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Aurora Wellbeing Centres

Capital Works Project Manager

1 year freelance consultancy contract
Location: The Old Library Building, Memorial Avenue,
Worksop Notts S80 1BJ

This post is offered as a 1 year freelance consultancy contract funded through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. The Capital Works Project Manager will be accountable to the Aurora lead and Project Manager, who will act as the client and set out all of the requirements of the role.

The Capital Works Project Manager role may be delivered by either an individual or company.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a Capital Works Project Manager of the restoration and conservation of a building that is architecturally unique in a prominent central location in the centre of Worksop. The building is a rare example of civic architecture, whilst still celebrating strong municipal values. This locally valued, 1938 Grade II listed Central Library and Museum building will make a significant impact on the perceptions of the heritage of Worksop and ensure its use for future generations.

We are looking for someone/company with high level project management experience and procurement skills that have experience of the quality requirements of HLF and other major funding partners. The role will be required to work collaboratively with Aurora’s staff and all project partners and stakeholders to develop the project and deliver all targets to a high standard in a timely way.

For further information please apply for an application pack: admin@aurorawellbeing.org.uk

The closing date for applications is: 10th December 2018 at 12 Noon.

Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT)

St Margaret’s – supporting community development in Braemar (2 consultants)

Supported by a grant from Cairngorms LEADER programme, the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) is seeking to appoint two consultants to assist in the development of the SRCT’s project to regenerate the Category A-listed St Margaret’s Church, Braemar. In partnership with the community-based St Margaret’s Trust, the project will create a cultural heritage and performance venue at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park through the conservation of Sir J Ninian Comper’s ‘Scottish masterpiece’.

The consultants will work independently, but are expected to collaborate in the delivery of engagement activities for and with the Braemar community and visitors. These will take place over a 12 month period between January and December 2019.

Appointment is by tender.

Heritage Engagement Officer

The consultant will have a high degree of heritage experience and a track record of coordinating and delivering community engagement activities. Strong organisational and communication skills are required, together with experience of working with a range of partners, stakeholders and demographic groups, and of recruiting and coordinating volunteers. An understanding of working in rural areas is also required. Activities will take place principally in Braemar, and some evening and weekend working is anticipated. The role is estimated to require 1.5 days per week but with seasonal variation.

Conservation Plan Author

The consultant will have extensive expertise in the production of conservation plans for buildings of national significance. Conservation accreditation with an appropriate body is desirable. They will also be familiar with church design and the ecclesiology of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and with the principal architects and designers at work on ecclesiastical commissions at this time. An understanding and appreciation of the work of Ninian Comper would be considered an advantage. The consultant will be expected to share learning through engagement activities coordinated by the Heritage Engagement Officer.

For further information please email SRCT Director, Victoria Collison-Owen Victoria@srct.org.uk , giving the role in which you are interested as the subject heading.

Closing date: midday on Monday 17 December 2018

Heritage of London Trust Operations (HOLTOP)

Lead Consultant

The Heritage of London Trust Operations Ltd (HOLTOP) is seeking a conservation-accredited architect (Lead Consultant) to prepare and co-ordinate an Options Appraisal for a Grade II listed building in the London Borough of Ealing (Two Chapels South Ealing Cemetery.)

The lead consultant will report to the HOLTOP Project Organiser and will be required to nominate and coordinate a professional team, (Quantity Surveyor, Structural Engineer, Business Planner and/or Community Engagement Consultant). The project is scheduled to take 6 months (between mid-December 2018 and mid-June 2019), with a draft report submitted at month 4.

Please contact Project Organiser Rosie Shaw for the detailed Project Brief. Fee proposals must be returned by 12pm Tuesday 4th December, interviews will take place in the week commencing the 10th December.

Oxford Preservation Trust

Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer

£19,000 – £25,000 pa, depending on experience
Full-time post, though some flexibility to allow
for relevant study is possible

This exciting and varied post offers an unusually broad range of opportunities to gain heritage and planning experience. The OPT team is small and passionate about the work we do. You will work alongside the Director, Debbie Dance, taking an active role in all areas of our planning work, often working with leading architects, academics and heritage experts.Current projects include the restoration of the LMS Railway Swingbridge due to go on site early 2019, the annual OPT Awards, work on Oxford Views and building heights and Oxford Open Doors, the UKs most successful heritage open days.

Oxford Preservation Trust is proud of its forward-thinking approach, and its contribution to Oxford’s environment and setting over nearly a century, owning and restoring land and buildings, preserving the best of the old and encouraging the best of the new, alongside our commitment to increased public access and widening participation.

Affiliate IHBC membership is desirable, working towards full membership

Closing date to applications: 12 noon on Monday 14 January 2019.

Apply online

Volunteering Opportunities

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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