Trainee Heritage Plasterer placement opportunity – Oxfordshire

NHTG Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

Summary: Trainee Heritage Plasterer placement opportunity – Oxfordshire
Organisation: Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd
Bursary: £1050 per month
Location: Heritage sites in Oxfordshire
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.15 – 16.30
 

Lime pointing exampleThere is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and other associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford.

Particularly suitable for recent school/college leaver keen to learn a heritage trade or someone with a level 2 NVQ in plastering/stonemasonry or a related trade keen to work towards a level 3 NVQ in Heritage Plastering.

The Placement will be based on historic and conservation sites in Oxfordshire carrying out stone mortar repairs, stonework repairs, repointing to the stonework/brickwork and using suitable heritage lime mortars and other associated materials. 

The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in Heritage Plastering. Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd is a specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor with a portfolio of clients including National Trust, the Oxford DAC and many private clients. Trainees will be required to travel/stay away as required depending on the location of the projects in the County.

Heritage Lottery Fund logoThe placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. There will be 30 educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

For more information about the scheme please contact:

Graham Lee, National Project Manager, Tel: 07971 655692 Email:  [email protected]

***New extended closing date 12/08/16***

Interview date:   TBC

Placement starts:   TBC

(Dates subject to confirmation)

How to Apply

Please download the documents below by clicking on each hyper-link. Read the detailed information in the Placement Description and Person Specification and return your completed application form below by email to Graham Lee

•  Placement Description

•  Person Specification

•  Application Form

Application closing date: 12/08/16

 

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