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Freelance Prospect Researcher (3 days per week)

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is seeking to appoint an exceptional Freelance Prospect Research Manager who will help us to develop, implement and maintain a long term prospect research strategy, which will support the fundraising team achieving the £1m Catalyst and the £7m Painted Hall campaigns.

The ORNC is an iconic landmark at the heart of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and is recognised both locally and throughout the world. Safeguarded by the Greenwich Foundation, the ORNC is open to de public free of charge throughout the year. We welcome over 1.8 million visitors each year and our award-winning education programme attracts some 9,000 learners annually. 

In 2013 the ORNC completed a major conservation project, which saw the Upper Hall of the Painted Hall restored to its original beauty. Over the next three years the ORNC is seeking funding to conserve the remaining areas of the Painted Hall.

This major £7 million campaign is well under way with several grants already secured. The Heritage Lottery Fund has recently awarded us a first-round pass with a view to giving a £2.77m grant towards the project. We are also in discussion with a range of charitable trusts and a number of individuals with a commitment to conservation and architecture.

Furthermore, in June 2012 the ORNC was awarded a £1 million Catalyst Endowment grant by the DCMS/HLF as part of a matched funding scheme, which ends in June 2016. Over the next two years we have a challenge to raise remaining £630,000 matched funds in order to release the Catalyst Endowment grant for the future maintenance costs of the Painted Hall and the Chapel. 

To help the ORNC reach the two main targets, we are currently seeking an experienced Prospect Research Manager with significant knowledge and experience, preferably within arts, charity or higher education sectors, to work with the fundraising team at the ORNC.
This role involves working with the fundraisers and other senior staff on a range of research projects related to the two fundraising campaigns. 

This is a part time (3 days per week) post offered on a fixed term contract for 3 years, available immediately. 

Interested candidates are requested to send CV with a brief (max 2 pages A4) covering letter outlining their suitability based on the person’s specification as outlined in the job description. Download the job description (PDF 166kb) 

Salary: £150 per day (3 days per week)

Please send via e-mail to: Sarah Whitnall on swhitnall@ornc.org

Closing date: 18 January 2015

Interview date: w/b 2 February 2015

Conservation Building Surveyor/Architect

With 1.7 million visitors a year, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. As part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, the twin domed riverside masterpiece was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and includes the Painted Hall, the Chapel and the popular Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. The Greenwich Foundation is the charity responsible for conserving and maintaining the site, along with providing all year round free public access.

The Greenwich Foundation is recruiting a Conservation Building Surveyor / Architect, for the first time, to join the conservation team. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in the planning and delivery of the programme of conservation and maintenance across one of the most important architectural sites in the UK. The candidate will report to the Conservation Director, and will provide surveying and project management expertise, as well as overseeing design and procurement elements of selected projects. The role will be supported by outside consultants including the Surveyor to the Fabric and Quantity Surveyors.

Please download the full job description (PDF 129kb)

Terms and conditions

Salary circa £35,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependent upon experience
Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance scheme
25 days leave per year

Please apply in writing to Sarah Whitnall with cover letter and CV at swhitnall@ornc.org

Closing date: 23rd January 2015
Interview dates: 28th & 30th January 2015

Please presume that if you have not heard from us by 27th January that we will not be taking your application further.

Visitor Experience Team Leader (Part Time)

With 1.7 million visitors a year, the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. As part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site, the riverside masterpiece was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and includes the Painted Hall, the Chapel and the popular Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. The Greenwich Foundation is the charity responsible for conserving and maintaining the site, along with providing all year round free public access.

We are now recruiting for an enthusiastic and flexible Team Leader to join our Visitor Experience team. They will be working alongside two other Team Leaders (approx. 4.25 days a week) to share the role over seven days. They will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of a team of 30 Visitor Assistants, along with a growing number of volunteers. Team Leaders also have line management responsibility for a dedicated team of Visitor Assistants as well as delivering in-house training to the Visitor Experience team. They will ensure that our visitors experience outstanding service by proactively engaging with staff and the public throughout the day. The post requires weekend, bank holiday and occasional evening working.

