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Heritage Trainee (Graduate): Heritage Trust Network

Heritage Trust Network is recruiting for a new post of Heritage Trainee (Graduate) for a fixed term of 6 months. This post has been designed to help the successful graduate develop on-the-job skills and knowledge to help them gain early-career access to the heritage sector.

Working alongside our staff team, the successful applicant will develop engaging content for our digital channels; undertake member research and data entry; support staff with planning, promoting and delivering events; support the processing of members’ casework queries; review and update Toolkit; attend Board meetings; support the development of Network branches and undertake site visits accompanied by a member of staff.

The post will suit someone who has recently graduated and has an interest in heritage and the regeneration of communities through the use of historic buildings, structures and spaces. Training will be provided.

Full details of the job and how to apply are in the recruitment pack.
You should also read our 2019-20 Annual Review.

The deadline for applications is 13 December 2021

The post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Thank you to players of the National Lottery.

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Cameron Project Coordinator ( Befriending and Reducing Social Isolation Project): Forres Area Community Trust

£15,616 per annum (pro rata) 21 hours per week

Until 31st August 2022, extension subject to funding

Funded by the Beatrice Community Windfarm Fund

Closing date: 29th November 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews w/c 6th December 2021

For more information and an application pack visit

www.forresarea.org or contact info@forresarea.org

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Volunteer and Community Engagement Co-ordinator: Forres Area Community Trust

£26,026 per annum (pro rata) 35 hours per week

Until 30th June 2022 extension subject to funding

Funded by the Adapt and Thrive Programme from the Scottish Government

Closing date: 29th November 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews w/c 6th December 2021

For more information and an application pack visit

www.forresarea.org or contact info@forresarea.org

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Office and Accounts Administrator: Sussex Heritage Trust

Sussex Heritage Trust is looking for an experienced administrator to join their busy, small team. The core responsibility of this role is to support the Trust with day-to-day financial administration and office support. This would include working with our Treasurer, CEO and Trustees.

In additional to a head for figures, the administrator will also be responsible for assisting the CEO in running the office. This will include general office administration and assisting the CEO with all the activities of the trust including events management.

The successful applicant should demonstrate excellent organisational and administration skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. Our ideal candidate will be IT literate and be able to use a variety of software packages such as Xero, Excel, Word and Office.

For a full job description please see here.

Terms and Conditions
This post is part-time and will involve an average of three days’ work a week (25 hours), which can be spread flexibly over 5 days (school hours). The Trust can also offer 30 days holiday pro-rata which can be taken during school holidays.

The salary is £15,000 per annum.

The office location is Chichester Enterprise Centre, Terminus Road, Chichester PO19 8FY, the successful applicant would be expected to spend at least two days a week in the office with the opportunity to be home-based for the remaining hours/days.

How to Apply?

Applications are invited by Monday 22nd November. Please email a current CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the job and how you meet the person specification to office@sussexheritagetrust.org.uk. The first interviews will be held at the Sussex Heritage Trust office on Friday 3rd December. Do call Helen Reeve at Sussex Heritage Trust for an informal conversation on 01243 576 524.

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Assistant Centre Manager: Stir to Action

Stir to Action are recruiting for a live-in Assistant Centre Manager for their New Economy Centre at Selgars Mill.  However, they are very open to making things work with the right person.  So if you bring different experiences but feel you’d be a good fit, they’d love to hear from you.

This is a part time, live-in role with excellent benefits in the heart of mid Devon.

They are taking expressions of interest in the first instance, until 24 November 2021.

To find out more, or to apply, see here.

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Engagement and Events Manager: SAVE Britain’s Heritage

Salary: £30,000 per annum, full time.
Part time 4 days a week considered.

Location: Clerkenwell, central London and some flexible home working
Contract: two years, with possibility of extension

SAVE Britain’s Heritage are seeking a qualified professional for the role of Engagement and Events Manager to join them and contribute towards their mission: to campaign for threatened historic buildings and places across the UK.

Working with the Director, this role is responsible for maintaining and enhancing their growing supporter base of Friends, Saviours and donors, through managing a programme of year round events and communications.

For further details and how to apply please visit their website

Closing Date: Sunday 14th November – midnight
Interviews: Interviews will take place at the end of November/early December.

Director: Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Salary: £44,628 to £48,215

Glasgow is a vibrant, historic city filled with character and impressive architecture, the city attracts tourists, events, and is the stage for the filming of various films and television shows. The historic buildings of Glasgow are a key feature of the city, they give a sense of place to locals and offer visitors stunning skylines and streets to explore.

