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Heritage Engagement Officer

Salary £20,553 - £22,370 - Full time - Permanent

Creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive is our mission and is based on the principles and legacy of our founder, George Cadbury.  We are inspired by his legacy, but not afraid to be bold and innovative to meet the needs of people today and in the future.

We provide a diverse and comprehensive range of services to communities in Birmingham and Telford. We own and manage some 4,000 properties, and have significant estate management, commercial and agricultural portfolios. As a community-based organisation we work in partnership with all our stakeholders to support the achievement of our mission.

Over recent years we have been going through significant transformational change to build our organisational strength and embed our values. We are looking for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds, who are adaptable in an ever changing and exciting environment to join us

We aspire to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. To help achieve this, we offer job opportunities that are agile and centred on personal and professional development in an environment where well-being and work-life balance is a key part of our culture.

If you can relate to our mission and values and think you meet our job and candidate profile, then we would welcome your application.

Job Profile

We are recruiting for a new Heritage Engagement Officer to join our Selly Manor Museum and heritage services team. As Heritage Engagement Officer you will play an integral part in achieving our mission of creating and sustaining communities where people can thrive.

The role will involve:

  • Development and delivery of events and projects promoting the heritage of Bournville and Selly Manor Museum, both on and off site
  • Developing our audiences, and ensuring our programmes are diverse and accessible
  • Creating creative and innovative interpretation materials to engage visitors at Selly Manor Museum and Bournville’s heritage activity
  • Alongside our team, you will help to create and deliver a varied museum and heritage events programme
  • Delivery of education sessions to children and adults
  • Site management
  • Front of house duties
  • Administrative and day to day financial duties
  • Creating digital content
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Assisting with civil ceremonies and functions
  • Regular evening and weekend work
  • Flexible working pattern

Candidate Profile

You will be values driven and focused on delivering great services.

We look for talented people from a wide range of backgrounds who are just as passionate about our values of partnership, fairness, quality, integrity and innovation as we are.

As Bournville Engagement Officer you will bring the following key skills to the role:

  • Excellent in communicating with a variety of people and groups
  • Ability to function within a small team
  • Experience of working with external community organisations on project delivery
  • Administration experience
  • Practical experience of event planning and delivery in a heritage setting
  • Practical experience of working with children in a formal education setting
  • Practical experience of providing events and activities for a diverse audience
  • Knowledge of audience development
  • Knowledge of the heritage of Bournville
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Working knowledge of MS Office software
  • Ability to prioritise and plan workload
  • Planning and processing online and physical event bookings
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Commitment to developing the education service and events programme

To understand more about our work including our aims of place-shaping, community building, championing people and providing great homes, you can read our Corporate Plan 2020-29 at  https://www.bvt.org.uk/publications/corporate-plan-summary-2020-29/

To apply please view all additional documents to the right of this page and click Apply for this Role.

Closing date: 0900 Monday 13th June 2022
Interview dates: W/C Monday 27th June 2022
Strictly no CV’s / no agencies.

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