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HR and Workforce Development Manager

At the Fitzwilliam Museum, we aim to offer an inspiring experience of art and culture from antiquity to the present day to the widest possible audiences. Through our collections, research, displays and public programmes, we strive to make a major contribution to the cultural life of the communities we serve. We foster a working environment in which people are motivated to give of their best, knowing that their contribution will be acknowledged, valued and supported.

As the Museum's HR and Workforce Development Manager, you will play a key role in helping to deliver this vision. You will manage all aspects of HR and Workforce Development, providing strategic and operational advice, guidance and support to the Senior Management Team and workforce, working closely with the Museum's Assistant Director, Central Services and the University's HR Business Team. You will also provide support to the Arts Council funded University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) National Portfolio Organisation programme, working closely with the UCM team and Opening Doors Coordinator, and strategically with the Cambridge Museums Steering Group, to ensure that key objectives relating to workforce development, access and diversity are met.

Both directly and in liaison with University HR colleagues, you will work with staff across the Museum to ensure that University policies and procedures are adhered to and that the Museum complies with employment legislation and best practice. Working closely with managers, you will provide comprehensive Human Resources management service to the Museum's workforce which includes staff, volunteers, interns, placements, work experience students, apprentices, visiting scholars and students who work over a seven day period.

Excellent, collaborative people management, organisational skills, demonstrable practical experience of day to day management and negotiation, plus the ability to coach and inspire others are all critical requirements, and experience of working with volunteer and apprenticeship schemes in the not- for- profit sector is highly desirable. You should ideally hold a first degree and be CIPD qualified or be able to demonstrate equivalent HR experience, and have a good knowledge of employment law and good employment practice.

Experience of working in a HR or workforce development capacity in the museums, heritage or cultural sector is highly desirable, and an interest in museums is essential. Applications from those interested in a secondment opportunity would be welcomed.

Offers of employment will be conditional upon the satisfactory outcome of a Basic Disclosure check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 March 2018

Planned interview date: First round - Tuesday 20 March, Final Interview - Friday 23 March 2018

Any queries should be directed to or Tel: 01223 764840.

Please quote reference DA14764 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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