Hello – this is the first post of 2016 from me, but expect a few more to come in the next couple of weeks to do with the current building projects on Eccleston Street.
Just over a year ago I posted about an exciting opportunity to gain paid work experience AND gain a heritage management qualification, all courtesy of the Prescot THI.
I’m back again to offer this same opportunity for another person who is looking to start a career in heritage management. The post is ‘Historic Environment Intern’ and the contract is a one-year paid training post at Knowsley Council. The Historic Environment Intern will work closely with me (the THI Officer), and the Principal Conservation Officer on all things heritage-related. The advert is here.
Our first Intern, Chris, completed his year with us and moved literally the working day after his contract finished with us into working for a firm of Building Surveyors where his knowledge of historic buildings (not to mention an MSc in Building Conservation) is coming in handy.
Our present Intern Dan (whose own guest blog posts are here, here, here and here) is over halfway through his time with us and in that time has drafted a conservation area appraisal and management plan, with one covering a further two conservation areas well underway, and has drafted a soon-to-be-published planning guide for businesses in Prescot town centre. Dan is also most of the way through his MSc in Building Conservation and Adaptation at UCLan – surely a career in conservation awaits?
Much like the present internship, for the next internship we are looking for someone starting out in the field of conservation who would really benefit from both the work experience and gaining a qualification in the heritage field, and can manage their time to undertake both with maximum aplomb. We’re looking for the person who would benefit most from the training, networking and experience to have the heritage career they dream of.
We feel that the qualification and work experience will provide a big boost to finding employment in the field of conservation. The job opportunities out there are becoming more and more frequent, but often require someone with both experience and a relevant qualification, which is where our Internship comes in.
The advert doesn’t give a starting date, but that’s because we are quite flexible and can fit the start date to follow on from any full-time course or similar that you might already be committed to. Ideally you would start in August with your course starting in mid-September.
So what are you waiting for?! Get applying! Closing date: FRIDAY 18TH MARCH