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18 Dec

VACANCY - Heritage Manager

Heritage Manager

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Full Time
Salary – Competitive Salary and Benefits
The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is a registered charity that delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of sport and cricket in particular, the foundation aims to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of those living in Yorkshire.
The work of the foundation falls under five themes which are:
• Education
• Health & Wellbeing
• Participation
• Inclusion
• History and Heritage
The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is seeking to recruit a new role of Heritage Manager. The successful applicant will have a proven track record of working in a heritage environment and a keen interest in cricket. They will have superb communications and public relations skills, helping to promote awareness of Yorkshire Cricket history and heritage and also increasing the reach of the charity in to the community. This role will be based at Headingley Cricket Ground but will involve work across the county.
To apply for the role please provide a copy of your C.V, with a covering letter outlining how your skills and experience make you the best candidate for the role to, or Will Saville, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Carnegie Pavilion, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS6 3DP.
Deadline for applications is Friday 6th January at 5pm.
Interviews will take place, week commencing 19th January at Headingley Cricket Ground.
For further information on the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, please visit our website

Job Description – Heritage Manager

Reporting to: Foundation Manager
Staff reporting: Volunteers
Based: Headingley Cricket Ground
Contract: Full time


Role Purpose
To lead with the design, development and implementation of The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s Heritage offer.

Team Purpose
To contribute to building Yorkshire Cricket as the Champion of our communities
To contribute to being the Charity that makes the biggest and everlasting impact in Yorkshire’s communities

Key Responsibilities

• Lead on all areas of work linked to Yorkshire Cricket heritage
• Manage the running and development of the museum and mobile museum
• Work closely with the Archives Committee to deliver objectives


• Develop an annual plan for Yorkshire Cricket’s Heritage offer
• Develop projects and initiatives that link Yorkshire Cricket’s heritage to the school curriculum
• Lead on the development of new displays of Yorkshire Cricket heritage
• Attend events across Yorkshire providing the mobile museum, displays and talks, taking Yorkshire Cricket’s heritage to the community
• Plan budgets, for both income and capital/revenue budgets
• Source funding/sponsorship to cover costs of events/projects should it be required
• Manage all bookings and visits for the museum and mobile museum
• Maintain positive relationships with key partners and the Yorkshire Cricket community

• Contribute to the production of the Annual Review and newsletter, including writing copy
• Ensure the website heritage information is up to date
• Collate case studies, photographs and information from projects/events
• Promote activities via social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
• Work with the media and marketing team to produce relevant up to date information on Yorkshire Cricket’s Heritage offer.

• Advertise and recruit volunteers as required to support the functions of running events and heritage projects
• Carry out volunteer inductions
• Manage and supervise volunteers

Personal Specification

Experience, Skills and Competencies
• Minimum five years’ experience working in a heritage environment or hold
• a relevant degree
• Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to engage with people across all sectors of the community
• Strong interest in sport and understanding of the benefits it can bring in a heritage context
• Experience of managing large scale projects, preferably in a heritage environment
• Experience of planning, promoting and delivering events
• High standard of computer literacy (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and the Internet)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills required to build relationships with potential donors and supporters
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload with minimum supervision
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and work well under pressure
• Ability to understand and prepare budgets
• Ability to plan ahead and work within agreed timeframes
• Ability and willingness to travel for work
• Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends as required


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