News and Sector Vacancies

This page allows you to explore the latest heritage sector news – including announcements from The Heritage Alliance and other sector organisations, and round-ups of the latest developments in government and Parliament. It also features the latest heritage vacancies, which are updated on a fortnightly basis.


Please note that this page is still under construction, and not all sections below are currently updated on a regular basis. However, we upload new Heritage Sector Vacancies every fortnight. Our free fortnightly sector digest Heritage Update offers a regular update of current news and events from across the heritage sector, and we recommend subscribing to that newsletter for the latest information.


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Heritage Update is our fortnightly newsletter and sector digest, showcasing the latest developments from Government, Parliament, and across the heritage sector. In each issue, we share key news, jobs, consultations, and events and courses for sector professionals. Want to share your news/courses/events/jobs with us? Follow this link to find out how.

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Heritage Sector Vacancies

Haverfordwest Heritage – CEO

February 29, 2024

Haverfordwest is the central town in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, boasting a large number of 18th and 19th century buildings. With approximately 350 listed buildings, the town centre contains one of the most densely concentrated coll...

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News from The Heritage Alliance

Join our Board of Trustees

January 25, 2024

Are you passionate about our diverse cultural and natural heritage and the forward-facing role it could play in enriching places and communities for everyone? Do you want to make a difference by supporting the people who care for heritag...

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Heritage Sector News

February 29, 2024Vacancies,

Haverfordwest Heritage – CEO

Haverfordwest is the central town in Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales, boasting a large number of 18th and 19th century buildings. With approximately 350 listed buildings, the town centre contains one of the most densely concentrated coll...

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Government News

DLUHC Announces Long Term Plan for Housing

July 24, 2023

We break down the new planning announcement and examine what it could mean for heritage Today the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, set out plans for regeneration, ...

Machinery of Government Change – 07.02.23

February 7, 2023

Today (Tuesday 7th February), Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a Machinery of Government Change including the creation of a new government department focused on energy security. As a result, the King has approved the creation of four...

Autumn Statement 2022 – Our Summary for Heritage

November 17, 2022

The Heritage Alliance’s summary of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, delivered 17 November 2022. Today (Thursday 17th November), the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has announced the Government’s Autumn budget, their plan for stabilising the...

Our Summary of the Recent Planning Announcements

July 29, 2021

At a ‘Building Beautiful Places’ event on 20 July, the Government launched new planning measures, through which it aims to improve local infrastructure, help the environment, champion neighbourhood design and boost health and wellbeing a...

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Parliamentary News

Debate on DCMS Spending

March 11, 2021

Yesterday, there was a debate in the House of Commons on DCMS spending. You can read the full debate here. There was agreement that the budget had brought some welcome initiatives and that the Culture Recovery Fund was to be welcomed,...

Environment Bill

January 29, 2021

The Environment Bill was due to have its report stage and third reading this Tuesday, but the government announced that the bill will again be delayed. It is now expected to return early in the next Parliamentary session and become law “...

Environment Bill

January 8, 2021

The Environment Bill is scheduled to report to the House of Commons on 2 December 2020. We continue to advocate for some small changes to the legislations to include the historic environment in the provisions for the Bill. You can see ou...

Fisheries Bill Receives Royal Assent

January 8, 2021

Last week, the Fisheries Bill received Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament. The Fisheries Act 2020 gives the UK full control of its fishing waters for the first time since 1973. The Alliance is pleased the new Fisheries Act incl...

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