Furniture Conservator

Master of the Household’s Office
Windsor Castle
£25,500 per annum + 15% employer contribution pension scheme.
37.5 hours per week, 5 days out of 7, Monday to Friday.

It's preserving a table for another century of use

It's feeling inspired to deliver to the very highest standards. And it's the satisfaction of caring for an irreplaceable furniture collection. This is what makes working for the Royal Household so different.

In terms of both quality and diversity, the furniture collection in use across the Royal Palaces is outstanding, featuring items that are unique and historically significant.

Joining a team of talented conservation and restoration specialists, you'll care for and restore furniture to the highest standard.

Based at our on-site workshop, you'll take on in-depth remedial conservation treatments, employing a range of techniques. You'll carefully balance multiple projects, ensuring that the working collection can continue to be used and appreciated by future generations.

Everyday your expertise will be relied upon. You'll survey and evaluate the condition of furniture, working with the Workshop Manager to prioritise restorations.

And because your projects will align with events and ceremonies, you'll have a particular focus on furniture finishes, and you'll carefully record all your handlings for future reference.

Working closely with colleagues across the Household, you'll provide practical guidance on how to handle the furniture you care for. And for every event you'll take pride in ensuring that all furniture is presented to its best.

Building relationships with specialists across the Departments, you'll work together to develop meaningful conservation strategies for future works.

This role involves working at height, as well as regularly lifting furnishings correctly.

With a professional qualification in the conservation of historic furniture, and extensive experience delivering complex conservation-restoration treatments, you're the expert we're looking for.

As historic furniture specialist, you know how to survey items and propose conservation works that are practical, and meet time constraints as well as budgetary requirements.

Your passion for conserving historic items will be evident from your meticulous approach and high standards. And you'll be confident re-creating historic furniture finishes, and taking on some truly fine craft furniture making.

With good communication skills, you're self-assured and able to liaise effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis. And you'll enjoy working within a small, supportive team.

And looking further afield, your initiative and flexible approach means you're comfortable managing a varied and reactive workload, able to adapt to the diverse needs of the Household.

This is your opportunity to take your skills to the next level and deliver the exceptional.

In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility - to increase contributions or draw down as salary), with training and development, as well as a range of catering and recreational facilities.

22nd and 23rd January 2019
Vacancy Closing Date: 13/01/2019, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.