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The IHBC Gus Astley Annual Student Award

Up to £500 for outstanding under- or post-graduate coursework relating to:

BUILT OR HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

Topics may cover any aspect of conservation including:

  • evaluation (eg history, research or surveying)
  • management (eg policy, finance or planning)
  • and/or intervention (eg design, technology or architecture)

Applicants need only submit a digital version of their coursework!
See gasa.ihbc.org.uk for forms & details

Download the flyer here
Download the guidelines PDF

Closing date: 31st July 2016

For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, & the IHBC Annual School 2017

Open to all students on taught courses 2014-16
For information only please contact:
studentaward@ihbc.org.uk

Trainee Heritage Hard Metal Roofing placement opportunity, SURREY

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out the fabrication and installation of hard metal roofing and cladding systems on a range of sites in Surrey and the surrounding area.The Placement will be carried out on prestigious sites in the Surrey and surrounding counties where Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd are carrying out a range of projects on mainly historic and occasionally new buildings as required by the clients. The Trainee will work under the instruction of the experienced hard metals worker assisting in new and conservation work.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity, SUSSEX

A fantastic opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out slating and tiling work and repairs at a range of sites in Sussex and the surrounding area.The Placement will be carried out at the prestigious heritage sites in Sussex surrounding area where Fildes Roofing Ltd are contractors carrying out a range of projects on the historic buildings as required by the client. The Trainee will work under the instruction of the experienced roofer assisting in new and conservation work.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Trainee Heritage Plasterer placement opportunity, Oxfordshire

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and other associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford.Particularly suitable for recent school/college leaver keen to learn a heritage trade or someone with a level 2 NVQ in plastering/stonemasonry or a related trade keen to work towards a level 3 NVQ in Heritage Plastering.

The Placement will be based on historic and conservation sites in Oxfordshire carrying out stone mortar repairs, stonework repairs, repointing to the stonework/brickwork and using suitable heritage lime mortars and other associated materials.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 12/08/2016 Find out more and apply here

Trainee Heritage Flint and Brick-worker placement opportunity, Suffolk / East Anglia Region

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.The Placement will be based at various projects in East Anglia carrying out flint and brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required on suitable heritage projects in the Region. The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in brickwork. F. A. Valiant is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of public and private clients.

This placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Application closing date: 05/08/16 Find out more and apply here

Archaeology and Heritage Management

With access to the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record database, with more than 17,000 entries, the Historic Landscape Characterisation database for the Manchester city region (with more an 40,000 centuries) and over 2000 specialist developer-funded archaeological reports the Centre has a rich resource for Post Graduate students researching archaeology in the planning process. Centre staff have more than 30 years of experience in archaeology in the planning process and have particular expertise in the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Roman, Post-Medieval and Industrial periods. We would welcome research proposals that explore the databases available, as well as the period material but in particular would welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • The practice of heritage management and archaeology
  • The value of planning archaeology to the public, academia and industry
  • Thematic or period studies of sites and material culture

for this and other research opportunities see the University of Salford website

Avenue House Estate Trust: Chair

The Trust is a registered charity that manages Avenue House and its Gardens, the former home of the ink magnate Henry Stephens, for the benefit of the people of Finchley. The House trades as an events venue, whilst the 10 acres of landscaped gardens are freely available for public use, providing a vital leisure facility for local residents. The Trust has a turnover of some £0.5 million per annum, and is in the final stages of delivering a £3million improvement to the gardens, funded mainly form the HLF and the Big Lottery. The Trust is looking to develop and deliver a major refurbishment of the House, whilst developing its activities therein to ensure its ongoing financial stability.

The present Chair’s term of office ends in late 2017, by when he wishes to retire. The Trust is therefore seeking a successor to take over at a mutually agreeable date.

For more information please visit www.stephenshouseandgardens.com. To discuss the role, and obtain a briefing pack, please contact Andy Savage on chairman@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Birmingham Conservation Trust: Trustees

Birmingham Conservation Trust is recruiting several new trustees to join its Board and lead the Trust into the next three to six years of its strategic programme.

Amongst the trustee roles, the Trust is seeking a treasurer, a chair of the management committee of the multiple-award winning Coffin Works museum, and trustees with fundraising experience. For those with the right qualities, this is an extraordinary opportunity to shape the direction of the trust and build the support and partnerships needed to secure sustainable and imaginative new futures for Birmingham’s endangered historic buildings.

For more information, and to receive a briefing pack, please contact Simon Buteux on
simon@birminghamconservationtrust.org or 0121 2334785 / 07973 498013.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2016.

2017 funded Travelling Fellowship

Would you like to travel overseas to research new ideas and best practice from across the wide field of Science, Innovation and Technology?

Are you interested in the fusion between arts and science?

Are you involved in encouraging interest and participation in science by the public, including the use of the internet, to hold dialogues?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above, could your potential findings bring real benefit and positive change to your community, the UK and yourself?

If the answer is still ‘yes’, a Churchill Fellowship offers you that opportunity.

Application deadline: 5pm on 20th September 2016

See details and hot to apply here

2016 YOUNG BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Awards celebrate the achievements of young people who have had to overcome barriers in their personal lives to train for and/or become employed in the construction industry.
There are two categories: 18-24 years (in employment/and or training) and 14-18 years (still in education or training, including apprenticeships). The awards will be announced at a ceremony at the House of Commons in October. For 2016 there is a prize fund of £7,500 and all shortlisted finalists will receive an award. Applications close on Friday 29th July. Apply here.

Working Holiday 2016 : Restore a historic fort on île de Cezon, Brittany

Participants are sought for a working holiday organised by REMPART, a union of 170 heritage organisations throughout France.

The working holiday provides opportunity to take part in the restoration of the remains of the Vauban Military Fort on the magnificent île de Cezon, c. 30km from the historic maritime city of Brest. Originally built in the late 1600s to protect the city from British forces, the fort was expanded during the reign of Napoleon III and occupied by Germans forces during the Second World War.

Participants will be part of a team working on the fort’s stonework and tasks will include stone removal, cleaning and masonry. Accommodation will be in dormitories inside the fort and participants will require a sleeping bag, pillow and torch. The site is ecologically-protected, with rainwater showers, etc, and all products used must be fully biodegradeable. There will be opportunity to explore the surrounding area, sample the local cuisine and enjoy activities including swimming.

Dates:  4-15 July 2016; 18-29 July; 1-12 August; 15-26 August.
Price:  215€ (approx. £170, based on exchange rate on 13/06/2016)

For more details please email workingholidays@rempart.com stating your preferred date.
To view details of more working holidays go to www.rempart.com or www.intoorg.org/23151.

Member – Arts Council of Wales

Public appointments

Full details of all current vacancies are available on the Centre for Public Appointments’ website.

The Wales Office is recruiting for a new member for the Arts Council of Wales. Extensive knowledge of the arts in Wales and a keen interest in the future development of the role of the arts throughout Wales, the UK and internationally, is required.

The deadline for applications is 7 July 2016

Public appointments – BIS

Public appointments

Full details of all current vacancies are available on the Centre for Public Appointments’ website.

BIS is recruiting Non-Executive Board Members (up to four) to join the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). There may be an opportunity for board members to continue to serve on the successor body to Hefce, the Office for Students, which will, subject to Parliamentary approval, come into existence in April 2018.

The closing date is 4 July 2016.