If you work inside or use conservation services in England’s Local Authorities (LAs), please take a few minutes to help the IHBC guide English Heritage on the services’ most important skills needs by filling out our survey and by passing this link on to colleagues and friends.
IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ’This is a great opportunity for everyone who knows our work to help shape English Heritage’s local authority skills support. Early career conservation training in local authorities has been decimated by recent cutbacks, which makes it all the more important that you help us shape skills needs and priorities for the future by doing this survey.’
‘So please take a few minutes to fill in the survey, and help us shape a better future for conservation skills support and funding’.
Fiona Newton, IHBC’s Projects Officer writes:
‘What conservation skills should local authorities have? What skills do they have already and what might need developing? Whether you are a local authority conservation officer, someone working in private practice, an applicant or property owner or an amenity society volunteer now is your chance to let us know.
The IHBC is helping English Heritage look at skills for local authority conservation services, and we have launched this survey as part of that work. The results of the survey will feed into Heritage Counts 2013 on heritage skills, and help us understand where skills gaps exist. Perhaps more importantly, it will also highlight preferred ways of developing skills.’
‘The survey itself is short and simple, but the results are critical! It will not take much of your time while your contribution will help us make a difference!.
To help with this work please go to: LINK
To find our more about the issues and opportunities around skills in the sector come to the IHBC’s Annual School in June: http://ihbc.org.uk/carlisle2013/