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Project Curator: Horology

The British Museum

Date Posted: 18/11/2020
Location: London
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Role Summary

Project Curator: Horology
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Full time, 10 months fixed term
£ 25,918 per annum
Application Deadline: 12 Noon on 24 November 2020 

The British Museum is seeking a curator to assist with the temporary relocation of the clocks, watches and scientific instruments during the refurbishment of the horological study room and workshops.  The successful post holder will provide vital and expert support to the Horological team whilst gaining valuable experience during this rare opportunity to work very closely with one of the world’s finest collections of horology.

Key areas of responsibility:

•    To provide expertise in the packing and moving of clocks and watches within the Museum
•    To assist with other tasks associated with the move, including updating records in the collection database, photography and moving and setting up non-collection items including workshop equipment, library and general office material
•    To assist with collections care
•    To assist with the general day-to-day duties of the horological team including the daily winding and maintenance of the clocks in the public gallery and around the museum
•    To adjust focus of work according the museum priorities.

Person Specification: 

The successful candidate will have proven skills in object handling of an excellent standard to which the care of the Museum’s collection can be entrusted, as well as good IT skills including Microsoft Office Word and Excel.  A good working knowledge of clocks and watches will be desirable, as well as a general knowledge of the history of horology and experience in museums, galleries, historic venues or in a public facing situation.

 

To apply, please click here.

 

Polisher and Polishing Supervisor

Polisher and Polishing Supervisor

Date Posted: 12/11/2020
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Breitling has a global reputation for high-precision timepieces and uncompromising commitment to design excellence. Manufacturing our own movements in-house, the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chro­nometer, made in Switzerland.

We are looking for a Polisher and a Polishing Supervisor to join our Team in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

 

As a Polisher you will:

Polish, refinish and clean all Breitling cases, bracelets and clasps

 

As a Polishing Supervisor you will:

Allocate work and maintain high quality standards

Advise on and train staff including appraisals and 121s

Work with the team to polish, refinish and clean Breitling cases, bracelets and clasps

Have experience of managing a team of Technicians

 

A proven track record of working on luxury watches is desirable.

We offer ongoing in-house training, flexible hours, competitive salary and benefits, as well as great opportunities for career growth.

 

Please send your CV to Katie.christian@breitling.com

Casing Room Supervisor

Casing Room Supervisor

Date Posted: 6/11/2020
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Breitling has a global reputation for high-precision timepieces and uncompromising commitment to design excellence.  Manufacturing our own movements in-house, the quality of every watch is confirmed by its status as a COSC-certified chro­nometer, made in Switzerland.

We are looking for a Supervisor to join our Casing Team in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Key duties:

Allocation of work to achieve weekly production levels, maintaining highest quality and standards.  Working with the Workshop Manager and Technical Supervisors to ensure consistency of quality, processes and a flexible workforce.  Advise on and train staff.  Conduct appraisals and 121 meetings.  Supervisor will also work as part of the team to de-case and re-case all Breitling cases, bracelets and clasps.

Ideally have a proven track record of working on luxury watches, and experience of managing a team of technicians.   A passion for quality is essential.

We offer you ongoing in-house training, flexible hours, competitive salary, 23 days holiday per year, pension, healthcare.

You will join a dedicated team who take on challenges and contribute actively to our legendary future.  You will challenge yourself, expand your horizons and grow in your professional career.

Please send your CV to Katie.christian@breitling.com

 

 

 

 

 

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Date Posted: 8/10/2020
Location: Preston, Lancashire
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Job Title: Watchmaker
Salary:

Benefits:

Highly Competitive – TBC depending on experience and accreditations

Performance related bonus, Private Healthcare, Life Cover & Pension plan

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Contract: Permanent
Close date: 8th November 2020
Applications: https://recruitment.beaverbrooks.co.uk/members/?j=710

 

Job Introduction

 

We are delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity available for an experienced Watchmaker to join the team at our ROLEX accredited service centre in Preston, Lancashire.

The service centre will undertake a full redevelopment with state-of-the-art technology and machinery. We are at the start of a very exciting journey and there is opportunity for the right candidate to further develop their career.

