Community Engagement and Exhibitions Officer

Submitted by OCC recruitment on May 25, 2018 - 14:15
Salary / Fee: 
G5: £25,307 to £27,125 per annum - (pro rata for p
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 14 June, 2018

The role
Oxford City Council’s Museum of Oxford is a local social history museum that tells the story of Oxford and its people and with a busy outreach programme for schools, community groups and the wider public.

The Museum is embarking upon a £3m, Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) supported project of Oxford’s Hidden Histories. This will open up and share the heritage of the city’s communities through stories that radiate out from the historic Town Hall building at its centre through making objects currently in store accessible; uncovering archival records mapping the City’s development; and exploring Oxford's intangible heritage through the memories of local people. In addition, it will enable the museum to develop as a community hub; for people to engage in exploring the heritage to inform their lives today and to take a pride in sharing and celebrating their city’s story.

We are seeking to appoint to the new role of Community Engagement and Exhibitions Officer, to support on the development and delivery of partnerships, community, public and exhibitions programmes and activities (HLF Activity Plan - available on request), at what is an exciting time in the Museum’s development.

With a planned reopening date of July 2020, work on the activities will start in Autumn 2018 and on the building in Spring 2019, so this is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved at the early stages of the project.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
Closing Date: 10 June 2018
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): w/c 2 July 2018

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kate Toomey on 01865 252819 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

Contact Details: 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Kate Toomey on 01865 252819 or email

Please see the link to our online application process -

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