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Part-time Project Officer:  Habitats and Heritage

Habitats & Heritage is seeking a part-time Project Officer to help deliver our heritage work and support the Heritage Project Manager. This is an exciting and varied role, which will help to secure the future of historic buildings at risk and will play a key role in increasing the number of people participating in local heritage.

Projects will be across south and west London, with a particular focus on the London Boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Merton and the Royal Borough of Kingston.

This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a small charity following the merger of Environment Trust with South West London Environment Network in November 2020.

Application deadline: 19th April

The full brief can be found here.

Project Delivery Manager: Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust

Part-time. 4-days a week, up to six months contract

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust and manage the final stage of the delivery of a £1.25m prestigious project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the restoration and education of the Severn Valley Railway’s Falling Sands Viaduct, situated in Kidderminster.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic project manager, with proven interpretation skills who is proactive and results driven, who will hit the ground running to deliver the final phase of the project, the activity plan.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee delivery of the remaining programme to include further interpretation, developing education offerings for schools and the community, ensuring the approved purposes and outcomes of the project are met.
  • Working with the team, create the messaging and draft the copy for the new interpretation.
  • Liaise with contractors, freelancers and local organisations to ensure project outcomes and evaluation reports are completed on time and to budget.
  • Report to the NLHF through progress reports and payment requests.
  • Manage the cash flow and project budget.
  • Develop relationships with external partners and stakeholders to raise awareness and improve community engagement with the project.
  • Line manage the part-time project support officer.
  • Provide information to the Fundraising manager to keep donors updated.

You can find the full brief here.

Closing date: 16th April

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House Manager: The Alex Moulton Charitable Trust

The Alex Moulton Charitable Trust are seeking a proactive and energetic individual with significant experience of operational management, ideally in a heritage context, who will support the Hall’s development at a key moment in its history.

The role of House Manager is a new position focused on managing The Hall’s important historic site and estate and overseeing the visitor experience and collections. You will manage a small team of part-time staff and volunteers including an Administrator, an Events Assistant, and a Gardener. You will be responsible for delivering our varied programme of outdoor events, house tours, venue hire and displays, and developing future activities. Overseeing site access and maintenance, you will work with and supervise contractors and caterers as required. Supported by an engaged team of Trustees, you will ensure the safety of our site, building, historic interiors and collection, and develop plans for their care and preservation.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Operational management of The Hall and its estate
• Acting as main site contact for contractors, visitors and partners
• Managing a small, dedicated team of staff, and liaising with key stakeholders, including site tenants
• Managing and growing our team of house and garden volunteers
• Responsible for allocating and managing budgets, reporting to the Chair of Trustees and preparing Board reports as required
• Taking a lead on building management, security and risk management, supported by the Trustees
• Developing and delivering activities, events and the public programme
• Delivering on the existing business plan and contributing to our Covid recovery
• Developing and enhancing procedures for the conservation, care and preservation of the collections and property, with guidance from Trustee Board
• Contributing to income-generating activities and funding applications as required
• Promoting The Hall’s events and activities through marketing and online, with the support of the team

£32-35,000 P.A. dependent on experience
Full time
Benefits: pension; potential for estate accommodation

For further background on The Hall, Alex Moulton and the Trust’s activities please see here.

Full details of the post and requirements can be found here.

To apply, please send a C.V. and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to: moultontrust@gmail.com

Interviews will take place online on Friday 9 April.

For enquiries or to schedule an informal conversation about the role, please contact us on the email address above.

Closing date: Thursday 1 April 2021, 5pm.

Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration / Fife Historic Buildings Trust

Invitation to Tender: Production of a Community, Collaborative Textile Artwork for Inverkeithing’s Historic Town House

Fife Historic Buildings Trust are looking for an artist to lead on their community textile project.

The aspirations for this textile project are:
• An inclusive, community-based, participatory project, involving up to 50 people
• A wide range of community members participate.
• Participants have access to clear instruction, a kit of materials, and friendly support.
• Participants understand they are making an individual “jigsaw piece”, to be later assembled by the artist into a collaborative final artwork, a patchwork of individual contributions.
• Participants enjoy the experience, and have the opportunity for home-based creative activity.
• Both artist and participants will be proud of their contribution to the final artwork
• The artwork will illustrate a story or stories drawn from Inverkeithing’s rich history and heritage.

You can find the full brief here.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 26th March.

Historic Coventry Trust

Charterhouse General Manager

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative General Manager to set up and run a new heritage visitor attraction at Coventry’s Grade I listed Charterhouse.

Historic Coventry Trust is an ambitious and entrepreneurial charity with a mission to act as the champion of all heritage at risk in Coventry and to become its permanent guardian. We are a pioneering ‘heritage development trust’ on a journey to create a self-sufficient charity using revenue generated from property income to sustain a portfolio of 22 heritage assets which are being transferred to our care from Coventry City Council. You have the opportunity to join us at a formative stage – helping to create the projects, activities, teams and culture that will ensure we succeed in restoring and reusing Coventry’s heritage for the future.

