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Is this what you are looking for? NECT is recruiting people with spirited ambition to achieve transformational change.

Trustee Recruitment - come and join us

Notice issued 26th July 2017. We are looking to recruit three new trustees in the next six months and line up people who may be interested in becoming trustees in the future. Prospective new trustees will meet the Chairman and Director for an informal discussion and if selected, will be provided with appropriate induction and invited to attend the next Trustees Meeting this Autumn.

New Staff Recruitment - Assistant Director

In addition to the trustee recruitment, we are also looking to appoint an Assistant Director/ Historic Assets and Projects Manager. This is a new complementary position enabled as part of grant support from the Heritage Lottery Fund through its Resilient Heritage Fund.
The role is holistic and core business driven, contributing to a transformational change in the organisation and its future role: a bridge between senior managment, the organisation and partners, funders, clients and wider working relationships. The role will have qualities both of leadership and entrepreneurial management that will achieve effecting performance in an organisation that has an enviable track record and considerable potential.

If either of the above whets your appetite then you’re probably someone we’d like to become involved in what NECT will become over the next three years. We can send you more information but have a look at our website (before it too gets a complete overhaul) or look us up on Facebook and Twitter. The Director, Graham Bell, will be happy to have a confidential chat with you. Have a look at the full articles on our news page

NECT lands game-changer grant from the National Lottery!

Fingers crossed symbol and heritage lottery fund text

NECT has been awarded an amazing grant of £145,200 by HLF under its Resilient Heritage programme to give the Trust its biggest overhaul in 25 years. It is one of the first successful applications in the UK to this programme, so we're understandably thrilled and thankful to the people who play the National Lottery who have made this boost possible. To hear more about the story behind the news, please follow the link to our news page

North of England Civic Trust is a charitable organisation working across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. In recent years we have delivered nearly £10 million of projects, generating jobs in areas of deprivation and contributing to the local economy.

As a civic trust we champion public involvement in the processes that shape the environment, often working with local groups. As a building preservation trust, we tackle dereliction on the high street and in the countryside, from modest local landmarks to the rescue of nationally important heritage on the brink of being lost. As a consultancy, we provide independent expert advice to all those who need it, brokering solutions to sensitive development issues and securing the resources needed to convert liabilities into assets. As a charitable company, NECT is overseen by its board of trustees, all of whom work voluntarily, in their own time, for the Trust.

Staff recruitment - Assistant Director

Is this what you’ve been looking for? NECT is recruiting people with spirited ambition to achieve transformational change
Assistant Director / Historic Assets and Projects Manager
NECT has been around for over 50 years but we are going through transformational change and are looking for people who want to join us and achieve great things. Backed by a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Resilient Heritage programme, we are reviewing every aspect of who we are, what we do, and who benefits, so we’re looking for people who are entrepreneurial in outlook, committed to making a real difference to the causes they get involved in, and are up for a challenge.
The roots of NECT are in civil society and cultural heritage – the essence of what makes places special to people. That is still a key part of what we do but we are increasingly putting even more emphasis on people and how we work – sharing what we’ve learned and the skills we’ve acquired to support other organisations, avoiding pitfalls or reinventing the wheel. We have established a remarkable capacity for holistic planning of initiatives, from governance reviews and the fundamentals of organisational capacity, to options appraisals and feasibility testing, funding and budgets, risk management, business and project planning, and building in long-term sustainability. Learning through traditional skills and exploring cultural identity is something we’ve received European recognition for, but new areas for us are how places have a therapeutic value in social and healthy wellbeing, addressing barriers such as employability, and ways in which people get involved in things they value, such as community asset transfers and share issues.
If the above whets your appetite, then you’re probably someone we’d like to become involved in what NECT will become. We can send you more information but have a look at the rest of our website (before it too gets a complete overhaul) or look us up on Facebook and Twitter. The Director, Graham Bell, will be happy to have a confidential chat with you (07815 874423).
NECT is an executive-driven charity in that the Director and staff are responsible for running the organisation and are accountable to a board of trustees who oversee its governance and provide an array of specialist expertise, but who also represent the people we aim to serve. In joining the team you may have skills that are not obviously about the environment or cultural heritage but are about business acumen, value judgements, change management, innovation or the areas we should be working in but aren’t yet. This is not a benign role: the Trust takes on some awesome projects of its own alongside a surprising range of consultancy and public benefit activities. There’s hardly a place the Trust has not had some involvement with, yes, at very local levels as you’d expect, but also at national and European levels (we interpret ‘North of England’ very loosely…perhaps even our name will come under scrutiny).
A job description and invitation requirements are available on the website (www.nect.org.uk/news) but we’re really interested in someone who gets what we’re about and can realise potential. If that is you, get in touch, submit an expression of interest by 12 noon on Monday 14 August to the Director at graham.bell@nect.org.uk, be available for interview week commencing 21 August, and it could be you we get on board in September.

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We are currently fundraising for two of our building preservation projects - Warwick Bridge Corn Mill and Camp Farm, Maryport - you can read more about these on their project pages. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the donate button below. Many thanks.