Heritage Learning Officer, North

36 hours per week
Home based - North region

We’re looking for a Heritage Learning Officer on a fixed term basis to engage and inspire audiences young and old to love our historic buildings.

Churches Conservation Trust works with communities to look after 357 historic churches, which are the perfect place to discover something new, whatever your age. They offer the chance to stand in the footsteps of our ancestors, create an inspired artwork, or even find out about fungus! These ancient, listed sites are among the most beautiful locations in England. 

As Heritage Learning Officer you will engage schools, facilitating and developing our offer of a wide-ranging Learning Programme, with engaging workshops which explore topics on a range of curriculum subjects from Art and History to Science and Engineering. You will develop and deliver inspirational and fun activities for families, engaging them in these special places. You will also develop digital learning content, help expand our learning offer and work with regional colleagues to deliver learning and interpretation projects at various churches.

The North region stretches from Cumbria and Northumberland to Shropshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire, so a willingness to travel across the region and beyond is important, to support the team and the wider organisation.

You will be an excellent communicator, highly organised, with a passion for learning and heritage. You will have experience of developing and delivering learning activities. You’ll also be passionate about equality, have a good understanding of safeguarding and an eye on current learning events, policies and legislation.

You’ll be visiting sites and schools regularly, maintaining and forging relationships and developing and delivering activities.

This role is part funded by Historic England, with funding from the Department for Education.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this role, please select the red ‘apply now’ button to begin your application.

You’ll be asked to submit a CV and a short supporting statement (max 2 sides A4) outlining why you’d like to apply and how you fulfil the person specification for this post.

Alternatively, if you’re not ready to apply just yet but would like some more information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9am on Wednesday 23rd November 2022.

The interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th December 2022. Please note that the interview date has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. 

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be offered an interview. 

If you have any queries about this role, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us. 

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are not a licenced sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to valid right to work in the UK being provided.