Author Archives: Carla Pianese

Seeking Trustees

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport wishes to appoint seven Trustees to the Theatres Trust board. The criteria applicable to all seven appointments are as follows:

• An understanding of and interest in the aims and objectives of Theatres Trust as the national advisory public body for theatres
• Able to facilitate communication between Theatres Trust, Government Ministers, the UK Parliament and the devolved administrations
• An understanding of and commitment to artistic and cultural landscape
• An advocate for Theatres Trust with an ability to actively promote its work to wider networks
• Committed to promoting cultural diversity and equality

More details here…

Bursary places for CPD course on Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs

Understanding and Inspecting Traditional Slate and Tile Roofs
A two day CPD course introducing those involved in the specification and inspection of historic buildings to traditional roofing materials and methods. Held at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle on 8 & 9 February 2017.

A limited number of reduced price places (£90) are available for early career professionals, students and unwaged attendees. Contact Pete at to book a reduced price place.

PhD Research Opportunities 2017/18

For its intake of postgraduate research students, the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment is particularly keen to receive applications addressing the topics for Art and Design and for the Built Environment.

Applicants are also encouraged to contact the supervisor(s)/contact(s) associated with particular projects and research areas in sufficient time in advance of applying before the deadline of 24th February 2017, in order to receive feedback on their proposal drafts. Contact details for University staff can be found at

See the Application Guidance here…

Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on Hadrian’s Wall

Doctoral Training Partnership: Assessing and predicting natural environmental impacts on cultural heritage landscapes: a case study on Hadrian’s Wall

The overall aim of the research project is to assess the vulnerability of tangible cultural heritage to natural hazards under a changing climate regime, demonstrating this on an iconic monument of international renown. To achieve the aim, the study will address the following objectives:

1. Review the state of the art in spatio-temporal landscape modelling and appraise the suitability of existing and alternative datasets of the Wall;
2. Construct fully integrated, coherent 3D time series for characteristic sites on the Wall that are at risk to natural environmental processes;
3. Extend the time series by predictive modelling of inherent natural environmental processes under different future climate change scenarios;
4. Interpret the impact of historic evolution and future projection on the tangible cultural heritage.

Find out more here…

14 fully-funded PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies

The Heritage Consortium (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 14 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2017.

The Consortium invites research proposals in and across the boundaries of the following subject areas, relating to Heritage:

  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Cultural History
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies & Popular Culture
  • Economic & Social History
  • Heritage Management
  • Museum & Gallery Studies

See application procedure and deadline here…

2017 CWGC Centenary Internship

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the brightest and the best young people aged 18-25 to join a new CWGC centenary interns programme in 2017.

The CWGC Centenary Interns will join the Commission for four months, based in France and Belgium, to welcome visitors to some of the CWGC’s most well-known sites. These will include the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ieper (Ypres), which will be the focus of the UK Government commemorations of the Centenary of Passchendaele: Third Battle of Ypres in July 2017.

Register your interest here…

GCI Professional Fellowship: Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Professional Fellowship is a three-year program designed to provide in-depth opportunities for practitioners to build and strengthen their skills and experience as conservation professionals, while working under the guidance of experienced GCI staff.

The 2017–2020 fellow in the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) will work closely with architects, engineers, conservators and scientists as an integral part of this GCI initiative to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage, with a focus on modern architecture. CMAI is organized around five areas of work that respond to critical conservation challenges as identified by the GCI during the first phase of the work: engaging with and supporting the profession; model field projects; historical, methodological and scientific research; production and dissemination of key texts and resources; and education and training.

See more details here…

Part-time Master’s Scholarships worth over £34,000

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

Two years part-time from October 2017

Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2017.

The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures.

It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.

The MSc is delivered in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Scholarship deadline: 20 January 2017

Find out more here…


There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company  Fullers (Builders) Ltd

The Placement will be initially based at the artist Turner’s house, Sandycombe Lodge, a listed Grade II* building in Sandycombe Road, Twickenham carrying out brickwork repairs, repointing and other work as required, followed by work other suitable heritage projects in the London area. 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. Fullers is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a wide portfolio of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum, the National Trust, various church authorities and many private clients in the London.

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 about  the scheme please click on this link 

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:

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:

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 :

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