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. They are focal points for remembrance with the recent World War I centenary stimulating interest in them.
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 and Historic Environment Scotland.
The charity has an exciting part-time, temporary Maternity Cover opportunity for a Conservation Officer with initiative, enthusiasm and experience. The successful candidate will become part of the Technical Advice Team managing a varied and busy workload of casework and grants.
You will be responsible for the Trust’s activities in the South East, London and East of England regions. Technical advice is focussed on encouraging best conservation practice, delivering grants that support repair and conservation as well as initiating efforts to improve the condition of our war memorial heritage. The role can include providing advice based on photographs, working with other organisations to encourage protection or attending site visits. Close cooperation with colleagues is essential to ensure consistency and a shared understanding of approaches.
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 pro rata £25-30,000 depending on experience; a pension contribution is also made.
It is anticipated the role will start in August/September 2019 with a contract length of 9 months. Recruitment is being undertaken early due to the Director taking a period of extended leave between June and August so the Trust is seeking to make an appointment prior to that commencing.
For further details and a job description please visit www.warmemorials.org/vacancies 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 CO-MC19.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 2pm on Thursday 23rd May 2019
Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 3rd June 2019
War Memorials Trust is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.