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a registered charity which was established almost 40 years ago with the mission to rescue, repair, and restore historic buildings at risk across the city. GBPT works in partnership with a range of community organisations and Glasgow City Council to deliver sustainable conservation projects for various types of historic buildings, contributing to the wider regeneration of Glasgow. Without the dedicated work of the GBPT many historically significant buildings would have been lost.

The Trust now seeks a new Director who can work with the staff team and board to deliver regeneration and restoration projects across the city of Glasgow. The Director will be responsible for developing and delivering key projects whilst maintaining focus on the strategic objectives of the organisation and ensuring key relationships and partnerships are maintained. The Director will explore opportunities for growth and act as an ambassador for GBPT, working to widen the trust’s network of collaborators and supporters, securing funding for key conservation projects.

The ideal candidate will bring a collaborative and professional leadership style and will possess excellent experience of leading teams. The ideal candidate will also have a track record in managing capital/preservation projects and be comfortable with public speaking. The candidate will also have an appreciation and understanding of built heritage, planning and conservation. For more information please visit: https://www.aspenpeople.co.uk/gbpt

Call Mike Orr, at our recruitment consultants, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th November 2021

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Events Programme Coordinator: Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust

Salary: £18 500 (£7,400 pro-rata)

Are you an excellent communicator with a passion for community, heritage, and events?

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust is looking to recruit a talented individual to manage the planning and delivery of our varied programme of events.

If you think this could be you, you can download the full job description and application pack below– we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Permanent, Part-time. Your working hours will be 15 per week – to be worked flexibly on an annualised basis over 3 days a week – including some earlier starts, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn
We have recently completed a major redevelopment project to conserve and enable new uses for the magnificent Grade II* listed 14th century barn and associated out buildings, ensuring long-term sustainability for this nationally significant heritage asset by placing it at the heart of the local community.  WMBT runs a mix of commercial and community events and workshops in the main Barn, West Barn and Cart Shed.

About you
You will be a motivated administrator with a keen eye for detail and a great understanding of what’s needed to plan and deliver events to a high standard. You will be an excellent communicator who is able to prioritise tasks and work effectively to deadlines. Ideally, you’ll have experience working with volunteers in a community focused organisation or heritage site.

About the role
You will report to the Business & Development Manager,but work largely independently and closely with the Events and Publicity Committee and Trustees.  You’ll be responsible for making sure that events are booked, planned, and delivered successfully, meeting visitor satisfaction and budgetary targets. You’ll work with our dedicated volunteers to help achieve this, as well as external contractors, facilitators, and casual members of staff.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Saturday 13 November 2021 and interviews will take place at Winterbourne Medieval Barn on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November 2021.

You can find full details of the role here. 

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Invitation to Tender: Interpretation Design and Production for  Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration , A CARS/TH PROJECT 2019 – 2024

Fife Historic Buildings Trust

Fife Historic Buildings Trust (FHBT), on behalf of Fife Council, wishes to appoint an Interpretive Design Team to develop and deliver the outline interpretive proposals from the Interpretation Plan.

The commission is to design and produce and install – in most cases – interpretive outputs in Inverkeithing. The design process for some elements involves creative community workshops as part of the design evolution.


You can view the full brief here.

You can view the Interpretation Plan here.

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Outreach and Promotion Officer: Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust

• £22,000-£25,000 p.a. (depending on experience).
• Pension provision: 6% salary contribution.

Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust is an established and dynamic Scottish charity (SC003139) with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth & Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. We are seeking an enthusiastic, organised and driven individual, with a background in archaeology, historic buildings conservation, or similar fields, and ideally with events experience and promotional skills, to join our team. You would:
1. Deliver our annual Doors Open Days event;
2. Promote the work of the Trust, including the Perth City Heritage Fund, and other projects, through traditional and digital media;
3. Help to administer and promote the Trust’s website;
4. Manage publication sales;
5. Liaison with volunteers and local groups and maintaining our Volunteer database.

You will have a relevant degree (in Archaeology or Historic Building Conservation) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also have some experience in outreach and project delivery, ideally around events, and have a good appreciation of Scottish archaeology and historic building conservation. You will also have strong IT and communication skills and an understanding of both traditional and digital

The post is offered initially as a full-time 1-year fixed-term contract.
Based in Perth, you will work a 36-hour week with 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) and flexible working arrangements, including an element of home working if required.

