Jobs at The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Our job opportunities contribute to genuine and lasting change for people and communities across the UK.

If you are excited about helping to make heritage inclusive and accessible to all, we want to hear from you.

Like the projects we fund, our staff are based across the UK. We have roles in investment and engagement, policy, strategy, research, marketing and communications, legal and governance, HR, IT, finance and more.

Find out more about the benefits of working with us and explore our current job vacancies below. We also post opportunities to join our boards and committees.

You can also read about our Values and Behaviours, which are central to how we recruit.

Could you be our next Chief Executive?

Role: Chief Executive

Job type: Permanent

Location: Any of our offices across the UK including London (with the expectation of a minimum of 2 days per week in London)

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Ref: GSe78047

Following the decision of our current Chief Executive, Ros Kerslake CBE, to step down at Christmas, we are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to ensure we can continue to safeguard and enhance the UK’s heritage.

This is a pivotal moment for the organisation, which is supporting heritage sites, attractions and organisations which have suffered a loss of income as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an opportunity for an outstanding person to make a huge contribution to the heritage of the UK and to our national life.  

We have partnered with GatenbySanderson, executive search specialists, to support our search.

For more information about the role, including details of how to apply, please contact GatenbySanderson directly.


A message from our executive team

Thank you for showing an interest in working at The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We are passionate about heritage, and we are also passionate about the difference heritage makes to people’s lives and communities.

We support all types of heritage in every part of the UK. That might include a local park, a stunning landscape, a historic building or a collection of memories. Each of these mean something and we help bring that meaning to life.

Here at The Fund we want to reflect the communities we serve and invest in. So whatever your background and whatever your experience, we welcome your application.

Our values

Four values sit at the heart of everything we do. We are:

  • Inclusive of all aspects of heritage, people and communities.

  • Ambitious for our people, communities and heritage.

  • Collaborative by working and learning together.

  • Trusted for our integrity, expertise and judgement.

They help us build success for our people as well as for heritage, communities and the environment. 

We recruit based on these four values and a set of linked behaviours. Our job adverts reflect these, and if you attend an interview, we will ask how you have demonstrated them previously.

Our values and behaviours make The National Lottery Heritage Fund a great place to work. We very much hope you can join us. 

Best wishes and good luck with your application.

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