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Current Vacancies

Chief Operating Officer

Brooklands Museum, in Weybridge, Surrey, is on the 30-acre site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit and the most productive aircraft factories in Europe in the twentieth century. The stories of motor sport and aviation at this site are bound together from the beginning and share key themes of inventiveness, adventure, ambition and engineering innovation.

The new, wide-ranging post of Chief Operating Officer is responsible for all operational and commercial activity, ensuring that staff and volunteers deliver an excellent visitor experience which enables guests on site to appreciate the unique, historic atmosphere of the Brooklands site and that the museum achieves its financial targets. The museum is looking for someone who can transform the way in which it operates, to enable it to grow and develop in line with its vision, mission and strategic priorities. The COO’s department includes approximately 30 paid staff and over 300 volunteers.

Over the next 12 months we will be reviewing our strategic priorities, master-plan and operations, with a view to significantly increasing visitor numbers and completing substantial new capital projects in the coming years. The Chief Operating Officer will play a key role in shaping the museum’s plans.

The person we are looking for will have considerable experience of transforming operations in a similar organisation, in developing staff to deliver exceptional visitor experience, in achieving commercial targets. They will thrive in a complex, busy environment; be able to prioritise and delegate; able to negotiate and build relationships and show the ability to turn strategy into implementable plans, with attention to detail. They will be an enabling leader of others, who enjoys working collaboratively across the museum and with its partners. If you have this experience and these aptitudes and you would like to play a key, leadership role in a growing, ambitious, independent museum, please apply.

Full-time, permanent post. Salary c. £60,000

Closing Date: 1pm 16th July 2018 Interviews: 30th July 2018

Download the full Job Specification and Information pack


If, having read the information in this pack, you would like to have an informal discussion with the Director & CEO, please contact her PA, Ann Watson (01932 857381 ext. 243), to book a 15-minute conversation, subject to availability.

Please send a covering letter of no more than 3 pages, describing your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification. Please also include in the same file a CV of up to three pages. Please email the one file with your name in its title, to Ann Watson [email protected]

Brooklands Museum is a Registered Charity administered by a private sector trust, and an equal opportunity employer.

Learning Officer

Brooklands Museum is seeking a full-time Learning Officer to work closely with the Learning and Visitor Services Team to develop and deliver dynamic and innovative formal and informal learning programmes to fulfil the Activity Programme for the Heritage Lottery-Funded Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project. This award-winning project aim is to double the number of young people visiting the Museum as part of curriculum-led visits. Target audiences also include adults and families, with an emphasis on science, technology and engineering activities.

Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with qualified teacher status or other relevant work experience. A proven track record in developing and delivering informal and formal learning STEM activities and resources in a heritage learning environment is also desirable together with experience of working with external organisations to sustain effective partnerships and/or in community engagement projects. Also useful is experience of supporting evaluation of learning programmes and web content development skills or of using social media for learning.

You must have a clean driving licence.

Full Job Specification

Salary £23,000 pa, depending on experience.

Hours of Duty: Full time (maternity cover), initial contract 14 months.

Closing Date: 3rd July 2018 Interviews: 11th July 2018

Application by CV & covering letter to:

Virginia Smith, Head of Learning and Visitor Services, BrooklandsMuseum, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN or email to [email protected]

Brooklands Museum is a Registered Charity administered by a private sector trust, and an equal opportunity employer.