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The Environment Trust

Heritage Project Manager

£35,000 per annum, full time, over 2 years. Based in Twickenham TW1 but limited home working may be available.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the Environment Trust’s heritage projects and join an organisation looking to the future. You will be identifying and developing a range of projects such as a folly, lake and other structures in a listed historic landscape, a Huguenot Burial Ground and a listed Boathouse in urban settings. You will be key in raising awareness of the Trust and developing local knowledge and networks. Uniquely, you will be working with our Nature Conservation Manager bringing buildings and landscape together.

The Environment Trust cares for places, and focuses on connecting people of all ages and backgrounds across South West London to their environments. Our purpose is to conserve the best of our built and natural heritage. Our aim is to inspire a love of local places and enhance people’s lives through raising awareness of built heritage and encouraging involvement, inclusion, volunteering and learning. The Environment Trust has a track record of preserving buildings and landscape.

In this exciting role we are seeking an enthusiastic champion for heritage who is an experienced and inventive project manager with a relevant degree or equivalent in a heritage/building conservation discipline. The post holder will:

  • identify built heritage for conservation and re-purposing initiating, developing agreed projects, seeking funding and managing the projects through their various stages.
  • extend the Trust’s influence, presence and activities to secure the future of built heritage including assets on Historic England’s Heritage At Risk register and structures of local community value across its geographical area
    advise on heritage projects, provide guidance to community groups, private owners, local authorities, and other relevant organisations.
  • develop our strategy and sustainable funding for conserving the built environment beyond the initial 2 year grant aid period.

For further information contact Berny Simcox, berny.simcox@environmenttrust.co.uk

Telephone: 07860 878462

Closing date: midnight 3rd June 2018

Interviews will take place on 14th June 2018

The Cabrach Trust

Heritage Manager
Salary £34,000 per annum, full time.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Heritage Manager to join The Cabrach Trust. The Trust, based in rural Morayshire in Scotland is in the process of an exciting development programme putting heritage at the heart of an ambitious regeneration programme for the area.

The Cabrach Trust is an innovative young heritage organisation. Our vision is to utilize our heritage to regenerate a fragile highland region. The Cabrach is a unique and rare place, a place where time appears to have stood still and which acts as a testament to highland generations past. The Trust is currently undertaking a series of local development projects putting heritage at the heart of an ambitious regeneration programme for the area.

The Heritage Manager will be responsible for supporting the conversion of Inverharroch Steadings to create the Cabrach Heritage Centre by developing the cultural and museum strategy for the site, helping trustees to fine tune the plans for the Heritage Centre, working with community to document, collate and safeguard cultural heritage and liaising with other heritage professionals including historians and archaeologists to better understand the site and location.

Working closely with the Executive Director and the Project Manager on the delivery of this project you will understand the need to balance the preservation of cultural heritage in the Cabrach with the necessity to generate a sustainable income from the operation of the Centre

Duties are varied and will involve:
• Working with academic partners to undertake further historical research and develop archive material for the heritage centre
• Working with community, architects and archaeologists to carry out the archaeological investigations and standing buildings survey
• Working with local community to document, collate and safeguard local heritage
• Liaise with external agencies and key advisors such as Historic Environment Scotland, Architectural Heritage Fund, County Archaeology Service
• Liaise with project architects and other key members of the project team
• Work with specialist museum designers to prepare information, materials and text for interpretation
• Develop commercial partnerships where appropriate
• Work with the Executive Director to attract further funding for the project
• Commission/Prepare key strategic documents and reports including, Conservation Management Plan, heritage and museums plan, audience interpretation strategy
• Develop, collate materials for the museum
• Co-ordinate and oversee installation and commissioning of the heritage centre and exhibition spaces

The successful Heritage Manager will have:
• Demonstrable experience of working on heritage projects in a project management capacity
• Experience of developing strategic document such as cultural and museum strategy
• Demonstrable experience in community engagement including working with a diverse range of stakeholders
• A relevant qualification at degree level or above, such as heritage management, museum studies, architecture, history, or similar
• The ability to work in a remote environment
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Independence and the ability to plan and manage a challenging workload
• A full clean driving licence and use of a car

We offer a competitive salary of £34K per annum plus benefits to include on site accommodation (if required) pension contributions of 5% in line with Government NEST pension scheme, attractive working location, flexible working hours by arrangement and the opportunity for further training and career development.

This is position is based on a 12-month fixed term contract initially with the option to extend.

Please apply by letter and CV. Please include the letter of application in the same document as your CV.
The letter should explain in detail why your skills, experience and ambitions would suit this role, making close reference to the person specification.
The CV should be comprehensive referencing as much relevant experience as possible and include the names and contact details of two referees able to comment on your suitability for the position.

