Battlefields Trust Jobs

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  1. TheBattThe Battlefields Trust is a national charity (No 1017387) and a company limited by guarantee (No 2786730), set up in 1993. is to preserve, interpret and present battlefields as historical and educational resources. Over the last twenty years the Trust has fought against development on or around battlefields in the UK and overseas. It has installed information boards to improve presentation of nationally important
    battlefields to the public. In addition, the Trust has undertaken research to better understand battlefields and developed contacts with academics working in this area.

    We are working on a programme of major projects covering battlefieldpreservation, presentation, interpretation, and development for educational purposes. We are seeking to recruit for several positions. Most of these are unpaid, and are likely to be of interest to someone seeking to undertake charitable work as part of a portfolio career or as aretirement activity. Currently we can only offer work experience ora showcase for expertise. Of course, if we are successful in ourfunding bids we may be in a position to offer project work in variousaspect of battlefield heritage management.

    PAIDWORK - FUND RAISERS

    Weare looking for fund raisers willing to sell advertising space or ourcommercial services on a commission only basis or obtain localor nationalcorporate sponsorship on a payment byresults basis within the guidelines of the Institute of Fund-raising.

    INTERNSHIP - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    We offer a two-three month internship for people seeking worki experience in Public Relations or public affairs. This is an unsalaried post designed to provide experience in the heritage and charitable part of the public affairs sector for two months. It would suit a graduate, or service leaver, at the start of their career with a degree in a subject that enables them to engage readily with this sector. The role is based at the offices of Cratus Communications Unit 5 Park Works, 16-18 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6BG

    VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BATTLEFIELD PROJECTS

    We are planning three substantial battlefield projects over the next few years . All of these will need volunteers to help to run the projects and promote them to communities.There may be opportuniites for project work

    WARS OF THE ROSES
    This is a project to extend the investigations started at Bosworth to cover other Wars of the Roses battles and sieges (upward of 15sites).


    MAGNA CARTA TRAIL
    We are members of the Magna Carta 800 Committee and plan to set up a Magna Carta Trail covering as many as possible of the dozens of sites associated with the battles and sieges of theC13th wars that led to the signing of Magna Carta and securedit within English government.

    GREAT WAR BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN – THE FIRST BLITZ
    The Centenary of the Great War is an opportunity to document, preserveand interpret the heritage of the world's first strategic aerialbombing campaign, the Germanair war against Britain 1915-18. This is potentially a major campaign which should be of interest to anyone with an interest in aviation heritage

    This might suit someon leaving the services and seeking somthing more than a hobby but less thna a career.
    Ifyou want to help, contact the Battlefields Trust viawww.battlefieldstrust.com - or send me a PM
     
  2. msr

    msr LE

    INTERNSHIP - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    We offer a two-three month internship for people seeking worki experience in Public Relations or public affairs. This is an unsalaried post designed to provide experience in the heritage and charitable part of the public affairs sector for two months. It would suit a graduate, or service leaver, at the start of their career with a degree in a subject that enables them to engage readily with this sector. The role is based at the offices of Cratus Communications Unit 5 Park Works, 16-18 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6BG

    Hardly a 'job offered' is it?
     
  3. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Or the commission only fundraiser. That's a blinder, even chuggers get a wage.
     
  4. This would be ideal for an injured service leaver. Is there any chance of passing these opportunities on to the PRUs. The unpaid posts could be readily filled as the soldier is still paid by the service.

    What degree(s) are required/suitable? And why do they need to be to degree level?
     
  5. What degree(s) are requ
    Probably a beancounter directive.
     
  6. As Dingerr says Would suit a service leaver especially one leaving on med grounds who,lives near a battlefield
     

  7. You and skid 2 make a valid point.

    If we were had a bigger membership base and better funded, we would be able to pay staff to manage our communications and raise funds.

    However, we are small and under funded and have to rely on good will and the other benefits in kind. For the PR Internship these include:-

    - The experience of working in the offices of a Corporate Communications specialist. Cratus, who have kindly agreed to supervise our PR Officer one day to day basis.

    - The opportunity to get a reference for working for us.

