JOB VACANCY: Oxford City Council’s Museum of Oxford – Volunteer Engagement Officer

Volunteer Engagement Officer

Role summary: Oxford City Council’s Museum of Oxford is a local social history museum that tells the story of Oxford and its people and with a busy outreach programme for schools, community groups and the wider public.

The Museum is embarking upon a £3m, Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) supported project of Oxford’s Hidden Histories. This will open up and share the heritage of the city’s communities through stories that radiate out from the historic Town Hall building at its centre through making objects currently in store accessible; uncovering archival records mapping the City’s development; and exploring Oxford’s intangible heritage through the memories of local people. In addition, it will enable the museum to develop as a community hub; for people to engage in exploring the heritage to inform their lives today and to take a pride in sharing and celebrating their city’s story.

With work on the activities starting in Autumn 2018, on the building in Spring 2019 and a planned reopening date of July 2020, we are now seeking a Volunteer Engagement Officer (VEO). This is a new HLF funded position which will play a key role in leading and ensuring the successful delivery of the new volunteering initiatives, including the recruitment of new volunteers and devising an exciting programme of training and development opportunities for volunteers

Job location (usual place of work): Oxford Town Hall

Pay rate: Salary: G5: £25,307 to £27,125 per annum – (pro rata for part time)

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Volunteer Engagement Officer

Applications close on date: 14/06/2018

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job description: The Volunteer Engagement Officer will plan and deliver the new volunteering initiatives as part of the Oxford’s Hidden Histories project.

Coordinate and support volunteers across the Museum service. To be a core member of the team working to deliver a wide range of volunteer roles from front of house and family event volunteers to research and community engagement volunteers.

Manage and develop an exciting programme of training and opportunities for volunteers mentoring where appropriate and developing teamwork and training opportunities.

To apply, please contact: If you are interested and able to demonstrate you have the relevant skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.


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