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Job Title:    Heritage Collections Information Assistant x2
Organisation:    House of Commons
Salary:    £26,715 - 30,370 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:    Full-Time Position
 Contract: 12 months with possibility of extension or permanency
Location:    Westminster, England
Closing Date:    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
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Job Description:
The Heritage Collections Team (HCT) is responsible for the professional management of three historic collections of national and international importance (Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts, The Parliamentary Art Collection and the Architectural Fabric Collection) in the Grade 1 listed Palace of Westminster, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Westminster. This Team provides a bicameral service to the House of Commons and House of Lords for all aspects of collections management, care, conservation, documentation, loans and interpretation

Over the next 10 to 15 years, planning for the Northern Estates Project and Restoration and Renewal Programme will have a big impact on the collections. In addition to supporting these major capital projects, the post holder will have the appropriate conservation and collections care qualifications and background, and the necessary management skills to support the Collections Care Manager.

You will assist the Collections Care Manager with setting and managing the programme of condition survey and assessment for the Parliamentary Art Collection, ensuring that good conservation and collection care practices are recognised and adhered to using recognized standards. The work includes undertaking inspections of contractors’ work premises and working practices, carrying out inductions for specialist contractors working in situ, to ensure expected standards are met, managing delegated budgets and liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Required Skills:
The successful candidate will have a proven and high level of knowledge and practical experience in the field of fine art conservation and collections care. They will have significant experience of working with historic collections within a museum, art gallery or historic building environment, excellent planning, organisational and prioritisation skills, and the ability to take initiative of planning own workload and that of others to achieve demanding tasks and deadlines.

A degree in the conservation of cultural heritage, including preventive conservation and collections care, or equivalent professional qualification or vocational training, is also required.

In addition to an attractive salary, the benefits package includes annual leave entitlement starting at 30 days per year and the possibility of flexible working. There are also subsidised canteens, a gym on-site and a season ticket loan scheme is available.
Application Instructions:
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Contact Name:    Mr William Newing
Contact Tel:    0207 219 0731
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Address:     1st Floor, Richmond House, Westminster, London.