The successful candidate will be motivated by engaging with others and have a genuine interest in developing enriching experiences for different audiences to make them feel part of the ORNC. They will be excited by new ideas and will continually look for opportunities to develop themselves and others within the team. They will demonstrate excellent communication and inter-personal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively as part of a team. They will have proven customer services experience in in a supervisory position, ideally in a museum or heritage site. 

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org by 4pm on 18 December. In your covering letter please state why you are applying for the role, how your past experience and skills make you suitable for the role and how you hope to develop within the role. Please download the job description. (pdf 117 KB)

Salary: £20,400 pro rata per annum, rising to £22,000 pro rata per annum on the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Closing date: 4pm on Thursday 18 December 2014

Interview date: Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 January 2015

Site Experience Producer

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich is looking for a talented and innovative Site Experience Producer to look after the existing exhibition and to work on the development and production of the Interpretation Plan during 2015.  This role has the potential to create enormous impact in the way our visitors are able to explore the stories and historic features of the spectacular site.  

The ORNC, the 12th most visited attraction in the UK and one of London's most famous riverside landmarks, offers multiple resources for Experience through history, geography, art, architecture and historic interiors. The Painted Hall, recognised as the greatest piece of decorative painting in England, and the neoclassical Chapel are supplemented by our hands-on and interactive permanent exhibition in the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre and dedicated learning space, The Clore Learning Centre.  We are driven by the needs of our audience, both existing and those we seek to engage with.  Over the next year, as part of our development phase for the Painted Hall Conservation Project, we will be exploring new opportunities to work with audiences and local communities to discover the stories, history and architecture of the ORNC.    

The ORNC is currently working with the HLF on a transformational project of conservation and on improved visitor routes, activities and interpretation.  In addition to working with our chosen consultants to develop an Interpretation Plan for the Painted Hall, the role of the Site Experience Producer will also form part of the team responsible for the Activity Plan.  The HLF development stage of the project is planned to take place between December 2014 and October 2015.  

The new Site Experience Producer will be based in the Public Engagement Department which includes the Learning, Community and Visitor Experience teams.  They will also work closely with staff in the Conservation Department and be a member of the project team.  

Please dowload the job description (PDF 137KB)  

To apply for this role please send your CV and a covering letter to Sarah Whitnall at swhitnall@ornc.org to arrive no later than 9am on Monday 5th January 2015.  In your covering letter please state why you are applying for the role and how your past experience and skills make you a suitable candidate.  

Salary: £27,000-£30,000, full time, one year contract. 

Closing date: 9am on Monday 5th January 2015

Interview date: Week commencing 12th January

Volunteer Fundraising & Development Assistant during Development Phase of Painted Hall Conservation Programme phase 2

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with an interest in museum management and who is perhaps looking to pursue a career in development and fundraising in the heritage sector To assist the project development team of the Greenwich Foundation in preparing the second-round Heritage Lottery Fund application for the project “Conservation of the Painted Hall: phase two”, and in raising partnership funding.

Main contact:  Head of Grants, 
Commitment: Preferably every Thursday and Friday for a minimum of 8 months.

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Volunteer role description (pdf 153KB) or  download Volunteer application form and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to Anne Burton 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Closing date: Sunday 4th January

Interview date  Thursday 8th January

Volunteer Programme Administrator during the Development Phase of the Painted Hall Conservation Programme phase 2

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer with an interest in conserving historic buildings and who is perhaps looking to pursue a career in project management within the heritage sector. They will support the Programme Manager in the effective administration of the Phase 2 Painted Hall Conservation Programme, working closely with staff involved, consultants and contractors. 

Main contact:  Programme Manager,
Commitment: Preferably every Tuesday and Wednesday for a minimum of 8 months.

If you are interested in this opportunity with us, please read the full Volunteer role description (pdf 228KB) or  download Volunteer application form and return it to volunteer@ornc.org or post it to Anne Burton 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 9LW.

Closing date: Sunday 4th January

Interview date  Wednesday 7th January

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.

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