Vacancy - Subject Tutor in Metalwork, Conservation Studies

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

£35,875 PER ANNUM (£7,175 PRO RATA)

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 fixed term, part time Subject Tutor in conservation of metalwork, preferably with experience of archaeological conservation, to join our Conservation Department team at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation.
We are looking for a Subject Tutor who, under the supervision of the Metalwork 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 the care of the shared metalwork studios and equipment.

Key areas of responsibility will include:
• Plan and manage elements of the subject specialist Graduate Diploma and MA Conservation Studies units in the Metalwork pathway and participate in their delivery and assessment 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.
• 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 demonstrable previous experience in the professional practice of metalwork conservation and preferably archaeological 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. Experience of teaching and delivery, assessment and administration within Higher Education is desirable.

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:
• 38 days holiday per year pro rata (7.6 days)
• Nest or Scottish Widows Pension (Matching up to 7.5%)
• Life Assurance
• Company Sick Pay (10 Days FTE)
• Employee Assistance Programme
• 25% off retail and restaurant
• 50% off short courses
• Salary sacrifice schemes: cycle to work
• Free parking on campus
• 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

Applicants for the post are invited to send a full CV and covering letter demonstrating how their experience and skills meet the requirements within the Person Specification of the Job Description.

Closing date for applications is 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.