Working here

The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

Job Vacancies

Director of Operations

We are looking to appoint a Director of Operations to join our busy and friendly team here at the Charterhouse, a charitable almshouse, care home and museum, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611, situated on a 7-acre site in central London dating back to 1348.  The scope of this exciting role includes:

§  Estates and Property Services (including Gardens and grounds)
§  Catering Services
§  Museum and Learning Services
§  Commercial Hire (Venue hire – Events and Filming)

You will be taking over from our Interim DOO who has been restructuring and modernising operations this year, and we are now beginning our search for a permanent appointment to build upon the progress that has been made. You will have significant track record at senior management level with strong evidence of effective budget management and planning, project management and delivering a range of operational support functions including facilities and building management, catering services and corporate events. You will have up-to-date knowledge of corporate health and safety responsibilities, and risk management. You should also be able to act as a credible ambassador for the Charity, and support its wider strategic leadership.

Please read the full job description here.  If you are interested in applying for this role please email with you CV in the first instance. Deadline Friday 21st August.

Development Officer

We are seeking a Development Officer to focus on maintaining and expanding our donor constituency of Friends of the Charity. This is an exciting and very varied role, for an initial 12 months’ contract, working for a very special Charity in an incredible environment.

We are looking for a Development professional with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar environment. We need someone who is proactive, organised, approachable, with outstanding written and verbal English and at least two years’ experience in exploiting Development databases, ideally Raisers Edge. You will need to be a self-starter and have a strong interest in the care and/or heritage sector, be a great administrator and also confident interacting with individuals/organisations at all levels: Residents, Friends, HNW Donors, Corporates and of course our staff across all functions.

Please read the full job description here. If you are interested, please apply by emailing your CV to in the first instance including details of your availability and your location. Deadline Friday 21st August. Long listed candidates will be contacted to provide a cover letter.

Volunteering opportunities

We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.

Under 18s
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.

Collections Volunteers

We are looking to create a team of Collections Volunteers who will gain experience of museum collections management by assisting the Museum Manager in caring for the Charterhouse’s collection of fine and decorative art, social history and archaeology. This will include cataloguing, monitoring storage environments, object cleaning, and occasional display curation.  The collections work and initial training will likely go ahead virtually at first, but the opportunity to come into the Charterhouse will be possible once it is deemed safe to do so.

Please find details of the role remit here, and Expression of Interest form here. To apply for the role please email with the completed Expression of Interest form, your CV, and a short covering letter.

Deadline for applications is: 09.00 Tuesday 1st September 2020

Informal Interviews will take place virtually on the week of the 14th September 2020


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