Changing circumstances over the last year at the Royal Docks mean that SS Robin could now have a new berth better suited to public access, as part of wide ranging proposals for the redevelopment and regenerationRead More
Since our last post the Trust has worked exstensively with Lea Valley Parks Authority to explore the proposal for displaying the SS Robin ashore on land at their historic East India Dock Basin site.Read More
As we go into February plans are moving forward to move the SS Robin to her proposed new home alongside the East India Dock Basin in LondonRead More
SS Robin Trust is working in partnership with Trinity Buoy Wharf, just downstream of East India Dock and exciting developments are coming together in the form of a new 'linear' London maritime heritage collection.Read More
Friday 27th October 2017 saw Councillors at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets accept their Planning Officers recommendation to see the SS Robin return to the Isle of DogsRead More
With the signing of the agreement by Urban Space Management to look after the SS Robin, there have been some changes to the Board of Trustees.Read More
The SS Robin Trust has been privileged to have two visits from people connected to the Robin's time in Spain (when she was called Maria) over this summer.Read More
The SS Robin Trust is looking to tender two parts of work.Read More
The SS Robin Trust is looking for a Project Manager (tendered) and Project Officer.Read More
The SS Robin is please to announce the return of the popular behind the scenes ‘Hard Hat’ Tours.Read More
The SS Robin Trust would like to announce a change in the board of Trustees. The project is now nearing the final phase, so the current board is transitioning to a new boardRead More
It's a busy time this New Year here at the SS Robin Trust.Read More
The SS Robin is holding a free family event for the Big Draw 2014Read More
The Trust has now applied for planning permission with respect to our proposed mooring site.Read More
Over the last few weeks we have been updating the information on the new mooring and plansRead More
Our public hardhat tours are now fully booked:
Saturday 27th September 10am
Saturday 27th September 11am
Saturday 25th October 10am
Saturday 25th October 11am
If you are interested in a future tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our newsletter.
Matt Friday joins the SS Robin team part time as Administration and Activity Co-ordinator. Welcome Matt!
On Tuesday 26 August 2014 the SS Robin 'Site Office' will be open to host a public consultation regarding our proposed new mooring and new designs for the project.
You are welcome to come and meet our Trustees, the project architects and other members of the project team between 4pm and 7pm. For further information please contact Dave or Clare on 0207 998 1343.
Job Title: Administration and Activity Co-ordinator
Fixed Term: 18 months from 01 September 2014 – 28 February 2016
Contract Term: Part Time – 18 months from start date.
Hours: 32 hours per week. (4 days – 8 hours per day, including one hour paid lunch).
Salary: £18,000 per annum pro rata – (£14,400 regular pay per annum.)
Location: SS Robin Trust, Royal Victoria Dock, East London E16 1UQ
Conditions: The candidate will be required to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and some weekends.
DBS clearance will be required.
Reports to: Project Director
Closing date for applications: 2pm – 25 July 2014 (Likely interview date 30 July 2014)
Please apply by CV and a covering letter, explaining why you are interested in the role to email@example.com
The Administration and Activity Co-ordinator will provide financial, administrative and volunteer supervision support as the organisation moves from its current capital phase into full operation in 2015. Working as a member of a small team, the post-holder will play an important role in helping to establish and maintain efficient processes and procedures relating to back-office services, volunteering activity and visitor engagement, as well as getting hands-on with conservation.
1. Provide general office administrative and customer service support, including leading reception duties at the site office and ship and acting as first point of contact with volunteers and customers. This includes handling enquiries via phone and email and personal contact to both individuals and groups or supervising small groups of volunteers in an array of tasks
2. Assist with the maintenance of financial records and processes including some payroll duties, expenses processing, ordering equipment and services. Manage delegated budgets with due diligence and efficiency, highlighting concerns to the Project Director and where appropriate recommending actions.
3. Ensure smooth and efficient running of the office and venue IT systems and assist with maintenance of digital media.
4. Assist with the provision of accurate and timely management accounting information.
5. Assist in developing, and take lead responsibility for maintaining, appropriate central record systems for event schedules and other bookings.
6. Assist to deliver events and activities, including guided tours and conservation work parties, working with a diverse array of people including school groups, youth groups and specialist charity groups.
7. Demonstrate leadership and support to SS Robin volunteers and staff, acting with due awareness as a member of the SS Robin Management Team.
8. Act as an ‘SS Robin Duty Manager’ and key holder. Be part of the SS Robin ‘Emergency Call-Out Team’.
9. Assist with basic cleaning and maintenance of the site office, working with other members of staff and volunteers.
10. Undertake other reasonable tasks within the general nature of the above duties.
Essential skills and experience:
Working experience of budgets and maintaining financial records
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Strong communication skills with good written English and attention to detail.
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office
Keen interest in office administration and finance
Experience with both internal and external customer service
Adaptable and flexible approach to teamwork with a willingness to get involved across all areas of the operation
An interest in maritime heritage, its conservation and engaging audiences
Some supervisory or management experience, with staff or volunteers
Desirable skills and experience:
Awareness of timesheet and payroll processing or similar administration duties
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a project team
Experience of working with and leading volunteers, including diverse groups and individuals including youths and older people
Experience of monitoring grant aid and/or charity finance
Knowledge of Sage Accountancy systems or similar (Training will be provided if required).
Hands-on experience of conservation and/or maintenance or a willingness to learn
Physically fit with the ability to work at height, use ladders and lift equipment
Interest in developing a long term career within the heritage/arts sector
An exciting opportunity to be one of the first people to visit the SS Robin. These special 'hard hat' tours will take you behind the scenes on board the ship. This is a unique chance to discover the vessel in her raw state, to learn about the conservation currently being undertaken and our plans for the future.
You will travel round the ship, accompanied by one of our guides, who will introduce you to the various areas of the vessel and explain how we are working towards 'relaunching' her next year in time for her 125th anniversary.
As the site is undergoing construction and development for public opening, access is limited. There are steep companionway steps and narrow gaps to negotiate, please bear this in mind when booking your tour. You will need to wear flat, robust footwear and will be issued with a hard hat for your visit.
Places are very limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment and become one of the lucky few. We are suggesting a donation of £5.00 for these tours.
Sorry, but all tours are now fully booked.
To book your place please contact firstname.lastname@example.org