Current Vacancies

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy is seeking four new Trustees.

National Museum of the Royal Navy

The National Museum of the Royal Navy was established in 2008 and is a charity, a company limited by guarantee and a Non-Departmental Public Body, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence.  We are an ambitious and growing national museum, recognised for our innovation and achievement and for continuing to deliver high-quality services in a challenging economic climate.  We are one of the few headquartered outside London, acquiring key sites that tell the story of the Royal Navy and reflecting its operations on the sea, under the sea, on the land and in the air.  Our vision is to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum, enabling people to learn, enjoy and engage with the epic story of the Royal Navy and its impact in shaping the modern world.

The National Museum, with its headquarters in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has seen significant change in the past ten years and our heritage attractions now include: the Royal Navy Submarine Museum with Cold War-era HMS Alliance (Gosport); Explosion, the Museum of Naval Firepower (Gosport); the Fleet Air Arm Museum (Yeovilton), home to 103 aircraft; and the Royal Marines Museum, due to transfer into a brand new museum in the Historic Dockyard in 2020.  Our fleet of historic naval ships includes: Vice Admiral Lord Nelson’s iconic flagship HMS Victory; HMS Warrior 1860; First World War Gallipoli campaign survivor HMS M33; HMS Caroline (Belfast); and, the U.K’s oldest historic fighting ship still afloat, HMS Trincomalee (Hartlepool).  Our reach is extended through our developing network of affiliates which includes: the Frigate Unicorn (Dundee); HMS Wellington (London); the Medusa Trust (Portsmouth); the HMS Courageous Association (Devonport); the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust (Portsmouth); Haslar Heritage Group (Gosport); and the D-Day Museum (Portsmouth).

The National Museum attracted 1.2 million visitors to its sites in 2016/17, with figures published by ALVA (The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions) showing it to be the 6th most visited attraction outside of London and Scotland.  We employ 350 staff supported by a team of 320 volunteers.

Further information about the National Museum of the Royal Navy can be found on its website www.nmrn.org.uk/about-nmrn

Background

The National Museum’s Articles of Association make provision for up to 15 Trustees, who are also the Members and Directors of the National Museum of the Royal Navy for the purposes of company law, and who collectively form the Board.

The role of the Board of the National Museum of the Royal Navy includes responsibility for: ensuring the distinct legal obligations and charitable objectives are fulfilled within an overall policy and strategy framework; the provision of overall leadership and development of strategy; and ensuring high standards of corporate governance are maintained, with effective control systems and decision-making processes in place.  In addition to the Board of Trustees, there is a separate NMRN Operations Board, charged with responsibility for the operational delivery of the corporate priorities.  Two trustees from the Main Board are also NMRN Operations trustees.  The day-to-day operation of the National Museum is delegated to the Director General (also the Accounting Officer) and to the Executive Directors.

The Board of Trustees meets four times a year to set the long-term strategic objectives of the National Museum, agree corporate priorities and review performance.  The Board undertakes a periodic review of its membership and skills sets and new appointments are made on the basis of what skills trustees believe the Board needs to deliver its strategy or tackle specific issues.

There are also four committees covering the key areas of operations and include:

Audit and Governance Committee

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Collections, Research, Access and Learning Committee

Fundraising Committee

Find out more

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Archaeological Data Manager (HMS Victory)

Salary:  £26,000 - £31,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

37.5 hours per week – permanent

We are recruiting an experienced Archaeological Data Manager within the expanding Historic Ships Conservation Team based in Portsmouth.  The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, conservators and shipwrights committed to high quality professional work maintaining and conserving historic ships. The majority of your time will be spent on the HMS Victory Project, a 15 year long capital works programme designed to stabilise and conserve Britain’s most important historic ship.

Key Opportunities
• Work will include developing the Victory Information Model (VIM), a detailed 3D model of the ship linked to a database of relevant conservation information, archiving the documentary and digital information related to the HMS Victory Project, and developing standards and practices in archaeological archiving for historic ships within the NMRN collections.

• This team sits within the Heritage Directorate and focusses on ships within Portsmouth, but also works with other teams across the UK, including Hartlepool and Belfast.

• Located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard the role provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in interesting and challenging heritage work within historic ships. As part of an established and dynamic team, the post provides the opportunity to work as part of a unique project and gain experience in the field of historic ships’ conservation.

Knowledge/Experience
• This post does require someone with experience in the use and development of archaeological archive and digital data management, including proficiency with Photoshop/AutoCAD and 3D modelling packages.

The Role profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.  Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 5pm on Thursday 1st March 2018.


Interviews will be held on 12th and 13th March 2018 in Portsmouth.