As our National Lottery Heritage Funded repair and landscaping works draw to a close at Charterhouse we are recruiting for the team who will prepare and open the site to the public in 2021. This new full-time role will manage a small team of staff and volunteers to ensure the Trust’s flagship project provides a great visitor experience at one of Coventry’s new visitor attractions during City of Culture year and beyond.

If you have experience in running heritage visitor attractions, managing teams of staff and volunteers, creating new business opportunities and ensuring a fantastic visitor experience then this is an opportunity for you.

The post will be based at Charterhouse, Coventry.

For more details, see here.

Historic Coventry Trust

Charterhouse Head Gardener/Park Ranger
Part-time 0.5 FTE (annualised hours – full time until end March 2021) 

We need an experienced, certified and confident Head Gardener to plan, manage and lead a diverse team of volunteers in delivering a fantastic outdoor experience for the public at a key Grade 1 heritage site in Coventry.

Historic Coventry Trust is an ambitious and entrepreneurial charity with a mission to act as the champion of all heritage at risk in Coventry and to become its permanent guardian. We are a pioneering ‘heritage development trust’ on a journey to create a self-sufficient charity using revenue generated from property income to sustain a portfolio of 22 heritage assets which are being transferred to our care from Coventry City Council. You have the opportunity to join us at a formative stage – helping to create the projects, activities, teams and culture that will ensure we succeed in restoring and reusing Coventry’s heritage for the future.

As our National Lottery Heritage Funded repair and landscaping works draw to a close at Charterhouse we have support from the Cultural Recovery Fund to establish the role of Head Gardener/Park Ranger. We plan to open to the public in June 2021 and this part-time annualised hours role will be central to maintaining and developing the gardens, training and supporting a dedicated group of volunteers and ensuring people have a great visit to Charterhouse and the wider Heritage Park.

If you have experience in implementing and managing new garden schemes, maintaining wildlife-rich landscapes, working with volunteers and ensuring a fantastic visitor experience we’d love to hear from you.

For more details, see here.

Historic Coventry Trust

Drapers’ Hall General Manager

We are looking for an experienced, cultural events venue General Manager/Programmer to set up and run the finest new events’ space in Coventry at the Grade II* listed Drapers’ Hall.

Historic Coventry Trust is an ambitious and entrepreneurial charity with a mission to act as the champion of all heritage at risk in Coventry and to become its permanent guardian. We are a pioneering ‘heritage development trust’ on a journey to create a self-sufficient charity using revenue generated from property income to sustain a portfolio of 22 heritage assets which are being transferred to our care from Coventry City Council. You have the opportunity to join us at a formative stage – helping to create the projects, activities, teams and culture that will ensure we succeed in restoring and reusing Coventry’s heritage for the future.

As our repair and restoration works at the Regency Drapers’ Hall are drawing to a close we are recruiting for a creative, energetic and experienced manager of cultural venues to prepare and open Drapers’ Hall to the public for City of Culture year, and to ensure that there is a compelling programme of music and events which brings life back to the building. Initially for a 6-month set up period, this role is intended to be long-term subject to funding.

If you have experience in setting up and running music and cultural venues, creating and delivering compelling and financially sustainable cultural programmes and managing teams of staff and volunteers, then this is an opportunity for you.

The post will be based at Draper’s Hall, Coventry.

For more details, see here.

Wentworth Woodhouse

Head of Hospitality

Wentworth Woodhouse is arguably the most challenging and exciting regeneration project of our generation. Prior to COVID-19, the business is growing exponentially and will do again. It is an exciting time to play a significant part in that growth. Hospitality is one of the key areas of expansion and we now require an experienced and dynamic leader to drive this area of the organisation forward.

You will be a talented, and ambitious senior manager, with experience of running multiple outlets including food, beverage and hospitality functions. This is a key role within the organisation and as such you will report directly to the CEO, as you look to grow the business over the coming decade.

As Head of Hospitality you will be responsible for the further development and growth of the two existing on-site catering outlets, our satellite mobile units, our weddings and corporate functions, events catering, afternoon tea offer and bar service. You will also work closely with the architectural design team to help produce plans for the formation of a new hospitality offer at the Camellia House and an international events centre at the Stables and Riding School.

You must be passionate about making this side of the business your own, whilst holding our strategic direction and brand values close to heart. This is an exciting time to join the team at Wentworth Woodhouse, with huge potential for this role to grow with the business.

For the full job specification, or details on how to apply, see here.

Volunteering Opportunities

Trustee

The Sidney Nolan Trust is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to join our Board. As a trustee, you will play an important part in developing Sidney Nolan’s legacy, and The Rodd as an important local and regional centre for the arts. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for and commitment to the arts, and welcome expressions from individuals with the following attributes: Creative flair, financial expertise, leadership experience, and legal expertise.

Notifications of interest consisting of a C.V. (maximum 2 sides of A4) together with a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) and names of two referees whom we may approach should be sent by email to lucy@sidneynolantrust.org

To arrange an informal discussion or visit to the Trust, with either the Chairman or Trust Director, please contact lucy@sidneynolantrust.org.

The closing date for notifications is Friday, 26th March 2021.  Interviews for potential candidates will take place in April via Zoom or at The Rodd (subject to Covid-19 government guidelines).

The full recruitment pack can be downloaded here.

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