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Financial Controller (Part time)

Due to a recent restructuring to enable commercial growth, a large scale conservation project, and an urgent need for an information systems overhaul; The Greenwich Foundation has the opportunity to recruit a part time Financial Controller on a fixed term contract of three years.

The Greenwich Foundation is constitutionally independent of government but financially dependent on grant-in-aid to sustain its future. Part of the Greenwich Foundation’s strategy is to grow its income from; fixed and turnover rentals from business partners and tenants, catering (banqueting and weddings), retail, Chapel hires for weddings and concerts, film location fees, public festivals, guided tours, public and member’s events, and of course by fundraising.

Reporting into the Finance and Commercial Director, the Financial Controller will provide a first class finance service to all departments at the ORNC: Keeping on top of effective management accounting and reporting for this small but complex charity. As the Financial Controller you will jointly lead and build on strong team moral, providing assistance with technical learning and new systems implementation: You will be closely involved with the review and strengthening of process, requiring creative thinking, and the application of technical and commercial awareness to propose and implement procedural improvement for the ORNC finance function.

This is a superb all-round opportunity for development in finance, process improvement and management skills in a rapidly modernising setting. To join our team you will be a superb communicator who is able to juggle conflicting demands and prioritise workload effectively. You will have a passion for the Heritage sector and will clearly demonstrate a ‘can-do’ attitude. Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will be a fully qualified CCAB accountant with an evidenced understanding of internal controls and governance in the charity sector.

Please download the full job description (pdf, 133.7KB)

For further information on this part time role (circa 2 days per week) please review the attached job description and candidate requirement. To find out more about the Old Royal Naval College please see www.ornc.org

To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement by email to swhitnall@ornc.org Please provide the supporting statement in a Word document to explain succinctly (in no more than 500 words) your suitability for the role; highlighting your relevant previous experience.

What we offer: A competitive sector salary of £38,000 per annum (pro rata), 25 days leave per year (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme and a market benchmarked benefits package.

Closing date 6th May 2014 and provisional interview date Monday 19th May 2014

With sincere apologies: due to time & team constraints we may not be able to respond to all applicants: Please therefore presume that if you have not heard from us by 16th May 2014; we will not be progressing your application further.

The Greenwich Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Commercial Manager (Part time)

Due to a recent restructuring to enable commercial growth, a large scale conservation project, and an urgent need for an information systems overhaul; The Greenwich Foundation has the opportunity to recruit a part time Commercial Manager on a fixed term contract of three years.

The Foundation is constitutionally independent of government but financially dependent on grant-in-aid to sustain its future. Part of the Foundation’s strategy is to grow its income from; fixed and turnover rentals from business partners and tenants, catering (banqueting and weddings), retail, Chapel hires for weddings and concerts, film location fees, public festivals, guided tours, public and member’s events, and of course by fundraising.

Reporting into the Finance and Commercial Director, the Commercial Manager’s primary focus will be to develop positive, commercially beneficial relationships with our corporate hospitality and catering partners, driving improvements in both income and quality standards. As the Commercial Manager you will support and guide the growth of the site’s retail offering and grow surpluses for the ORNC from third party events, film location fees and tenantable spaces: You will be closely involved with the team of Directors in actively seeking out commercial opportunities and building successful commercial partnerships.

This is a brilliant opportunity to get involved and make a difference across a broad range of business models within a rapidly modernising setting. To join our team you will be a superb communicator who is able to juggle conflicting demands and prioritise workload effectively. You will have a passion for the Heritage sector and will clearly demonstrate an ability to take the initiative and think laterally. Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will have high business acumen and at least four years operational experience at senior management level in the catering and hospitality sector.

Please download the full job description (pdf, 111KB)

For further information on this part time role (circa 3 days per week) please review the attached job description and candidate requirement. To find out more about the Old Royal Naval College please see www.ornc.org

To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement by email to swhitnall@ornc.org Please provide the supporting statement in a Word document to explain succinctly (in no more than 500 words) your suitability for the role; highlighting your relevant previous experience.

What we offer: A competitive sector salary of £38,000 per annum (pro rata), 25 days leave per year (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme and a market benchmarked benefits package.

Closing date 6th May 2014 and provisional interview date Thursday 15th May 2014

With sincere apologies: due to time & team constraints we may not be able to respond to all applicants: Please therefore presume that if you have not heard from us by 9th May 2014; we will not be progressing your application further.

The Greenwich Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Building Surveyor / Architect

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is looking for a Building Surveyor / Architect to be responsible for administering and delivering a high quality pre-planned maintenance programme for the ORNC estate. You will report to the Conservation Director, providing surveying and project management expertise and overseeing design and procurement elements of selected projects. You will be supported by outside consultants including the Surveyor to the Fabric and Quantity Surveyors.

Please download the full job description (pdf, 120KB)

Terms and conditions
Salary circa, £35,000- £40,000 per annum
Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance Scheme
25 days leave per annum

To apply please email your CV plus a supporting letter to Sarah Whitnall: swhitnall@ornc.org or post to Sarah Whitnall, HR Officer, The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval Collge, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW
Closing date: 21 April 2014
Provisional interview date: Wed 30 April 2014

Please presume that if you have not heard from us by 22 April 2014 that we will not be progressing your application further.

Visitor Experience Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Visitor Experience team in the day-to-day delivery of front of house services. Volunteers will be based in Discover Greenwich, the Painted Hall and Chapel and will ensure all visitors have a warm welcome and the best possible experience at the ORNC.

Main contact: Visitor Experience department
Commitment: Minimum of three months required, minimum of half a day per week – hours and times negotiable

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Visitor Experience Volunteer role description (pdf, 118KB). Download our Visitor Experience Volunteer application form (doc, 71KB) and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Fundraising Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help the Greenwich Foundation in face-to-face fundraising from visitors to the Old Royal Naval College as well as in a variety of back of house tasks.

Main contact: Fundraising department
Commitment: Minimum of three months required, minimum of 4-hour shift per week – hours and times negotiable

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Fundraising Volunteer role description (pdf, 103KB). Download our Fundraising Volunteer application form (doc, 71KB) and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

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