Experience in servicing ROLEX watches is preferred but not essential. You must have worked with other Luxury Swiss watch brands. Full support to attain required brand accreditations will be given.

All candidates must have either BHI or WOSTEP accreditation. An individual with ROLEX accreditation would be highly desirable.

As one of the UK’s best employers, we offer a competitive salary, pension, life cover and private healthcare.

 

Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will mainly be responsible for the servicing of modern and classic ROLEX calibers although other duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Trouble shooting mechanical problems
  • Servicing and repairs on a variety of luxury brands and their automatic and quartz movements
  • Carry out refurbishment of precious metals and stainless-steel cases and bracelets
  • Achieve workload targets within agreed timeframes to contribute to achievement of department targets.
  • Conduct and support training of trainee watchmakers and technicians for all aspects of watch servicing and repairs
  • Develop and maintain in depth relevant brand and product knowledge
  • Attend in-house and brand training for personal ongoing development
  • Maintain a high standard of work and keeping returns to a minimum.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential:

  • A graduate of a watchmaker programme with either BHI or WOSTEP.
  • Experience in servicing and repairing Swiss luxury watches
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work as an individual and as part of a team.

 

Desirable:

  • ROLEX Brand accreditation

 

Why Beaverbrooks?

 

We are a family business. And you can tell that when you get here. It feels like family.

From the very smallest details to the big important things. You will feel it in the warm and familiar way we talk to each other and you’ll feel it in the way we engage with the wider community, too.

As a company – we are true to our word. When we say we are going to do something, we go all out to do it. And every individual is truly valued.

Established in 1919 we now have 70 stores across the UK and provide exceptional quality diamonds, jewellery and watches as well as top name brands such as ROLEX, TAG Heuer, Omega, Breitling and Tudor.

We pride ourselves on the work we do for local communities. We donate 20 per cent of retained profits to charity and since the year 2000, Beaverbrooks has donated in excess of £15 million to over 750 different charities.

We were awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ in The UK Jewellery Awards 2019 and have featured in The Sunday Times Top 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ for 16 consecutive years –ranking number 9 in 2020. Recently further recognition has also been received at the Retail Week Awards 2020, where we were awarded ‘Best Place To Work’.

To apply, visit https://recruitment.beaverbrooks.co.uk/members/?j=710

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Date Posted: 5/10/2020
Location: Manchester
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Job Title                                Watchmaker

Salary:                                   £30K to £35K, depending on experience and  accreditations

Benefits:                                25 days holidays plus bank holidays, performance-  related bonus, private healthcare, life                                                 cover &  pension plan

Hours:                                   40 hours per week

Contract:                               Permanent

RSWR LTD is looking for a fully qualified Watchmaker, with previous experience within luxury brands (Rolex is highly desirable) and a WOSTEP/BHI certification or equivalent, for our state-of-the-art workshop in Manchester.

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with exquisite attention to detail and who is able to deliver high standards of quality, in line with brand standards.

The Watchmaker will be expected to carry out required servicing on watches allocated, in accordance with the brand-specific standards, and to ensure the technical functioning of the product prior to passing to Quality Control. All queries need to be clearly communicated to the Supervisor and/or Technical Manager when required.

Salary is £30,000 to £35,000, depending on experience and knowledge of the brand Rolex.

Please contact info@rswatchrepairs.com 

Watchmaker

Watchmaker

Date Posted: 29/09/2020
Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire
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We are busy and have a full time, permanent vacancy for a watchmaker in Stamford.

We assume you would be part qualified, fully qualified, and/or experienced. The work is exciting, exacting and varied, from restoration of ancient watches to making new ones. It is also an amazing opportunity to explore the inner mechanisms of watches and to carry out jewelling, springing, and many other skills rarely developed.

Working in a small team of highly skilled and enthusiastic folk, you would be with our senior watchmaker (25 years’ experience — ten of them here).

We offer the right pay for the right candidate.

Stamford is one of England’s finest stone towns; a stunning place to live and work (our riverside workshops date back to the 1580s), away from the care and expense of city life and yet central and 75 minutes from London.

Please email robertloomes@gmail.com for details.