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Freelance Educational and Heritage Coordinator, Huguenots of Spitalfields

Freelance Educational and Heritage Coordinator

Fee: £140 per day, up to 8 days per month initially for one year

Location: UK, England, London, Spitalfields

Closing date:  Friday 3rd March 2017

Interviews: w/c Monday 6th March 2017

Huguenots of Spitalfields is looking for someone with heritage, education and fundraising experience, with an enthusiasm for Huguenot culture to expand the primary school and heritage programme of walks, talks and events.


The Huguenots of Spitalfields is a charity formed in 2013 to highlight the contribution the Huguenots (French Protestants) have made to this country. There is hardly a skill that has not been influenced by talented Huguenots: textiles, commerce, gun-makers, watch-makers, ceramics, book binders and so much more.   The charity has staged four festivals attracting over 30,000 participants, runs a programme of walks and talks and runs a primary school initiative to talk about refugees, how silk is made, the character of the Huguenots and their enormous legacy.  Based in Spitalfields, the charity’s work focuses on where the Huguenots settled including Greenwich and Soho, as well as Canterbury and Norwich.

Current partners for the programme include: V&A, Christ Church Spitalfields, City of London Corporation, Kings College London and Spitalfields Trust.

We need someone who:

  • Has a genuine enthusiasm for, and interest in, the Huguenots and their legacy, or will to learn about them
  • Can demonstrate their experience in delivering school projects and public events
  • Understands how to build and maintain relationships
  • Has experience fundraising and evaluating for projects
  • Thinks creatively and enjoys writing and is happy to talk to a range of people about the work of the charity

If would you like further information please contact Charlie de Wet, or call 0207 247 0367

To apply please send CV including references and a one page letter explaining what you bring to the charity and why you are interested in the role.

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