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Trustee, Chair of Audit - Bring your financial skills home

Voluntary role; for further details please refer to Candidate Brief below

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 1st November

Interviews: 5 December

We are looking for a new trustee to join our Board and be the Chair of our Audit Committee at a transformational moment in the history of the Geffrye Museum of the Home.

The Museum exists to reveal and rethink the ways we live in order to live better together. We’re a space to explore the home – past, present and future – and are developing our brand to diversify our audiences and expand our reach. We want our collections, content and programming to spark ideas and conversation on the most relevant issues of our time, working in partnership to be a force for social change.

To achieve this, the museum is in the final stages of delivering an £18.1 million capital development project, Unlocking the Geffrye, to open up the Grade 1 listed almshouse buildings and period gardens to many more visitors and launch new spaces for enjoyment, creativity and learning. The project also provides the museum with a new café / restaurant and other spaces to grow our commercial offer, generating income streams which will be critical for the museum’s future stability and growth.

With a passion for the arts and heritage sector, you will:

· Have a strong background in financial management.

· Have a good knowledge of accounting standards, specifically the Standard of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities.  

· Be motivated by change and development, and comfortable interrogating established ways of doing things.

· Have the sensitivity to support the development of business and commercial thinking within a cultural context.

If you have what it takes and feel excited by the prospect of helping the Geffrye Museum of the Home to achieve its ambitions then please get in touch by sending a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Alison Anscomb at AAnscomb@geffrye-museum.org.uk by 1st November 2019.

Access the Candidate Brief here.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home is an equal opportunity organisation and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. 


Apprentice Gardener (Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship)

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE)

Salary: £13,000 per annum

Hours: full time, Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 3.30 pm

Start date: January 2020; duration of 2 years

Closing date: 28 October 2019


About us

The Geffrye Museum of the Home explores the home from 1600 to the present day, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.

The Museum is closed until spring 2020 for our major development. During closure we are running events and tours of the restored almshouse.

Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings, the Museum is surrounded by gardens - a much-loved oasis in the heart of inner-city London. 


About the role

This vacancy is for an Apprenticeship position for work carrying out gardening / grounds maintenance duties.

Our Gardening Team consists of 2 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the Museum grounds. We are now looking for an apprentice to join our enthusiastic team.

As an Apprentice Gardener you will work an average of approximately 35 hours per week and this will include college day release at Capel Manor college.

Duties include preparation and maintenance of the gardens and in the run up to our re-opening in Spring 2020, ensuring that all work is completed to the required standard within the allocated timescales. Duties within your competence to undertake in the following areas of work:

· Mowing

· Trimming

· Hedge cutting

· Watering

· Pruning

· Weeding

· Planting and maintaining beds

· Equipment maintenance

· Leaf clearing

· Litter picking

· Keeping the pavements and other hard surfaces clean

· Snow clearing and salt spreading

· Work pertaining to events

· Small amounts of caretaking and maintenance duties

· Follow risk assessments and be able to respond to emergencies

As an apprentice you must be prepared to train and continuously develop your technical skills and relationships with colleagues and visitors.

We work with a range of outside spaces to ensure that they are properly maintained and fulfil their role for visitors and customers.

About you

Desired skills:

 Good communication skills

· Teamwork

· Keen to learn and able to get on with people

· Ability to use own initiative

Personal qualities:

· Punctual

· Reliable

· Enthusiasm to learn

· Collaborative

· Responsible

· Presentable

Desired qualifications:

· Level 1 functional skills tuition in English and maths will be delivered in a 5 day intensive block at the beginning of the apprentices program of study

· Level 2 functional skills tuition in English and maths will be delivered in a 5 day intensive block after 1 year on program

Future prospects:

The apprentice will be given the opportunity to grow and develop. Our vision is to grow our own qualified staff, and the apprenticeship scheme is one method of achieving this goal.

During the Apprenticeship scheme, the apprentice will work with a qualified member of staff and be provided the support and guidance required.

Things to consider

Applicants must consider that the role is physically demanding, throughout all variances of weather. Other aspects of the work include early starts and being able to cope with regular physical work.

The Museum will support each individual with their studies and associated examinations, at all times and allow time during working hours to complete necessary studies.

How to apply

If you believe that you have what it takes to succeed in this role please apply directly on the government’s Apprenticeship vacancies website

The Geffrye Museum of the Home is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds. 




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