Gilding Conservator - Restorer

Master of the Household’s Office
Windsor Castle
£32,000 - £35,000
37.5 hours per week

By joining a team of talented conservation and restoration specialists, you'll be part of a team conserving giltwood furniture to the highest standard as part of the Buckingham Palace Reservicing Programme.

Reporting to the Senior Gilding Conservator you will be based at our workshops in Windsor. With this role you will have the opportunity to work across a number of our sites including Buckingham Palace as your transport items and continue to preserve and restore them to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Key Responsibilities

  • Focused on gilding conservation and restoration, working on individual items, as well as suites of furniture from the historic interiors from a range of Royal Residencies.
  • Survey and evaluate the condition of items within the collection, proposing conservation methods and that will both preserve and protect them.
  • Maintain and upkeep specialist tools and equipment.
  • Broaden and invest in developing your practical skills and share knowledge with colleagues.

Essential Criteria

  • experience in the conservation and restoration of giltwood, ideally giltwood furniture, 
  • Able to confidently evaluate items and propose conservation treatments that are practical and in line with requirements.
  • exceptional eye for detail with the ability to accurately restore items correctly and historically accurately using traditional gilding techniques
  • Organisation and time management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple, and often conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work alongside people at all levels.
  • Problem solving skills and initiative to assess situations, and make decisions when needed. 
  • Experience working with relevant IT programmes

We know that to deliver our best work we need to feel at our best. That’s why at the Royal Household we offer a generous benefits package designed to support your wellbeing and life priorities.

Enjoy 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays) dependent on the length of time you have worked for us.

Our excellent non-contributory pension plan (we’ll contribute 15% and you can contribute more if you wish) is highly valued by our employees, as is complimentary lunch on-site to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

We also offer a range of leave options to support your life priorities, such as parental pay and leave and volunteering days, as well as benefits to support your physical and mental wellbeing.

Other perks include 20% off at our Royal Collection Trust Shops and complimentary admission tickets across all our locations, along with many more employee discounts.

Find out more about the full range of benefits available to our employees here: Rewards and Benefits | The Royal Family


Vacancy Closing Date: 25/02/2024, 23:55

This vacancy is closed to applications.