NMS21/85_1 - Driver/Support Assistant

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Posted: 03/05/2022 17:19
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £20,434 per annum
Location: National Museums Collection Centre, Granton
Level: Support Services
Deadline: 22/05/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work for the National Museums of Scotland as a Driver/Support Assistant at the Museum’s storage facilities in Granton.  The role is varied, providing operational support in the warehouses and includes: general warehousing/porterage; manual handling and/or the use of materials handling equipment to move, materials, furniture, equipment and crated/palletised objects; reception / security duties and activities such as escorting of contract personnel and janitorial services.

This post will work Monday to Friday as part of a specified duty roster over 37 hours, excluding meal breaks. Normal hours of attendance are Monday to Thursday 08:00 to 16:30, Friday 08:00 to 16:00, early shift Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 15.30, Friday 07:00 to 15.00 and late shift Monday to Thursday 10:30 to 19:00, Friday 11:00 to 19:00. Early and late shifts are worked one week in six on full staff. The rota may include working on public holidays.

Please see here for the full recruitment pack and the application form can be found here.

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