    - The opportunity to see what PR work involves, including attending the Magna Carta 800 Committee, All Party Parliamentary War Heritage Group and other bodies with which we engage.

    - The chance to network with potential employers. Our trustees, patrons and officers include people who employee people from time to time.

    - Experience of battlefield heritage management work which could equip them to apply for some of the paid posts which form part of our three big HLF bids totalling around £1m.

    We are offering the internship for two months in order to enable the maximum number of people to benefit from the experience and minimise the amount of unpaid work we ask.
     
  8. You and MSR make a valid point.

    If we were had a bigger membership base and better funded, it would be a no brainer to hire a professional fund raiser. However, we don't have the resources to pay someone a salary yet.

    Rather than just rely on the goodwill of our volunteers we would like to remunerate people who are willing to raise funds for us where this is appropriate.

    Please note that we are NOT offering a commission for chugging from the public.

    We can offer commission on our trading activities, such as advertisements sold in our magazine, or selling our services e.g. for tours of battlefields or as consultants in battlefield heritage management. These types of service are frequently sold on a commission only basis throughout the business world.

    We can consider paying someone willing to apply for grants and donations from grant awarding bodies or for managing fund raising campaigns. If someone wants to do this, we are willing to consider how we pay them - for results.

    This might appeal to someone seeking something which is more than a hobby but less than a career. Maybe someone with a service pension who would like to do something to help preserve military heritage and willing to do the dull, time consuming and stressful task of selling (fund raising) for money.
     
  9. Do Battlefields Trust actually do Battlefield Tours? Your website doesn't make this clear.
     
  10. We think we need degree level for the PR Officer, because the work relies on extensive written and verbal comunication skills and they will be expected to draft press releases with the minimum of supervision. We would be very happy to consider an application from injured service leavers who feel that they can demonstrate that they can undertake this work.


    Furthermore, The Trust is always looking for people willing to adopt a local battlefield which can be a route into becoming a battlefield guide. There are over 450 sites of battles, sieges and skirmishes in England and Wales. One of the keys to battlefield preservation is for their value as heritage tourism destinations.

    What is the best way to contact Personnel Recovery Units ? Is there are centralised point of contact where we can offer these roles?
     
  11. Don't dismiss those that don't have degree. Most SNCOs have good verbal communication skills with many producing a good deal of written work.

    It looks like a job I'd enjoy doing, I'd certainly breeze the verbal/written communication, though I don't have a degree. Judging by your website there are clearly directions that you can go and areas that can be developed, raising interest, funds and acknowledgement.

    For example one avenue I'd explore is to get military units to take a greater interest in, or even adopt local battlefields. As an Ammo Tech my second home is Kineton in Warwickshire and the site of the battle of Edgehill, it's well known in the area and amongst those who train as AT/ATO, but it's not known about in depth. Encouraging the military at Kineton to take a greater interest will raise the profile and provide greater protection against development. The military sees battlefield tourism as an essential part of service and provides funds for organised battlefield tours.
     
  12. Agreed. I think we would look very favourably on an application from someone from a military background who could demonstrate their written and comms skills.

    We have been lobbying to get more visibility for Britian's battlefields as tourim destinations. Our chairman has set up www.britishbattlefields.com as a commercial business for promoting battlefields and the services provided by local guides and battlefield societies.

    We would like to get the British military more interested in UK battlefields. We took taken 27 RLC on a battlefield study of Bosworth and Lichfield in March.
     
  13. The Battlefilds Tust is a Charity and not a Tour operator. It does offer guided walks to battlefields. Our schedule of events is here. The Battlefields Trust - Events The walks are typically free to Trust members and £5 to non members - though we will ask for donations.

    We have provided guides commerically on occasion as a fund raising activity, as we did for 27 RLC earlier this year. . While we can ask our members to occasdionally give up their time to lead walks free of charge, it is not reasonable to ask them to do so were this to be a regular requirement. Our chairman is setting up a commercial social enterprise to generate domestic and inbound tourism to Britian's Battlefields. www.britishbattlefields.com
     
  14. So as a charity are you not permitted to offer tours on a pay basis?

    Alternatively set up a tour operating business to provide for the charity.
     
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