Community Engagement and Partnerships Officer
For over 200 years, Gurkha soldiers, recruited from Nepal, have loyally served this country, many making the ultimate sacrifice. Through its collections and archives The Gurkha Museum represents a unique and historic relationship, one that continues to this day, with the annual recruitment of Gurkhas from Nepal continuing to be vital for Britain’s Armed Forces.
The Gurkha Museum Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registration No 1169920). The Museum is located in Peninsula Square, Winchester in Hampshire along with five other military museums. It is open throughout the year and receives about 12,000 visitors annually. In addition to the permanent exhibition, reserve collection and archive, the Museum is fully engaged with education and outreach programmes, lectures, events and with trading, and other commercial activities that support its mission.
Now at a critical juncture in its history, the Museum has commenced a major redevelopment project (Project Kaida) which will result in a step change in its public engagement, in the presentation and interpretation of its collections, and in digital access to its archive. With Round 1 funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) secured, the Museum is in a position to offer an initially part time and fixed term role to play a key part in developing its outreach activity. This is a vital role, within a small and dedicated team, that will focus on designing and delivering the community engagement plan.
The new role will work closely with the Director and our appointed Activity Planners. We are looking for a self-starter who takes a proactive approach to their job, being able to work on multiple projects simultaneously while working collaboratively with the rest of the team.
For further information, detailed Job Description and Person Specification or an informal discussion, prospective candidates are welcome to contact either the Director, Daren Bowyer (Director@thegurkhamuseum.co.uk) or the Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Emma Boryer (Development@thegurkhamuseum.co.uk)
Additional Information and How to Apply:
This is planned as a part time (0.5 FTE) 18.74 hours/week mainly, Monday-Friday with some weekend and evening activity. The role will initially be fixed term to 31 Aug 2024, with option to continue by mutual agreement and subject to further NLHF funding. Ability to drive and access to a vehicle are essential.
To apply please send a CV (max 2 pages) and a one page covering letter, explaining your interest and suitability for this role, to email@example.com. Please note that only applications following this route will be considered.
Deadline for applications is Noon on 6 November but the Museum reserves the right to close the process earlier if suitable candidates are identified.
Interviews provisionally planned for w/c 13 November 2023.
Salary: £25,000 Full time equivalent (£12,500 actual).