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Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire

Layers of History Senior Project Officer
Heckington, Nr Sleaford, Lincolnshire
12 month contract (Salary Range: £24,500 – £26,000 depending on experience)

Heritage Lincolnshire’s Layers of History Project has now been running for just over two years, encouraging and inspiring nearly 200 volunteers to discover more about the archaeology and history of Lincolnshire. Using an innovative and creative approach to provide a series of hands-on training courses and experiences, our volunteers have learnt about WW2 military history, monastic ruins and deserted medieval settlements at a variety of study sites across the county. Now in its final year of delivery, could you lead the project to continue to inspire our volunteers to engage with three new study sites, meeting our funders requirements and bringing the project to a successful close? You’ll need to be familiar with non-intrusive archaeological techniques, skilled in managing staff and volunteers, have good financial management and previous experience leading on the delivery of funded projects.

Further information and an application form can be found here.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 19th March
Interview Date: Friday 29th March

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) Development Officer 

(with possibility of an extension for a further 3 years)
Pension provision: up to 6% salary contribution.

PKHT is a small, dynamic charity (Scottish No. SC003139), established in 1988 with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. With the support of The Gannochy Trust, and in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, we are seeking to develop a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) for the Kinnoull Conservation Area, Perth, over up to a two year period.

Through their CARS programme Historic Environment Scotland (HES) can offer grant of up to £2 million to support cohesive heritage-focused community and economic growth projects within Conservation Areas across Scotland. These combine larger building repair projects, small third-party grant schemes, provide funding for repairs to properties in private ownership, activities which promote community engagement with the local heritage and training for professionals in traditional building skills. The overall aim is to contribute to sustainable economic and community development within the Conservation Area.

We are seeking to appoint a historic buildings conservation professional within an existing team, to lead on:

1. Update the Conservation Area Appraisal (2009) and Management Plan, research and develop specific projects and initiatives for the bid, working with Trust staff and key staff from Perth and Kinross Council;
2. Production of a Learning Plan, Professional Training Plan, and project and administrative proposals while developing community partners and correlating a final bid with additional funding as required;

You will have a relevant degree (Historic Building Conservation, Architecture, Town Planning etc) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also ideally have a track record in the development and delivery of similar programmes of work, and have strong IT and communication skills. Based in Perth, the following terms and conditions apply: 36 hour week/min. 25 days’ annual leave and flexible working. While a 2-year, fixed-term contract, there is the possibility of continued employment with the Trust subject to successful fundraising.

For an informal discussion call David Strachan, Trust Director, on 01738 477081. For Job Description and Person Spec. see: www.pkht.org.uk

Application by covering letter and c.v. to: David.Strachan@pkht.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 5 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 16 April 2019.

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

Perth City Mills Development Officer 

(with the possibility of an extension for a further 3 years)
Pension provision: up to 6% salary contribution.

PKHT is a small, dynamic charity (Scottish No. SC003139), established in 1988 with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. We are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in our story: to move our operations to the A-listed Lower City Mills, Perth (https://www.buildingsatrisk.org.uk/details/917331), which hosts a remarkable working mill, and develop the asset as part of the wider cultural offer of the city.

We are seeking to appoint an historic buildings conservation professional to join our team and:

1. Lead on the production of a Conservation Management Plan and Training and Volunteer Plan (in conjunction with our Skills Training Officer) and Office Accommodation and Management Plan (in conjunction with the Director);
2. Lead on community and stakeholder consultation and the development of a costed project proposal and fund-raising strategy leading to funding applications for a 3-5 year project beginning in 2020;
3. Contribute to plans to sub-let the Trust’s Library Lodge building and the physical move of staff to Lower City Mills.

You will have a relevant degree (Architecture, Historic Building Conservation, Town Planning etc.) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also have a track record in project development and management, fundraising strategy, historic building conservation and community engagement. With strong IT and communication skills, you’ll ideally have experience of leading on the development and/or delivery of a historic buildings project.

