Heritage Activity Officer

All Saints Parish Church Sudbury

Region: East of England

Salary / Fee: From £200 to £200 per day (based on a 7.5 hr. day)

Job Type: Temporary Allowance of 45 days between January to October 2020 (busiest time expected February to September) to be worked flexibly in line with the demands of the project. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required within this timescale. Fixed term contract (FTE £ 52,000 pa)

Closing Date: 28/11/19

All Saints, Sudbury: Saving our Windows
The Parochial Church Council of All Saints, Sudbury are seeking to appoint a Heritage Activity Officer to deliver a programme of activities celebrating our heritage.

The Grade I listed parish church of All Saints, Sudbury is the oldest standing building in the town. It was rebuilt in the C14 and again in the C15 leaving the chancel from an earlier structure. At this time Sudbury was extremely prosperous and All Saints was one of three large churches in the town.
Falling into disrepair after being used as a prison the church was then altered and restored by the Victorians between 1850 and the 1880’s.
The stained glass east window of the chancel was installed in 1882 and is now in need of major repair and re-leading along with other leaded light windows. The repairs are part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund award that includes an activity programme to celebrate the history of the church and learn more about the building and in particular the Victorian phases of work and the east window in particular.

Main Duties
– To be responsible for the project activities, manage their overall organisation and administration and be a point of contact for the project
– The recruitment and management of volunteers
– The organisation of heritage related activities in partnership with the volunteers, local people, schools and organisations
– The organisation of workshops, talks, research and the creation of exhibition material
– To manage the production of a church guidebook
– To assist in outreach and marketing tasks, including website updates and the production of project material
– To write reports to be provided to external funders and for internal monitoring
– To monitor the success of activities delivered
– Any other duties as reasonably required commensurate with the post

Interested applicants should request an application form from Simon Dawson at: simonspiresheritage@gmail.com

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