Beautiful Burial Ground Recruitment

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The Beautiful Burial Ground Project
Recruiting now…

Closing date for applications – Monday 9am 19th of March

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: £31,000 per annum pro rata.

Contract: 4 days a week (29.6 hours) fixed term contract until April 2022.

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire. 

Are you a self-motivated individual looking for an exciting new opportunity? We are looking for a Project Manager to galvanise a new team to deliver our new Beautiful Burial Ground Project. 

The post holder will work to inspire and support partners, interest groups and the general public in the wealth of biodiversity, built heritage and social history within burial grounds. The role includes the development of advice materials, website content and identifying exemplars. 

As well as ensuring that the delivery of this innovative new project is within time, budget and scope, the post holder will have the opportunity to shape its direction. 

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Project Manager Job Description


Data Manager (altered responsibilities due to new developments) 

Salary: £25,951 per annum pro rata.

Contract: 4 days per week (29.6 hours), fixed term contract until April 2022.

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire. 

This post is suitable for a degree of remote and flexible working, please contact us to discuss further.  

Join our new team and help shape the future of the conservation of burial grounds. We are looking for a person passionate about biodiversity and recording.  

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.  

The post holder will work with consultants to develop and ensure the smooth functioning of this system, links with external websites and the transfer of key summary data. The role will involve working closely with conservation and recording groups to obtain existing data and encourage new records. It includes developing simple analysis and other creative ways to ensure the raw data is summarised for the public in an engaging way.

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Data Manager Job Description


Community Coordinator - closed for applications

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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Community Coordinator Job Description

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