Arts Culture Media Jobs

Arts Culture Media Jobs

jobs for creative people since 2004

Join Us   ACM Jobs on Facebook  ACM Jobs on Twitter

Place a Job - Employers Log in/Register

Quick Job Search
Jobs of the Month
Employers: Your job could be here!
Contact us

View Selected Job

 Click here for a printer-friendly version.
 Click here to email this job to a friend.

Job Details

Id: 10259





Internet + Digital


Job Title:

Business Review Project Manager

Organisation Name:

Modes Users Association

Organisation URL:


Derby - Midlands


Fee £5,500



Date Posted:


Closing Date:



Job Description & Person Specification:

MUA Business Review Project Manager Brief December 2020 Aim The Modes Users Association (MUA) is seeking to recruit a Business Review consultant to help the MUA Board review the organisation’s current activities, leading to recommendations for its future development. The review will look at key elements of the current MUA model, including Finance, Staffing, Governance, Product and Business Model. 

The review will deliver robust options for appraisal by the MUA Board. Background Modes is the most popular collections software used in UK museums. The MUA was formed as a not-for-profit company in 1996 to provide support to the growing numbers of organisations and individuals using Modes. The MUA became a Company Limited by Guarantee in 1997 and owns the Modes suite of programs. The MUA has more than 680 members, who are users of the Modes programs. Since its inception in 1987 Modes software has been developed by collections management experts for collections management professionals. MUA Mission - To enable collections owners and managers to create, protect, manage and use their collections data for public benefit. MUA Vision - A world in which collections owners and managers can unlock the full potential of their collections information to broaden public access to and engagement with their collections. The MUA is led by a Board which meets three times a year. Currently the Board has 5 members, the majority of whom are museum or archive professionals. The Board is responsible for the overall administration and finances of the Association and ratifies the decisions of working groups. The MUA staff team, based in Derby, delivers software, support, training and consultancy services. Currently there is a staff of 3. The Business Review will inform the drafting of the Business Plan for the period 2021 – 2024. We anticipate major changes in the heritage sector due to the impact of COVID- 19, and the need to adapt our offer to compete in a changing market. This period will be framed by two challenges, as our Software Development Partner will retire in April 2021 and our Services Manager will retire in April 2024. The Brief The brief for the consultant is to guide and facilitate a review involving members of the Board, staff team and partners. The consultant will need to develop a clear understanding of our current situation and challenges in order to shape options for review by the Board. In order to ensure these options are robust and evidence based we expect there may be the need to carry out or commission additional work in particular areas (e.g. financial review, marketing, staff structure). Any such elements recommended by the consultant would be separately contracted and funded. 

Key deliverables 
• Review of existing data and intelligence • Scope and deliver review sessions with MUA Board, staff and partners 
• Identify appropriate, evidenced options for appraisal by MUA Board 
• Recommend and recruit additional consultant expertise as required (e.g. marketing, audience development, financial review) Fees There is a set sum of money available to deliver the review. The maximum consultant’s fee for the project will not exceed £5,500 which is to include all costs and expenses related to delivery of the project. Expertise and experience 
• Experience and proven track record of delivering business review and transition 
• Experience of working with membership organisations and not-for-profits 
• Experience and proven track record of project management 
• A broad understanding of the UK museum sector Supporting information The successful candidate will be expected to work from their own premises with occasional travel to the MUA Offices in Derby. The consultant will work closely with the MUA Services Manager who will be tasked with providing expert input and background information and data as required.

We would expect the work to be carried out between Jan and Jun 2021. Procedure for application and selection process Please submit a CV and covering letter, (no more than 2 sides of A4), outlining your suitability for this role and the approach you would take to no later than 8 February 2021. Suitable shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. All enquiries about this role should be submitted to Richard Langley, MUA Services Manager at or 01332 742512.





Richard Langley
Modes Users Association




Sadler Bridge Studios
Bold Lane


Please mention ACM Jobs when applying for this position.

Advertising © 2004 - 2024
Conditions - Privacy - Links - Sitemap