Join our Committees in England and Scotland

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Kresen Kernow
We're looking for eight new committee members who can help us steer a course for heritage.

    It has been so rewarding to support the National Lottery Heritage Fund, make a profound difference to heritage and culture in the UK, and, importantly, for people, communities and the environment.

    - Izzy Mohammed, current Committee Member for England, Midlands & East

      Guide our funding

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      Garnock Connections Landscape Partnership

      We are seeking:

      You’ll use your expertise to guide decisions on our grants between £250,000 and £5 million in your area and maintain oversight of smaller grants. 

      You’ll also discover a range of wonderful and fascinating heritage, including breath-taking landscapes, iconic landmarks, local treasures and community memories. 

      We are looking for Committee members who are passionate about putting people at the heart of this heritage.

      What some of our current members say

      Izzy Mohammed, Committee Member for England, Midlands & East, said: “It has been so rewarding to support the National Lottery Heritage Fund, make a profound difference to heritage and culture in the UK, and, importantly, for people, communities and the environment.”

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      The Colour of Love project, Nottingham

      Sue Beardsmore, Committee Chair for England, Midlands & East, would agree. She told us: “Seeing what heritage projects can do for people and places is extraordinary; exploring amazing landscapes, wonderful buildings and fascinating community projects is a true privilege."

      Liz Davidson, Committee Member for Scotland, told us that meeting others who are deeply engaged in heritage is a hugely rewarding part of the role. She said: “Being able to see the scope of exciting, clever projects out there and meet some of those passionate activists for their communities has been energising and fills me with hope for the future.”

      Creating hope for the future was also important for Neena Sohal, Committee Member for England, London & South, who said: “It’s a privilege to be able to support projects that will leave lasting legacies for future generations to enjoy and learn about our shared heritage.”

      Watch a short film recorded earlier this year featuring our Committee member for England, North, Stephen Welsh, for an inside look into what the role is like:

      What we are looking for

          Appointments are made on the basis of an individual’s skills and abilities, but we do take into account how each applicant would complement the skills and area knowledge of current committee members.

          For each Committee we are looking for the following skills and experience:

          England, Midlands & East

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          Smelting at Loughborough Bellfoundry.

          Committee members with experience of the following are particularly sought:

          • tourism and running visitor attractions
          • archaeology and historic buildings
          • land and nature

          We also welcome experience in the following:

          • financial planning and monitoring
          • risk identification and management
          • digital

          England, London & South

          As a priority, we are looking for members with experience in:

          • tourism and running visitor attractions
          • nature, land and biodiversity
          • historic buildings, urban landscapes and place making

          We also welcome experience of:

          • developing digital capability and engagement
          • community heritage
          • delivering equality, diversity and inclusion strategy within the heritage sector
          • environmental sustainability
          • corporate governance

          We would particularly welcome applications from people based in South West England and the northern counties of the area.

          Scotland

          The following experience will be valuable to the Scotland Committee:

          • Museums and visitor attractions
          • Community heritage including young people and excluded audiences

          Across all committees

          We are also looking for knowledge and experience in equality, diversity and inclusion across all three committees. This experience will be used to help us at The Heritage Fund improve our policies and procedures in relation to our governance and investment and help remove barriers that may discourage underrepresented groups from engaging with us.

          You’ll represent The Heritage Fund at openings and events, acting as an advocate for the value of heritage to modern life.

          How to apply

          Apply by 5pm on Friday 6 August 2020. Read more about the roles and apply

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