Heritage Joinery Bursary Trainee - Balderton, Newark

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Title Heritage Joinery Bursary Trainee

Reporting to Steve Key (Supervisor), Jericho Joinery

Base Location Balderton, Newark and various sites across the East Midlands

Bursary amount £900 per month

Period of training 12 months

Hours This organisation operates with Sub-Contractors who regularly work a 45 hour week, standard hours 7am to 4.30pm. Arrangements and flexibility can be made for the trainee.

The traineeship requires flexibility and it will be necessary to participate some weekends and evenings.

Holidays 22 working days per annum, plus statutory public holidays.

Background Information The Historic Environment Project is a 4-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide 21 bursary placements offering opportunities for trainees to gain a heritage related skill including traditional building and archaeology.

Start date: July 2019, exact date TBC


Who is the Traineeship aimed at?

The traineeships represent an outstanding opportunity to train the next generation of skilled crafts people.  This traineeship is aimed at those with a passion and commitment towards built heritage. Common sense and being good with your hands is an advantage but enthusiasm and desire to learn is the main requirement. Those who already have a degree of competency to level 2 in construction, joinery, conservation or engineering gained through achieving qualifications or through practical experience will also benefit from the training. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from people who are currently under-represented in this workforce such as women, people from black and minority ethnic communities or people with disabilities.

We are keen to attract people seeking to change career including those who have caring responsibilities.  We are able to provide a contribution to essential childcare expenses for those for whom access to care may be a barrier to training.  We will offer additional support and guidance to promising candidates who may not meet the trainee specification.

Outcomes from training

  • Achievement in appropriate training qualifications and accreditation, tailored to fit the role
  • Accreditation in "Understanding the Repair and Maintenance of Pre1919 buildings" Heritage module
  • CSCS Card registration
  • Increased skills and knowledge
  • Trainees will be taught how to work safely and will be taught about the risks associated with the project and how to avoid them.
  • It is anticipated that the following range of skills will be covered during the course of the placement:
    • Conserving or restoring timber based products in the workplace
    • Developing and maintaining good occupational working relationships
    • Confirming the occupational method of work
    • Working on conservation and restoration projects
    • Developing and demonstrating a range of conservation skills needed for the repair, maintenance and conservation of timber in listed buildings
    • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
    • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area
    • The knowledge of how to work with respect for the historic environment in order to avoid accidental harm to the fabric
    • Experience of real work on iconic grade 1 listed buildings
    • Examples of projects to include on CV and in future job applications

Trainees will receive a monthly stipend of £900-1080 to cover your living and travel costs. This is does not include any National Insurance. If you currently receive any benefits you should make your local authority aware if you are successful in taking up this placement as it could affect these.

There is an Access Fund available at the discretion of the Project Steering Group which can provide assistance if there is a barrier which may prevent a potential bursary trainee from taking up a placement, for example excessive transport costs, childcare costs or adjustments for additional needs. Please make your need for this clear in your expression of interest.

This training opportunity will last for 12 months. No ongoing employment is guaranteed with Lincolnshire County Council or your placement host.


Person Specification

You will be over the age of 18 and be able to confirm that you are eligible to study in the UK. A driving license and own transport is preferred. You will need to successfully complete an occupational health assessment. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate the potential to become expert craftspeople, who will take responsibility for their own learning and personal development and who are committed to pursuing a career in the heritage sector in the UK.


Main Areas of Activity for Trainees

  • To carry out a range of carpentry and conservation tasks under the supervision of experienced Jericho Joinery carpentry/joinery works people
  • To carry out work with support and training from experienced crafts people to required standards of work, efficiency and quality expected by Jericho Joinery
  • To gain experience in a variety of skills related to traditional carpentry  and restoration in order to meet training targets
  • To gain experience in order to meet the outcomes of your training as agreed with your Placement Mentor
  • To take responsibility for your own learning and development by creating your Individual Learning Plan, agreeing it with your Placement Mentor and the Project Coordinator, and updating your Learning Log on a weekly basis.
  • To be an active participant in the trainee programme
  • To participate in other learning opportunities and duties or tasks relating to your traineeship, as agreed with your placement supervisor including assisting in delivering taster courses and skills demonstrations
  • To ensure that all work is undertaken in line with the Project and Host's policies and practices
  • To be responsible for the health and safety of yourself and of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.



  • Demonstrable interest in the historic built environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills relevant to a technical area
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Organisational skills
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Self-motivated – ability organise and balance priorities
  • Enthusiastic and flexible approach
  • Willingness to learn and take guidance


  • Functional or key skills qualifications to level 2 in English, maths and ICT
  • Work in the built environment
  • Technical skills
  • Driving license

The deadline for applications is: midnight on the 20th of June 2019

The Historic Environment Skills project is not bound to consider any applications which arrive after this deadline.

Interviews will take place on the 24th and 26th of June.

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