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Job Opportunity: Duty Manager (Hove Museum, Booth Museum and Preston Manor)

Sunday 18th February 2018

Job Number: B&H03432

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Part Time

Minimum Annual Salary: £ 20,661

Maximum Annual Salary: £ 22,658

Closing Date: 18/02/2018

We are seeking a Duty Manager to join the team working across three of the sites of the Royal Pavilion & Museums: Hove Museum, Booth Museum and Preston Manor. This post is a job share with the existing Duty Manager, who is working two days a week on the flexible retirement scheme.

The role, shared with the existing post-holder, will lead the team of 9 contracted staff and several casual members of staff, and will take the lead on all technical and physical aspects of security risk management.

The post-holder must have extensive knowledge of technical and security management standards required in historic buildings and museums which are open to the general public, including an awareness of the conservation requirements and limitations of working within such buildings. They are expected to lead on all aspects of security policy for Hove Museum, Booth Museum and Preston Manager, and lead on all emergencies and incidents (such as theft, vandalism or accidental damage, power failure, flooding, leaks and medical emergencies, terrorism threats and fire evacuation), ensuring compliance with regulations & procedures.

The post-holder will have experience of leading and managing a team of people with public-facing roles as the line management of the Visitor Services Officers is a crucial part of the role. The post-holder will lead a team of 9 contracted frontline staff and 9 casual members of staff to deliver a first class visitor experience. This ranges from the visitor welcome, which includes the presentation and cleanliness of the galleries and spaces, to meeting admissions, retail and donations income targets. The Duty Manager must ensure that staff absentees are covered.

The Duty Managers are responsible for ensuring the smooth running of fire, security, CCTV, access control and patrol systems. They also take the lead on investigating, analysing and assessing high-level security-related risks in liaison with internal and external agencies.


The post-holder will also be working with retail and some experience of cashiering and cash security is desirable. A commitment to excellent customer service is vital.

The Duty Managers will also liaise with and work closely with Visitor Services teams based at The Royal Pavilion Estate.

A Security Industry Authority qualification is desirable. Significant experience of working in a security management role, and experience of managing teams of staff, is essential. 

A positive attitude to cultural change and a willingness to lead & support staff through such change is essential, as the Royal Pavilion & Museums moves towards Trust Status during 2018. 
A uniform is provided.

The contract is permanent and 22.5 hours per week. Salary is pro-rata.
Deadline application is midnight 18th Feb. Interviews are likely to be 28th Feb.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BAME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce. 

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