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Museum Assistant (Ref: 2024_748)

Newport Roman Villa, Isle of Wight

Grade 2a, £22,738 to £22,988 per annum pro-rata (Actual salary: £1,689.99 to £1,708.57)

Contact: John Fletcher at or call on 07813 998647.

Vacancy Reference: 2024_748

Closing Date: 29/02/2024

Contract Type: Fixed Term (29.03.2024 until 30.09.2024)

Hours: 5.5 per week


The post involves; being responsible for the opening and daily operation of Newport Roman Villa during the summer season.

This will involve:

- Taking admissions and shop sales. monitoring the displays, ensuring the site is secure and safe for visitors, cleaning and maintaining the garden.

-Use of computers is required to take credit card payments and the applicant should be enthusiastic and willing to learn more about the site.

-Experience within a retail / tourism environment is required with the ability to meet and greet visitors.

The position will be for 5.5 hours per week during the open season (Wednesdays 10am – 3.30pm). There will be the opportunity for additional hours in July and August when the Villa is open 6 days a week and possible additional hours across other Heritage Service sites.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact John Fletcher

at or call on 07813 998647.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes

For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: 27 February 2024