Job Opportunities

Research Historian

As Bletchley Park Research Historian you will develop and deliver the research to provide accurate and definitive resources in collaboration with colleagues in the department and using external experts; you will undertake original research on the topic of Signals Intelligence in WW2 and prepare publications and digital outputs to disseminate your research results, making them accessible to a wide range of audiences, both internally and externally.  

The Bletchley Park Research Historian will also be the 'face' and 'voice' of the History of Bletchley Park for related activity such as public programming, media activity and academic platforms.  Preferably qualified to doctoral level, or with equivalent experience, you will have specialised knowledge and a proven research record in the period or material.  

You must be able to work effectively to meet deadlines, both independently and as part of a team.  You will have excellent presentation and communication skills and be comfortable acting as the public-facing Research Historian.  You must also be able to demonstrate your ability to plan and organise your workload, manage projects and build relationships within and out of Bletchley Park Trust.

Please apply with:

  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (3 pages max) giving details of relevant achievements in recent posts
  • A maximum 2-page covering letter that summarises your interest in this post
  • Evidence of your ability to match the criteria outlined in the Job Description.  
  • Details of your latest salary and notice period
  • Names of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer, with an indication of when in the process they could be contacted. The references should cover at least the last three years of employment history.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Close of business Friday, 14th November 2014.

We would prefer to receive applications electronically.  Please e-mail applications to: [email protected]

Alternatively, applications can be posted to:

Victoria Worpole
Director of Learning and Collections
Block B, Bletchley Park
Sherwood Drive
Milton Keynes
MK3 6EB

All applications will be acknowledged on receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 5 working days, please telephone Victoria Worpole on 01908 640404.  

We expect to inform applicants in the week ending 28th November whether they are being taken forward for interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 8th & 9th December. Please indicate on your application if you are unable to attend at any of these times.

More information is available in the Job Description.

Volunteering Opportunities

We aim to deliver a faultless visitor experience, welcoming up to 250,000 visitors per year, and to achieve this we need to recruit more volunteers.

Becoming a volunteer at Bletchley Park offers the opportunity to share your expertise and gain a new skill set, and it brings people together from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal, building camaraderie and teamwork.

Volunteering offers an incredibly rewarding experience and it is an opportunity to explore new personal interests and goals.

Above all it is an opportunity to have fun and try something new.  

If you would like to find out more about joining the team of volunteers who help keep Bletchley Park running and provide a fantastic visitor experience, please email: [email protected]