Training the heritage custodians of the future
Throughout the four years of the Landscape Partnership Scheme we will find and make opportunities to train local contractors and interested individuals in heritage conservation skills. These might range from lime mortar work on historic structures to skills in the monitoring of red squirrels and woodland birds.
We will also be looking for volunteers to help us on many projects, from oral history recording and transcribing to path building or woodland bird monitoring.
All our training and volunteering opportunities will be posted in our newsletter and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Landscape and Heritage Conservation Traineeships
In 2014 the North Pennines AONB Partnership recruited two trainees who joined us in February 2015 on twelve month placements. The trainees are based primarily in Allendale, and support the Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme. Working with professionals from the AONB Partnership and partner organisations, the trainees are helping us to develop projects such as our Electric bike hire network, our Dark Skies Discovery work, woodland and river restoration and the Allen Valleys Folk Festival.
You can follow the adventures of our two new trainees on their blog ‘Tales from the Allen Valleys’.
Further traineeships will be advertised in due course. The most likely timetable for this will be a recruitment during the late autumn 2015. This is an office-based traineeship. The successful candidate will work a 37 hour week for approximately 12 months, and will receive bursary payments equating to the hourly rate of the minimum wage. Candidates must have their own transport.
Recruitment will be via north east jobs. Enter “Landscape and Heritage Conservation Traineeship” into the search engine.
For more information, please contact Andy Lees by email Andy Lees or on 01434 683517.