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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.

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Jobs at Icon

Job title: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Icon’s main office in Bermondsey, London, SE1
Hours: Full time, open-ended contract
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 plus 6% pension contribution
Term: Permanent

If you’re someone who is fascinated by our cultural heritage – and interested in its preservation - then take a moment to read this. If you also happen to understand membership organisations, have some solid general management experience and great partnership development skills then you should definitely read this. 

Icon, The Institute of Conservation is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer. This is a unique opportunity to help the organisation shape it’s future – working with its professional membership of conservators to promote the importance of conservation to a wider public, raise the profile of the organisation and it’s mission and help develop a sustainable financial future.

This role will suit someone moving in to a CEO role, with broad management skills, a strong membership background, and experience in diversifying and improving revenue streams. If that sounds like you, then you can stop reading now, and get in touch.

For more information including full candidate pack, please go here. Please note that the recruitment of this role is being handled by Oxford HR.

​Closing date: Monday 10 September 2018
First round interviews: Friday 14 September 2018
Final Panel interview: Wednesday 26 September 2018


Advertising Conservation Vacancies

By advertising with Icon, your job will be listed on our popular website and emailed to more than 2,500 specialist members. The deadline for receiving a job advertisement is 12pm on Thursday.

To advertise a vacancy online and in Iconnect Jobs please download the booking form and contact Fiona Brandt at 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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