TWAM Enterprises Ltd

TWAM Enterprises Ltd

The Trading Company, TWAM Enterprises Ltd (Company number 10940488) was established on 1 May 2018 following a major review of TWAM’s governance structures.  Its purpose is to undertake commercial and enterprise activity to increase self-generated income.

TWAM Enterprises Ltd will allow TWAM to capitalise on the expertise it has already developed in relation to commercial activity which has resulted in a significant increase in self-generated income and is seeing TWAM recognised nationally for its entrepreneurial work. 

TWAM Enterprises will build on this success and create further growth. From 1 May 2018 it assumed responsibility for activity previously delivered through TWAM’s trading team including the retail operation, venue hire and catering. It will donate/gift aid its profit to TWAM Development Trust to further TWAM’s charitable objectives

The company limited by shares is wholly owned by the five ‘partners’; Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Council and the University of Newcastle.

The current directors are:

  • Geoff Hodgson (Chair)
  • Cllr Angela Douglas
  • Iain Watson, Director, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Jackie Reynolds, Head of Finance, Governance & Resources, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
  • Nicola Short, Director
  • Amy James, Director

Job Opportunities

Event and Retail Assistant – TWAM Enterprises Ltd

Closing date 5pm Friday 18th October 2019 

TWAM Enterprises Ltd facilitates commercial activities on behalf of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM).  TWAM is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service managing a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear. 

We are seeking enthusiastic, customer focussed Events & Retail Assistants to support events at a variety of our venues. 

These include our unique Santa Specials event at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside which takes place on 30 November and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 & 23 December 2019. Staff would also be required to attend a paid training day on 27 November 2019.

If you are interested in applying for our casual events and retail team to support our Christmas events and would also be interested in joining a register for future events, we would be delighted to hear from you. You must be able to provide an excellent level of customer service in a busy environment and also be a team player willing to go the extra mile to support the creation of memorable days for our visitors. It goes without saying you’ll also love all things Christmas and enjoy spreading lots of festive cheer!

Pay rate: £6.15 - £8.21 per hour.  In addition to the hourly rate, these posts will receive the Newcastle Living Wage supplement to bring the hourly rate up to £9 an hour.

To apply please complete and return the TWAM Enterprises Ltd application form parts A&B and part C by email to 

CVs will not be accepted.

Supporting Documents 

Job description

Person Specification

TWAM Enterprises Ltd Application Form Part A&B

TWAM Enterprises Ltd Application Form Part C 

Privacy Notice

TWAM Enterprise Ltd's privacy notice can be found here:

The notice provides information about what personal information we collect from you, how and why it is collected, when and with whom it might be shared, and how long it will be kept. It also provides information on your rights to decide how it might be used, how you can access it, require it to be deleted and corrected and your rights to complain.