|Salary:||£43,414 to £51,805|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||5th March 2023|
Closing date: Sunday 5th March 2023
Potential interview date: w/c 27th March 2023
Durham World Heritage Site
Durham’s World Heritage Site was inscribed by UNESCO in 1986 in recognition of its Outstanding Universal Value and consists of Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the buildings located between them.
Durham Cathedral was built between 1093 and 1133 and is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe. It contains the shrines of two Saints, Bede and Cuthbert. The Venerable Bede lived in the seventh century and is considered “the Father of English history”. St Cuthbert was instrumental in spreading Christianity in the north of England.
The Castle whose construction was commenced in 1072 was home to the Prince-Bishops of Durham, religious leaders who also had secular powers. It is used as accommodation and teaching space for the University. It has been a continuous centre of learning for over 1000 years.
This post, a joint appointment between the University, the Cathedral and the Council offers an exciting opportunity for someone with the dedication, skills and enthusiasm to work with the WHS partners to widen understanding of the value of the site, promote and enhance the visitor experience and work with the World Heritage Site Co-ordination Committee to ensure the well-being of the site through the conservation of its fabric and
The post is hosted by the University on behalf of the partners. The post-holder will be based in Palace Green Library which hosts the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
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