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We advertise a wide range of roles across the conservation profession, including positions for conservators, conservation scientists and technicians. The conservation jobs listings are updated every week. You must be an Icon Member to access our jobs listings.

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Jobs at Icon

Job title:                              Digital Content Officer
Location:                              Icon’s main office, London
Responsible to:                    Membership Manager
Hours:                                  Part-time, 14 hours per week over 2 days
Salary:                                  Pro-rata to £25,000 per annum  
                                             Plus 6% pension contribution
Term:                                    Open ended
Closing Date:                        Sunday 6th August 2017
Interview Date:                    Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Icon is recruiting a part-time Digital Content Officer to support the ongoing implementation of Icon’s digital outreach strategies. 

Icon's mission is to raise public awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for our heritage and to champion high standards of conservation in the UK. Icon is the lead membership body for the conservation of cultural heritage. The Institute's growing, 2,500-strong membership embraces the wider conservation community, including professional conservators in all disciplines.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering all day-to-day aspects of Icon's digital media strategy, including content generation for maintaining and updating the Icon website; maintaining Icon's social media profile including Twitter and Facebook; maintaining Icon’s new website and supporting its further development.

The successful applicant will work two days a week from Icon’s main offices in London.  Salary is pro rata to £25,000 plus 6% pension contribution.

To apply, review the full Job Description and submit a completed application form.  CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Sunday 6th August at 5.00pm
Interviews: Wednesday, 23rd August, London

Job title:                              Policy Advisor
Icon’s main office, London SE1
Responsible to:                    Chief Executive
Hours:                                  Full-time, 35 hours per week over 5 days
Salary:                                  £32,000 to £35,000 per annum full-time depending on experience 
                                               Plus 6% pension contribution          
Term:                                    Fixed Term, 2 years 
Closing Date:                       Monday 21 August 2017
Interview Date:                    Friday 15 September 2017 Central London

Icon is a UK charity and membership organisation which brings together those with a passion for the care of cultural heritage. We champion the value and practice of cultural heritage conservation.

The Policy Advisor will help to deliver transformational change in Icon’s approach to policy work and related advocacy activities. An early impact will be that Icon has better evidence on which to base policy activities and a corresponding increase in its capacity to engage with ‘live’ policy issues. The longer-term impact will be for Icon to achieve a step-change in awareness of the importance of conservation of cultural heritage and of Icon’s leadership role in this field. 

This post is made possible by generous funding from The Clothworkers’ Foundation. 

To apply, review the full Job Description and submit a completed application form

Advertising Conservation Vacancies

By advertising with Icon, your job will be listed on our popular website and emailed to more than 2,400 specialist members. The deadline for receiving a job advertisement is 5pm on Wednesday.

To advertise a vacancy online and in Iconnect Jobs please download the booking form and contact Fiona Brandt via email or on 020 3142 6789.

Price: £495 + VAT

Salary Guidelines

Both advertisers and those seeking employment should refer to Icon's current salary guidelines before offering or accepting work. We recommend that the minimum salary for entry-level conservators should be £24,648.

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