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Positions at Historic Royal Palaces

From: David Howell <davidathcp>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2000
Conservation Housekeepers
Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is the organisation responsible for
conserving, maintaining and presenting some of the world's most
famous heritage sites including The Tower of London, Hampton Court
Palace, Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kew Palace and the
Banqueting House, Whitehall. We now need Conservation Housekeepers
to care for and preserve the many priceless artefacts, furniture and
other treasurers these properties contain.

Based at Hampton Court, you will be part of a team of conservation
trained housekeepers that undertake daily cleaning and safeguarding
routines and, once developed, the additional duties of preventive

You should have a knowledge of passive conservation in a delicate
museum environment, good manual dexterity, and an ability to work at
heights. Lifting and cleaning work is daily so you must be
reasonably fit, as well as able to work in a close team and deliver
under pressure.  You must also be willing to work some evenings and
weekends and be posted to any of the Palace's five sites at short

We have two opportunities currently available.  One is a permanent
appointment for a Conservation Housekeeper to work 30 hours a week,
with a starting salary range of UKP12,700 - UKP14,386 pro rata.  In
addition benefits include a contributory pension scheme.

We also have an eight month casual post, during May to December
2000, with a salary of UKP14,386 pro rata.  Working 36 hours a week,
you will assist with safeguarding Kensington Palace displays when
the palace undergoes major windows refurbishment, and also carry out
the entire routine work of conservation housekeeping at Kensington
and Hampton Court Palaces.

To obtain an application form, please contact

    Personnel and Development Department
    Historic Royal Palace
    Surrey KT8 9AU

or call our 24 hour answer phone 0208-781-9770).  Please quote
reference 405.  Closing date 10 March 2000.  Interview date the week
of 13 March 2000.

Historic Royal Palaces is a registered charity (No. 3418683 and an
equal opportunities employer)

David Howell
Conservation Scientist
Historic Royal Palaces
Hampton Court Palace
Surrey KT8 9AU
+44 208 781 9812 or 9814 (direct line)
Fax: +44 208 781 9813

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