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Positions at Historic Royal Palaces

From: Kathryn Hallett <kathryn.hallett>
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Treatment Conservation Manager
Preventive Conservation Manager
Historic Royal Palaces manages
Based at Hampton Court Palace
Excellent Packages

Historic Royal Palaces manages five internationally significant
historical sites: Hampton Court Palace, HM Tower of London,
Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House, Whitehall
Palace. It was established as a charitable trust in 1998 to
conserve, present and manage these five royal sites; some of the
most visited historical attractions in Britain. In conservation
terms there can be few greater challenges than working with a
33-strong conservation team on some of the world's finest
collections and historic decorative interiors from the 16th to the
20th century in royal palace environments.  These two new
appointments for accomplished conservation specialists with
expertise in textile conservation and preventive conservation, and
strong managerial skills, emerge from a reorganisation that reflects
HRP's continuing commitment to develop and expand its conservation

These roles will work at expert level in establishing conservation
standards, directing essential conservation programmes, and managing
the education and development of a staff of professional
conservators, delivering essential conservation work to highest
standard.  The appointees will have to operate at a strategic level
challenging to achieve best practice, as well as creating and
implementing policies and procedures that support annual and long
term conservation work plans.

Graduates with a recognised qualification must have at least ten
years experience with a demonstrable capacity for devising complex
conservation programmes and managing skilled staff.  Excellent
communication and negotiation ability in order to influence best
conservation practice at all levels internally and externally,
within a busy commercial heritage environment, must be coupled with
leadership skills.  The ability to deliver presentations at
professional forums through publications and conferences and build
external partnerships will also be essential for the roles.

It is desirable that the Treatment Conservation Manager is an expert
on textile conservation, with accredited status.  Essentially, for
both roles, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to
successfully combine technical expertise with strong interpersonal,
managerial and flexible customer focused attributes

Interested applicants should send a detailed CV quoting current
salary and reference 3862/CN (Treatment Conservation Mgr) or 3863/CN
(Preventive Conservation Mgr) to

    Wickland Westcott
    HR Consultants
    Walker House
    1 Walker Street
    Cheshire, England SK10 1BH
    cv [at] wickland-westcott__co__uk

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