War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve all war memorials within the UK.
The UK’s estimated 100,000 war memorials come in all shapes, sizes and forms from stone cenotaphs to brass plaques, stained glass windows to hospitals, timber lychgates to fabric flags. With the centenary of the end of World War I approaching their role as focal points for remembrance will be particularly significant.
War memorials remain the responsibility of communities with councils, churches, veteran’s groups, civic societies and schools just some of the organisations involved. War Memorials Trust supports local custodians across the country manage these heritage assets as well as facilitating appropriate repair and conservation projects through its grant schemes which are funded by public donations alongside contributions from partner organisations such as Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and government.
The charity has an exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer with initiative, enthusiasm and experience to join the organisation as it moves from marking the centenary of World War I into the post centenary period. The successful candidate will become part of the Team managing a varied and busy workload ranging from general enquiries to grants. You will help the charity evolve its strategy for the post-centenary period identifying future priorities and approaches to delivering the Trust’s objectives to protect and conserve war memorials across the UK. Based in the London office you will liaise with colleagues around the UK as the Trust develops its regional approach to delivering the Conservation Programme which includes casework, grants, site visits and outreach.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of the conservation of the historic environment, relevant legislation and the technical issues involved in the care and repair of war memorials. You should be able to provide advice and guidance to custodians and members of the public on all aspects of war memorials and their care as well as having the ability to act as an advocate for the protection and appreciation of our unique war memorial heritage. Membership, or evidence of working towards membership, of a relevant professional organisation such as IHBC is desirable.
The starting salary is circa £30,000, depending on experience; a pension contribution is also made.
For further details and a job description please APPLY ONLINE or contact the Director, Ms Frances Moreton, at 14 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0QP, 0300 123 0764, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote ref CO18/IHBC.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 16th April 2018
Interviews will be held Wednesday 25th April 2018
War Memorials Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.