Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) – Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role available

Job Title: Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role available
Salary/ Rate: £25,250 pro rata (Pay review pending)
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: midnight on Monday 1st March 2021
Date of Interview: 18th or 19th of March 2021
Hours: 21 hours (3 days) per week, with possible increase once re-open to the public
Contract Period: 9 months (maternity cover)

About us:

The Pankhurst Trust brings together Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst Centre. We work together to ensure the story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality, and to ensure that those suffering from domestic violence and abuse get the confidential help they need.

62 Nelson Street was the home of the Emmeline Pankhurst and her family and was the place where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union – the movement which became known as the Suffrages – took place. Saved from demolition by a grass roots campaign in the 1970s and 1980s, the Pankhurst Centre is now the only heritage site in the U.K. dedicated to telling the story of the Pankhurst family and the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff coming from BAME and c12% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have recently taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be: 

Courageous by challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change

Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters

Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together

Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

About the role:

Curator / Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) – 1 role available

As maternity cover for the Pankhurst Centre Curator / Heritage Manager, you join the small Heritage team at an exciting period in the Pankhurst Centre’s development, prior to re-opening to the public after closure during Covid-19, when we launch our new permanent exhibition At Home with the Pankhurst Family.

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of heritage operations, and will play a key role in developing and delivering our ambitions for a transformed Pankhurst Centre and museum.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 21 hours (3 days) per week, with possible increase once re-open to the public

Salary: £25,250 pro rata (Pay review pending)

Duration: 9 months (maternity cover)

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays, pro rata for part-time workers

All roles are subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

To Apply: Application packs can be obtained by emailing: [email protected]

Application forms should be returned to: [email protected] by midnight on Monday 1st March 2021. Interviews will be held on the 18th or 19th of March 2021. If you have not heard from us by the 15th of March 2021, your application has been unsuccessful.

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

You can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.