Heritage Engineering Support Officer

Website BrooklandsMuseu Brooklands Museum Trust

Brooklands Museum is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, and the home of Concorde. Located on the 30-acre site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit and the most productive aircraft factories in Europe in the twentieth century, Brooklands Museum welcomes over 185,000 visitors each year these are made up of members of the public, Brooklands Members, VIPs, corporate hospitality guests and school groups.

Brooklands Museum is a unique and special place to work, where people’s pursuit of speed, flight and adventure changed the world! We have ambitious plans to fulfil our vision: Inspiring people to shape the future through Brooklands’ history of innovation and endeavour.  As we are a visitor attraction, our priority is delivering a memorable and inspiring experience for all visitors and ensuring we meet our commitment of ‘Brooklands at its best, every day’. So, no matter what role you join us in, you will have a very important part to play in this.

We are currently looking for a part time Heritage Engineering & Project Delivery Support Officer to assist the Heritage Engineering & Project Delivery Manager to deliver the day-to day maintenance, care and preservation of Brooklands Museum’s historic aviation, vehicle and large mechanical objects through a range of activities that include their inspection, conservation, handling and movement and to undertake a range of administration activities in support. You will work closely with a range of different individuals within the Museum including the Collections Manager, Interpretation Manager, Property & Estates Manager, Aircraft Technician and the Collections Volunteers so you will need to be able to work well in a team as well as unsupervised. You will have an appropriate qualification or relevant experience in general engineering along with great organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a busy workload while maintaining a strong attention to detail. You will possess a positive approach and a ‘can do’ attitude with a willingness to be flexible and ‘get stuck in’ as needed.

How to apply

Please apply via our recruitment website where you will find the full job description and further information about working at Brooklands Museum. You will be asked to submit your CV and a covering letter detailing how your experience could help us in this role and how you meet the requirements of our person specification. Please keep your covering letter to no more than two sides of A4.

The hiring managers will review all applications once the role has closed on the 19th July 2024 and we will be in touch with shortlisted candidates regarding an interview shortly after this date.


We offer a number of benefits to suit your lifestyle and include:

Annual leave of 25 days in addition to Bank Holidays and Christmas Eve off
Flexible Bank Holiday policy enabling you to take Bank Holidays at a time that suits you
Flexible working to help you manage your home and working life
4% employer contribution into your pension
Free Onsite parking
20% discount in our onsite café and Museum shop
Free access to all that Brooklands Museum has to offer
Access to our Reward Website providing access to deals and discounts for hundreds of shops online and in store, helping you save money on everyday shopping
Full access to our online wellbeing hub providing access to a 24/7 telephone support line, telephone counselling sessions and expert support
Access to our team of fully trained Mental Health First Aiders
Opportunities for continuous learning and professional development

Working at Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Museum is a fast paced, unique and fun place to work, you’ll need to be able to keep a number of plates spinning every day but that just what makes Brooklands the special place it is. We are proud to have been a finalist for Surrey Employer of the Year in 2021 and a finalist for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year in the Beautiful South Awards 2022.

In line with our charitable purpose, we are active in ensuring that Brooklands is inclusive, so that everyone can feel welcome at, and benefit from, Brooklands Museum, including as visitors, staff, trustees, volunteers, members, partners, freelancers, contractors, participants, schools, and anyone else who wishes to visit or be involved with the Museum.

We have invested in our organisational culture over recent years and encourage everyone to be their true self at the Museum. The team have committed to ensuring we all feel involved, supported, and appreciated, by working as one team, communicating thoughtfully, being proactive and showing we care.

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways, so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@brooklandsmuseum.com.