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Heritage and Collections Officer 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 ensure the presentation of the councils’ museum, heritage collection and exhibitions are of the highest standard including the curation, conservation, and documentation of the collection to enable the delivery of a cultural experience that improves visitor wellbeing, knowledge and understanding.

Main Responsibilities

To ensure the presentation of the heritage collection and museum is of a high standard to provide a fulfilling experience for visitors.
To ensure there is effective delivery of the council’s Heritage Action Plan and engagement with the Accreditation Business Plan.
To seek relevant grant funded opportunities across the sector to develop and promote the Service including museums and the council’s heritage collection.
To support the delivery of cultural and heritage development projects that enable service improvements and improved customer experiences.
Work with partners, businesses, and the local community to create new exhibitions that provide visitors with information in a way that is easy to access and understand.
Shared key holder responsibility including opening and closing Dalby House to the public on rotation and alarm procedures to ensure the security of the building.
Develop visits and outreach projects as part of the council’s cultural and heritage education programme so that a new generation can gain an appreciation of local history.
Ensure documentation, records, and condition of the council collection to maintain the freshness and originality of the content.
To deliver an effective rationalisation plan for the council’s heritage collection ensuring that it aligns with relevant legislation and policies.
Supervise casual staff and volunteers to ensure they provide a high-quality service to the public.
To deliver the framework of volunteer development in line with the councils Volunteer Policy so they can safeguard exhibits and the council’s heritage collection.
To coordinate and when appropriate deliver tours, advice, and information to visitors.

Decision making

To make informed and insight led decisions on exhibitions and conservations methods.

 Financial Responsibilities

Responsible for ensuring externally grant funded project budgets are utilised.  

Key Contacts / Relationships

Erewash Museum Volunteers & Friends of Erewash Museum.
East Midlands Museum Service (EMMS)


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 and Culture Service Manager

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