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Conservation Assistant

Posted on 12 June 2019

  • DirectorateBHCC: Economy Environment & Culture
  • LocationBrighton and Hove
  • Salary£18,795.00 - £19,171.00
  • ContractFixed Term
  • Closing DateApply by 7 July 2019

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/491/2427
Positions available 1
Working hours 30
Closing date 7 July 2019
Job category Cultural Services
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, practical and self-motivated individual to join the Collections Care team at the Royal Pavilion & Museums. This specialist team are tasked with preserving nationally and internationally important and eclectic historic buildings, interiors and collections.

About the role

The successful candidate will help undertake the routine conservation cleaning of the museum collections, as well as the historic interiors of the Royal Pavilion. They also assist with other collections care tasks such as checking object condition, carrying out basic conservation treatments and improving storage. Most of this work is undertaken at the Royal Pavilion, but this essential collections care work is also undertaken at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Preston Manor, the Booth Museum of Natural History, Hove museum and the museum stores.

Please see the attached Job Description for more information. If you choose to apply for this position, please use the Personal Statement in your application to address in turn, each of the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section. Please refer where possible to your personal experience when describing how you meet the criteria.

For more information about RPM, please visit

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Gaye Conley – Assistant Conservator on 01273 292744.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.


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