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Programme Manager - Empowering Culture (Fixed Term)

As the principal museum of the University of Cambridge and the largest cultural venue in the region, The Fitzwilliam Museum acts as a crucial bridge between the University, the City and the rest of the world, and has an international reputation for extraordinary research, world class exhibitions, award-winning public programmes and significant collections spanning many cultures and centuries. The Hamilton Kerr Institute (HKI) is one of the world's leading centres for teaching and research in conservation and heritage science.

The Fitzwilliam Museum's work to develop and review our approaches to anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and equality is under constant review, and driven by our Vision, Missions and Values. While we have made good progress, our journey is ongoing. The Empowering Culture Programme has been created in order to help us to achieve our goals of becoming a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and proactively anti-racist organisation.

The Empowering Culture Programme Manager is a new and pivotal role. Working consultatively with staff at all levels of the organisation, you will identify, develop and manage a suite of Empowering Culture projects, including undertaking a comprehensive audit, assessing policies and processes, implementing training programmes, and identifying and creating a project plan with key milestones and KPIs, to help us to achieve our reviewed Vision, Mission and Values. The role holder will advise the Senior Leadership Team, and create, contribute to and draw upon relevant networks.

With a track record of embedded anti-racism and EDI across organisations, you will be committed to promoting and fostering inclusive practices. You will have excellent communication skills, and experience of engaging with stakeholders communities at all levels to engage, advocate and encourage buy-in.

You will share your expertise, as you keep up to date with contemporary research and sector-wide developments on critical and emerging issues and able to explain and facilitate a shared understanding of those issues.

We offer an encouraging and supportive environment, an attractive pension scheme and many employee benefits such as a shopping discounts scheme.

Location: Cambridge. Cambridge is a beautiful city on the River Cam in eastern England, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, dating back to 1209. The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of eight museums which work in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden and the University Library as the University of Cambridge Museums consortium, with internationally 'Designated' collections spanning archaeology and anthropology, polar exploration, the history of science and zoology and fine art.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Carey Robinson, Head of Learning and Participation

First Interviews for the role will be held online on Tuesday 22 June 2023 Second Interviews will be held in person w/c 26 June 23

Please quote reference DA36699 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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