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0.5FT Project Co-ordinators required for 'Play' project

Welwyn Garden Heritage Trust has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a 14 month long project to investigate the history of leisure in Welwyn Garden City from 1920 through to 1970.

This project is the third in a series covering the history of WGC in terms of how people lived, how they worked and this will provide the final element to documenting the growth of a community from scratch over 50 years or more prior to the town’s centenary in 2020.

Two part-time (0.5FT) people are required who will share the day-to-day running of the project. They will report to the Project Manager and a Steering Committee will advise and assist the progress of the project. The project will be based in WGC in office accommodation and is targeted to commence work in January 2016.

The successful applicants will be responsible for the day-to-day running of all aspects of the project and the following is expected


  • Project management
  • Collection and transcription of oral histories
  • Collection and recording of donations of material
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers
  • Knowledge of the Garden City Movement
  • Workshops
  • Mounting exhibitions
  • Websites – uploading material
  • Excellent communication skills


The post is available from 1 January 2016.

Salary: £30,000 pro rata

Closing date: 14th December

Interviews will be held: During the week commencing 21st December


Written applications by email or post on a maximum of 2 sides of A4 should be sent to


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Post                          Tony Skottowe, 60 Bridge Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6UR