport to get here would be beneficial. 
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What you'll be doing

This is a fantastic opportunity to help develop and care for one of the nation's most unique houses. Working in close collaboration with the Property Team, you’ll be key in delivering all aspects of the visitor operation at the House, ensuring appropriate resources are in place to provide a safe and consistently exceptional service for our visitors.  You’ll help to develop imaginative ways of engaging our visitors with our fascinating history and sharing our work to care for the collections. 

Who we're looking for

  • Experienced people person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the capability to both work collaboratively and supervise a team Operational experience of collections management and preventative conservation in a historic environment 
  • Experience of working with the public in a high-pressure environment 
  • A passion for personal development 
  • Detailed orientated, strong work ethic, and excellent organisational skills.
Please refer to the full job description for further details.

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.    

Company

The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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