Jobs

Wedding and Event Supervisors – Casual Contracts 

We are recruiting for 5 fabulous wedding and event supervisors on casual hour contracts to lead our wonderful weddings and events this year at our beautiful venues Anne of Cleves House and Lewes Castle in Lewes and Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker near Hailsham.

We are looking for 3 supervisors to cover our two Lewes Properties and 2 supervisors to cover Michelham Priory. The rights candidates will have experience in the events industry, be highly organised, extremely motivated and energetic with excellent team leading skills and a passion for all things weddings and events. You will need to be hardworking, proactive, a great people person and able to take control of any situation.

Whilst Anne of Cleves House and Lewes Castle are in Lewes town with easy links to public transport, access to your own transport will be required for Michelham Priory due to its rural location in Upper Dicker. The work will normally be at weekends and can run into the night.

To apply please complete our on-line application SAS-Application-Form-2017 and email it, along with your CV to Hannah at weddingslewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

Full job description for Lewes Castle and Anne of Cleves House (Lewes Properties) is here Weddings and Events Supervisor JD – Lewes Properties

Full job description for Michelham Priory is here Weddings and Events Supervisor JD – Michelham Priory

Please state your idea venue location in your application.

If you would like more information please email Hannah at the above address or call the weddings mobile 07546918711.

Training will be provided in April.

Starting at £8.00 per hour. 

Closing date for applications is Midnight on Sunday 4th March.


Weddings & Events Assistants – Casual Contracts 

We are recruiting for amazing people on casual hour contracts for wedding and event work over the late spring to autumn period at our three beautiful venues Anne of Cleves House, Lewes Castle and Michelham Priory.

We are looking for highly organised, motivated and energetic Weddings and Events Assistants to help us deliver weddings and events over the summer at Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves House and Michelham Priory. The right candidates will have excellent communication skills, an interest in weddings and events and ideally some experience in events and/or customer services. They will be proactive, hardworking and a great team player with a flexible approach.

Work will be available at all three sites for you to sign up for on a rota. Whilst Anne of Cleves House and Lewes Castle are in Lewes town with easy links to public transport, access to your own transport will be required for Michelham Priory due to its rural location in Upper Dicker. The work will normally be at weekends and can run into the night.

To apply please complete our on-line application SAS-Application-Form-2017 and email it, along with your CV to Hannah at weddingslewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

A full job description is available here Weddings and Events Assistant JD.

If you would like more information please email Hannah at the above address or call the weddings mobile 07546918711.

Training will be provided in April.

Starting at £7.05 per hour

Closing date for applications is Midnight on Sunday 4th March.


Personnel Officer– Permanent  

 (20-25 hours per week)

About us

The Sussex Archaeological Society is the leading heritage organisation in Sussex.

  • We open six wonderful historic properties and museums to the public from the majesty of Fishbourne Roman Place to the beauty and tranquility of Michelham Priory.
  • We are the largest and oldest historic County Archaeological Society in the Country and have 170 years in archaeological and historic research and publishing.
  • We have a wide range of important commercial business delivered through our museum shops, our cafes and our flourishing wedding and functions business.
  • We have over 3000 members and run a wide range of membership activities. We have a very rich and varied educational service which offers exciting learning opportunities to schools and colleges across Southern England.
  • We are a charitable body and receive no subsidy from local or national government so raising income through our museums and our own initiatives is essential to our long term sustainability.

About you

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Human Resources professional to manage our personnel function. You will have the professional skills and experience to manage employee relations, training and development, data protection, disciplinaries and grievances and recruitment. Experience in the heritage or not for profit sector is not essential but would be a plus. You will have strong people skills, excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, great organisation skills and you will be confident to handle difficult conversations and to promote change.

About the role

The post is permanent and can we worked over 20-25 hours per week. The post reports directly to the Chief Executive and sits within the senior management team of the Society. Primarily based at our headquarters in Bull House, Lewes but the post holder will be expected to regularly visit and work with colleagues in our museums which are spread across Sussex.

The pay for the post will be £24,000 per annum (FTE, calculated pro rata to hours agreed). The post-holder will be eligible to join the Society’s pension scheme after the probationary period. In addition the role can offer a good amount of flexibility to the right candidate in terms of working pattern (would for example work within school hours)

How to apply

Please complete our on-line application SAS-Application-Form-2017 and email it, along with your CV to ceo@sussexpast.co.uk.

Closing date for applications will be 12th February

Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 19th February

Job description:Personnel Officer 2017

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Head Gardener at Fishbourne Roman Palace – permanent
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Head Gardener with a real understanding of what visitors look for in a historic garden.

This is a unique opportunity to take the lead in caring for, improving and developing the gardens and grounds at Fishbourne Roman Palace.  The site includes a formal garden replanted to the original Roman design, a small research garden growing a range of plants from the Roman period, and extensive grounds.

About you
You will have experience of gardening in a visitor-focused setting, as well as experience of working with volunteers.  You will have practical skills in gardens and grounds maintenance, and an understanding of the opportunities and constraints of working for a charity.  Most importantly, you will be keen to develop the gardens and share your expertise with staff, visitors and volunteers.

About the role
The post is full time and permanent.  The pay for the post will be £18,489 per annum.  The post-holder will be eligible to join the Society’s pension scheme after the probationary period. In addition the role can offer a good amount of flexibility to the right candidate in terms of working pattern.

This post also includes the option for the successful candidate to live on site in the Custodian’s Residence.  The Custodian’s Residence is available for rental at a significantly reduced rate in return for the occupant undertaking key Custodial duties.  For more details on this, please contact Betina Blake on 01243 789829.

How to apply

Please read the Job Description & Person Specification (Head Gardener FRP JD 2018) before completing the on-line application SAS-Application-Form-2017 and emailing it, along with your CV to adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk

Closing date for applications will be 20th February
Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 26th February

SAS-Application-Form-2017


 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Anne of Cleves House Cafe in Lewes please contact us on personnel@sussexpast.co.uk or cafelewes@sussexpast.co.uk. Alternatively you can pop in at the cafe!