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Culture and Heritage Team Leader at Erewash Museum

Erewash Museum have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. They are looking for a Culture & Heritage Team Leader for the Museum. If you are interested in this role, please apply online, and find out about other job vacancies here:

Deadline: 31 March 2024

Job Purpose

To lead a team of staff delivering cultural, heritage, arts and museum initiatives, projects, programmes, and events within the community to improve cultural experiences and outcomes relating to wellbeing, education, and health.

Main Responsibilities

To lead and engage cultural and heritage partnerships that develop related initiatives and projects within the community aimed at improving wellbeing, education, andhealth outcomes.
To ensure there is appropriate staffing levels at the Museum to enable the building to open to the public including the day-to-day operations and building checks.
To lead the councils cultural and heritage education programme including effective promotion and delivery so that the Museum and heritage collection assets are utilised effectively.
To develop and lead delivery of a Heritage Action Plan and support the Museum Accreditation through the delivery of the Business Plan.
To lead the curation of exhibitions by working with staff, partners, and stakeholders to attract visitors and public engagement in culture and heritage.
To ensure that the council is effective in the documentation, recording, conservationand rationalisation of the council heritage collection.
To ensure all team services are delivered in accordance with the council’s health and safety protocols.
To ensure high quality service delivery of responsible projects and initiatives including leading a team of staff.  
To seek relevant grant funded opportunities across the sector to develop and promote the Service including culture, heritage, and wellbeing.
To drive cultural and wellbeing events and programmes for identified target groups.
To contribute to the development of the councils Volunteer Policy with the Service Manager and deliver the framework in coordination with staff and Team Leaders.
To act as stand-in for other Team Leaders as deemed appropriate by the Service Manager and ensure there is effective cross collaborative working between services and staff.
To ensure that there is effective project monitoring and evaluation within the team to ensure effective outcomes are demonstrated.
To deliver the council’s services in accordance with the Corporate Plan and contribute to the achievement of the councils’ Visions and Priorities.
To support the delivery of the Wellbeing and Culture Service as deemed appropriate by Service Manager.
Shared key holder responsibility including ensuring the effective opening and closing of Dalby House to the public on rotation with staff and alarm procedures to ensure the security of the building.

 Decision making

To decide on the effective use of resources for the day-to-day operational delivery.
To make informed and insight led decisions on exhibitions and use of the council’s heritage collection.

 Financial Responsibilities

Expenditure within a budget defined by the Service Manager.
Responsible for ensuring externally grant funded project budgets are utilised.

 Key Contacts

Erewash Museum Volunteers & Friends of Erewash Museum, East Midlands Museum Service (EMMS) Arts Council England, National Lottery.


Health and Safety

You will take reasonable care for your health and safety and have regard to other persons who may be affected by the performance of your duties in accordance with the provisions of Health and Safety legislation, Erewash Borough Council’s Corporate Health and Safety Policy Statement, associated protocols and health and safety management systems.

You will exercise proper care in handling, operating and safeguarding any equipment, vehicle or appliance provided, used or issued by the Council or provided or issued by a third party for individual or collective use in the performance of your duties.

Equality and Diversity

You will uphold Erewash Borough Council’s Equality and Diversity policies and practices in accordance with the Council’s policy and Equality Scheme.  Erewash Borough Council will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 to accommodate a disabled employee.


You will keep under review your own training and developmental needs and keep yourself informed of current issues and be alert to Erewash Borough Council’s and other relevant bodies training programmes and policies. You will be required to attend, from time to time, training courses, conferences, seminars or other meetings as required by your own training needs and the needs of the service.

Performance Management

You will ensure compliance with the Council’s employee performance standards and take the appropriate action to address issues that may arise. You will comply with the Council’s Data Quality Policy to ensure that all Council information you are responsible for is accurate, complete, up to date and fit for purpose.


You will comply with and/or ensure compliance with the Council’s Data Protection Policies and the Data Protection Act and other relevant legislation. You will ensure that confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times. Where appropriate you will work with computers, new technology and associated systems as required and support staff in its use.  You will comply with the regulations as set out in the Council’s ICT Information Security Policy.

Customer Care

You will promote and deliver fair and high quality customer care services that are sensitive and responsive to customers and in accordance with Erewash Borough Council’s Customer Care and Equality Policies.


Erewash Borough Council is committed to protecting the environment and reducing its carbon emissions.  It is therefore the responsibility of all employees to minimise their impact on the environment whilst working for the Council.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

All employees and Councillors have a duty of care for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.  Any concerns about the behaviour of a member of staff or service users must be reported immediately, in confidence, to a Safeguarding Lead.  Posts working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults will be designated to require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before appointment and a recheck every 3 years.

Other Duties

This job description sets out the duties and responsibilities of the post at the time when it was drawn up. Such duties and responsibilities may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post. Any changes which are of a permanent nature will, following consultation with you, be included in the job description in specific terms and will be formally issued to you.


Produced by: Wellbeing & Culture Service Manager

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