ADVERT                                                                   date 08 02 2021


Wanlockhead Museum Trust is seeking to employ (seasonal and regular) staff at the Museum of Lead Mining, Wanlockhead.

The Museum of Lead Mining is planning to open to the public in the Spring, 2021. The season ends at the end of September. The timescale, and hours of opening, remains under constant review with safety of staff and visitors being of the greatest importance in making these decisions. For this reason, ‘start dates’ and ‘hours of work’ cannot be accurately stated at this time.

Application forms may be obtained by contacting the museum by email,, or by calling on 01659 74387.  The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 16th February 2021. The office is not fully manned at present, but all enquiries will be answered as soon as it is possible.


Experience preferred, but not essential as full training will be given.  Please note that public transport to and from Wanlockhead is limited.



DUTY MANAGERS – Seasonal. Variable number of posts to cover up to 7 days a week opening.  Start date to be agreed in March

The duty manager is responsible for the safety and efficient running of the museum as well as providing a welcoming environment for museum visitors, solving any ‘day to day’ problems and maintaining visitor confidence.  The primary duties include processing visitor admissions, retail sales in the museum shop and ensuring adequate stock levels. Cash management as well as conducting and recording the daily health and safety checks,

The daily hours are 10am – 17-00

Payscale  £9-50 per hour





2 Management posts – 6 months, extension subject to review

Business Administrator and Team Leader

These posts are evolving as the museum re-opens in the ‘new world’ following the COVID 19 pandemic. It is essential for the Museum and its staff to have a flexible approach to working patterns and tasks undertaken.

These two posts will compliment each other, allowing a degree of cross-cover. There will also be defined responsibilities aligned to the post. As such, a detailed job description is not yet available, but will be tailored to maximise the skills of the individuals appointed. The job description will remain under regular review. The core roles are listed below.

Applicants for these posts are also welcome to apply for the Duty Manager responsibilities which, if appointed, will be integrated into the individuals job description and remuneration.

Hours per week. Business Administrator – by agreement and subject to review

Payscale  £11-50 per hour


Hours per week Team Leader – by agreement and subject to review

Payscale  £11-50 per hour


Core responsibilities to be apportioned between the 2 posts.

Personal:- initiative, take responsibility, develop a wider viewpoint of the museum and the Job Role, and develop their skills to minimise the need for supervision; excellent organisational and communication, to comply with the Trust Code of Conduct.

Health and Safety:- Ensuring site safety at all times with regards to maintenance schedules, staffing levels, tearoom/kitchen safety  and visitor safety and behaviour. To ensure adequate induction of all staff and volunteers, and adherence to Trust policies and procedures.

Training:- To ensure duty managers, tearoom staff and guides receive all appropriate training to provide a safe and excellent visitor experience.

Knowledge:-  To have a good understanding of the social and industrial history represented by the Museum.

Administration:- safe keeping of Trust documents and records; to use and manage all the Trust’s IT systems; cash management; purchasing and stock control; to respond appropriately to all external enquiries



Person Specification:-   Business Administrator and Team Leader

Essential       Desirable
Qualifications & Training O-grade, Standard Grade or NAT-5 English and Mathematics. Highers, or equivalent through experience. Good IT skills. A qualification in Business Administration.

Full car driving licence.

Experience Business Administration.

Customer Services.

Basic Book-Keeping.

Working with volunteers.

Experience and understanding of heritage organisations.

Qualities and Attitude Self-motivated, well-organised and able to take responsibility. Good technical knowledge and analytical skills.  A team player, committed to achieving organisational goals. A clear and effective communicator, verbally and in writing. A confident leader.

A strong advocate for compliance, consistency and standards.


Knowledge Understanding of Not-for-Profit Sector. Basic Health and Safety Law.

Budget Management.

An understanding of the origins and objectives of the museum.


Competencies:-   Business Administrator and Team Leader

Strong organizational skills Attention to detail
Strong IT skills Proactive, anticipates potential problems
Effective communicator in all contexts





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