Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust is the charity that cares for England and Wales’ legacy of 200-year-old waterways, holding them in trust for the nation forever.

The Trust is among the UK’s biggest charities, with responsibility for 2,000 miles of canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings.

As part of our commitment to the long-term maintenance and restoration of the waterways, we are looking to recruit 14 Waterways Heritage Trainees to be based around the country.

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The Planning Awards 2014

The Planning Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in planning work by local authorities, consultants, developers, lawyers, voluntary and neighbourhood groups and all the other key players in the planning system.

The Early Bird entry deadline is 27th August.

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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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Skills for the Future Internship

This exciting opportunity funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme and West Dunbartonshire Council allows two successful applicants to gain a professionally recognised heritage qualification whilst undertaking paid work. This is also an excellent opportunity to gain new skills in heritage venue operations, including working with school groups and the general public as well as working with historical artefacts. This is a post that will work in various venues across West Dunbartonshire and as well as experiencing a number of professional specialisms, a challenging yet rewarding post. 

Deadline: 20 July 2014 at 23:55

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