Subject Tutor in Furniture & Related Objects, Conservation Studies

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West Dean College of Art & Conservation
Job location: 
West Sussex
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UK pounds per annum pro rata
Contract type: 
Application deadline: 
Saturday, 5 February, 2022 - 00:00

Subject Tutor in Furniture & Related Objects, Conservation Studies
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation
£35,875 per annum (£14,350 pro rata)
14 Hours per week (0.4 FTE)
Permanent Contract

Note: Applications for a lower FTE to build into a job share will be considered. Please state hours on application

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 part time Subject Tutor in Furniture & Related Objects to join our Conservation Department team at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation. This is a new role due to the expansion and success of the Furniture pathway.

We are looking for a Subject Tutor who under the supervision of the Furniture Subject Leader, will take on responsibility for the day-to-day organisation and delivery of the subject specialist curricula for the Graduate Diploma and MA Conservation Studies programmes, and supporting the general supervision of the FdA furniture students and the care of the shared furniture studio and equipment.

Key areas of responsibility will include:

• Plan and manage the subject specialist Graduate Diploma and MA Conservation Studies units in the Furniture pathway and participate in their delivery under the direction of the Subject Leader.
• Ensure that programmes are delivered in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the College and validating body.
• Participate, under the direction of the Conservation Studies Programme Coordinator, in the development of the structure and content of the Conservation Studies programmes for validation and review.
• Assist in the recruitment of students through involvement in marketing activities including Open Days and taking part in the interviewing process when required.

The Person
To be successful in this role you will need to have previous demonstrable experience in the professional practice of furniture conservation, and experience of demonstrating specialist techniques.
Candidates must possess a good understanding of contemporary theory and practice relevant to 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 staff and students.

The Benefits
In recognition for all your hard work and dedication, we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 38 days holiday per year (15.2 days pro rata)
• Pension
• Life Assurance
• 10 days 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 car parking
• Subsidised overnight accommodation and a contribution towards subsistence may be available if not living within commuting distance.

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

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

Closing date for applications: 05 February 2022

Diversity & Inclusivity 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.