The Beautiful Burial Ground

Beautiful Burial Ground Recruitment

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The Beautiful Burial Ground Project
Recruiting now…

Closing date for applications – midnight Sunday 25th February

What is the Beautiful Burial Ground Project?

This is a 4-year project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with the aim of generating information and data on the biodiversity, built and social history present within burial grounds of all types. The project will encourage citizen science and historical recording and investigation, feeding records and research into existing and new data systems which will be available to all. The project will encourage existing and budding heritage enthusiasts and recorders to visit their local burial ground and will work with under-represented groups to encourage and facilitate involvement.

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Project Manager

Salary: £28,485 per annum pro rata.
Contract: 4 days a week (29.6 hours) fixed term contract until end April 2022.
Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire.

To ensure the delivery of the Beautiful Burial Ground Project is within time, budget and scope. This role includes line managing the rest of the project team - Data Officer, Community Coordinator and Administrator.

The post-holder will work to inspire and support local, regional and national partners to undertake surveying of biodiversity, built heritage and social history and produce records that will enter into the project’s database system. The role will involve developing recording advice and resources, writing and overseeing the website content, documenting and publicising exemplar sites.

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Data Manager

Salary: £25,951 per annum pro rata.

Contract: 4 days per week (29.6 hours), fixed term contract until end April 2022.
Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire.

The role will involve working with the National Biodiversity Network Trust (NBN) to produce a customised view of the national species database, the NBN Atlas, which will present biological records known to come from burial grounds. Work with consultants to develop and ensure the smooth functioning of summaries to be created and passed to more than one external website in a way that highlights the key data, to provide local context and provide links to the full detail. The role will involve working closely with built and natural heritage recording groups to obtain historical data and encourage recording. It will also require developing creative ways to ensure the raw data is summarised for the public in a novel way.

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Community Coordinator

Salary: £23,398 per annum pro rata.

Contract: 4 days per week (29.6 hours), fixed term contract until end April 2022.
Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire.

The main purpose of the post is to organise the outreach activities of the project. This will include engaging with local community groups by providing advice, support and funding for volunteer training events, and activities for under-represented groups, across England and Wales. The post-holder will also organise, manage and deliver a programme of volunteer training events and activities for under-represented groups within Herefordshire and Shropshire. Along with organising 2 national events as part of the Year of the Burial Ground, the post holder will also assist with the production of support materials such as bookmarks, toolkits and short films.

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Contact Us

11 Drovers House, The Auction Yard, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BZ

01588 673041

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The Beautiful Burial Ground DVD

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The Beautiful Burial Ground takes us on a journey from the remote country churchyards of the Welsh borderlands to the large urban cemeteries of the north-west.

The unique stories of these special places and the great beauty and importance of the natural and man-made treasures is revealed. Here we  find historic memorials and monuments, veteran yew trees and  flower-rich meadowland contained within their ancient boundaries.

Caring for God’s Acre (CfGA) has made this film to help communities and others to recognise the potential for conserving, enhancing and enjoying churchyards, burial grounds and cemeteries. 

The Beautiful Burial Ground DVD can be purchased for £5.00 + £1 p&p.

If you would like to order a copy and pay via BACS please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you would like to pay by cheque please make it payable to Caring for God's Acre and send to 11 Drovers House, The Auction Yard, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9BZ

Funded by the All Churches Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund

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Legacy Giving

Remember Caring for God’s Acre with a Gift in your Will

Thank you for considering supporting Caring for God’s Acre through a gift in your Will.

Your gift can make a big difference by helping the charity’s core work, which is the foundation for our action to support burial and ground and churchyard conservation across the UK.

It doesn’t matter how much you give – we are grateful for all gifts, large or small.

What type of gift can you leave?

There are three types of gifts in Wills or legacies:

  1. A specific legacy consisting of a specific item of personal property
  2. A pecuniary legacy consisting of a specific sum of money
  3. A residuary bequest, which is the residue of your Estate, or a share of the residue, after debts are settled and legacies to others have been paid.

If you have already made a Will, a gift to Caring for God’s Acre may be added to your Will by way of a codicil.

By leaving a gift to Caring for God’s Acre in your Will you may be able to considerably reduce the amount of tax your estate pays or even remove it altogether. Gifts to charities are wholly exempt from Inheritance Tax.

Many people want to leave money to a charity after their death.

This is an effective way of ensuring that the causes close to your heart can benefit.

The process for leaving a gift to charity in your Will is relatively straightforward:

  1. You can create a charitable bequest by leaving details in your Will of the asset you wish to bequeath, and your intended beneficiary.
  2. You should ensure that your Will is prepared in accordance with the law and, amongst other things, it should be signed by witnesses.
  3. Upon your death this document will be read by your executors (people nominated by you to carry out your wishes) and they will act on your instructions.

Should you choose to give to Caring for God’s Acre you would require the following details:

Caring for God’s Acre

11 Drover’s House, The Auction Yard, Craven Arms, Shropshire. SY7 9BZ

Registered Charity No 1155536

A Will is an important legal document and you may wish to speak to a solicitor or professional Will writing service to ensure that the document is properly prepared.

When the time comes to write or update your Will, please consider a gift to Caring for God’s Acre. All gifts will go to further Caring for God’s Acre’s work of ‘Protecting wildlife, Preserving heritage, Involving people’.

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me Harriet Carty, Director of Caring for God’s Acre 01588 673041 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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