As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and amazing collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Museum's conservation centre, the Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI), is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in conservation.
The Head of Facilities Management is responsible for the management of facilities and operations across all Museum buildings in order to support the efficient and effective operation of the Museum. The Fitzwilliam Museum is a grade 1 building in the centre of Cambridge.
As the lead for buildings and facilities, the role holder is responsible for building maintenance, minor works project management and liaison with Estate Management as well as for the management of health, safety and IT support helpdesk. They will oversee the delivery and execution of maintenance and minor building work in the building, liaising closely with all parts of the Operations Division and wider museum, working closely with the Deputy Director Operations, Deputy Director Masterplan, Exhibitions and Major Displays and the Internal Project Manager with regard to planning, regulation compliance and provision of central site services.
Working in close collaboration with the Deputy Director, Operations, and colleagues and stakeholders across the museum and University, the role holder requires a multi-disciplined and multi-skilled approach to problem solving, and contact with staff at all levels, University Estates' personnel and contractors. It requires general knowledge of all areas of the museum buildings and systems and the ability to support the other members of the buildings and IT Helpdesk teams.
Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of eight museums which work in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the University Library as the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.
Interviews will be held Friday 12th August 2022
Please quote reference DA31939 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly encourage candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy, as they are currently under-represented at this level within our University.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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