Category Archives: Volunteering

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.