Heritage Trust Network is pleased to announce that, thanks to Historic England
funding, it is looking to fill the exciting new role of Development Officer for
Job Title: Heritage Trust Network Development Officer
Salary Scale: c£30,000 per annum
Reporting to: Day to day line management by Heritage Trust Network Chair
Holidays: 24 days per annum plus 8 Public Holidays
Pension: Automatic Enrolment into a NEST Pension Scheme or another
Note: The post holder will be formally based at the Birmingham Head
Quarters’ of Heritage Trust Network though most work
undertaken will be of a mobile nature
The Heritage Trust Network (previously UK-APT) is the umbrella organisation of notfor-
profit organisations and individuals working to regenerate heritage assets for
communities. HTN provides support and guidance to its members through online
resources, fortnightly newsletters, regular area meetings and its annual conference.
HTN currently has a centrally based membership officer and six volunteer area
representatives across England.
The Development Officer post has been proposed as an enabling three year-long
English focussed initiative to better support and connect with those who are
engaged, concerned and proactive about the need to look after and address the
repairs, conservation and saving of historic buildings and sites in England.
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the long-term sustainability and
resilience of the organisation by way of growing income streams, improved services
and partnership working. There will be strong emphasis on growing the membership
of Heritage Trust Network whilst building strong collaborations with others in the
The post holder will be required to:
1. Grow the HTN membership – establishing a larger and more robust core
income for the organisation and broadening participation in the network. The
post holder will also ensure that the services and communications for members
are maintained to a high standard as the membership grows and advise
trustees of any further investment required.
2. Promote the work of HTN and of its English members with a view to attracting
new legacies and fundraising.
3. Explore the potential of HTN to offer commercial packages and services that
would be of benefit to the wider membership
4. Increase the number of regular activities to strengthen the HTN network in
England, particularly in areas currently under-represented with the aim of
increasing membership thereby improving the resilience of HTN
5. Manage the HTN referral service by offering approved mentor support to
members through a targeted referral service.
6. Carry out research for the England specific areas of the digital toolkit to
understand the needs of the HTN England membership and to ensure suitable
signposting to available services.
7. Build collaborative partnerships with others in the sector by way of a series of
Memorandum of Understanding agreements in order to share resources and
explore joint projects.
8. To help will champion the repair and conservation of historic buildings and
their environments in England.
Requirements of the post:
• The ideal candidate will have project delivery experience and a broad-based
interest in historic building/ built environment matters.
• The candidate will have excellent people skills.
• The candidate will be a self-starter, well organised and fully able to keep
records in order.
• They must be able to work with a diverse range of people ranging from
professionals and funders to volunteers and community stakeholders.
• It is desirable that the candidate has experience of maintaining and
contributing to a Wordpress website, including the use of tags and Vimeo links,
and a good knowledge of Twitter and Facebook.
• Essential to the post will be the ability to scope out funding opportunities and
apply for, and manage, grant funding.
• An understanding of finance (using Excel) is desirable as is the role of
communicating with the Heritage Trust Network central finance co-ordinator.
• Writing minutes of various meetings as required.
• Representing HTN in meetings with statutory bodies, institutions etc.
• Occasional public speaking and media appearances.
• Working with community groups and other non-professional assemblies in
discussing and stimulating awareness of England’s built heritage.
• Assisting with advice for others’ projects development and advice work
associated with building projects as and when required.
Qualifications: Degree or equivalent qualification or demonstrable track record of
Miscellaneous: Current full driving license. A car is not provided. A mileage
allowance is payable.
Timing of the post: Period to undertake this 3-year initiative to be commenced May
2017 to April 2020.
Application deadline: Midnight on Friday 28th April 2017. Interviews are likely to
take place during the first week in May.
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org providing your cv and expression of