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Job Opportunities: Heritage Lottery Fund North West

Development Officer x2
£22,365 – 25,945 (prorated per annum for part time)
Manchester Office
The primary purpose of this role is to assist the Development Manager and the North West team in providing clear feedback and honest advice through HLF’s Project Enquiry service and supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of outreach strategies in the North West.

The closing date for applications is Midnight 20 September 2017 and interviews will be held in Manchester on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Potential applicants are invited to go along to the HLF offices in Manchester to find out more about working for HLF. An open session will take place on Friday 15 September at 3pm and repeated at 5pm (no appointment necessary) Please note this session is not mandatory and is for information sharing only – it will take place at Carver’s Warehouse, 77 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HG. Please contact us if you have any accessibility requirements.

To review the job description and to apply for this role, please complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the Person Specification.

If you have not heard from the recruiting officer two weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been successful.

For more details please visit the jobs page.


HLF Live Chat: Museums

Thursday 8th June
12:30 – 13:30

From the HLF:

In the past 10 years alone, HLF has awarded more than £830million to more than 1,300 accredited museums and galleries around the UK. We’ve funded institutions large and small – from national, to local authority, and independent museums – and contributed to the refurbishment of buildings, the acquisition of collections, projects to increase audiences and participation, and supported organisational sustainability.

But we know that it’s a difficult time for many museums right now, so we’re bringing together HLF staff and expert guests for a discussion about how best to use our funding, sustainability, and the future of your museum.

Join us on Thursday 8 June from 12.30-1.30pm to follow the conversation and ask us any questions you may have here.


Capital Development Network: Working with architects

Manchester Museum
Wednesday 29th March
10:30 – 12:30

Developed in collaboration with Heritage Lottery Fund during this workshop we will hear from Meneka Munroe, Museum Client Representative, Courtyard Project from Manchester Museum and Sam Johnson from the University of Manchester who will talk about their experience of working with architects and share best practice when going through a capital development project. The session is also an opportunity to hear from ARUP and us about our new U-Values publication.

To book a place please visit the eventbrite page.

If you have any questions please contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk

Job Opportunity: HLF London

Research and Evaluation Support Officer
Salary: £25,403-£28,655 pa, permanent, full-time
Ref number: SBD180816.09

The Heritage Lottery Fund is recruiting for a Research and Evaluation Support Officer to support the smooth running of the recently expanded Research and Evaluation teams within the Strategy and Business Development Department. You will be responsible for the co-ordination and support of programme evaluations, research projects and strategic initiatives undertaken by the teams and administration across both teams (six people in total). 

This will entail preparation of data drawn from various internal sources for research and evaluation purposes, supporting procurement and contracting activity, budget monitoring and some general office administration.

Closing date for online applications Wed 16 November (midnight).

Interviews will be held in our London office on 24 November 2016.

For more information on the post and how to apply visit:  hlf.org.uk

HLF Resilience Heritage Programme Launch

Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage programme will offer grants of £3,000-£250,000 to aid museums to strengthen their organisations, and build the capacity of their staff and volunteers to better manage heritage in the long term.

On Thursday 4 August via their website, HLF will be discussing all things resilience, to tie into the launch of their new funding programme, Resilient Heritage, which opens on 28 July.

They  will be discussing what this programme can fund, and how it can support organisations to build their capacity and undertake strategic change. With contributions from Anne Young, Head of Strategic and Corporate Planning, and Catherine Elvin, the Programme Manager, as well as experts and professionals from the heritage, and voluntary and community sectors.

Please visit the site on 4 August from 12.30-1.30pm to find out more, and ask your own questions about the new programme, and the challenges and opportunities for the heritage sector around governance, fundraising, business, income and skills.

Skills For The Future Is Back

Skills for the Future is a HLF grants programme for projects which provide paid work-based training placements to meet a skills shortage in the heritage sector and help diversify the workforce. Grants will be from £100,000 to £750,000.

In two previous rounds, in 2010 and 2014, our trustees awarded grants to 93 projects, investing £47m across the UK. To date, 40 projects have completed, over 1,700 trainees have been recruited and 1,300 of those have finished their placement.

On 24 June 2016, we will publish guidance and forms on our website when the programme opens to applications. There will be a two-round application process, with 29 September the deadline for first round applications.

If you would like to register for one of HLF’s information workshops then please book via Eventbrite.

If you experience any issues booking a place or you can’t attend a workshop but would like to receive an alert when programme guidance is ready, please email the Skills team.

For further details, please see here.

Industrial Heritage Conference 2015

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, Historic England and the Heritage Lottery Fund are together organising a Conference to mark the European Year of Industrial Heritage. The conference will take place in Manchester on 1st & 2nd December at The Museum of Science & Industry.

The conference will explore the theme of re-use of industrial heritage, bringing together the public, private and community sectors to debate key issues and showcase best practice.

  • Day One will look in to the role of the public sector in encouraging the creative reuse of industrial heritage and commercial opportunities presented by historic buildings, with a focus on creative industries, development and regeneration uses. It aims to connect with businesses, investors and local/national decision makers.
  • Day Two will explore opportunities to develop new uses and engage with commercial partners to leverage investment and funding with a focus on not-for-profit groups, community organisations, heritage sector partners and historic building owners.

Confirmed speakers for the event include Chief Executives of the three conference partners and Manchester City Council, international speakers from Germany and the Netherlands, senior representatives of DCLG/BIS, Sheffield City Council, Northern Ireland’s DoE, The Guardian, Second Home, Igloo Regeneration, Urban Splash, The Architectural Heritage Fund and several community-led organisations.

Further details and booking information is available here

Heritage Lottery Fund North West Committee Member Vacancy

We are looking for a new member on our Committee for the North West.

For our member role, candidates are especially sought with experience in:

  • the historic environment, urban regeneration and reuse of historic buildings 
  • promoting diversity within the delivery of projects and services to the widest range of people and including black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, young people and individuals with disabilities.

We also consider the geographic spread within our committee, aiming where possible to achieve representation of members across the region. Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals with a knowledge of the heritage, culture and networks of the Liverpool City Region or Central and Pennine Lancashire.  

The closing date for applications is Monday 28th September 2015.

For more information:
View our video where committee members talk about their roles:  Make a difference
Application materials  apply here
Visit our website for more information about the Heritage Lottery Fund http://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us

New HLF Online Community Forum Launched

The Heritage Lottery Fund recently launched a new general online forum which will act as a mechanism for asking questions, exchanging ideas, discussing common issues, sharing learning and celebrating successes. Whether you are interested in applying for HLF funding, have received an HLF grant, or work on heritage projects, the general forum is the space for you.

You can join in straight away by posting about job, training and volunteering opportunities related to your project, examples of good interpretation, how heritage education is impacting young lives, or start a new thread on any topic you’d like to discuss.

HLF will be hosting live chats on a regular basis on topics of broad interest to the Community. Recent topics have included Volunteering (13 August), and Fundraising (20 August).

For more information see the forum online at:


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