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History and Heritage Coordinator

  • Job Number: LBHHC18

  • United Kingdom

  • Posted: 25th September 2018

Principal Responsibilities:


To deliver the Lives of Bankside Residents project with support from the Living Bankside History and Heritage Committee.


The project is essentially an oral history project with particular focus on recording resident activism/achievements over the last few decades. The Project will produce an audio and video file of interviews with a number of residents in the Bankside and surrounding areas. Following this the project will also produce designs for physical depictions of resident history through for example plaques and stain glass windows etc.


The materials produced in the project will be incorporated into future projects


More information on the project will be provided to the successful candidate.


The History and Heritage Coordinator will be responsible for:


  1. producing relevant interview questions,

  2. for researching and understanding context,

  3. for interviewing residents,

  4. working with the History and Heritage Committee to produce a coherent story board.

  5. supporting the History and Heritage Committee to edit the film and audio file

  6. supporting the History and Heritage Committee to design ideas for physical depictions of history.

  7. working within the allocated budget

  8. supporting the History and Heritage Committee with other relevant tasks in relation to its History and Heritage work as they arise.


What Living Bankside is offering the History and Heritage Coordinator:

The History and heritage Committee will support the History and Heritage Coordinator by:


  1. Attending any relevant meetings with the History and Heritage Coordinator , where possible

  2. Provide guidance and support with regards the History and Heritage Coordinator’s roles and responsibilities.

  3. working closely with the History and Heritage Coordinator with all tasks, where possible

  4. providing adequate equipment and space when required and where possible.

  5. There is potential for progression and longer term involvement in Living Bankside’s history and Heritage related work.

  6. Preparatory work in relation to the Lives of Bankside Residents project – Living Bankside has already:


  • Scheduled dates and venues for interviews

  • Identified the company that will undertake the audio recording and filming.

  • Identified a large number of residents who have been approached (consented) for interviews

  • Identified some of the residential activism and achievements

  • Identified and discussed with relevant stakeholders possible designs and sites where physical depictions of residential history can be installed.

Person Specification:

  1. The successful candidate will have proven experience in working successfully with community organisations. 

  2. The candidate will have knowledge and experience in developing and delivering history and heritage-related work, with particular focus on oral history.

  3. Keenness, enthusiasm and a determination are essential qualities. A willingness to grow the project is also desirable. 

  4. It would be desirable if the candidate has some understanding of the social, economic and political environment of the Bankside area and the wider community.

For the full Job Description please click here: History and Heritage Coordinator Job Description

How to Apply for the Role 

To apply, send a CV and covering letter (2 sides max) to Living Bankside at  

Your covering letter should address:

  • Why the role appeals to you

  • What you hope to bring to the role

  • How you would work with Living Bankside to ensure the delivery of the Lives of Bankside Residents’ project and its history and heritage related work.

Please also include completed Equal Opportunities Form (this will not form part of the selection process).


Please download the equal opportunities form by clicking on 'equal opportunities form' above

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 19th October 2018

Interviews will take place on w/c 22nd October 2018

For more information about the role, don’t hesitate to email us at

Supported by:

United St Saviours Charity Southwark Log
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