This new role begins at a time of significant change in the organisation: in the next five years we will create a heritage experience that has a strong sense of place, our programming will engage more people and we will excel at caring for our collections and heritage whilst making them more accessible to all.
About the Role
The heritage that is in the care of the Order of St John in England includes the magnificent gatehouse in Clerkenwell, dating to the time of Henry VII, and the 12th century crypt, the sole surviving piece of the extensive St John Priory on the outskirts of the City of London. The gatehouse is home to the Museum of the Order of St John which cares for an accredited collection of over 60,000 objects and further collections are kept in St John buildings across England. The objects chart over 900 years of caring by an organisation that began with a hospital in Jerusalem and now operates in 41 countries across the world. In addition to the collection held in London, St John holds smaller collections across England. St John’s strategy is rooted in communities, pays greater focus to young people and aims to be the sector leader in first aid. The role of the museum, the historic buildings and the compelling stories they tell provide the foundation of the contemporary charity, St John Ambulance.
This new role begins at a time of significant change in the organisation: in the next five years we will create a heritage experience that has a strong sense of place, our programming will engage more people and we will excel at caring for our collections and heritage whilst making them more accessible to all. To achieve this, exceptional leadership is required, both to influence external potential partners and to ensure that we provide the most engaging and meaningful experiences for our audiences and St John people. To enable this, a new strategy is also required for our commercial business in our heritage estate, ensuring that we optimise the level of income to support our public engagement activity.
The working location is flexible across England including home working although you may be expected to be in Clerkenwell, London at least two days per week.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.
Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat and the communities we serve.
We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.
You will receive:
- Competitive salary & pension scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Health and Wellbeing portal - access to financial, health and wellbeing support and an Employee Assistance Programme
- Discounts – you’ll have access to Blue Light and NHS Discounts as well as discounts on mobile phones, gym memberships, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping.
Interview Date: 2 June 2021
Closing Date: 16 May 2021
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.
Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.
Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only. Any speculative CVs submitted without invitation will not be considered