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Heritage Consultancy Intern: Buttress Architects

Buttress has a new opportunity for a paid intern to support our Heritage Consultancy team on a 3 month contract.

Buttress is a great place to take your learning to the next level. We have created an environment which focuses on collaboration and development, and we provide opportunities for everyone who works with us to contribute to and share in our supportive, inclusive and fun company culture.

With demonstrable interest in the historic built environment, you will support our Heritage Consultancy team in working on both specialist heritage aspects of internal projects, and in working for external clients where Buttress are appointed as Heritage Consultants.

Preferably you will have good research skills and an understanding of the planning process and statutory guidance; and ideally you will also have GIS experience, though the latter is not essential.

In this role you will gain first hand experience by supporting our team with desktop and archival research, on-site inspections, and preparing or contributing to relevant documents, including but not limited to:
• Statements of significance
• Heritage statements
• Heritage assessments
• Conservation Plans
• Management and Maintenance Plans
• Gazetteers
• Environmental Impact Assessment contributions
• Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans
• Design Reviews
• Prepare documents to accompany applications for statutory approvals.

Used to collaborative working in a team you can contribute positively also taking forward projects in a self-directed manner.

The intern role is suitable for students, with no requirement for a completed degree, or advanced degree.

Whilst Buttress are presently largely working from home, we do have capacity for someone to be in the studio if they prefer and can discuss this prior to engagement.

Interested? Please email opportunities@buttress.net quoting reference BTTRSHC01 with your CV and short covering letter by 25 June. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Volunteer and Community Engagement Co-ordinator: Forres Area Community Trust

35 Hours per week – to be worked flexibly
12 month fixed term post, extension subject to funding
Probationary Period of 3 months
Immediate start available

Salary: £26,026 plus pension

Closing Date Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 12 noon.
Interviews on the 14th June 2021

For more information and an application pack visit: www.forresarea.org or contact info@forresarea.org | 01309 674 388.

FACT is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC412275 and a registered charity in Scotland No; SCO44953
This post is funded through the Adapt and Thrive Programme provided by the Scottish Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project Manager – Heritage Projects (two positions available) Full Time, Permanent Post, Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

This role will project manage and support the Heritage Lincolnshire Conservation Team on a variety significant projects. The team leads on the delivery of grant funded projects, particularly Town Deal projects, together with action on Heritage at Risk.

Two roles are available, and both roles are likely to involve working on Heritage Lincolnshire’s role in various Town Deal centrally funded projects across the county, supporting our Heritage at Risk project management and also supporting the delivery of our Building Preservation Trust work, including our current work on the Greyfriar’s, Lincoln. Greyfriar’s is the only surviving building of a Franciscan Friary which was established in 1230, and has had a life as a private home, school, house of correction, jersey school and the early home of the mechanics institute. It is Grade I Listed, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and on the Heritage at Risk register.

Work may also involve contributing to the wider work of the team in conservation, planning, and heritage consultancy.

Visit Heritage Lincolnshire’s website for more details and an application form.

Volunteering Opportunities

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Chair of Board: The Middleton Hall Trust

Do you have what it takes?

Middleton Hall Trust is looking for its next Chair for our Board of Trustees, to supply clear strategic drive in the next step of our Master Plan.

Middleton Hall (and Gardens) is a Grade 2* listed building with SSSI grounds. It dates back to the 13 century and was occupied until the 20th century. It was rebuilt from a ruin 40 years ago by volunteers. The buildings and grounds are now a popular and successful heritage visitor site, and the Trust is still operating effectively despite last year’s difficulties.

Middleton Hall has been the recipient of grants from significant heritage funders and we have a cohesive and effective Board and staff group. We will welcome applicants with the motivation, experience and attributes to take the Trust forward to deliver our mission to restore and maintain Middleton Hall and its grounds for the enjoyment of the public. This includes a major restoration project: the Tudor Barn; protection and development of the Georgian garden and SSSI lake and grounds; and widening and strengthening links with diverse local communities. The Trust is also looking to develop commercial activities to increase income.

As Chair you will lead the governance of the Trust constructively. Under your leadership Middleton Hall will take the next step to becoming financially and organisationally stable and deliver its mission to serve the community as a place of creativity and discovery.

We looking for

· Clarity of purpose – vision and focus to identify priorities for action

· Willing and able to lead the organisation in partnership with the Chief Officer

· Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills and able to develop good relationships with all stakeholders

· Demonstrable commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels

· Some knowledge and enthusiasm of the heritage sector, the voluntary sector and community

· Experience and knowledge of best practice in corporate governance and finance

· Ability to recognise and celebrate success

This is a trust with great potential and increasing credibility as an organisation, having secured substantial grant funding from the NHLF, Architecture Heritage Fund, Historic England and the local North Warwickshire Borough Council over the past three years. The challenge and achievement of the position will be to pursue the organisation’s development and to secure a future for a wonderful community asset. There is a supportive culture amongst the Board, staff and a group of critical friends and professionals in the Heritage industry, which will provide support and encouragement to the critical but rewarding position of Chair. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, race, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality and class.

If you are interested, please contact Deb.Laycock@middleton-hall.co.uk

Middleton Hall Trust
B78 2AE

If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone, please email us at boardoftrustees.middletonhall@gmail.com.

