Job title: Executive Administrator

Location: HMS Unicorn, Dundee, with possibility of remote or hybrid working.

Line Manager: Museum Director

Job Type: 0.6 FTE

Contract Type: temporary (6 months with potential to extend))

Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 Pro Rata (£16,200 - £17,400)

 About the museum:

Launched in 1824, HMS Unicorn in the third oldest ship in the world still afloat and one of the six oldest ships in the world! Now a historic ship and Accredited Museum,  HMS Unicorn is situated in City Quay, Dundee.  Visitors can explore four decks full of history and discover the unique experience of life on board a 19th century frigate.

About the role:

Unicorn celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, and we are developing Project Safe Haven, our ambitious plans to develop Dundee’s derelict East Graving Dock into a new safe harbour for Scotland’s oldest ship with facilities and amenities commensurate with Unicorn’s position as one of the most important vessels in the world. The Charity is entering a period of rapid change and development as we seek major funding toward Project Safe Haven for the first phase of activity, to 2030-2035. We’re looking for an experienced executive administrator to provide additional support to the small management team while we embark upon this exciting journey.

The Executive Administrator will provide direct support to the Museum Director, as well as providing support to the Trustees and the rest of the team, which fluctuates between 8 and 11 individuals representing 5 – 6 FTE. This will involve supporting Project Safe Haven and the Project Director, the fundraising team, and events and learning teams.

The post-holder will be based at Unicorn, but there may be some flexibility as discussed with the Museum Director. The role will primarily be weekdays  9-5, with occasional weekend and evening work.

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Application process:

Application is by Covering Letter (no more than one side of A4) and CV (no more than 2 sides of A4) addressing how you fit the above requirements to Matthew Bellhouse Moran, or by post to Matthew Bellhouse Moran, HMS Unicorn, South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3BP to be received no later than 5pm Friday 1 August 2024

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and welcome applications from those facing barriers to employment, people living with a disability and with additional support needs, people from a BAME background, refugees and those who identify as LGBTQI+.

We are part of the The Disability Confident scheme which includes a guaranteed interview for any disabled applicant who meets the minimum requirements for a job

If you have a disability and would like to apply for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme then please make this known when submitting your application. 

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