Community Heritage Leader Traineeship

Two places available on this twelve month Traineeship in Community Leadership Skills, each with a £13.5k bursary available. Apply (by form please, not CV) to Eastside Community Heritage. Application closing date: 19th June 2015.

Community Heritage Leader Traineeship is an exciting project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed at training individuals to take on leadership roles within the Heritage Sector or within Community groups who are seeking to run Heritage projects. Trainees will undergo a twelve month training and work experience programme covering a broad range of Heritage (including Oral History), management and project development skills, and will also undertake the Level 3 qualification in Cultural Heritage. Skills gained will equip trainees to manage their own heritage projects within community and voluntary groups in the cultural sector or within other sectors such as the environment, or libraries who wish to run community based heritage projects.

We are seeking to recruit 2-4 trainees to develop Community Heritage Leadership skills


The successful trainees will:

  • receive a £13,500 training bursary over 12 months
  • undertake the Level 3 in Cultural Heritage

Hours: 35 hours per week for 1 year (52 weeks) flexible including some weekends and evenings by arrangement.

Please note we do not accept CVs

The application form and pack can be accessed via the link below.
Region: London

Location: Ilford and London

Duration: 1 Year

Working hours: 35

Working area:

Salary: 13,500

Post commences: 2015/07/13

Closing date for applications: 19th June 2015

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This guide is for people who record oral history interviews, and organisations and individuals who keep collections of oral history recordings in the four nations of the United Kingdom. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland comprise the UK and amongst them have three legal systems. However so far as the law is referred to in this document it is safe to assume that all come within the wider context of UK and European law. The Oral History Society promotes the use of oral history techniques to record the memories of those whose life stories would otherwise be lost to future generations, and encourages researchers and teachers to make use of oral history in their work.

It is essential that interviewees should have confidence and trust in interviewers, and that recordings should be available for research and other use within a legal and ethical framework which protects the interests of interviewees. The following information and guidelines are aimed at ensuring that these objectives are achieved.

Anyone involved with the creation and preservation of oral history interviews should take steps to safeguard their reputation for trustworthiness. This means ensuring that what they do is within the various UK and European laws that apply to oral history and that they have not been acting illegally. Oral historians generally speaking have a good reputation in this respect. This guidance is therefore offered as reassurance and advice to both interviewers and interviewees.

The Oral History Society believes that, while oral history work must comply with the law, legal requirements alone do not provide an adequate framework for good practice. No UK law was designed specifically to regulate oral history work; in fact no law even mentions it. Beyond legal considerations we have long held the view that oral historians should abide by a voluntary set of ethical guidelines.

For these reasons this guide covers responsibilities and obligations beyond legal requirements. Members of the Oral History Society, including those who are custodians, archivists and librarians, have agreed to abide by these guidelines.

The guidance reflects the workflow of a typical oral history interview. Much of the legal and technical detail is available not within the main guidance text but via hypertext links so that the key steps and terms can be understood and followed. There are also links to sample documents and resources.