Category Archives: Volunteering

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!

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.

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 

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.

HLF: Board and Committee Vacancies

There are 12 committees across the UK, supported by our local teams. Each year we recruit to replace committee members who have reached the end of their appointment period. Chairs and members are normally appointed for three years in the first instance with potential for a second term.

East of England, Committee Chair and Member
South East England, Committee Chair and Member
South West, Committee Chair and Member
West Midlands, Committee Chair and Member
North West, Committee Member
Scotland, Committee Members

further details…

Penton Lodge kitchen – Research Assistant

Research assistant needed for Heritage lottery Funding for restoration of Penton Lodge kitchen.

Penton Lodge has an original kitchen in dire need of restoration and we are suitable candidates for Heritage Lottery Funding.  However, in order to begin our application we need assistance on all elements of this project, from researching other kitchens, contacting educational establishments to gain support, through to putting together the full application form.