The trust’s masterplan can be found here.

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Trustees: The Archbishop’s Palace Conservation

Do you have an interest in heritage and desire to join a team that is conserving a Tudor Palace to create an interpretation centre for Otford and the Darent Valley?

The Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust wants to appoint two new trustees to join the board and help us achieve our objectives which are:

• For the benefit of the public the preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair and improvement of the building known as the Archbishop’s Palace in Otford, Kent.
• to advance the education of the public in the history of the Archbishop’s Palace, the Tudors, the role of the Archbishops and the history of the Darent Valley by the provision of exhibitions and other learning experiences.

In recruiting new trustees, the Board seeks to ensure an appropriate degree of diversity in terms of age, gender, geographical location, and ethnicity.

The ideal trustee will have:
• A recognition of the values of our national heritage
• A fascination for history and how it has brought us to where we are today
• An interest in education, “making it real” and bringing it alive for the widest possible audience. The Trust’s audience development plan can be found on the Otford Palace website.
• The desire to make historic resources accessible and enabling engagement through sensitive and appropriate renovation of original architecture
• The vision to combine an eclectic view in blending modern solutions and design techniques with the richness of historical artefacts
• The ability to engage and demonstrate a vision to a wide audience and encourage collaboration and investment in this project
• Enthusiasm for the work of the Trust
• An ability to work as one of a team, to take on projects and deliver them.

Our aim is to build a team with complementary competences in:
• Experience in restoring heritage buildings
• Education
• Project management
• Legal – property and intellectual property rights.
• Fund-raising
• Communications using a variety of media
• Marketing

If you think that you fit this profile, then please ask for more details from:
Nick Rushby, Secretary to the Trustees, Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust Chantry Cottage, The Green Otford, Sevenoaks TN14 5PD secretary@otfordpalace.org 07968 721 958

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Trustee- Friends of Ingestre Orangery

Come with us through the looking glass to magical place where you can create, learn, reflect and celebrate.

The Friends of Ingestre Orangery are looking to recruit a new Trustee who will take on the role and responsibilities of Company Secretary.

Recently restored, the Orangery at Ingestre is a stunning building, set in a tranquil location in the Staffordshire countryside. Overlooking a Capability Brown landscape, the elegant architecture and gardens provide a perfect backdrop for events from art exhibitions to weddings. Our diverse programme reflects the rich cultural heritage of the ‘creative county’ and the talents of our local communities.

This is an exciting time for the Orangery as it moves from restoration project to building a sustainable future as an arts space, events venue and place of tranquillity. The role of Secretary will be critical to building that future and making the Trustees vision a reality.

As part of the Board of Trustees, the role of the Secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a charity, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

To have an informal chat about this role and other Trustee vacancies we have coming up, please email manager@ingestreorangery.co.uk

To apply please write to:

volunteers@ingestreorangery.co.uk outlining how you meet the requirements of the role, and why you would be interested in joining the Friends of Ingestre Orangery by 5pm on Friday 11th June.

Full details of the position can be found here.

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Trustees- Midlands Parks Forum

Are you passionate about parks and green spaces, and their positive impact on the health and well-being of our communities?

Are you interested in developing a charitable organisation that places the improvement of green space at the heart of our work?

Midlands Parks Forum (MPF) is an umbrella organisation for green space practitioners, from local authorities, parks trusts, community trusts, forums and commercial green space organisations across the East and West Midlands.

MPF are looking to increase our board of trustees to increase skills and knowledge in managing our organisation.

Despite the challenges of Covid, 2020 has been an exciting year for MPF. Through National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have moved from being a voluntary organisation for over 30 years, to becoming a new charity; recruited our first employee, increased our membership in the East and West Midlands and secured further funding for the future. We have supported our green space members through the challenges of managing green space and contributed to National Guidance on Managing Parks during Covid 19. We have provided webinars, conferences and case studies, subsidised CPD accredited training for our members, and are exploring new opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.

Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for high quality, accessible green spaces, to enable communities to increase resilience to economic, environmental, and social challenges. To help our work, we are looking to broaden the range of skills on our Board, with new appointments for periods of 3 years – from November 2021 to November 2024.

We are particularly interested in candidates who believe in the importance of the work we do and have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accountancy/Finance
  • Experience of East Midlands local authority green space issues.
  • Parks & Green Space networking, knowledge and collaboration.
  • Fundraising
  • Business skills, e.g., Strategy, Events Management
  • IT/Digital Systems
  • HR/Legal
  • Charity knowledge

So, if you are passionate about improving access to green space or want to help our organisation thrive through applying your business skills, then we want to hear from you.

Inclusion is a core value of our organisation and we are passionate about promoting diversity and representation in our association. We positively encourage applications regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

This is an unpaid voluntary position and most board meetings are held via Microsoft Teams, however, travel expenses could be paid in exceptional circumstances.

Becoming a Trustee provides a challenging, rewarding and enjoyable opportunity to get involved and play an active, but strategic role in something that matters to you.

All the information you need is available on the Midlands Parks Forum web site, just follow the link below. However, If you would prefer a confidential discussion about the role of Trustee, please contact our Partnership Manager via email or phone.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14th June 2021 @ 6pm

To find out more, or to apply, see here.

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