Subject Leader in Books & Library Materials, Conservation Studies

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West Dean College of arts & Conservation
Job location: 
West Sussex
Salary Start: 
UK Pounds per annum
Contract type: 
Application deadline: 
Saturday, 5 February, 2022 - 00:00

£38,950 per annum 1.0 FTE
28 or 35 hours per week
Flexibility around the hours is available and applications for a Job Share will also be considered.
Permanent Contract

The College
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is an internationally recognised College, part of the Edward James Foundation, a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester. As well as being a respected educational institution specialising in practice-based arts and conservation, the historic house and collections, the stunning grounds and gardens are open to the public, and the year-round events and exhibitions make West Dean truly unique.

The Role
We are recruiting for a full or part time Subject Leader in Books & Library Materials to join our Conservation Department team at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation.

We are looking for a Subject Leader who will take on responsibility for the day-to-day organisation and delivery of subject specialist curricula for the Graduate Diploma and MA Conservation Studies programmes in the Books & Library Materials pathway.

Key areas of responsibility include:
• Programme Organisation, Management and Enhancement
• Teaching & Delivery
• Student Recruitment
• Student Support & Information
• Student Assessment
• Budgeting and Finance

The Person
To be successful in this role you will need to have demonstrable previous experience in the professional practice of Books & Library Materials conservation, and experience of demonstrating specialist techniques.
Candidates must possess a good understanding of contemporary theory and practice relevant to the discipline and must be able to demonstrate a professional approach to practice and high standards of professional conduct.
This role requires outstanding communication skills, with the ability to collaborate, inspire and build relationships both with colleagues and students.

The Benefits

In recognition for all your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:
• Competitive Salary
• 38 days holiday per year pro rata
• Pension
• Life Assurance
• 10 days (FTE) Company Sick Pay 4 days pro-rata
• Employee Assistance Programme
• 25% off retail and restaurant
• 50% off short courses
• Salary sacrifice schemes: cycle to work
• Free on-site parking

Further Information
For the full job description, person specification and terms and conditions of employment, or for further information, please email Human Resources Business Partner, or visit:

Informal enquiries and discussions are always welcomed by Head of School of Conservation or Sue Slade, Human Resources Business Partner

Inclusivity & Diversity Statement:
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation values the diversity of its staff and students. We aspire to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and do not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, faith or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our teams at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation.