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Senior Collections & House Officer

Enniskillen, Fermanagh and Omagh, United Kingdom, £24,075 , Permanent

Posted: 2 hours ago



This role of Senior Collections & House Officer is about caring for Florence Courts important collection, having a keen eye for presentation and a passion to bring the houses history and its stories to life for visitors, in ways that will help to create memorable experiences and encourage repeat visits to the house and its beautiful estate. We're looking for a keen interest in both interpretation and collections care and the ability to combine the two. This is a live in key representative role, and the postholder will be required to live at Florence Court and share security responsibilities with one other key representative staff member.

Accommodation is provided to the postholder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules.

1st interview 30th June. 2nd interview 9th July.

What it's like to work here

Located 8 miles from the county town of Enniskillen, in rural Co Fermanagh, and close to the border with the Republic of Ireland, Florence Court is the Trust's most westerly property. The beautiful demesne is set against Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh mountains. Every aspect of life in this classical Irish house, with its fine interiors and exquisite decoration, are brought to life on fascinating guided tours..

Click here for more information about this location What you'll be doing

We need someone who can champion fantastic collections care and practise, high standards of visitor welcome and experience, and the successful management of staff and volunteers.

As the senior lead of the House Team, you'll manage a team, the Collections & House Officer, Collections & Service Assistants, and volunteers. You will implement preventive conservation and cleaning programmes in the house to ensure excellent standards of care, delivering strategies to improve conservation. You'll be responsible for the daily opening and closing of the house, ensuring appropriate resources are in place to provide a consistent and excellent visitor experience.

You'll collect and accurately record information to inform our understanding of the house and the collection and use preventive conservation techniques to improve how we conserve, interpret and present the property.

You will organise and deliver engaging visitor experiences by presenting the house and collection in new and innovative ways, with particular emphasis on celebrating our conservation work. You will lead a culture of excellent customer care.

Who we're looking for
  • Operational experience of collections management and care in historic environments
  • Working knowledge of preventive conservation and application
  • Knowledge of visitor experience principles and approaches to optimising visitor enjoyment
  • People management skills, including rota planning, objective setting and conducting performance reviews Experience of working with and managing volunteers
  • Good interpersonal skills enabling relationships to be built and maintained, externally and internally.
  • Knowledge of health & safety and emergency procedures
The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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Job Details

Enniskillen, Fermanagh and Omagh, United Kingdom