Hillforts Projects Manager, Beacons of the Past

The Chilterns Conservation Board

Chinnor, Oxfordshire
£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 26th January 2018  


Hillforts Projects Manager, Beacons of the Past (Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Salary: Grade 3 - £30,000 per annum

Fixed term: 3.5 years

Employer and work location: The Chilterns Conservation Board, The Lodge, 90 Station Road, Chinnor, Oxon OX39 4HA

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

We need a Project Manager to lead the delivery of our 3.5 year Heritage Lottery Fund Beacons of the Past Project. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to discover and conserve the region’s dense concentration of ancient hillforts and prehistoric chalk landscapes. The project will involve surveying and researching the 22 hillforts and fostering community and public involvement.

You will need a successful track record of managing large, complex projects in the archaeological or environmental heritage sector and must have significant experience of partnership working with a wide variety of stakeholders including landowners and managers, local communities, local authorities, statutory organisations and NGOs. The role will require strong relationship development and fundraising skills and a proven ability to complete tasks on budget and on time. The post holder will be responsible for line managing a part-time Landscape Heritage Officer.

If you have a love of archaeology and historic landscapes and are keen to help get the public more involved in discovering and caring for these special places this is an excellent opportunity.

Closing date: Friday 26th January 2018

For a job description and further information including how to apply please visit our website

For informal discussion about the post contact Annette Venters on 01844 355508


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