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Principal Heritage Advisor (HMS Victory)

Salary:  £26,000 - £31,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

37.5 hours per week – permanent

We are recruiting an experienced Principal Heritage Advisor within the expanding Historic Ships Conservation Team based in Portsmouth.  The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, conservators and shipwrights committed to high quality professional work maintaining and conserving historic ships. The majority of your time will be spent on the HMS Victory Project, a 15 year long capital works programme designed to stabilise and conserve Britain’s most important historic ship.

Key Opportunities


• Work will include appraising the heritage impact of all proposed works affecting the fabric of the ship and No. 2 Dock, assisting in the implementation of the Conservation Management Plan for the ship and providing expert advice to colleagues and contractors on all matters in respect of heritage, conservation and impact assessment.


• This team sits within the Heritage Directorate and focusses on ships within Portsmouth, but also works with other teams across the UK, including Hartlepool and Belfast.


• Located within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard the role provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in interesting and challenging heritage work within historic ships. As part of an established and dynamic team, the post provides the opportunity to work as part of a unique project and gain experience in the field of historic ships’ conservation.

Knowledge/Experience


• This post does require someone with experience in heritage consultancy or a comparable role, who has demonstrable experience in producing Desk-based Assessments, Options Appraisals and Heritage Impact Assessments. Equally the individual should expect and have experience in physically working onsite alongside a changing team of contractors.

If you are interested in this role we encourage you to view the Role Profile at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.  Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 4pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018.

Interviews will be held on 7th and 8th March 2018 in Portsmouth.

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 TEAM MEMBER   - Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton      

£7.83 per hour  (For April 2018 start) + annual leave allowance.


• Various Seasonal Contracts to assist the Museum as part of a rota pattern. Opportunities include: -
16.5 hours per week - (2 April  - 4 November - approx. 9.00am – 3.00pm), average of three shifts a week. Expected Pattern (Week One – Mon, Fri, Sat, Week Two - Tues, Wed, Thurs).
22.5 hours per week – (2 April  - 4 November - approx. 9.45am – 5.45pm), average of three shifts a week. Expected Pattern (Week One – Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun Week Two – Thurs, Fri).
31 hours per week - (2 April-4 November – 9.45am – 5.45pm and 12noon – 5.30pm), average of 4 shifts a week. Expected Pattern (Week One – Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Week Two – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun).

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is looking for a customer facing role to deliver a first class visitor experience at our unique Yeovilton attraction.

Reporting to the Duty Manager, this varied role is pivotal in creating the NMRN’s vision to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum

Key Opportunities

• Ability to work as part of a great team engaging with visitors and ensuring they are having a good time within a unique heritage working environment.

• This is a varied role with the opportunity to work in our shop, cafe and within our galleries.

Knowledge/Experience

• Experience of working in a customer focused environment with retail and sales knowledge is an advantage.

• Display an interest in developing knowledge of the Royal Navy’s stories and heritage to share with visitors and colleagues.

• Basic knowledge of Health and Safety and Security requirements and a willingness to learn more.

Please state your preference of vacancy from the list above when applying

he Role profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.  Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 5pm on 22nd February 2018.

Interviews will be held week commencing 26th February 2018 in Yeovilton

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Foreman Electrician 

Salary:  £26,000 to £31,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

37.5 hours per week

We are recruiting an experienced Foreman Electrician within the expanding Historic Ships Conservation team based in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, conservators and maritime industry specialists committed to high quality professional work maintaining and conserving historic ships.

Key Opportunities

The majority of your time will be based on the Portsmouth ships – HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M.33 - with occasional travel to other ships posted at the Museum’s other locations in the UK, including Hartlepool and Belfast.

Overseen by the Conservation Works Coordinator, your work will ensure that the NMRN’s Historic Ships are able to operate effectively and safely. With these ships as public attractions, you will also engage with visitors about the important conservation work being undertaken.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to those involved in interesting and challenging heritage work within historic ships.

Knowledge/Experience

The role does require the applicant to be qualified to City & Guilds 2360/2382 and inspection and testing certificate (2391). The applicant will possess working knowledge of IEE regulations and BS7671. They will be required to have previous proven experience in electrical maintenance, alarm systems, fire detection, emergency lighting, audio systems, Risk Assessments and Health & Safety. A Marine Electrical background is desirable but not necessary.

The Role Profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Roy Smith on 07756 919 480, or email Roy.Smith@NMRN.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 4pm on  23 February 2018.

Interviews will be held week commencing 26 February 2018 at Portsmouth.

