Volunteers and Communities Officer

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

Region: London

Salary / Fee: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum (up to, dependent upon experience)

Job Type: Full-time (FT/PT; open to job share applications)

Closing Date: 24/11/19

Who To Contact:

If you believe that you have what it takes to succeed in this role and are excited by the prospect of helping us deliver our ambitions, please visit our website.

About us
Have you ever wondered what our idea of home says about us?
Our mission at the Geffrye Museum of the Home is to reveal and rethink the ways in which we live, in order to live better together.
Join us as we create exhibitions, events, collaborations, debate and learning – all from our home in the Geffrye Almshouses in Hoxton, East London.
It is a time for ambitious growth and development at the museum. Our £18.1 million capital development project will open up the Grade 1 listed buildings and gardens to 50% more visitors and launch new spaces for creative learning, leisure and income generation. We are in delivery stage and due to reopen to visitors in late spring 2020.

About the role
Are you passionate about the vital role museums play in people’s lives?
We have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer and community engagement specialist to join the award winning Learning Team. This is a critical time for a highly motivated individual to help us transform the way we work with audiences.
Among your responsibilities will be to implement the Volunteer Strategy in collaboration with the Volunteer Panel and develop innovative volunteer opportunities across the new museum, diversifying and expanding the team. You will also build meaningful relationships with the museum’s local communities and coordinate a wide range of participatory projects at the museum, in the community and across digital platforms.
To contribute to the museum’s vision to inspire everyone to explore the meaning of home.

About you
You will have at least 3 years’ experience managing or coordinating volunteers. You will possess strong knowledge of partnership working and experience working with community groups as well as experience working with vulnerable people or people form diverse backgrounds.
You will use your excellent administrative skills to manage a busy programme and keep policies and procedures up to date.
A people person, you will be passionate about social justice and the role of museums in making positive change.
You will have experience of coordinating participatory projects and audience consultation. You will have proven communication and influencing skills representing volunteers and diverse communities internally and externally.

What we offer
A choice of two generous pension schemes based on affordability
25 days of holiday, rising to 30 days with 5 years’ service and 8 standard bank holidays each year
Affordable yoga classes on site
Staff discounts in our shop and café upon reopening
Beautiful working environment
Free access to many leading museums and art galleries in London

How to apply
If you believe that you have what it takes to succeed in this role and are excited by the prospect of helping us deliver our ambitions, please visit our website.

To apply please provide a cover letter (max 2 sides of A4) outlining how you meet the skills and experience we need for this role, as well as an up to date CV. Applications that are not submitted in this format will not be considered.

Please note that you must complete the application and upload both documents in one sitting. It is not possible to save an application and return at a later stage.

Closing date: Sunday, 24 November
Interviews (which will include a task): Tuesday, 3 and Wednesday, 4 December

If we have not contacted you by Friday, 29 November, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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