£31,083 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time


020 7306 0055

Inspiring People: Skills and Knowledge Exchange Manager

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.

Inspiring People: Skills and Knowledge Exchange Manager
£31,083 per annum
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract to 31 July 2023

This is a great opportunity to join the National Portrait Gallery as the Inspiring People: Skills and Knowledge Exchange Manager. The post holder will work closely with teams across the Gallery to develop, detail and manage all aspects of the Skills & Knowledge Exchange Programme. It is therefore fundamental that you have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally. You will also need to have experience of using Microsoft Office software. Knowledge and experience of the museum and gallery sector is essential.

As the programme will involve working with twelve national partners, you will need to have experience of partnership working and experience of successfully managing and delivering multi-partners projects to time and budget. You will also need to have the ability to manage and foster collaborative relationships between a diverse range of project partners whilst remaining confident, persuasive, and diplomatic in your approach.

This work is time sensitive; therefore, you will need to have effective time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and multi-task a range of duties. It is important that you are able to remain flexible, innovative and creative in your approach to work. To be successful for this role, you will need to have experience of developing and leading a staff development programme and experience of working with consultants and film makers. The post holder will need to have strong analytical and problem solving skills as well as experience in budget control and reporting.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via:

Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on Wednesday 28 October 2020.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 12 November 2020. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make these dates.

We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.

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