Monday, 20 March 2017 - Employment Opportunity - Casual Heritage Retail Assistant

Casual Heritage Retail Assistant

Salary / Fee: 
£10.35 per hour - inclusive of holiday
Closing Date: 
Friday, 31 March, 2017
The role
Part of Oxford City Council’s Culture team, the Museum of Oxford is an Arts Council England Accredited museum with a unique focus on telling the story of the city of Oxford and its communities.

We are looking for a number of Heritage Retail Assistants to provide cover during holiday periods and sickness. You will primarily work in the Museum Gift Shop, covering a variety of tasks including selling gifts, covering the welcome desk for visitors and museum volunteers and managing the box office for events. This role is vital to ensuring our visitors and volunteers have a positive experience and are keen to return.
This is a great opportunity to work in a Museum / Cultural venue environment on a flexible basis. You will be supporting the permanent team during busy periods and at short notice, providing a high level of customer service to all our visitors. Your hours of work will be as and when required by prior arrangement.
About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi award winning Council and in 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. With over 1200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via: Our on-line application system (no CVs please)
For further information and how to apply online, please visit
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 252959 for Direct Services roles.
Closing Date: 31 March 2017
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 19 and 20 April 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Vanessa Lea on 01865 252086 or email
We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. Disabled Applicants who meet the essential criteria on the role profile will be invited to interview.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.
Contact Details: 
For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Vanessa Lea on 01865 252086 or email
To apply, please visit