The Wallace Collection

Current Vacancies

Corporate Membership and Events Officer

Closing date for Applications: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Wallace Collection is looking for a new Corporate Membership and Events Officer to work in the Public Engagement dept. The role will be expected to generate income through securing the number of Events and Corporate Members necessary to deliver ambitious targets and to promote the Wallace Collection for events and corporate membership generating new business through a variety of marketing channels including social media. The Events team is comprised of three staff: the Head of the department and two Corporate Membership and Events Officers.

  • To work with the team to maximise the income generated through Events and Corporate Membership, ensuring the delivery of an annual target of circa £900,000

  • To source, develop and manage up to approximately 40 events and 7 corporate member accounts

  • Ensure that all events and corporate membership benefits are delivered with minimum impact to the Wallace Collection

  • Successfully market the Wallace Collection as a prime venue for events and corporate membership to potential and existing clients, ensuring a high percentage of new clients are secured each year

  • To assist with the logistics of events organised by the Wallace Collection, working closely with other departments on events such as exhibition openings parties, and at cost events

  • To have responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the department’s contact management database

    For further details and a more comprehensive job description please see the attached JD.

    The salary for this post will be circa £21,000 per annum. In addition, the post holder will receive 25 days paid annual leave (plus 2.5 “privilege” days) pro-rata, and membership of an occupational pension scheme. Hours worked on events during the week can be claimed back as time off in lieu, ideally taken off the following day; alternatively staff can choose to be paid overtime. Overtime may also be paid for events held Friday-Sunday.

    Application process: Closing date for completed application forms:  31 March 2015

    If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the volume of applications, we are able only to offer feedback to candidates invited for interview.

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

Head of Building and Projects

Closing date for Applications: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Wallace Collection is looking for a new Head of Building and Projects to head up the Building and Projects department, and lead on supporting and delivering the building-related aims of the Collection’s Ten Year Plan, namely of being a museum with an up-to-date infrastructure and with sufficient appropriate spaces for its collections, visitors, staff and activities.


The Head of Building and Projects will be responsible for the strategic direction and the day to day running of the department. This will involve cost effective management of the building and procurement and provision of services.

The role holder will also be responsible for drafting and implementing an energy efficiency and environmental strategy for the Wallace.

The role holder will be assisted in a professional capacity by contracted outside agencies including Architects, Building Contractors, Design Architects, Engineers, Maintenance contractors, Quantity Surveyor and cleaning contractors. 

The Head of Building and Projects will report to the Director of Finance and Operations


Key responsibilities:

  • Facilities Management

  • Project Management

  • Staff Management

  • Health & Safety

  • Financial Management


Skills and Experience:

  • Experience within Facilities and/or Project Management.

  • Project management experience of major (£2m+) projects within a listed building environment.

  • Experience of the needs of a priceless art collection and the importance of facilities in maintaining a constant and safe environment for the works of art

  • A strong attention to detail and sharp eye for noticing faults and issues and the management skills for swift resolutions.

  • Experience of strategic planning for capital projects and building maintenance.

  • Good experience in managing a small team and leading larger internal and external teams.

  • Good working knowledge of procurement practices preferably with knowledge of Civil Service procurement legislation and managing contracts.

  • The ability to take advice from specialists and consultants in different areas.

  • Proven track record of clear documentation and report writing.

  • Strong IT literacy.

  • Demonstrable strong communication skills in a museum or gallery environment.

  • Health & Safety experience and qualification- preferably NEBOSH.

  • Proven experience of maintaining a healthy attitude to risk management and relevant record management

  • Demonstrable knowledge and passion for sustainability.

  • A good, unflappable team player, with a sense of authority and humour.



Remuneration for this post will be at a Salary Band D, Heads of Dept for which the range is £28,785 to £45,449, and will be dependent on previous experience and skills. In addition, the post holder will receive 25 days paid annual leave and 2½ specific privilege days per annum, membership of an occupational pension scheme (PCSPS )and an interest-free season ticket loan (after completion of 6 months’ probation).

For this post, the normal working week is a five-day week in the period Monday to Friday and the normal working day will be 9 am to 5 pm (essential core hours are 9.30 am - 4.30 pm with flexibility either side). There will be a high work load at certain times of the year, in particular around the end and start of the financial year that requires considerable flexibility. There is a six month probation period before the contract is made permanent, after which a three month notice is required.

How to Apply

An application pack can be found and downloaded from our website

Deadline for applications:            15 April 2015

Date of 1st Interview:                 21 April 2015

Date of 2nd Interview:                24 April 2015

We would ideally like the successful candidate to start in mid April 2015 to allow for sufficient handover.

If you have not heard from us by the date of the first interview, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The Wallace Collection is an equal opportunities employer

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form