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Spitalfields, , E1 6AQ
United Kingdom

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The AHF appreciates that neglected buildings which are all too familiar in our towns, cities and countryside can, with a little imagination and a lot of enthusiasm, be rescued to become assets for their communities by people wanting to make a difference. The AHF has helped hundreds of organisations throughout the UK to do exactly that.

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Work with us

Work with Us: Current Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for:

Part-time Support Officer, North-East England
Part-time Finance Manager, London office based

Support Officers

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is expanding its team of Support Officers. We are recruiting a freelance part-time contractor in North East England to start in April 2017.

Home-based, our Support Officers assist local communities who are seeking to rescue and re-utilise a historic building which they value. The AHF places particular emphasis on targeting help towards supporting community enterprises that wish to set up and/or grow their businesses in historic buildings, particularly those that are at risk and/or transferred from public ownership. Working as part of the Operations Team, each Support Officer will take a proactive approach to tackling heritage at risk by actively seeking out new projects and new types of beneficiaries of AHF support, in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund and other partners.

For each role, experience of working in the heritage sector is not essential, although enthusiasm for the benefits of re-using historic buildings would be an advantage.

For the North East England role we are seeking a Support Officer with additional specialist skills in Communications, Public Relations & Marketing.

Detailed briefs for the post can be downloaded here:

  • North-East England Post - Brief

Deadlines, interview dates and venues are as follows:

  • North East England: deadline 26th March 2017.
  • Interviews 3rd April at the office of Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust, Alderman Fenwick’s House, 98-100 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6SQ.

Please email your CV and details of how you could meet the brief or job description, indicating which role you are interested in, by midnight on the deadline date, to Gavin Richards.

Finance Manager

We are looking for a part-time Finance Manager to support our work and to maintain the integrity of the AHF’s financial records.

You will apply excellent organisational and customer support skills to help ensure the AHF’s finance function runs smoothly and meets the requirements of our clients and funders. You will ideally possess significant experience in financial accounting at a senior level and you will be appropriately qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA). In return, you will enjoy the opportunity to have real strategic input as part of a diverse role within an organisation that strives to impact small organisations in the voluntary sector.
Above all, you will be committed to our values and objectives and be willing to develop your knowledge of the context in which we operate.
The post is for two days per week and therefore is ideally suited to a professional who is either coming back to work part-time from a career break or who is looking for a phased move towards retirement.

Download detailed Job Description and Person Specification here

To Apply

Please send an up-to-date CV together with a covering letter that clearly explains your experience, how you meet the person specification and your interest in the vacancy to:
Ruth Johnson, Business Administrator at the AHF Office address, or by email to ruth.johnson@ahfund.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is midnight, 9 April 2017.