The GardensTrust Vacancy

9th July 2016

Assistant Historic Landscape Officer (part-time)

£22,300 pro rata (potential for performance-related increase)

24.5 hours/week    Home based but with travel especially to London

The Historic Landscape Project supports and builds capacity within County Gardens Trusts in working proactively to help conserve England's historic designed landscapes.  It is a well established project from The Gardens Trust, with funding from Historic England. 

The post is challenging but the experience is exceptional.  You will work with a wide range of stakeholders, from CGT volunteers and Gardens Trust members, to Local Authority officers and those of the National AmenitySocieties and Historic England.  Your role will be to support the Historic Landscape Officer in creating networks, offering training, raising awareness, and growing skills and sustainability.  

The Gardens Trust is looking for a self-starter with enthusiasm, commitment, organisational skills and flexibility. An understanding of heritage and conservation is essential, and ideally a familiarity with the issues around conservation of historic designed landscapes.

Project funding is currentlyconfirmed until end-March 2017 but has consistently been renewed so The GardensTrust are looking for a candidate who seeks work for this perioed but with a desire to extend the post beyond 2017.

The post is part-time 24.5 hours/week.  The postholder will work primarily from home but will need to be available for regular meetings at our London office, and travel to other parts of the country will also be required. 

For more details, please visit www.thegardenstrust.org where you can download the job description and the application form.  Please apply by sending an application form and covering letter setting out whyyou are applying for the role to gardenstrusts@agt.org.uk.

Closing date for appications is Wednesday July 20th 2016. 

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