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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 Carpenter placement opportunity – South of England

There is an excellent opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company McCurdy & Co Ltd, which specialises in structural carpentry, based on historic projects in the South of England.

For further information and to download an  application form please click here.

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:   TBC
Placement starts:   TBC
(Dates subject to confirmation)

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.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:                To be confirmed
Placement starts:            To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

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 associated materials working on pointing and plaster repairs on historic projects within a 30 mile 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.

For further information and to download an  application form please click the links below or visit:  http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date:   12/08/16
Interview date:   To be confirmed
Placement starts:   To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Brick-worker placement opportunity – London Area

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company,  Fullers (Builders) ltd based initially at the artist Turner’s Grade II* listed house, Sandycoombe Lodge, in Twickenham and other historic projects in the London Area.

For further information and to download an  application form please visit :
http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:   To be confirmed
Placement starts:   To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity – Sussex

There is a wonderful 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.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:  To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Flint & Brick-worker placement opportunity – Suffolk/East Anglia Region

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.

For further information and to download an application form please visit: http://www.the-nhtg.org.uk/

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:    To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Stone Mason Opportunity – Lincoln Cathedral

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month Trainee Stonemasonry placement with Lincoln Cathedral. The placement will be based at the spectacular Grade I Listed Lincoln Cathedral, carrying out repair and conservation work to the Cathedral and other associated properties cared for by Lincoln Cathedral Works Department.  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 stonemasonry.

The placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. There will be 30 educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

For more information please contact Andie Harris, Regional Coordinator

Email: andie@andieharrisassociates.co.uk Tel: 07791 408929

Application Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 5th September

Interviews to be held on Thursday 15th September at Lincoln Cathedral

Placement will start in September, subject to confirmation

See details on how to apply here…

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.