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- Heritage at Risk Project Manager: closing date 16th June
- Ecology Trustees (unpaid)
- Nature Conservation Administrator (unpaid)
- Conservation Project Assistant (casual paid post)
- Garden volunteers (unpaid)
- Volunteer Historic Building Stewards (unpaid)
£35,000 per annum, full time, contract up to 3 years. Based in Twickenham TW1.
The Environment Trust aims to inspire love of local places. We are an established landscape and buildings preservation trust caring for both the natural and built environment and connecting to people of all ages and backgrounds throughout south west London. We aim to enhance people’s lives through inclusion, volunteering and learning.
This is a new post and an exciting opportunity to forge diverse partnerships to take forward a range of specific heritage projects. We are seeking an experienced conservation specialist with a relevant degree or equivalent to manage designated heritage assets on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register or those potentially at risk in south west London. This will involve working closely with Historic England, Local Authorities, site owners and local communities. You will apply the ethos of ‘constructive conservation’ and make effective use of Historic England’s Conservation Principles. As an effective project manager with an eye for detail, as well as an inspiring advocate for heritage, you will be comfortable operating at a high strategic level. You will deliver our existing commitments in Richmond and Wandsworth to develop local participation in understanding and celebrating heritage. You will enable volunteers to develop heritage skills through offering training and advice and seek to develop sustainable funding for ‘Heritage at Risk’ assets. This post is an opportunity to drive forward conservation practice and policy throughout the Environment Trust's area of operation.
For further information contact Berny Simcox, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 020 8891 5455
Return completed applications to Berny Simcox, email@example.com
Closing date: midday 16th June 2017
Interviews will take place on Monday 26th June 2017 in Twickenham
Nature Conservation Administrator (unpaid)
Minimum two half days per week for three months.
Location: ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, TW1 2AR and working from home, with occasional requirement to visit nature conservation sites, schools and companies in South West London.
The Environment Trust is an established conservation charity for the natural and built environments, aiming to inspire love of local places. Our aim is to actively engage the local community in their environment by providing opportunities for learning and volunteering. Amongst other activities we work with local companies and schools to encourage both adults and young people to volunteer for nature conservation. We also provide placements for Duke of Edinburgh students.
In this role you will help to develop our energetic programme of nature conservation activities by building positive relationships with companies and schools in South West London. You will liaise with managers and senior school staff, working as part of a team with the Conservation Officer and other staff. You are committed to nature conservation, IT literate and an able administrator with strong networking skills.
This is an ideal placement for someone with interests in nature conservation and in making links between private, voluntary and education sectors.
To apply send CV and a statement no longer than one side A4 how you are suited to this role to Berny Simcox, General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information contact: Berny Simcox, General Manager, email@example.com
The Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames (the Trust) is a well-established charity that has been operating for over 30 years, supporting the natural and built environment. We inspire a love of local places by creating events and projects that awaken curiosity in unexpected ways. Together we champion the ‘yesterday, today and tomorrow’ of our local area.
The Conservation Project Assistant (CPA) would need to assist or run practical conservation volunteering sessions. This would include corporate volunteering groups primarily but might also involve helping with local school volunteering programmes or volunteering events open to the general public.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and be part of an experienced grass roots environmental organisation.
Download information pack below and contact Berny Simcox, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 020 8891 5455 if you are interested or require further information.
The Environment Trust Board requires trustees with professional expertise in ecology to:
Provide leadership in the development of the environmental education strategy referenced to national and local issues and trends
Provide leadership in the development of the ecology activities programme
Provide guidance on the development of new audiences including especially young people
Provide guidance and advice to the Board ensuring that ecological and environmental issues are given appropriate consideration
Contribute to the delivery at appropriate fundraising events
To attend 6 Board meetings a year. The schedule is issued a year ahead.
As required, negotiable with the chair, to meet the role
Contact Berny Simcox, General Manager, email@example.com, tel 020 8891 5455
Kitchen garden volunteers have created a garden (location map) tucked away at Marble Hill Park. This peaceful garden showcases heritage growing methods and plant varieties from the 19th century as well as more modern crops and methods. This volunteering opportunity is seasonal: there is a lot less to do during the winter and volunteering days will not be as frequent as during spring and summer.
In return you will receive mentoring and support with gardening matters and occasional trips to gardening curiosities! This role is ideal for anyone with a passion for growing and for the natural environment or just plain curious about gardening. No specialist knowledge is required. Contact our Horticultural Co-ordinator to find out more:
Or call Stephen James, 07984 732950
The Environment Trust is a long established local conservation charity with a long term aim to inspire love of local places. In order to do this we create heritage projects that awaken curiosity in our community so that together we can improve our local area. As a result one of our roles is to look after our built heritage. The trust is responsible for enabling access to historic sites across the borough of Richmond and since the recent completion of the restoration of Kilmorey Mausoleum it is time to open this site up to the public more often. At present our aim is to open the site on a quarterly basis. During this opening only the grounds of the mausoleum will be open, as the contents of the mausoleum itself are currently far too fragile for regular openings.
As a volunteer historic building steward for Kilmorey Mausoleum you will be required to fulfil a number of tasks
• Unlocking the site at the arranged time
• Locking up the site at the arranged time
• Welcoming and engaging with visitors and answering questions where possible.
• Providing visitors with information sheets
• Supervising visitors to prevent any damage to the mausoleum or garden.
• Counting the number of visitors per visit.
• Updating the heritage project manager on any issues which arise during openings.
• Willingness to learn about heritage – we will run a number of training sessions to help you develop your knowledge of the site – The mausoleum and its wildlife garden
• Good time keeping – to arrive promptly to open the site on time
• Reliability – to turn up when planned and fulfil the role requirements.
• Good team working skills – to work alongside fellow volunteers.
• Good communication skills
• Availability on occasional weekends is desirable