Job Opportunities

Heritage Sites across Leicestershire: Heritage Volunteering Officer

Closing date: 25th October
Job type: Permanent, 18.5 hours per a week.
Salary: £20,522

To recruit, supervise and manage volunteers engaged in supporting service activity at LCC heritage sites; 1620s House and Garden, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and the Century Theatre.


• Must have a passion for and understanding of volunteering within culture and heritage in local communities.

• Experience of supporting volunteers following local and national good practice principles, project management and development, supporting people from diverse backgrounds and sound partnership development skills.

• Will involve travel between all sites mentioned.

• Hours of work will be determined by volunteering activity.

This post is a regulated activity requiring a barred list check.

For Informal enquiries please contact Amanda Hanton on 0116 305 3422 or email

Doddington Hall and Garden: Tapestry Conservator

Closing date: 23rd October
Job type: Fixed Term
Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience

As part of an innovative HLF funded project (‘See, Sew, Save the Doddington Tapestries’) run by the Doddington Hall Conservation Charity, an number of opportunities have arisen to join a team working on the conservation of a set of C17 Flemish tapestries. The tapestries were cut up and nailed to the walls in 1762. By the C21 the tapestries were filthy and in desperate need of conservation. In 2014 they were removed from the walls and cleaned. Conservation is now taking place on site, in the Drawing Room at Doddington Hall, near Lincoln.

The post holder(s) will undertake full conservation treatment of the tapestries, following agreed conservation practice with advice as necessary from a Conservation Consultant. You will at times be working on public view and may be required to explain and demonstrate the conservation process. You will assist with the supervision of Tapestry Conservation Interns and Work Experience students. You will be part of a team of 3-4 people and depending on your experience may be the team-leader

There may be a possibility of on-site accommodation.

For more information and to apply click

Creswell Crags: Volunteer and Audience Development Coordinator

Closing date: 17th October
Job type: Full time, Fixed term till March 2018
Salary: £21,000 

We are looking for an enthusiastic people manager with excellent motivational and public presentation skills to build our volunteer team at Creswell Crags and spread our message to the wider public.  This is a great opportunity to help develop this vital part of our activity at this world-famous Ice Age archaeological site and visitor centre and museum.  It is a key part of our ‘Rural Resilience’ project, funded by Arts Council England. 

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Friday 21st October. Click here for more information.

Creswell Crags: Fundraising and Communications Manager

Closing date: 17th October
Job type: Full time, Fixed Term till March 2018
Salary: £22,500

Our new Fundraising and Communications Manager will be a vital member of the Creswell Crags management team, proactive in chasing external funding, and with experience in successful fundraising.  You will have superb communications and public relations skills, with experience in design for print, website and social media management.  This post is a key part of our ‘Rural Resilience’ project, funded by Arts Council England.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Thursday 20th October. Click here for more information.

National Trust: Volunteer and Visitor Experience Manager 

Closing date: 16th October
Job type: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £21,137

As Visitor Experience and Volunteering Manager you‘ll be an experienced leader of people and have been responsible for a visitor-focused operation previously. You’ll love being a positive role model and are naturally able to inspire your team to deliver exceptional customer service. You’ll be joining the team at The Workhouse, Southwell, at an exciting time for the property.

To find out more click here.

Friends of The Cromford Canal: Volunteer Recruitment Worker

Closing date: 24th October, 12 noon
Job type: 6 hours a day for 2 days a week, for 40 weeks
Salary: £7.40 per hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help us strengthen our team of dedicated volunteers. You will be working for the ‘Friends of the Cromford Canal’ ensuring the historical narrow boat ‘Birdswood’ and Leawood Pumphouse attracts volunteers in sufficient numbers and with appropriate skills to enable the business to remain viable, adapt and expand into new areas.

You will liaise with team members and managers to identify current and projected staffing requirements identifying risks to the business and operations. You will plan to plug these gaps, lighten the workload of key staff and build stronger teams by attracting new volunteers and retaining existing volunteers.

You will engage partner organisations and manage mutually beneficial relationships to ensure they understand the strategic aims of the organisations you represent. You will develop the use of university intern programmes, college work placements, return to work schemes, etc.

You will attract potential volunteers by creating, developing and maintaining recruitment campaigns and representing the organisations at events promoting the benefits of volunteer work for both the volunteer and the organisations.

For a copy of the Job Description and details on how to apply please email your details to To discuss this position in more detail please contact the Operations Manager on 07552 055455.

Chatsworth House: Outdoor Education Officer

Closing date: 20th October
Job type: Full time (during term time) Fixed term for 3 years
Salary: £24,000

The Ernest Cook Trust and the Devonshire Educational Trust are seeking to appoint a full time Outdoor Education Officer based at Chatsworth.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for outdoor education to deliver an innovative programme of curriculum linked visits that will utilise the delivery experience developed by the Ernest Cook Trust.

Applicants should have teaching experience, knowledge of the National Curriculum and an appreciation and understanding of the countryside and estate settings such as Chatsworth.

It is essential that you are a confident and inspiring deliverer, have experience of working with a range of ages, have good organisational skills and are a confident user of IT.

For more information and to apply click here.

Framework Knitters Museum: museum Manager/Curator

Closing date: 20th October, 5pm.
Job type: Permanent part-time
Salary: £25,000- £30,000 pro-rata

The Museum Manager will take a leading role in bringing our redevelopment and expansion plans to fruition.

At the same time, they will have day to day responsibility for the museum site, including visitor relations, managing and training staff and volunteers, marketing and promotional activities (including fundraising), and representing the museum to external organisations.

The role requires significant museum or heritage experience, strong leadership and management skills, and a proven ability to combine strategic planning with creative thinking.

Applicants should ideally hold a first or postgraduate degree in a museum or heritage-related discipline, although qualifications in business and marketing will also be considered.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Audrey Winkler, Chairman of the Trustees, on 01629 822681 or email



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