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Conservation Volunteer Opportunity at Beams

CONSERVATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT BEAMS

From time to time BEAMS has opportunities for entrants in the field of historic building conservation to join the small team based at Hertford Castle and gain work-based experience.

Such an opportunity has arisen in October 2017.

We are looking for an able and keen candidate with an interest in architecture, the history of UK historic buildings and places, archival research, heritage planning and conservation. Our clients are usually the owners of historic buildings in Herts, Bucks, Essex and nearby part of London and/or Local Planning Authorities in the same areas.

BEAMS is the trading arm of the Hertfordshire Buildings Preservation Trust.

This is a voluntary, unpaid position but the conditions are flexible.  We are particularly interested in hearing from persons currently on post-graduate courses of study or recently qualified in a relevant field.  Residence in Hertfordshire, Essex or nearby parts of London would be an advantage.

Contact details please with CV attached should be sent to:

BEAMS Ltd. The Castle, Hertford SG14 1HR

Tel: 01992 504331

Graham Tite, Conservation Officer or Dr Valerie Scott, Head of Conservation.

Enquiries to: grahamtite@clara.co.uk

 

Volunteers wanted! IHBC London Branch

London Branch Membership Mentor

We are really keen to appoint a much-needed Membership Mentor to assist existing
Affiliate members with the process of upgrading to Full membership and any new
potential members who may wish to apply for Full membership.
Ideally you will currently be employed or semi-retired and will have joined the Branch
during the last five years, so you are familiar with the updated membership form and
competencies. You will be asked to mentor a maximum of four applicants per year to
coincide with Membership Committee deadlines.
Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the
extent of what you would be asked to do.

London Branch Newsletter Editor

The branch committee is also looking for a new Newsletter Editor.
Again, Please contact Sheila Stones at London@ihbc.org.uk for more details regarding the extent of what you would be asked to do.

We look forward to hearing from you!

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Outdoors infrastructure

This role will write case studies on projects that have helped enhance visitor access to the outdoors – cycle trails, raised walkways, footbridges, car parks. It will help to ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

The Heritage Alliance: Volunteer

Want to find out more about the heritage sector? Can you spare some time to help the Heritage Alliance. We are looking for someone who might be able to help for a week over the summer or perhaps one day a week over a longer period.  You will have experience of a wide range of tasks and we will try and accommodate your interests.

Please send a CV and details of your availability to policy@theheritagealliance.org.uk.

If you previously applied but we were unable to host you at the time please apply again.

National Trust: Design Guide intern – Minimising our Water Footprint

This role will write case studies on projects that have minimised our water footprint – rainwater harvesting to water source heat pumps and sustainable sewage treatment. It will help ensure that the learning points from these case studies are shared throughout the organisation.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th September 2017. Interviews will be conducted in early October with the internship due to begin in November, based in Swindon.

Find out more.

CIfA Historic England Training Placements: Aerial Survey, Illustration and Zooarchaeology

Three new professional work placements are available, each for twelve months, under the Historic England specialist work based training programme. The placement holders will be employed by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) and seconded to Historic England for the duration.

Training placement in Illustration time in Portsmouth and Swindon

Training placement in Aerial investigation and mapping  based in Swindon

Training placement in Zooarchaeology based in Portsmouth

The placements start in late October/early November 2017, Salary £18,000 p.a.

These placements provide a rare and exciting opportunity to receive structured work based training in specialist areas of historic environment practice, and to be supervised and trained by highly qualified experts. Placements on this programme have been established to address particular areas of skills shortage in the historic environment sector, so career prospects for trainees are excellent.

A placement on this programme is for you if you have some experience within the sector through study, work experience or both, but have not had the formal opportunity to develop your skills to a professional standard.

How to apply: Download the full Advert and Job Description/Person Specification for the post you want to apply for from http://www.archaeologists.net/learning/placements

Details of how to apply for your post are included in the Advert with the title of the placement you are interested in. Be careful to look at the details for the correct post.

Applications must be sent to admin@archaeologists.net, putting the title of the placement in the subject line of the email, by 5pm on Monday 28 August 2017. Interviews will be held w/b 25 September or w/b 2 October 2017.

Heritage Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) and Heritage Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) in Stonemasonry and Wood Occupations

11 – 22 September 2017
Hereford

These Heritage SAP and SUP courses are for stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery resulting in the Level 3. The courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level Three in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). Courses are run from the workshop in Clifford on the Powys/Herefordshire border near the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. Practical sessions will give you the opportunity to work on local historic buildings including the stunning Hay Castle.

For further information and to book a place please email with your contact details:info@traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk  Tel: 01497 831125.

Heritage Building Traineeship

Chiltern Open Air Museum

We are an independent Museum and charity with a collection of 34 historic buildings, including a traditional working farm set in 45 acres of traditional Chilterns landscape.