To find out more about the Trust, and to view the Job Description/Person Spec see here.  For an informal discussion before applying, call David Strachan (Director) on 01738 477081.

Application is by covering letter and c.v. to: David.Strachan@pkht.org.uk

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021.
Interviews to be held on: Thurs 28 October 2021.
Start Date: ideally 1 December 2021.

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Project Officer: Fife Historic Buildings Trust

£28,000 – 30,000 – full time, fixed term to 31 March 2024

Fife Historic Buildings Trust are looking to appoint a new full-time fixed term Project Officer post, funded by Historic Environment Scotland. We are a Building Preservation Trust whose mission is to create viable futures for heritage buildings and their communities, by inspiring and enabling visionary conservation projects across Fife. Bring your skills and to deliver new historic environment regeneration projects in Fife, principally the restoration and re-use of historic buildings at risk.

See here for more details.

Deadline for applications – 5pm on Monday 18 October 2021

Volunteering Opportunities

NHMF Panel Members: National Heritage Memorial Fund

The National Heritage Memorial Fund is looking to recruit up to six new NHMF Panel members.

The role of the panel member is to help provide expert advice to the Board of Trustees on one or more of the following topics: Industrial, maritime and transport heritage, Archives and documentary heritage, Decorative arts, Fine art and the art market, Archaeological heritage, Built heritage and designed landscapes, Natural heritage and Museums and collections.

You will have:

An expert level of skills and knowledge in one or more of the heritage areas listed above
Proven experience and be an recognised leader in your particular field
Strong connections within the sector
A keen interest in the UK’s heritage.
The ability to weigh up relative heritage significance.

How to apply

To apply, please send:

● a CV of no more than two sides of A4;

● a short supporting statement describing the skills and experience you would bring to our Panel.

Completed applications should be emailed to: decisionmakers@heritagefund.org.uk

Full details can be found here.

Application deadline: Extended until the 31st October 2021.

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Trustees: Halstead 21st Century Group

Our group of enthusiastic trustees is looking to expand the board to broaden the range of skills we have available to govern our local heritage charity.

Halstead 21st Century Group is a volunteer-led charity that focuses on preserving, promoting and providing education about Halstead’s built and natural environment.

We are just coming to the end of our ‘Readiness & Resilience’ project (funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund), designed to transform an already active group into a strong and sustainable organisation.

This, coupled with the challenges faced by the Covid-19 pandemic, has been our main focus over the last year. With the end of the project in sight, we’re now wiser, have more experience, are more knowledgeable, and have an appetite to build on what we’ve learned.

The journey beyond 2021 is set to be an even bigger adventure.

We’re looking for people like you who want to make a difference by contributing their skills and enthusiasm to our existing trustee talent pool: helping us to turn our aspirations into reality.

By joining our board you will:

· Be part of a team dedicated to preserving and promoting our local heritage and helping others to learn more about it

· Help provide a means by which our local community can make their voice heard to champion important local heritage

· Contribute to the way we evolve as an effective, dynamic, and sustainable organisation

What’s in it for you?

You will:

· See your own contribution to the organisation through outcomes

· Be intellectually stimulated

· know you are a valued member of an active, results-driven organisation

· benefit from training opportunities

· develop your leadership skills

· expand your knowledge of our local history and learn more about the community

· increase your understanding of the heritage and/or charity sector


What will you be doing?

You’ll work with five co-trustees to:

· Discuss the strategic direction of the trust and make key decisions about new projects, funding applications and recruitment

· Ensure that the trust carries out its purposes for the public benefit

· Make sure that the trust complies with the law, and our governing document, and that it manages its resources responsibly and acts with due diligence.


Who are we looking for?

All of the following are desirable:

· experience in the heritage or conservation sector

· communication/marketing skills

· Financial, including fundraising and bid-writing some legal knowledge

· experience in strategic or business planning

We’re comfortable with virtual conference platforms these days and plan to adopt hybrid meetings soon. That means we’re happy to recruit trustees from near or far – as long as you have a computer and an internet connection.

To find out more, or to make an application, please email Helen Wolf on info@halstead21stcentury.org.uk

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Trustees: The Carnegie Theatre Trust

The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre is one of West Cumbria’s much loved historic buildings and premier theatre and community cultural hub.

Despite the challenges created by COVID-19 our ambition is to grow and develop our arts and cultural offer beyond our popular theatre programme. Transforming ourselves by developing strong partnerships, flourishing audiences, our learning programme and unique arts spaces.

