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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 & Communications Officer

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 & 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.

About The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is the largest coalition of heritage interests in England. Together its members own, manage and care for the vast majority of England’s historic environment.

The Alliance represents over 100 Members – major national and regional non-Government organisations, from larger bodies such as the National Trust, to many smaller organisations such as the Association of Building Preservation Trusts – which are in turn supported by well over 7 million Members, Friends, staff and Trustees. Find out more about our work here:

Application details

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 23rd August 2016 with interviews expected on Tuesday 30th August (tbc). 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
Hours per week: 35 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays (excl 1 hour lunch)
Salary: c. £30,000 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

Download the PCO Job Description and Person Spec [PDF] Download the application form [Word Document]

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 23rd August. We will only consider completed applications. CVs will not be accepted. Interviews 30th August tbc.