Devon Historic Buildings Trust – Conservation Design Awards 2017 – AdministratorSelf-employed

Administrator for Devon Historic Buildings Trust Conservation Award Scheme.

Approx. 10 hours per week (One to one-and-half days per week) for an 8 month period from 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017. Living wage £7.87 per hour. Apply by 5.00pm on 13th January 2017. Details of the Awards Scheme are available on the DHBT website

 Devon Historic Buildings Trust seeks Self-Employed Administrator

The DHBT is a long established buildings conservation trust set up in the 1970s to “To preserve for the benefit of the people of the County of Devon and of the nation whatever architectural and constructional heritage may exist in and around the County of Devon in the form of buildings of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest, or ancient monuments”. (Extract from Memorandum and Articles of Association)

To expand on this work the Trust has set up a Conservation Awards Scheme for the county to encourage all those who work with historic buildings, whether they be listed or are important in a townscape or landscape, to ensure that all those who set out with a determination to seek the very best conservation practice and good design, are rewarded.

We require an enthusiastic administrator to help us set up and manage the scheme at the beginning of its first year (2017) and to help manage and administer the scheme. It is proposed that the awards scheme is run on a bi-annual basis. The administrator will be a key member of the Awards Scheme team.

The role will include:

  • Setting up administration systems for managing entries, the assessors, the award assessment process, assessors’ expenses, receipts and payments, correspondence etc.; and setting the systems up on an ongoing basis for future years.
  • Keeping track of income and expenditure with the support of DHBT Company Secretary.
  • Supporting the trustees coordinating the scheme regarding the promotion of the scheme to architects, surveyors, engineers, local authorities, building owners and any other possible source of entry.
  • Promoting the awards scheme through the press and other similar outlets.
  • Setting up and managing the awards ceremony.
  • Liaising with any sponsors of the scheme.


One to one and a half days per week which could be worked as half days, or as agreed, to fit in with other commitments for an 8 month period from 1st March 2017 to 31st October 2017.


This is a home-based role. Access to your own computer, telephone and printer required.

Previous experience and skills required:

  • Personable and outgoing team worker who enjoys liaising with people.
  • A self-starter able to work on their own feet with limited supervision.
  • Comfortable with IT and standard Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel and Word with access to own computer.
  • Able to set up an administrative system and work with limited supervision.
  • Comfortable in taking a lead role in promotion and general organisation.
  • An ability to drive and access to a car will be required to accompany the assessors to assess shortlisted entries.
  • Experience of social media would be desirable.


If you are interested in applying please email with:

  • your personal details
  • your reason for applying
  • your CV

Please reply by 5.00pm on 13th January 2017.

If you have any questions please call Sue Spackman on 01822 615221 from 6th January 2017