Jobs | Published: Thu 15 Aug 2013

Temporary Assignment: Assistant Support to the Facilities Manager, Fitzwilliam Museum for period of between 6 to 8 months

Hourly rate: £9.44

The temporary full time assignment (five day working week, Monday to Friday) will be conducted through the University of Cambridge Temporary Employment Service and the position will be based at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

The Assignment is to cover the period where major refurbishment works are being carried out to the building.

Main Responsibilities

Facilities Resource Support.

This assignment would be particularly suitable for someone with experience of University administration who might be interested in the challenges of a facilities role, or for someone who has experience in a related discipline and is interested in extending their experience by potentially taking on some of the challenges of supporting the facilities function in a dynamic Department.

Please note: The assignment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Police check via Disclosure Scotland. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

Person Description

This assignment ideally requires the normal range of skills to be expected from a technically minded support assistant, including:

The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum holds half a million objects which form the art and antiquities collections of the University of Cambridge. It occupies Grade 1 listed buildings dating to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Museum staff work in co-operation with the Estate Management and Building Services of the University who are charged with responsibility for the overall care of the Museum fabric and mechanical and electrical services.

The role of Facilities Manager was created in 2002 to strengthen the Museum’s capacity to maintain its buildings and services to provide a stable and controlled environment for the works of art and in support of increasing public services and activities. There is an on-going programme of gallery improvements and buildings refurbishments which must be managed so as to cause minimal disruption to education programmes and exhibitions. In addition to the Museum buildings, there are Museum has offices in two houses on Trumpington Street and in Grove Lodge, which is Grade II listed, Grove Lodge Cottage. There is also an off-site store.

The Hamilton Kerr Institute, a separate Department of the Museum at Whittlesford, is not directly the responsibility of the Facilities Manager but benefits from her advice from time to time.

The Museum employs 140 full and part-time staff and admits over 450,000 visitors per annum over six days a week, including weekends and bank holidays.

Selected Candidate discussions:

Interested candidates should register and apply with the University of Cambridge Temporary Employment Service using the online application form; by 12 noon on Monday 2 September 2013 providing a CV and letter of interest in support of your application. Selected candidate discussions will be held during w/c 9 September 2013

In the ‘work details’ section of the application form, please quote: Assistant Support to the Facilities Manager.

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