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Head of Museum, Gallery and Archives (PO6)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£43,734 - £46,578
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/11/2018 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

It is an exciting time for culture and heritage in Waltham Forest, as we approach 2019 as the first ever Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture.   We are recruiting to the Head of Museum, Gallery and Archives, to maximise the benefits of 2019, to develop further the highly successful William Morris Gallery and bring forwards redevelopment plans for Vestry House Museum to realise our cultural aspirations, achieve long term benefits for Waltham Forest and define its place in London, the most cultural city in the world.  

This senior role in the Culture and Heritage department will be responsible for building on the incredible success of the award winning William Morris Gallery, developing a high quality exhibition and activity programme enabling more people to explore and enjoy the world class collections, engaging more of our diverse local communities, and attracting national and international visitors.  

Our ambitions also include Vestry House Museum and Archives, to recreate it as a cultural centre for the borough and raise its profile beyond the borough boundaries, through a capital redevelopment programme. At an early stage in its development, you will bring innovative approaches and experience to develop and deliver the vision and contribute to economic growth and regeneration of Waltham Forest.  You will also need a strong commercial focus to maximise the opportunities at the museum and gallery, and develop future resilience.  

You will have a strong background in the field of heritage, culture and bring strong networks and partnerships to maximise the benefits to the borough and to generate external investment and funding.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council