Following a successful award from Heritage Lottery Fund for Skills for the Future, the Museum is pleased to be recruiting  a Heritage Building Trainee. This new training scheme offers high quality, paid museum/heritage work placements for 18 months and trainees will leave the scheme with a range of work-based training and a wide variety of heritage building and rural skills to support future careers in these areas.

The Traineeship

These traineeships require a practical aptitude for learning new physical skills and a desire to work outdoors in all weathers implementing those skills in construction, as well as a love of historic buildings and landscapes. The nature of the work will be very physical for the majority of the traineeship.

Individuals will be expected to work independently once they are deemed competent by their supervisor. They will also be expected to take on responsibility for themselves and their work where appropriate.

Find out more about Heritage Buildings Trainee here

Research Assistant for a Summer 2017 Pilot Study

The Anglia Ruskin University is seeking an MSc or PhD student able to assist with a pilot study on multicultural urban spaces in Wembley from 1st week of July (until end of August) 2017.

Responsibilities include field studies in Wembley for data collection and analysis. 

 Skills and Experience

  • Background in architecture, planning, cultural studies, urban design or urban geography
  • Experience of qualitative research 
  • Experience of conducting interviews and / or focus group
  • Knowledge of Nvivo software would be advantageous
  • Ability to travel to case study area (Wembley) for field studies. 

Duration: Temporary, 5 days per week for 9 weeks 

Remuneration: £13 per hour, 7 hours per day.

 Location: Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford Campus 

Contact Dr NezHapi Dellé Odeleye at: delle.odeleye@anglia.ac.uk or Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran: lakshmi.rajendran@anglia.ac.uk

 Closing date: 10th June 2017

Heritage Trainee (Metal Roofing) Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an 6.5 month (28 weeks) Heritage Trainee (Metal Roofing) placement with Manchester Company J. Hempstock and Co., Ltd., working on historic and new buildings across Manchester and the north west.

The trainee will work alongside a team of skilled specialist craftspeople with a particular focus on developing skills in conservation and restoration of metal roofing, and of the use of hard and soft metals in roofing, drainage, and other features on both traditional and new buildings.  They will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of specialist skills during the placement.

J. Hempstock and Co., Ltd., is a long established family business, currently working on the roof of Carlisle Cathedral.  Other recent projects include Heaton Hall, Queen’s Park Hall, and Manchester’s Victorian bath house.

The successful candidate will require his/her own transport, and may be expected to work away from home during the week on occasion.

Further information here…

Volunteer Conservation Cleaner

STRAWBERRY HILL House & Garden

Role Summary:
Volunteer conservation cleaners will assist the house team in the maintenance and preventative conservation of this historic property. Tasks will consist of regular hoovering, dusting of intricate architectural features as well as using other methods of conservation cleaning to preserve Horace Walpole’s gothic villa for future generations.
The work will vary greatly depending on things going on in the house, but volunteers will work independently or in a small team and should be willing to help out with whatever conservation needs are required.

Person Specification:
Prior experience with basic knowledge of conservation would be very helpful.
Interest in conservation of historic buildings.
Reliable and enthusiastic in the role
Able to volunteers as part of a team or independently
Reporting to: Laura Teale, Property Operations Manager
Commitment: 1 day per week
For more information and to apply please contact:
enquiry@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk 

Paid Training Placements for Students with BAME Heritage – Summer 2017

Are you interested in gaining skills and experience as preparation for a career in heritage?

We’re excited to be able to offer a number of training placements for undergraduates or recent graduates (graduated within the last 18 months) who identify as having Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic Heritage or mixed heritage (please see below for more information why).

You don’t necessarily need to be working towards a qualification relevant to heritage, but you’ll need to persuade us that you care about heritage.

Successful applicants will receive a training bursary of £300-£350 per week (depending on location).

Find out more here…

TRAINEE: NHTG Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees

NHTG Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees within Heritage Construction Work – One day Course

This one-day course is of interest to crafts persons – both trainees and supervisors, builders and professionals. Participants will learn about mentoring, which is simply about a more experienced and trusted person assisting or supporting a Learner or less experienced craftsperson to further develop their craft skills abilities. This requires the informed guidance of a mentor with a high level of practical skill and underpinning knowledge and experience. Less experienced, but skilled craftspeople can be trained and mentored to become a master craftsperson.

This course is set within the context of the theory and practicalities of conserving traditional/heritage buildings, and will be a useful addition for those studying heritage skills level 3 crafts diplomas and NVQ’s. This course will provide an excellent opportunity for the exchange of information and experience and will assist Learners to develop their craft skill, with the ambition of eventually reaching a status similar to that of their mentor. This course will also inform employers, who may wish to nominate either themselves or one of their staff to become a mentor to guide their developing team.

The course is presented as a combination of chalk and talk, power-point presentations containing relevant colour images, flip-chart for points of interest, Q and A’s and handout documents for attendees. Read the full programme here

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

The Churches Conservation Foundation makes awards of between £500 and £1000 in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

Deadline for applications: Monday 15th May 2017.

Find out more.