We’re Hiring: Head of Engagement

Head of Engagement

We have an exciting management opportunity in the Arkwright Society for a Head of Engagement who will take a lead role in the development and delivery of visitor and public engagement for the Arkwright Society based at Cromford Mills. This role is being supported by the Heritage Fund.

The Arkwright Society is a registered charity established to preserve the industrial heritage of Cromford Mills, with conservation and education at its heart. Cromford Mills, built by Sir Richard Arkwright in the 1770s and 1780s, is universally regarded as one of the most important heritage sites in the world, and lies within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. The mill complex is a large site with a visitor exhibition including the award-winning Arkwright Experience, a business centre, catering, and a busy events and conferencing programme throughout the year. We have an award-winning educational offer for schools and a very enthusiastic and involved volunteer team, who help deliver the visitor heritage offer. All these activities create a beautiful, unique and vibrant place to work. This is an exciting and pivotal time for The Arkwright Society as we want to grow our visitor engagement and educational offer, as well as embark on our next phase of major development for the site’s regeneration.

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication and engagement skills. Strategic leadership, professionalism and creativity are essential to inspire colleagues to drive forward the Society’s ambitious plans. Successful candidates will demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience to help deliver and grow visitor engagement through our educational offer; support our volunteer and member offer and ensure effective marketing for all activities.

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 5pm

To Apply: Please submit your CV and personal statement (no more than 2 pages each) to Eilis Scott, CEO of The Arkwright Society  escott@arkwrightsociety.org.uk

Job Description is available below. If you would like an informal conversation, please contact Eilis Scott on the above email. Interviews will take place during the week 6th February 2023

The Arkwright Society will offer competitive terms and conditions for this position. It is based in the beautiful village of Cromford which has good transport links and a strong sense of community. The Arkwright Society is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.



Job Description: Head of Engagement

Job Advert: Head of Engagement


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Posted on
January 16, 2023