The Common Room of the Great North

The Common Room of the Great North Ltd. is seeking to appoint a Director, from August 2017 through to the 150th anniversary of the building in 2022. The Director will lead the implementation of its plans for restoration of its building and the establishment of its innovative long term-programme.

The Director will lead the implementation of its plans for restoration of its building and the establishment of its innovative long term-programme.

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers (NEIMME) has been allocated £4.7m by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with £600,000 of the allocation now available for the development phase.

The delivery stage work is scheduled to begin after the close of the Great Exhibition of the North in September 2018; the building will re-open as a ‘Common Room of the Great North’ before Christmas 2019.

The project will

  • fully conserve and restore the Grade 2* Listed Building, providing the highest level of contemporary services and full accessibility
  • restructure, digitise, conserve and securely house the internationally important archive and collection
  • provide for the sustainable institutional continuity of the Royal Chartered Institute and its programme, principally focused on the Region's industrial and Engineering heritage.

Further details about NEIMME and the Common Room for the Great North and full job details can be viewed at https://mininginstitute.org.uk/

The evolution of our project is in our e-brochure at https://thegreatnorthinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/The-Great-North-Institute.compressed.pdf

Information about the Great Exhibition of the North can be found at www.ngi.org.uk/greatexhibitionofthenorth