We’re therefore looking to bring our board back to full strength and broaden the range of knowledge and perspectives as we look forward and ambitiously plan for the next five years. We are particularly keen to hear from people with an arts and culture background, education, legal, finance and other professions however we also want a board that represents the community we serve.

More information can be found on their website and you can download the full trustee role description here.

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Chair of Board: The Middleton Hall Trust

Do you have what it takes?

Middleton Hall Trust is looking for its next Chair for our Board of Trustees, to supply clear strategic drive in the next step of our Master Plan.

Middleton Hall (and Gardens) is a Grade 2* listed building with SSSI grounds. It dates back to the 13 century and was occupied until the 20th century. It was rebuilt from a ruin 40 years ago by volunteers. The buildings and grounds are now a popular and successful heritage visitor site, and the Trust is still operating effectively despite last year’s difficulties.

Middleton Hall has been the recipient of grants from significant heritage funders and we have a cohesive and effective Board and staff group. We will welcome applicants with the motivation, experience and attributes to take the Trust forward to deliver our mission to restore and maintain Middleton Hall and its grounds for the enjoyment of the public. This includes a major restoration project: the Tudor Barn; protection and development of the Georgian garden and SSSI lake and grounds; and widening and strengthening links with diverse local communities. The Trust is also looking to develop commercial activities to increase income.

As Chair you will lead the governance of the Trust constructively. Under your leadership Middleton Hall will take the next step to becoming financially and organisationally stable and deliver its mission to serve the community as a place of creativity and discovery.

We looking for

· Clarity of purpose – vision and focus to identify priorities for action

· Willing and able to lead the organisation in partnership with the Chief Officer

· Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills and able to develop good relationships with all stakeholders

· Demonstrable commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels

· Some knowledge and enthusiasm of the heritage sector, the voluntary sector and community

· Experience and knowledge of best practice in corporate governance and finance

· Ability to recognise and celebrate success

This is a trust with great potential and increasing credibility as an organisation, having secured substantial grant funding from the NHLF, Architecture Heritage Fund, Historic England and the local North Warwickshire Borough Council over the past three years. The challenge and achievement of the position will be to pursue the organisation’s development and to secure a future for a wonderful community asset. There is a supportive culture amongst the Board, staff and a group of critical friends and professionals in the Heritage industry, which will provide support and encouragement to the critical but rewarding position of Chair. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, race, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality and class.

If you are interested, please contact Deb.Laycock@middleton-hall.co.uk

Middleton Hall Trust
B78 2AE

If you would like more information or wish to speak to someone, please email us at boardoftrustees.middletonhall@gmail.com.

The trust’s masterplan can be found here.

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Trustees: The Archbishop’s Palace Conservation

Do you have an interest in heritage and desire to join a team that is conserving a Tudor Palace to create an interpretation centre for Otford and the Darent Valley?

The Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust wants to appoint two new trustees to join the board and help us achieve our objectives which are:

• For the benefit of the public the preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair and improvement of the building known as the Archbishop’s Palace in Otford, Kent.
• to advance the education of the public in the history of the Archbishop’s Palace, the Tudors, the role of the Archbishops and the history of the Darent Valley by the provision of exhibitions and other learning experiences.

In recruiting new trustees, the Board seeks to ensure an appropriate degree of diversity in terms of age, gender, geographical location, and ethnicity.

The ideal trustee will have:
• A recognition of the values of our national heritage
• A fascination for history and how it has brought us to where we are today
• An interest in education, “making it real” and bringing it alive for the widest possible audience. The Trust’s audience development plan can be found on the Otford Palace website.
• The desire to make historic resources accessible and enabling engagement through sensitive and appropriate renovation of original architecture
• The vision to combine an eclectic view in blending modern solutions and design techniques with the richness of historical artefacts
• The ability to engage and demonstrate a vision to a wide audience and encourage collaboration and investment in this project
• Enthusiasm for the work of the Trust
• An ability to work as one of a team, to take on projects and deliver them.

Our aim is to build a team with complementary competences in:
• Experience in restoring heritage buildings
• Education
• Project management
• Legal – property and intellectual property rights.
• Fund-raising
• Communications using a variety of media
• Marketing

If you think that you fit this profile, then please ask for more details from:
Nick Rushby, Secretary to the Trustees, Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust Chantry Cottage, The Green Otford, Sevenoaks TN14 5PD secretary@otfordpalace.org 07968 721 958

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