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Individual Giving Lead
Salary (Grade 8): £47,268 – £51,870 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Location: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth (from time to time, travel to our other UK based sites will be required) with the opportunity to adopt hybrid working

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Individual Giving specialist to join the Fundraising & Partnerships Team at the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Our fundraising income has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to a talented team, and we have an ambitious strategy to grow this income even further.

As a Fundraising & Partnership team we build internal and external relationships to secure financial support to bring to life our collections, care for our objects, engage with young people, fund our capital projects and underpin our core costs.

We do this by sharing the passion of our colleagues; appreciating and sharing our collective experience, knowledge and skills; and advocating about how the NMRN positively impacts local economies, visitors and the wider public understanding of the Royal Navy.

When our team excels we help to deliver NMRN’s vision of becoming the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum, linking Navy to Nation, and inspiring enjoyment and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy and its role in shaping both our nation and the modern world.

We’re now seeking an Individual Giving Lead to drive forward our work in this fundraising strand and exploit NMRN’s investment in brand, audience development and CRM.

Key Opportunities

  • Growing our individual giving programme with a particular focus on regular giving, major appeals, capital projects, adopt-an-object, and exploring opportunities through content and gaming.
  • Developing and implementing a major donor and mid-level giving programme.
  • Working with the Customer Relationship Manager and Web Lead use our data to build supporter and donor journeys.
  • Collaborating with the Communications and Content team to drive individual giving opportunities through content on NMRN’s digital channels, as well as those of partners.
  • Creating a legacy giving programme that raises awareness of the importance of legacy and gift-in-will bequest and results in an increased number of pledges.
  • Working in tandem with the Corporate & New Business Partnership Lead to develop a payroll giving scheme.

If your goal is to develop your career in fundraising in a rewarding role with plenty of opportunities to lead projects and make a difference then we want to meet you.

Knowledge/Experience

We are scaling up our work so we are expanding our team with talented, motivated, and ambitious individuals who want to contribute to helping us become the world’s most inspiring naval museum, to do this you will be a highly motivated individual who is cheerful, personable and equally content with writing strategies as doing the underpinning work.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence their ability to:

  • Grow, coordinate, and implement regular giving.
  • Generate donations that support major appeals / campaigns.
  • Writing compelling cases-for-support and donor communications.
  • Establish effective working relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Develop, communicate, and execute initiatives and effective pragmatic solutions.
  • Work with others to develop effective and targeted email marketing using CRM data.
  • Develop stewardship plans for individual givers and major donors

We provide

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
  • Free onsite parking (on receipt of a Base Pass)
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service.
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay.
  • Flexible working.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes.
  • Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

This post requires a DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base. This is not a UK sponsored visa role, therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

 

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Helen McKenna-Aspell, Associate Executive Director: Funding & Partnerships helen.mckennaaspell@nmrn.org.uk

Applicants are asked to apply via https://jobs.nmrn.org.uk/ no later than midnight, Monday 1st July 2024. We will be conducting interviews at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, inJuly

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on recruitment@nmrn.org.uk for support.

Principal Conservator

Salary (Grade 6, Pay Point 20-21 ): £36,816 – 37,947 per annum dependent upon experience; Icon membership fees will also be paid. (There is opportunity to apply for pay progression after >12 months of service).

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

The National Museum’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum: inspiring learning, enjoyment, and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy and its impact in shaping the modern world.

We are recruiting a full-time Principal Conservator to join the Conservation team. This is an exciting time to join NMRN, as the Conservation team is growing and implementing new policies and procedures.

The Principal Conservator leads the team of Conservators, Conservation Technicians and Ship keepers in the maintenance and upkeep of our wide-ranging collections, including the Museum’s historic vessels, for example HMS Victory, HMS M.33, HMS Trincomalee, HMS Caroline, HMS Warrior, and HMS Alliance. They will work closely with two existing Principal Conservators, as well as colleagues in the wider Conservation and Collections team, to help maintain the highest standards of conservation across our sites and collections. Based in Portsmouth, there will be routine travel to our other sites in Gosport, Belfast, Hartlepool and Yeovilton.

Team work is a key part of this role to ensure that conservation best-practice is applied to our work with the collections.

