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…
STRAWBERRY HILL House & Garden
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.
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:
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).
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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