Deadline for applications is: Tuesday 12th June, 10am
Applications received after this deadline will not be considered

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 20th June.

Interviews will be held at: Inverharroch, Lower Cabrach, Morayshire, AB54 4EU

A full job pack and further information can be found at,
www.cabrachtrust.org/news

Applications should be made online at:
https://apply.talentvine.co.uk/vacancy/preview?id=15903&src=Cabrach+Website

The Cabrach Trust

Project Manager (Capital projects)
Salary £38,000 per annum, full time.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join The Cabrach Trust. The Trust, based in rural Morayshire in Scotland is in the process of an exciting development programme putting heritage at the heart of an ambitious regeneration programme for the area.

The Cabrach Trust is an innovative young heritage organisation. Our vision is to utilize our heritage to regenerate a fragile highland region. The Cabrach is a unique and rare place, a place where time appears to have stood still and which acts as a testament to highland generations past.

The Trust is currently undertaking a series of local development projects putting heritage at the heart of an ambitious regeneration programme for the area.
As part of this programme of works the Trust was recently granted planning approval for the development of a working historical distillery and heritage centre on the site of the historic Inverharroch Farm.
At this exciting time in our development, we are looking to grow our project team to help us to achieve the delivery of the Cabrach Heritage Centre and the Cabrach historical distillery project.

The Project Manager will be required to work with the Executive Director and Trustees to undertake the conversion of Inverharroch Steadings to create the Cabrach Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre will incorporate; a working historical distillery, heritage & interpretation centre, museum, shop, café, and landscaped grounds.

The Project Manager’s key tasks and responsibilities will include:
• Liaise with project architects and other key members of the design team, including; landscape architects, interior designers, museum designers.
• Work with project architects to achieve the Building Warrant.
• Prepare project documentation such as works and tender specifications and project briefs
• Develop and implement any key management strategies for the project
• Procure suppliers and manage supplier relationships
• Liaise with other professionals such as archaeologists, conservationists landscape managers and renewable energy specialists.
• Manage contractors, consultants and specialists on site
• Manage resources, ensuring that funds are spent in accordance with approved grant requirements
• Provide information, reports and updates to funders, trustees and others
• Manage time and tasks to deliver the project to the agreed timescale

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to input into all of the above and will have the role of coordinating all construction works on site. The role will assume responsibility for ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of the capital programme.

The successful candidates will ideally have:
• Significant experience in managing complex capital developments in a project management capacity
• A professional background in town planning, historic buildings, heritage management, project management, surveying, architecture or similar
• A self-starter attitude with enthusiasm, commitment, good organisational skills and flexibility
• Independence and the ability to plan and manage a challenging workload
• A relevant qualification at degree level or above, such as heritage management, conservation management, architecture, planning, or similar
• An understanding of traditional buildings
• The ability to work in a remote environment
• Highly developed negotiating and influencing skills.
• Experience of working with multiple stakeholders
• A full clean driving licence and use of a car

We offer a competitive salary of £38K per annum plus benefits to include on site accommodation (if required), pension contributions of 5% in line with Government NEST pension scheme, attractive working location, flexible working hours by arrangement and the opportunity for further training and career development.

How to apply for this role

Please apply by letter and CV. Please include the letter of application in the same document as your CV.
The letter should explain in detail why your skills, experience and ambitions would suit this role, making close reference to the person specification.
The CV should be comprehensive referencing as much relevant experience as possible and include the names and contact details of two referees able to comment on your suitability for the position.

Deadline for applications is: 11th June, 10am

Interviews will be held on: 19th June.

Interviews will be held at: Inverharroch, Lower Cabrach, Morayshire, AB54 4EU

A full job pack and further information can be found at,
www.cabrachtrust.org/news

Applications should be made online at:
https://apply.talentvine.co.uk/vacancy/preview?id=15903&src=Cabrach+Website

Volunteering Opportunities

Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT)

Trustees

CGWHT was established in 2015 with the objective of regenerating the Chance Glassworks site in Smethwick, which was famous for making the glass for Crystal Palace built for the Royal Exhibition in 1851 and the glass for numerous lighthouses around the world.

We are now looking to appoint up to three new trustees to work with a highly experienced Board of Trustees to develop the proposals to regenerate the site, creating a mixed-use retail, commercial and residential scheme, restoring over 8,000 m2of listed buildings and creating nearly 5,000 m2new build space, generating nearly 500 new jobs, with a focus on skills training and volunteering and attracting in the region of 25,000 visitors per annum.

Purpose of role:
The three Trustee roles focus around finance and accounting; site development and construction; and local community support and engagement.

Activities involved in the role:
Will include attending Trustee meetings, joining and supporting a sub-committee (Land Assembly, Community and Fundraising), advising on your area of expertise, attending one-off promotional events and community and partnership meetings.

