Head of Historic Properties

37 hours per week

Permanent, Salary £40,000 – £50,000 dependant on experience

Based at Bull House, Lewes and working from home

If you’ve ever marvelled at the mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace, lost yourself in our Museum and Library in Lewes, or strolled through the gardens of Michelham Priory, you’ll understand why we’re so passionate about Sussex’s past. At The Sussex Archaeological Society, we discover, conserve and share this with the world – through academic research, learning and outreach activities, and by welcoming visitors to our historic venues.

With a new CEO recently appointed the future is bright for our historical Society – the oldest in the UK and we are now creating a new leadership team too!

We have created a new role of Head of Historic Properties to work with our property management teams to ensure that the on-site visitor experience strategy is delivered to a high standard. By focusing on putting the visitor at the heart of everything we do, you will ensure that The Sussex Archaeological Society delivers exceptional visitor experiences that leave our visitors feeling enthusiastic and motivated.

To join us, you’ll need:

  • A successful track record of inspirational leadership and management in a multi-site environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within the visitor attraction/tourism industry with a reputation for delivering excellent customer experience and service.
  • Substantial leadership and development of high performing, geographically dispersed teams.
  • Demonstrable experience of commissioning conditions surveys of a wide range of historic buildings/assets, together with analysing this information and preparing for works.
  • Financial planning, management and control of significant budgets and resources.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills

Applications should be made through our recruitment portal here https://hr.breathehr.com/v/head-of-historic-properties-18751

Closing Date:       1st October 2021

Interviews:  week beginning  4th October 2021

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Head of Marketing & Communications

37 hours per week

Permanent

Salary £40,000 – £50,000 dependant on experience

Based at Bull House, Lewes and working from home

If you’ve ever marvelled at the mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace, lost yourself in our Museum and Library in Lewes, or strolled through the gardens of Michelham Priory, you’ll understand why we’re so passionate about Sussex’s past. At The Sussex Archaeological Society, we discover, conserve and share this with the world – through academic research, learning and outreach activities, and by welcoming visitors to our historic venues.

With a new CEO recently appointed the future is bright for our historical Society – the oldest in the UK and we are now creating a new leadership team too!

We have created a new role of Head of Marketing & Communications to transform our brilliant plans and bright ideas into a successful digital communications and marketing strategy for us to engage new audiences.

To join us, you’ll need:

  • A qualification in marketing/communications or a relevant degree.
  • Significant experience of working in marketing and communications at a senior level in a comparable sector.
  • Significant experience in market research, specifically segmentation and audience development.
  • To be creative, innovative and have a passion for marketing and communications.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing, implementing and evaluating highly effective brand strategies and campaigns.

If you’re looking for a new challenge to use your entrepreneurial flair then apply today.

Applications should be made through our recruitment portal here https://hr.breathehr.com/v/head-of-marketing-communications-18752

Closing Date:       1st October 2021

Interviews:  week beginning  4th October 2021

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Weekend Café Supervisor 

3 days per week – 9.00am-5.00pm (Summer), 9.30am – 4.00pm (Autumn/Winter) Plus extra cover when required.
Fixed Term Seasonal: October to December

Hourly rate £9.41

Visitor Services Assistants

Casual – Hours as required

Hourly rate £8.91 (or relevant national minimum wage rate)

We have a variety of posts available at Michelham Priory both in our café and front of house welcoming, serving and supporting our visitors at this historic site.

In these roles, we are looking for excellent customer service skills, good communication skills and ability to operate our tills are essential. For the Café Supervisor role, we are also looking for skills in basic food preparation and cooking with a high standard of presentation and ability to supervise staff positively and pro-actively.

For an informal discussion please contact Lindsay Lawrence, Property Manager on 01323 844224.

Applications should be made through our recruitment portal here:

https://hr.breathehr.com/v/casual-visitor-services-assistants-18766

https://hr.breathehr.com/v/weekend-cafe-supervisor-18765

Closing Date: Friday 1st October 2021               

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Café Assistants – Casual

Hourly rate £8.91 (or relevant national minimum wage rate)

At Fishbourne Roman Palace, we are looking for some casual Café Assistants to help serve visitors in our café at this historic site.

In this role, we are looking for excellent customer service skills, good communication skills and the ability to operate our tills.

For an informal discussion please contact Melanie Marsh, Property Manager on 01243 785859

CV’s should be uploaded, together with a covering letter by the closing date to our recruitment portal here: https://hr.breathehr.com/v/casual-cafe-assistant-18603

Closing Date: 17th September 2021        

Interviews:  week beginning 20th September 2021

The Sussex Archaeological Society is a registered charity and pursues a policy of equal opportunities. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and all parts of the community. All applications are judged on merit.

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Fishbourne Roman Palace has the following vacancy for volunteers:
We will be opening a second-hand bookshop in the start of our new season and are looking for volunteers to oversee the day to day running of the shop. Bookshop volunteer profile For more information please email Melanie Marsh propertyfish@sussexpast.co.uk in the first instance.