Job Opportunities

Ripon Museum Trust has existed since 1982 and runs three museums in the heart of Ripon. 

Ripon Museum Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identification or age.

Volunteer Development Officer (fixed term)

Hours: 25 hours p/w
Salary: £17,354 per annum equivalent
Closing date: Sunday 23 May at 5pm

Are you interested in helping us to achieve our ambition to be a leading organisation supporting the health and mental wellbeing of volunteers? Are you excited by our inspiration to use real work in museums, arts and heritage to engage volunteers, increasing participation, skills and satisfaction? Do you have the skills to work with people who may be struggling with social isolation, helping to improve their wellbeing and social connections? Do you believe in fairness and equality of opportunity?

Ripon Museum Trust is seeking an organised, enthusiastic and engaging person to review, improve and evaluate the mental health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering. The postholder will help RMT to develop an outstanding volunteering offer by working with diverse stakeholders to provide support and demonstrate impact.

The global Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for all volunteers -not just those with mental health conditions. We want to further develop all our processes for all our volunteers, enabling them to quickly become part of our organisation, develop their skills and experience and grow in confidence.

Volunteering is integral to our organisation; at our core we work as one team. We believe that volunteering in our museums enriches lives and improves wellbeing.

Please download the full job description and application form below.  When ready to apply please complete the application form showing how you meet the criteria for the position. Please send the completed application form to [email protected] or c/o Vicki Lever at The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE. Please do not send a CV – it will not be used for shortlisting. For informal discussion about this post please contact Vicki Lever, Volunteer and Operations Manager on 01765 538879. Closing date for applications is Sunday 23 May at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9 June. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultancy

Budget: £10,000
Closing date: Wednesday 9 June at 5pm

Over the past five years, Ripon Museum Trust has developed a track record in supported volunteering for health and wellbeing. With the support of a charitable Foundation we are in year three of a programme called ‘Volunteering for the Soul’ and we have two further years funded. This delivers volunteering opportunities to those excluded due to a mental health diagnosis or condition or learning disability. Our results are impressive. A high proportion of these volunteers go on to employment or courses of study. They all report increases in confidence, creativity and happiness. Equality of opportunity, inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of what RMT aspires to. As an ACE funded organisation we are committed to continually reviewing our performance in these areas and striving to improve. RMT provides a high quality, safe, creative and purposeful environment for volunteering. Through engagement with heritage themes, real work with our heritage assets people develop their creativity. Creativity and participation is proven to improve mental and physical health. A new Steering Group on Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity has been set up to steer our direction to further develop our capacity and resources, capital investment and our ACE National Portfolio work.  

We are looking for someone to work with us on a consultancy basis to help us capture and shape our work, building on our journey to date in line with our new mission and strategy. Full details can be found in the brief below. The successful consultancy must have significant experience in the cultural sector and an in depth knowledge of the volunteering and health and wellbeing sector and the ability to communicate with and train others in this area.  

Submissions must be sent to [email protected] by Wednesday 9 June. For further information, please contact Helen Thornton, Director, Ripon Museum Trust on 07913722205. 

Casual Front of House Assistant 

Hours: Casual contract, hours will vary
Salary: £8.91 p/h

This post is responsible for delivering first class customer service to every visitor who comes to one of our museums. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the museums are clean and tidy and is fully stocked and ready to operate. They will provide excellent customer service and strive to meet and exceed the Trust’s targets for Gift Aid uptake, survey completion and mailing list uptake.

Please download the full job description and application form below.  When ready to apply please complete the application form showing how you meet the criteria for the position. Please send the completed application form to [email protected] or c/o Vicki Lever at The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE. Please do not send a CV – it will not be used for shortlisting. For informal discussion about this post please contact Vicki Lever, Volunteer and Operations Manager on 01765 538879. The vacancy is ongoing so there is no specific closing date.

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