The Common Room of the Great North

Finance & Operations Manager

The Common Room of the Great North Limited (CRGN) is a new limited company and registered charity, created take forward the restoration and redevelopment of its Grade 2* listed 19th Century building, Neville Hall in Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne (known to many simply as ‘the Mining Institute’) and to preserve its internationally important collection and archive and make it available to a wider audience through a programme of digitisation.

CRGN has been successful in securing approval for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and several Trusts, Foundations and individual donors, enabling it to proceed to develop and restore the Mining Institute building.

Follow up of references and job offer – week commencing 4th February 2019.

Target appointment start date – week commencing 18th March 2019.

For full details and how to apply please follow the link below

Finance and Operations Manager Job Description & Person Specification

North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers and the Common Room of the Great North.

The Common Room Youth Board 

Open for Applications!

As part of the comprehensive redevelopment of the Mining Institute in Newcastle upon Tyne and the establishment of a new entity to manage the building and its programme, the Common Room of the Great North Limited is to establish a Youth Board and is now seeking to recruit individuals to join the Youth Board in the autumn of 2018.

The shadow board for under 25s is to influence the content and delivery of the Common Room programme. Engaging those young people who are inspired and influenced by their engagement through the education and apprentice programme, or who might attend affiliated activity in the Common Room.

  • Applications to become Youth Board Member to be submitted to by 12 noon on 1st February 2019
  • Invitation to join the first Youth Board meeting in March 2019.

Common Room Youth Board Brief

The Common Room of the Great North

The Common Room is looking for heritage enthusiasts and innovative minds to join our ‘On The Road’ volunteer team. As a volunteer you will be the face of the exhibition and programme of events and will demonstrate exceptional visitor service skills. You will actively engage with a wide range of diverse audiences, encouraging families and visitors to interact with the content displayed, the industrial heritage of our region and the Common Room project through a series of engineering challenges and heritage / STEM activities for families.

The Common Room are seeking to appoint 10 passionate volunteers who will be integral in the running of the exhibition and activity on a day to day basis. There are two main types of volunteer roles The Common Room is looking to recruit for. These include;

‘Graft & Glory’ ‘On The Road’ Exhibition Volunteer
‘Our Voices’ ‘On The Road’ Oral History Volunteer

Application process

C.V and covering letter to be sent to by 5pm on Monday 25th February 2019

Volunteer applicants short listed will be invited to an informal interview on Thursday 28th February 2019.

Successful volunteers will be appointed on Monday 4th March 2019

Common Room volunteers start date and training w/c Monday 11th March 2019

Volunteer Brief

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