Key Opportunities

  • Managing a small team working on a diverse collection, supporting the conservation of our historic ships, industrial heritage and objects.
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience of a wide range of conservation tasks on a challenging collection. This will include guidance and supervision of staff, volunteers, and students in conservation tasks.
  • Working closely with colleagues in the Collections & Research and Operations teams, contributing to project meetings and providing conservation advice and guidance as well as practical assistance as appropriate.
  • Opportunity to contribute to the conservation of our nationally and internationally important collections, including historic ships.

Knowledge/Experience

  • A professional conservation qualification at degree level, or equivalent and demonstrable post-graduation experience working within a museum setting or historic building.
  • Knowledge of best practice approaches to preventive and interventive conservation of a range of materials.
  • Sound awareness of conservation ethics and confidence in making conservation-led decisions, including around large or industrial objects, challenging environments, and logistical considerations.
  • Experience managing conservators, technicians, students and volunteers and working with contractors.
  • A positive attitude and passion for communicating the principles of conservation to different audiences.

We provide

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
  • Free onsite parking (on receipt of a Base Pass)
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service.
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay.
  • Flexible working.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes.
  • Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

This post requires a DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base. This is not a UK sponsored visa role, therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

 

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact the Principal Conservator [Collections Care], on 02392 891370 extension x2110 or email sadie.wilson@nmrn.org.uk

Applicants are asked to apply via https://jobs.nmrn.org.uk/ no later than midnight, Sunday 30th June 2024. We will be conducting interviews at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, on 9 July 2024

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on recruitment@nmrn.org.uk for support.

Facilities Manager

Salary (Grade 5) – £28,554 – £31,557 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – permanent

Location: The National Museum of the Royal Navy based at the Portsmouth Harbour Sites.

The National Museum’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum: inspiring learning, enjoyment, and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy and its impact in shaping the modern world.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the UK’s newest national Museum. We are recruiting for an experienced Facilities Manager working within the Operations team based at our Portsmouth Harbour Sites. This is a unique opportunity to play a leading role in caring for some of Portsmouth’s oldest buildings and helping to ensure the NMRN’s visitors have a safe, extraordinary and enriching day out. You will manage the work of our Facilities Technicians in delivering planned and reactive maintenance to our Portsmouth Harbour Sites. With a positive attitude and ability to manage and motivate your team, you will work collaboratively with other diverse teams across the museum.

Key Opportunities

  • Opportunity to be involved in interesting and challenging work within a unique heritage environment.
  • Manage the team working to improve and maintain the NMRN’s historic buildings.
  • Develop new ways of working for the benefit of the Facilities Team and museum.
  • Further develop a program of planned maintenance to ensure the sites remain safe, inspiring and enjoyable for our visitor’s, staff and volunteers.
  • Develop key working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge/Experience

  • Strong Facilities Management background.
  • Experience of working with Facilities Management software.
  • Practical experience of Health and Safety and producing risk assessments.
  • Experience of safe working at height, maintenance of access registers and mobile access equipment.
  • Experience working with the public and having a customer centric approach to completing repairs in a busy environment.
  • Experience of procurement and management of contractors is essential.
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for controlling risks such as fire, asbestos and legionella.

We provide:

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
  • Free onsite parking (for permanent roles)
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service, pro rata.
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay.
  • Flexible working.
  • Employee Assistance programme.
  • Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes.
  • Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

This post requires a DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base. This is not a UK sponsored visa role, therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jason Webb, Deputy General Manager (Project Delivery & Facilities Lead), at Jason.webb@nmrn.org.uk or 023 9289 1370 Ext: 2079 

Applicants are asked to apply via https://jobs.nmrn.org.uk/ no later than midnight, Sunday 9 July 2024. We will be conducting interviews at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, on 18 July 2024.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on recruitment@nmrn.org.uk for support.

Shipwright / Boatbuilder

Salary (Grade 5) – £28,554 – £32,493 annum (dependent upon experience)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – (Monday to Friday) permanent

Location: Work across the National Museum of the Royal Navy based in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with occasional travel to Gosport, Hartlepool and Belfast

The National Museum’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum. Its mission is to inspire enjoyment and engagement with the continuing history and modern role of the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy’s impact on shaping both our nation and the modern world.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the UK’s newest national Museum. We are recruiting five experienced Shipwrights within the expanding Conservation team based in Portsmouth. The successful candidates 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, with a focus on HMS Victory.

