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DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR HISTORY? FOR EDUCATION? FOR DELIVERING AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE?

Under the care of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust, The Historic Dockyard Chatham offers unrivalled access to a place that built magnificent ships which shaped the world, and the inspiring stories of the people who made them. It’s the most complete dockyard from the age of sail anywhere in the world.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is much more than a museum and heritage site – it’s a place where over 100 businesses have chosen to locate, that over 400 people call home and where over 600 people study with the University of Kent.

As a registered charity that employs over 140 people, the Trust aims to not only set the benchmark in maintaining excellence in the sympathetic preservation and use of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, its buildings, ships and collections through diverse re-use, but also to engage the widest possible audiences in learning about the significance and history of the former Royal Dockyard.

These two core charitable objectives are at the heart of everything we do.

Our organisational culture strives for excellence across the board, delivering unmatched, inspirational and memorable experiences for everyone we interact with. We develop exciting and sustainable ways of re-using and reinventing The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Based in the the Medway Towns, an area of cultural and economic regeneration, we are served with excellent road, bus and rail links (40 minutes from Central London) and are within commutable distance from surrounding areas including Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London.

Our people sit at the heart of our charitable objectives and our culture. Alongside financial remuneration, the Historic Dockyard offers a unique, exciting and stimulating environment to work.

What can Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust offer you?

  • A competitive benchmarked salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free staff parking
  • Complimentary passes for yourself and up to 4 family members
  • Staff discounts on all onsite retail and catering outlets
  • Professional development programmes
    ……. and the opportunity to join a fantastic, passionate team of professionals dedicated to supporting the award-winning work of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.

Our Vision and Objectives are set out within our Corporate Plan (which you can take a look at below). Whether you are at the start of your career or looking to take the next step, the Historic Dockyard is a place like no other that will offer you a unique and fulfilling experience.

Current job opportunities

Collections, Galleries and Interpretation Manager

Salary Range: £35,000 – £38,000
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Term: Permanent

Do you have a passion for developing and reaching diverse audiences within a museum and heritage landscape? Would you love to immerse yourself in over 400 years of maritime history? Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to engage a wide range of partners, individuals and groups in the development of innovative and sustainable projects?

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is seeking applicants for a new and exciting role following the retirement of its long-standing Director of Heritage, Public Engagement and Learning.

Applying for a job at Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we are always keen to hear from applicants from BAME and disability groups as we are underrepresented in these areas. As an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation, we strive to be representative of the communities we serve at all levels within our organisation.

If you are interested in joining our team and wish to apply for a current vacancy, please complete our application form (unless otherwise specified) and send it back to us along with a copy of your CV.

Completed application forms can be emailed to kchilds@chdt.org.uk or posted to:

Kerry Childs
Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust
The Fitted Rigging House
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TZ

If you require assistance in completing the form or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Kerry Childs on 01634 823800 or email: kchilds@chdt.org.uk

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Candidates will be short-listed and selected on the sole basis of their relevant skills, experience and knowledge.