Monthly Archives: June 2016

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 stating your preferred date.
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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.

Fully-funded Postgraduate Studentships available

School of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Please note closing dates vary for each PHD

ONE Full-time Masters Studentship Award starting September 2016. Closing date: 15/7/16. The award linked to the AHRC Heritage Consortium will provide funding to a high quality applicant. The funding will allow you to focus on developing high level skills and competencies for research and professional practice. The studentship will cover the course fee and provide an attractive maintenance award (£8,933*). The award can be used to fund a place on any of our Masters programmes: MA Archaeology; MSc Archaeological Prospection; MSc Archaeological Sciences; MSc Human Osteology and Palaeopathology; MSc Forensic Archaeology & Crime Scene Investigation.

THREE fully funded PhD Studentships starting October 2016 – £14,296* stipend for each in 2016/17. Closing dates: PhD #1 – 30/5/16; PhDs #2, #3 – 17/6/16

PhD #1 – Visualising the Crucible of Shetland’s Broch Building (AHRC-funded SCHC CDP studentship)
This PhD is a collaborative doctoral partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust. The project will compare three major multi-phase Broch sites on Shetland (Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof) reviewing original excavation archives and records associated with site monitoring, while capturing new 3D site/ landscape data (3D laser scans, photogrammetry). As a CDP Student you qualify for an additional £550 stipend payment per year. You will have an archaeology qualification, with a demonstrable interest in the archaeology of the Northern Isles and knowledge/ experience in 3D digital documentation practice in archaeology.

PhD #2 – Seismic mapping (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve the mapping and characterisation of the landscape of Doggerland. You will investigate the process of interpreting seismic geophysics of the North Sea bed and enabling it to be used as part of a series of computer simulations that will explore its floral, faunal and human inhabitants. You will have experience of either geophysics or large-scale mapping, ideally both. You will also have an archaeology qualification, ideally with some emphasis on prehistory.

PhD #3 – Computer simulation (linked to ERC-funded Europe’s Lost Frontiers project)
This PhD will involve using seismic, environmental and sedimentary DNA data within computer simulations of the landscape of Doggerland. This will focus on the natural resources available to hunter-gatherer communities and the processes involved with the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition.
You will have some experience of computer programming and either archaeology or anthropology.

In order to be considered for a studentship you must apply online for admission to the relevant programme of study is external) and supply a detailed covering letter which summarises previous relevant experience and interest in the subject. *Eligibility criteria apply to funding.
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For all Masters enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Secretary: or call 01274 234706.

For all PhD enquiries and to submit your covering letter please contact the Postgraduate Research Admissions Administrator: or call 01274 235949.
Closing date: Friday 15th July 2016

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.

PhD Studentship in Architecture, Health Science, and Biomedical Engineering

Applications are invited for a Government funded Interdisciplinary PhD studentship
tenable in the Faculty of Art, Design, and the Built Environment at the Belfast Campus
(jointly with the Faculties of Life and Health Sciences, and of Computing and

This PhD proposal examines the civic issues and efficacy of integrating assistive
technology solutions in architectural design for ageing populations as more holistic and
flexible processes. It examines the barriers and benefits for integrating devices and
spatial considerations at early stages of planning and development, and how these
environments are envisaged by the healthcare professionals, users, and development
stakeholders who influence the direction and funding of research/production in this fast
growing area.

Applications will be considered on a competitive basis with regard to the candidate’s
qualifications, skills experience and interests relative to the proposal, and will be invited
to comment on the project scope and key issues at interview. Successful candidates will
enrol as of 1 October 2016, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the
award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

If you wish to discuss your proposal or receive advice on this project please contact:-
Dr Saul Golden, Lecturer in Architecture, Belfast School of Architecture
For more information on applying go to
Apply online
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 8 July 2016
Interviews will be held during the final week of July 2016, in Belfast.


Members – Historic Environment Scotland

Appointment of Members to the Board

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to two Members to the Board of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

HES is the new lead organisation for the historic environment in Scotland.  A new public body which is also a registered Scottish charity, HES  role is to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment and to manage its collections as a national resource for reference, study and research.

As the successor to Historic Scotland, HES is one of the major operators of visitor attractions in Scotland, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles. HES has a subsidiary trading company,  HES Enterprises.  HES  also  has responsibilities as a regulator  and as a grant distributor, as well as an important  role in promoting the development of skills  , both traditional  and modern.

More information on HES , including the new Corporate plan , can be found on its website here.

We are seeking applications specifically from people with experience of finance, audit and risk who want to contribute to the development of this new organisation and feel they have the skills required.

This appointment will be for up to four years.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1 July 2016.

Young Church Architect of the Year


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.

Grants to support archaeological work in the City of London

CoLAT Grants

John Schofield, Secretary of the City of London Archaeological Trust (CoLAT), invites applications for small- to medium-sized grants to support archaeological work and related documentary research in the City and its environs, as in previous years. The grants will be for one year only from 1 April 2017, with a deadline for applications (with required references) of Friday 23 September 2016; CoLAT will meet to decide the grants in early December.

Application forms and guidelines for revised procedures can be found on the CoLAT website, which has been enhanced with examples of recently funded CoLAT research and other information. Guidance can also be obtained from

PAID internship opportunities

The Building Centre

The Building Centre is offering paid internship opportunities throughout 2016. Individuals will be given the opportunity to work in a vibrant part of central London where they can learn more about the industry whilst develop their skills. The Building Centre promotes innovation in the built environment providing educational exhibitions, events and news resources. The candidate will be able to work across these key areas of the organisation.

See key responsibilities and candidate requirements here