1611 - Project Lead - House of Memories

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Posted: 04/04/2016 14:47
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £39,584 pa
Location: World Museum
Level: Administration
Deadline: 08/05/2016 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Flexi-time work, Employee assistance Programme, Travel Loan and Childcare Voucher Scheme
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

Job Description

Project Lead – House of Memories

Fixed Term (12 months)

Payband 7


House of Memories is a highly successful dementia awareness programme designed by National Museums Liverpool to promote compassion, respect and dignity in care to support people living with dementia, their carers and families.

The programme enables National Museums Liverpool (NML) and the national health and social care sector, to work together to deliver an imaginative and accessible dementia awareness experience. Created in 2012, the initiative provides participants with memory activities and resources inspired by NML’s world class museum collections, enabling greater understanding of how information about a person’s history and life experience can be a valuable tool for positive communication and engagement. 

Activities include an interactive training day with creative resources (to take back into domiciliary, residential and acute settings) and access to a free object loan service and digital memory app.

Programme Development 2016-2017

House of Memories is designed to play a national role and has successfully demonstrated the value of cultural partnership with the health sector. NML wishes to expand the programme to develop a continued and sustainable future, through a commercial strand delivered in parallel to the existing public grant model. It is envisaged that this would enable NML to scale-up the programme across the whole health economy, to create seamless provision across primary, secondary and tertiary health sectors, and in the community. The approach would uniquely bring together family care, social care and hospital care to ensure sustainability.

The House of Memories plans to develop the following programme strands and resources:

  • A licensed workforce training resource (with health economy options)
  • Dedicated website to include:
    • ‘dementia awareness’ information portal
    • national health and museum ‘dementia friendly’ activities
    • health and wellbeing information portal (linking to public and charity provision)
    • research activity
  • A national Family Carers training day to provide basic knowledge about the various forms of dementia and practical memory resources for family carers
  • Acute care hospital based train the trainer model
  • New partnership programme models across National Museums Liverpool's venues.
  • UK Veterans programme to engage Veterans living with dementia, their families and Armed Forces charities
  • US partnership with Minnesota National Historical Society to develop a model for the US museum sector
  • A three year research programme is also proposed with John Moores University, to explore the positive impact of House of Memories delivered across the whole health economy

Main objectives

Act as Project Lead for House of Memories continuing to develop and deliver cultural intervention in partnership with the health and social care sector.

Lead the House of Memories team in shaping the House of Memories programme development for the next twelve months.

Key responsibilities

In this role you will have responsibility for:

  • Leading on the strategic development of House of Memories in the UK and international health and social care sector, in a planned and managed way, key to achieving the national and international remit of NML.
  • Developing income generating strategy around House of Memories for NML, to facilitate additional grant funding and create a marketable commercial service within and beyond the cultural sector.
  • Project managing the commercial development framework that will enable the House of Memories model to have wider engagement and income generation opportunities.
  • Working with Senior Management Team colleagues to develop a cost effective dedicated House of Memories website and associated Train the Trainer digital resources.
  • Providing financial management support for income generation models to effectively manage systems and processes relating to staff and running cost resources, and high level reporting to funders.
  • Maintaining an overview of local and national governing bodies and networks that advise and lead on digital, health and well being agendas and perform an internal advisory role on social inclusion and access across NML.
  • Contributing strategic knowledge, research and analysis around health and well being agendas, strategies and policy to support the development of House of Memories and wider programming within NML.
  • Providing leadership for the development of innovative and deliverable health/culture programmes which meet DCMS national museum performance targets and DH agendas.
  • Developing a strategic relationship with partners in the private and public sectors to identify external funding opportunities which support NML’s income generation strategies.
  • Advising the senior management team on matters relating to the development of a sustainable health and well being engagement programme.  
  • Providing research and analysis of local, regional and national policies and initiatives around health to inform the House of Memories programme development, advocacy and partnership.
  • Providing high level strategic information and analysis to inform reporting mechanisms required for internal and external reporting bodies.
  • Representing House of Memories at local national and international meetings and conferences and provide advice to other museums and professional bodies.
  • Adhering to and promoting NML’s Equality and Diversity, Safeguarding Vulnerable Children and Adults and Child Protection policies. Monitor and update the NML Diversity Action plan.

Employee Specification



Essential Desirable

Appropriate degree

  Postgraduate qualification   D

Senior strategic educational management


Senior project management

  Museum management   D
Knowledge and Skills

Proven leadership with the ability to motivate people to achieve results and to build teams


Have a wide network of contacts through education/community/health engagement partnership and collaborate ventures


A strong knowledge of cultural and health and well being developments nationally and internationally




Demonstrable commitment to social inclusion


Experience of managing and executing projects


Ability to identify and maximise external funding opportunities



A pragmatic business sense


Accountability for the use of all resources


Excellent interpersonal and

communication skills


Experience of high level report writing



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