Up to 160 jobs reported at risk at English Heritage Trust

Civil Society webstie 121217Civil Society reports that English Heritage is planning to cut staff numbers in a bid to be financially sustainable by 2023, and is consulting its staff on the restructure until 15 December.

Civil Society writes:

English Heritage is planning to cut staff numbers in a bid to be financially sustainable by 2023. The charity, which was part of the public sector until 2015, is consulting its staff on the restructure until 15 December. It says it expects to make around 4 per cent of its staff redundant. According to the charity’s latest accounts it employs 1,981 members of staff, so a four per cent reduction would mean about 80 redundancies. However, trade union Prospect published a statement saying 90 jobs could be lost, with up to 160 ‘at risk’.

It said the majority of the proposed losses were in the charity’s professional, management and specialist roles within visitor operations management, marketing and curatorial teams.

English Heritage’s statement said: ‘As a result of this review, it is likely that we will reduce English Heritage’s workforce by approximately four per cent. We are presently consulting on this with our staff. Decisions of this nature are never easy but we believe it is better to take these decisions now – from a position of strength – in order to ensure the charity’s long-term success…’

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