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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

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.

Heritage Science Scholarship

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announces Heritage Science Scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is funding a scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates accepted onto the UCL MRes in Science and Engineering in Art, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).  HRP particularly welcome BAME applicants as a currently under-represented group both in heritage science and within their organisation: they believe that there should be better representation of diversity in this sector.

Over the two-year period of the scholarship, this opportunity will involve spending time studying towards the MRes SEAHA at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and with the HRP Conservation and Collection Care department at Hampton Court Palace, developing skills in the area of heritage science.

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016. For more information visit thescholarships and funding pages of the UCL ISH website.

Young Church Architect of the Year

CHURCH ARCHITECTURE AWARDS OPEN TO NOMINATIONS

The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for their 2016 church architecture awards and for a new ‘Young Church Architect of the Year‘ award.

New church buildings and new designs in church alterations or extensions can be entered for The Presidents’ Award. The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) President. The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the Presidents’ Award paten and chalice. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.

See details and how to apply here.

UCL Masters Scholarships

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, offers 20 scholarships for MSc, MRes, MA and MArch students, each worth £5,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study.

The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications is 16.00 (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2016. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email in early August 2016.

All postgraduate students, including continuing students, can be considered for this scholarship, regardless of study mode or fee status. more…

Anthony Nutt PhD Studentships 2016

The Open University Business School invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting in February 2016.

Studentships are attached to specific research projects in the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership which are described at www.open.ac.uk/business-school-phd. The studentships cover tuition fees, a research training support grant and a starting stipend of circa £14,000 per year. These are full-time three-year studentships and candidates would be required to live in the UK within commuting distance of the Milton Keynes campus.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have a good honours degree at a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject, plus around 120 credits of advanced research methods skills or ideally a Masters in research methods.  more…

Trustees, Stanley People’s Initiative 

The trustees of The Stanley People’s Initiative are working to regenerate and safeguard the impressive early twentieth-century, grade II listed Stanley Halls, located in the heart of South Norwood, Croydon.

We will open them as public halls, reinstating the grand concert hall, art gallery and community rooms, and create an enterprise hub. A regenerated Stanley Halls could offer employment, training, community development, entertainment and an urgently needed focal point in the area.

We are looking for individuals with experience in business management, property development, events and volunteer management and fundraising.

further details…thestanleypeoplesinitiative@gmail.com

Volunteers sought

Sarahjayne Clements, the Royal Commission’s CBA Community Archaeologist, is looking for volunteers to interview for an oral histories project she is running in Swansea with the Young Archaeologist Club. They would like to record memories of the city and scan any old photographs that you might have. They are also interested in any First World War memories, photographs and memorabilia that you may have.

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Birmingham Conservation Trust – After over a decade of fundraising and a year of refurbishment, Birmingham Conservation Trust are delighted to be opening to the public the Newman Brothers factory at the Coffin Works, Jewellery Quarter, from late October 2014. This fantastic grade II* listed factory which made coffin furniture for over 100 years, will offer visitors the extraordinary opportunity to ‘step back in time’ and experience the factory as a ‘time-capsule’, set in the 1960s; full of original stock and machinery and with many a tale to tell!

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Doors Open Days – are looking for volunteers to support us in coordinating this year’s festival. We are looking for a Festival Production volunteer and an Online Marketing Volunteer. Apply now and come and join the team!

The Scottish Civic Trust seeks a Festival Production Volunteer and an Online Marketing Volunteer to assist us in coordinating Doors Open Days, Scotland’s annual nationwide festival of architecture and built environment.

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NTS – Volunteering makes you happy! Recent research has shown that volunteering significantly improves the happiness levels of individuals – what fantastic news! In recognition of this, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, we’re holding a competition: ‘Volunteering: the Key to Happiness!’ Read on to find out how you can get involved.

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BEFS – New Chair

The Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking a new Chair. As the current BEFS Chair, Professor Emeritus Cliff Hague, is stepping down at the next AGM and Annual Congress on 11 November, having served three years, we are inviting expressions of interest from potential candidates for the role.

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Cardiff University

Conservation Tutor

Advert To actively engage in the teaching of the MSc in Sustainable
Building Conservation within the Welsh School of Architecture. You will work under the supervision of a module or route leader.

As a 50% appointment, the post would be ideally suited to a candidate completing a PhD in a related subject area.

Closing date: Sunday 3 August 2014

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