Skills, experience and ability:
Potential trustees should ideally have had previous experience in a trustee role and should have practical and demonstrable experience in the role they wish to apply for. They should also have an interest in historic buildings or the Chance Glassworks site in particular.

The time commitment, location and timings:
Trustees will require to spend 1-2 days a month supporting the project. The majority of meetings will be in and around the Chance Glassworks site.

Support offered:
Training on trustee governance will be provided if required.

Contact details
If you are interested in finding out more please email a copy of your CV and indicate which role you are interested to suzanne.wenczek@cgwht.org, asking for a Trustee Pack and Role Descriptions and to arrange a meeting with Mark Davies the Chair to discuss the role.

Hartlebury Castle

House Steward

House Stewards play a vital role in welcoming visitors to Hartlebury Castle,
inspiring them to discover more about our fascinating history and engaging
with them to bring the Castle to life, ensuring they have a truly enjoyable visit.

What you’ll do:

  • Give visitors a warm and friendly welcome on arrival
  • Help to bring the history of Hartlebury Castle to life by chatting about our building, Bishops, rooms and collections
  • Direct people around the Castle, assisting them to make the most of the new audio-visual experience
  • Help ensure the safety of visitors, the Castle and its contents
  • Assist with the evacuation of visitors in case of an emergency

Where you’ll be:

In the State Rooms and the first floor of the Castle

Time commitment:

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift a fortnight but preferably one shift a week.
Hartlebury Castle is open Tuesdays to Sundays
Weekday shifts are 3½ hours, 10am-1.30pm or 1.30-5pm
Weekend shifts are 3 hours, 11am-2pm or 2-5pm

Skills you need:
House Stewards are Hartlebury Castle’s ambassadors and they need to be:

  • Warm, friendly and welcoming
  • Willing to chat to visitor and to enjoy meeting new people
  • Keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Interested to learn about the history of the Castle and happy to answer visitors’ questions
  • Reliable
  • Able to be part of a team but also to be on their own at times

What’s in it for you:

  • Welcoming and enjoyable volunteer experience
  • Chance to become part of our friendly and dedicated team
  • Opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and make new friends
  • Chance to enjoy new experiences and learn new skills
  • Opportunity to learn about the Castle’s history, inhabitants and contents
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Free entry to Hartlebury Castle and a 10% discount in the shop plus free entry to the Commandery in Worcester.
  •  Opportunity to do something different and have a bit of fun!

Training and support:

  • Volunteers will receive training sessions that will include a tour of the Castle and grounds, customer care, health and safety, and fire evacuation
  • Volunteers will be given detailed information packs about the Castle’s history, Bishops, rooms and furniture and encouraged to learn some basic details
  • Information packs will be available for volunteers to use during each shift
  •  All volunteers will have a trial period followed by an induction when they’ll receive a Volunteer Handbook and their Volunteer Discount Card
  •  New volunteers may be assigned mentors/buddies to shadow, to help them learn the role

Practical considerations:

  • Volunteers will be provided with individual Volunteer badges to wear during their shifts, so visitors can easily identify them
  • The dress code is smart casual
  •  New heating has recently been installed but it can be chilly in parts of the Castle
  • Volunteers will be able to sign up to shifts and log their hours from home and when on-site, via our cloud-based volunteering database system

How to apply:

Apply online by visiting www.hartleburycastle.com
On the home page scroll down and click on the link ‘Volunteer’
Complete the online application form.

Other information:

For further information about the House Stewards role, or help with completing an application form, contact:
Jacqueline Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@hartleburycastle.com, 01299 250797

If you’re passionate about giving Hartlebury Castle’s visitors the best experience possible, have heaps of enthusiasm and above all are friendly
and welcoming with a commitment to outstanding customer service, then
come and join us – we’ll be delighted to welcome you to the team!

 

Belper North Mill Trust: 

The Belper North Mill Trust runs the Derwent Valley Visitor Centre and a small, independent museum in part of ‘Strutt’s North Mill’, a former cotton-spinning mill in Belper, Derbyshire within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

They are looking for new trustees who add value to what they do, who share the ambitions of the Trust and who are prepared to get involved with their vital transformation projects and help us achieve our ambitions. Trustees should be able to demonstrate achievements in their professional, academic or chosen career or the voluntary sector, and illustrate how they can they use their skills for the Trust’s benefit. They value enthusiasm, clear thinking, commitment, and communication skills. Presently, they have trustees with legal, architectural, historical, heritage, museum and accountancy skills and candidates that can add to their skills base will be appreciated.

Trustees are appointed for a three-year term and may be re-appointed.

For further information please see the Strutt’s North Mill website.

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