This is an exciting time to join the NMRN, as we move into the next phase of a major Conservation Programme on HMS Victory, and this will occupy much of your time. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be part of conserving the world’s oldest commissioned ship.

You will also spend time based on our other Portsmouth ships – HMS Warrior and HMS M.33 – with occasional travel to the Museum’s other locations in the UK, including Gosport, Hartlepool and Belfast. Occasional weekend working may also be required.

Overseen by the Lead Shipwrights, your work will ensure that the NMRN’s Historic Ships are conserved and able to operate effectively and safely. The ships are open all year round as public attractions, so you will also be able to engage with our visitors about the important conservation work that you are undertaking.

Key Opportunities

  • Opportunity to have a key role in the major Conservation Project on HMS Victory.
  • Interesting and challenging heritage work with historic ships.
  • Opportunity to be part of the team working on the conservation of our internationally important collection of historic ships.

Knowledge/Experience

  • Specialist knowledge of construction of maritime joinery/shipwright practice, conservation and maintenance of historic ships, vessels or buildings.
  • Experience in traditional boat or Ship building, Joinery or timber construction techniques.
  • Qualified to Level 3 City & Guilds Boatbuilding (2463-03) or equivalent, or Woodworking qualification or qualified experience
  • Practical working knowledge of Health and Safety.
  • As you will be removing planking from the hull of HMS Victory, this will be a physically demanding role which will require manual handling on a daily basis.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.

We provide:

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years service.
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay.
  • Flexible working.
  • Free onsite parking (on receipt of a Base Pass).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes.
  • Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

This post requires a DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base. This is not a UK sponsored visa role, therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Jimmy Green or Rich Atherton, Lead Shipwrights (HMS Victory), at jimmy.green@nmrn.org.uk or richard.atherton@nmrn.org.uk.

Applicants are asked to apply via https://jobs.nmrn.org.uk/ no later than midnight, Sunday 23 June 2024. We will be conducting interviews at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, in early July.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on recruitment@nmrn.org.uk for support.

Painter

Salary: £11,154 per annum pro rata (£25,350 per annum – full time equivalent)

Hours: 16.5 hours per week – Part-Time (shift pattern open to discussion). Permanent

Location: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, based at the Portsmouth Harbour sites

The National Museum’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum: inspiring learning, enjoyment, and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy and its impact in shaping the modern world.

We are recruiting a part-time Painter for our Portsmouth Harbour sites. Working within the Heritage and Strategic Programmes Team, this exciting role is focused on ensuring that our historic ships such as the iconic HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and our Listed buildings are well-maintained to ensure they are preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The work will be varied and rewarding, ranging from working at height from a platform, being part of a skilled and dedicated team, preparing and painting our historic ships, and buildings through to new exhibits, supporting contractors on site, and contributing to project teams.

All tools, materials and equipment will be provided including uniform and PPE.

Key Opportunities

  • Opportunity to be part of the team working on the conservation of our internationally important collection of historic ships.
  • Using your skills to ensure our buildings, galleries, docks, and ships are maintained to a high standard to preserve them for future generations.
  • Working in a unique heritage environment.

Knowledge/Experience

  • You will be confident in preparing and painting historic materials such as timber, iron, steel, and historic internal surfaces.
  • You should have recent experience of project or large-scale works, with knowledge of different painting processes.
  • There is a regular requirement for working at height so a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform) license is essential so training will be provided.
  • As you will be working on Historic Ships and buildings in a multitude of different spaces, this will be a physically demanding role which will require manual handling daily.

We provide:

  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
  • Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
  • Free onsite parking on receipt of a Car Pass
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service. (pro-rata for part-time workers)
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay.
  • Flexible working.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
  • Discounts at our shops and cafes.
  • Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

This post requires a DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base. This is not a UK sponsored visa role, therefore candidates must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Roy Smith, Conservation and Maintenance Manager, at roy.smith@nmrn.org.uk or 023 9289 1370 Ext: 2091

Applicants are asked to apply via https://jobs.nmrn.org.uk/ no later than midnight, Sunday 7 July 2024. We will be conducting interviews at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, week commencing 15 July 2024.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on recruitment@nmrn.org.uk for support.