Based in Perth, the following terms and conditions apply: 36 hour week/min. 25 days’ annual leave and flexible working. While this is a 1-year, fixed-term contract, there is the possibility of continued employment with the Trust subject to successful fundraising. For an informal discussion call David Strachan, Director, on 01738 477081. Job Description and person spec: www.pkht.org.uk

Application by covering letter and c.v. to: David.Strachan@pkht.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 5 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on: Monday 15 April 2019.

North of England Civic Trust

Engagement & Volunteering Co-ordinator, Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

28 hours per week (some weekend working expected) 18 month fixed term contract Salary up to £15,000 pa

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work with the North of England Civic Trust. We are currently seeking a highly organised co-ordinator to work as part of the project team on this innovative project supported with funding from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a background in effectively delivering education and outreach programmes in an imaginative and engaging manner. You should have strong organisational abilities, be creative, demonstrate good communication skills, have a passion for the historic environment, able to work with a variety of organisations and individuals and ability to plan and organise your own workload.

For further information and job description see the recruitment page on our website: http://www.nect.org.uk or call 0191 232 9279.

Applications are by a full letter of application and a CV to admin@nect.org.uk or by post. Application Deadline: 13:00 Friday 22nd March 2019.

Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust

Activity and Interpretation Manager

Salary: £26,000 (FTE)

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Hours: 4 days per week.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust as we are about to embark on the restoration of Falling Sands Viaduct, subject to securing funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in March 2019.

Do you have a passion for working with volunteers and sharing stories across communities?
Do you have experience of managing and delivering heritage projects on time and within budget?

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Activity and Interpretation Manager to join our efficient and friendly team at the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust.
The successful candidate will be target-driven, and highly organised, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, have an inquisitive and creative approach and be a proactive and enthusiastic completer finisher. You will be able to demonstrate previous success within the areas of delivering heritage projects and working with volunteers.

This is your chance to join an amazing local charity that is committed to safeguarding the Severn Valley Railway for future generations whilst further developing your skills.

Please email your CV to gem.bilek@svrtrust.org.uk outlining what experience you would bring to the role.

To arrange a confidential conversation, with Shelagh Paterson, the director of development at the Trust, please email Gem at the address above.

Closing date for applications is 7 March 2019, with interviews to be held on the 18 March 2019.

Please note that this role is being advertised subject to funding being secured. The outcome of our application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund will be decided in March 2019.

Volunteering Opportunities


Bawdsey Radar Trust

Bawdsey Radar Trust (Charity No. 125600) is seeking to recruit 3 volunteer trustees for the next stage in its ambitious plans for the future. Knowledge of radar is not essential as the trust is seeking new trustees who have experience in any of the following areas:

• Creating and developing new partnerships
• Marketing and Communications
• Fundraising

These are exciting times for the Trust as it builds on a very successful 2018 season which saw the museum re-open after a £1.8m refurbishment project thanks to grants from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic England and many other sponsors.

We are looking for candidates with enthusiasm, time and an interest in heritage. The Trust currently consists of nine trustees and an employed Visitor Services Manager, supported by a fantastic team of volunteers. Board meetings are held in the evening every six weeks. Attendance at sub-committee meetings and duty at the Museum will also be required.

Please send expressions of interest and a CV to secretary@bawdseyradar.org.uk by 29 March 2019.

An information pack is available by contacting the same email address.

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT)

Since our foundation in 1969, we have valued the work of local volunteers supporting local churches. Over recent years volunteering has become central to all that we do, with volunteer numbers now reaching over 1800 across the country. Without the extraordinary contribution of volunteers we would not be able to carry out our award-winning work.

Without volunteers, the organisation would not be able to care for its churches, raise the funds it requires, welcome the thousands of visitors to its churches, and develop vital links to local communities..

Our commitment is to make sure that volunteers have the chance to play a role in every aspect of our life as an organisation – from the vital jobs caring for local churches to taking decisions about the future direction of the organisation.

See vacancies here.

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.

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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