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Team Members - Portsmouth - £7.83 per hour £7.50 per hour (from 12 March to 31 March 2018 and £7.83 per hour from 1 April 2018)

Permanent / Fixed Contract / Casual positions

Permanent positions

• 2 x 30hours per week (28 in off peak). Two week pattern, including every other weekend
• 22.5hours per week (21 in off peak) Two week pattern, including every other weekend
• 20hours per week. Two week pattern, 4 hours shifts daily including every other weekend
• 7.5hours per week (7 in off peak) Every Sunday
• 4 hours per week Two week pattern; week 1 4 hours Saturday, 4 hours Sunday, week 2 no shifts


Fixed term contract 12 March-29 September 2018

• 37.5hours a week. Two week pattern, including every other weekend
• 30hours per week Two week pattern, including every other weekend
• 22.5hours per week Two week pattern, including every other weekend
• 18.75per week. Two week pattern, every Monday and Tuesday and every other Sunday
• 5 x 8hours per week. 4 hours shifts every Saturday and Sunday
• 6 x 20hours per week. Two week pattern, 4 hours shifts daily including every other weekend

Casual Positions

Various hours available to help cover annual leave and high peak times.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals to work in a variety of settings in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, from HMS Victory and Warrior to all four of our retail outlets on site.  You will also be working in the NMRN galleries, on M33 and in our newest addition, our very own café on board HMS Warrior.

Reporting to Duty Managers, these varied roles are pivotal in creating the NMRN’s vision to become the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum.

Key Opportunities

• To deliver an outstanding level of customer care to all of our users through demonstrating the core competencies and NMRN MARITIME values and behaviours.

• To ensure visitors are welcomed, assisted, delighted, engaged and inspired.

• To maximise income generation via ticket sales, guidebook and merchandise sales, café sales, gift aid conversion and other commercial activity.

• To assist in the safety and security for visitors, staff and property.

• To deliver unique, consistent and high levels of visitor experience and satisfaction, in line with the ethos and branding of NMRN.

Knowledge/Experience

Experience of working in a customer focused environment with retails and sales knowledge is essential

Basic knowledge of Health and Safety and Security requirements and a willingness to learn more.

Track record of delivering outstanding customer care

Experience of working under pressure.

Experience of communicating and engaging with a wide and varied audience.

Please state your preference of vacancy from the list above when applying.

The Role Profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Mel Crook on melanie.crook@NMRN.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 5pm on Wednesday 21 February 2018.  The selection process will be held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

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Victory Events Assistant – Casual Hours contract

Salary: £7.89 per hour

This is a casual hours post working flexibly on a 7-day rota with regular evening work.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) is recruiting for an Events Assistant to join the HMS Victory & NMRN HQ Events Team.

Key Opportunities

As part of the Events Team:
•Aid in the preparation set up, pre-dinner tours and attending at Corporate/Commercial events.
•Ensure the safety, security and evacuation during all Events on board and within the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
•Aid in the delivery of Events for other departments and at other National Museum of the Royal Navy sites.

Knowledge/Experience

We are looking for applicants with previous experience of delivering outstanding customer care service. You will need excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, with a positive and innovative attitude and ideally an interest in history and heritage.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.

The Role Profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

Applications should be forward to the HR Team Applications at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 4pm on Thursday 1 March 2017.

The selection process will be held provisionally week commencing 27 March 2016 at The Royal Marines Museum, Eastney

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Procurement Manager – Portsmouth

Salary: £26,000- £31,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

37.5 hours per week

Permanent

We are recruiting an experienced Procurement Manager to join the Resources Directorate.

This new role will develop a professional procurement framework to support the business development in a rapidly changing and growing organisation. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Resources, and working closely with project managers and heads of department, the post holder will have the opportunity to establish and manage a fully compliant, effective procurement mechanism that supports the diverse parts of the business. The post holder will also be a key point of contact in relation to complex contractual arrangements, ensuring that we maximize value of money at every opportunity.

The successful applicant will be a key team member and will work on large scale, long term and exciting projects as well as contributing to improving our day to day business processes and delivering savings from contract reviews and reporting progress to management teams.

Knowledge/Experience

Applicants must have considerable professional experience in a procurement role, supported by a relevant professional qualification.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their commercial awareness and depth of knowledge of standards, best practice and developments relating to procurement and contract management

In addition, a breadth of understanding of public or charitable sector is desirable.

Applicants should also be good communicators with the ability to engage with external and internal stakeholders in order to develop partnerships.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Victoria Turner on 02392 891370 or victoria.turner@NMRN.org.uk.

The Role Profile can be viewed at www.nmrn.org.uk/jobs.

Applications should be forward to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 6pm on 4 March 2018

The selection process will be held on a date to be confirmed.

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HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands