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Operations Support Officer

  • £20,000 - £21,500 p.a. (depending on experience)
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

Operations Support Officer

Salary: £20,000 - £21,500 p.a. (depending) on experience)

Full Time, Permanent

The Historic Dockyard Chatham is a leading visitor attraction welcoming up to 180,000 visitors in a year and is also a thriving community with 115 residential properties and over 100 commercial tenants. It is a unique heritage environment, being the most complete Dockyard of the age of sail in the world. The estate is owned and operated by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust (The Trust), an independent charity, that has transformed the formally derelict post-industrial site into the 21st Century, 24/7, place that it is today.

We are looking to recruit an Operations Support Officer with strong administrative skills who can assist our team in the successful delivery of our Educational charitable purpose. This role will also be play a significant role in the delivery of our major events programme which includes our highly successful Salute to the `40s event.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills with an eye for detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks working across our Visitor Experience, Lifelong Learning and Collections teams. Experience of working within an office/administrative environment and supporting delivery of events is desirable but not essential as training/mentoring can be provided for the right candidate.

At the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust it is our ambition to create an inclusive culture which attracts all candidates and demonstrates our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

The closing date for applications is 15th October 2021.


Applications should be made using the form provided below but should be supported by a full CV and cover letter (maximum length, one side A4) indicating your interest in the role.

The closing date for applications is 15th October 2021 with interviews following shortly afterwards.

Completed application forms can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

Kerry Childs

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust

The Fitted Rigging House

The Historic Dockyard


Kent ME4 4TZ

If you require assistance in completing the form or need to make your application in an alternative format, please contact Kerry Childs on 01634 823800 or email: [email protected]

We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to providing our employees with a work environment free from discrimination in which all can develop and thrive. We acknowledge and value the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is transparent, fair and as inclusive as possible for all applicants.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we received, we are not able to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Overall purpose of the job:

To support the Chief Operating Officer and the wider Operations Teams (Collections, Lifelong Learning, Visitor Experience, Communications and Public Engagement) through effective departmental co-ordination, undertaking departmental and project-based administration, and financial record keeping. Provide essential administrative and operational support to the Trust’s major events programme. Provide essential support for the effective operation of the CHDT office and supporting inbound communications via telephone.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 13/10/2021 13:18
  • Reference: OSO/PB/2/21