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Conservation Project Manager
Based: Heckington & Boston, Lincolnshire
Are you an experienced project manager with specialist knowledge of historic buildings? Heritage Lincolnshire is working in partnership with Boston Borough Council to deliver the Boston Townscape Heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This project follows significant investment by Historic England into the historic buildings within the Boston Town Conservation Area and continues to focus on the market place.
As Conservation Project Manager your focus will be the delivery of this 4 year project, working with a wide range of project stakeholders and funding partners. In addition, you will join our expanding team at Heritage Lincolnshire, contributing to a wider range of building conservation projects. A degree in a discipline related to the built environment and membership of a relevant professional body (eg IHBC) are desirable.
This is a unique opportunity to work for a thriving heritage charity and to take a lead on this exciting project with a focus on heritage led regeneration.
If you are interested in the role, we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Liz Bates, Chief Executive Officer, for an informal discussion. For full details and an application form please email email@example.com or call 01529 461499
For further information on Heritage Lincolnshire please visit www.heritagelincolnshire.org
Deadline for applications: 5pm on 10th October 2018
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT)
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.
Training on trustee governance will be provided if required.
If you are interested in finding out more please email a copy of your CV and indicate which role you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org, asking for a Trustee Pack and Role Descriptions and to arrange a meeting with Mark Davies the Chair to discuss the role.
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
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
- 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
- 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.
For further information about the House Stewards role, or help with completing an application form, contact:
Jacqueline Smith, Volunteer Coordinator
email@example.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.