Historic Environment Forum Manager

Policy Vacancies

Are you passionate about the heritage sector? Do you want to facilitate the future of collaboration across important issues facing the sector? The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) is seeking an outstanding person to manage the Forum and its Steering Group. HEF is a Historic England-funded …

The Threat to Ukraine’s Heritage – An Open Letter

Policy News

The Threat to Ukraine’s Heritage. An Open Letter sent to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Olga Borisovna Lyubimova. The full letter is available to download via the links here in PDF format in English, Ukrainian and Russian. To the Minister of Culture …

Heritage Heroes Awards 2021

Policy News

Two Heritage Heroes have been recognised for their exceptional service to the UK’s heritage sector. Volunteers are vital for the protection of England’s heritage. From caring for rural heritage sites to engaging the next generation of visitors, volunteers’ skills, passion, and commitment are the backbone …

Levelling Up White Paper – Summary for Heritage

Policy News

The UK Government has published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper. The White Paper sets out various next steps for Government activity, as well as summarising activity across departments related to the Levelling Up agenda. The White Paper sets out 12 ‘National Missions’ for Levelling Up, …

Save The Date: Heritage Day 2022

Policy Events, News

The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day will be taking place over 9 and 10 March 2022. Please save the dates and look out for further information about this year’s event and how to book on in Heritage Update, on our social media channels and on …

Nominate a Heritage Hero!

Policy News

Nominations are open for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards 2021, which celebrate the incredible contribution of volunteers across the sector. You can download this form to nominate someone you think has made an especially positive impact this year. In addition to our yearly Heritage Hero award, there …

‘Levelling Up’: What Does it Mean for Heritage?

Policy Events

The Heritage Alliance’s 2021 Heritage Debate will be taking place on 30 November from 10am-12pm and will tackle the topic of ‘levelling up’ and what it means for heritage. This event will provide an opportunity for heritage professionals to discuss the role that the sector can help play in …

Blog: Culture & Heritage at COP26

Policy News

A blog from the Deputy Chair of the Heritage Alliance and Historic Environment Director at the National Trust, Ingrid Samuel, on her experiences at COP26. “How was your COP?” is the question you get asked with increasing frequency as the second and final week of …

Announcing Our New Chair

Policy News

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to announce that Pam Alexander OBE has agreed to be our new Chair from 4 November 2021.  Pam has many years’ experience of leading strategies and schemes in economic development and urban regeneration and was CEO of English Heritage from …

Diversity & Accessibility in the Heritage Sector – Share Your Views

Policy News

We are working to better understand Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Heritage sector through two UK-wide surveys (linked below). We encourage as many organisations as possible to complete both surveys and ask that you please pass the details on to your colleagues and contacts across the sector- we …

Heritage-led Regeneration and Cultural Placemaking

Policy News

This blog has been written by Jason Jones-Hall, Project Director of Pioneering Places – the largest of the Great Place Schemes, jointly funded by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Levelling-up and Pioneering Places Through both emerging national policy and complementary public funding …