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The Heritage Alliance is run on a day-to-day basis by a small, professional Secretariat. The Secretariat is overseen by a Board of Trustees, comprised of senior representatives from our membership base. The Alliance secretariat employs two full-time members of staff, alongside a part-time office manager, a Historic Religious Building Alliance Volunteer and a Giving to Heritage Project Officer.

Policy and Communications Officer

Start date: as soon as possible.
Place of work: The Heritage Alliance, Clutha House, 10 Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1P 3AY
Reporting to: The Chief Executive, Kate Pugh
Hours per week: 35 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays (excl 1 hour lunch)
Salary: c. £27,000 p.a. This is a permanent post with a six month probationary period.
Holiday entitlement: 24 days p.a. plus public holidays, plus the period between Christmas and New Year.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 16 November 2015 with interviews expected on Friday 27 November.

Do you want to work at the heart of heritage policy? The Heritage Alliance – the heritage sector’s advocacy body – is seeking an outstanding person to take up the key role of Policy and Communications Officer. The successful candidate will join the Alliance’s small, busy team based in offices just off Parliament Square, Westminster, at the centre of the political hub.

This is a dynamic role requiring a proactive, reliable self-starter. Reporting to the Chief Executive and Board of Trustees, the role incorporates a wide range of communications, public affairs and policy tasks. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong writing and editorial skills with excellent communication skills. Good administrative skills, including technical website competence, are essential. 

Experience working with the media, managing events and meetings is desirable. Whilst a demonstrable interest in heritage policy is important, direct experience across heritage policy areas is not essential; the successful candidate will possess the skills needed to quickly acquire technical knowledge. Similarly, a good understanding of the independent heritage movement is desirable but not essential at this stage.

Please email your completed application form with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying for the post to Kate Pugh, Chief Executive, to arrive by 12 noon 16 November 2015. We will only consider completed applications. CVs will not be accepted.

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