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Vacancy – Bath World Heritage Sites Advisory Board Chair

March 14, 2024 Published by Alex McCoskrie


Voluntary position, expenses paid, 3-year term (potentially extendable), expected time commitment minimum 4 days per month.

The City of Bath is twice inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and must manage conservation of the outstanding heritage alongside the needs of a vibrant modern city. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) are seeking an exceptional person to be at the forefront of this challenge.

UNESCO World Heritage is managed through an Advisory Board, a round-table bringing together 30 representatives from 21 organisations. The Board is convened and supported by B&NES Council, but chaired independently. This high-level prominent role requires the ability to achieve consensus, champion Bath’s heritage and deliver the actions of a 6-year management plan (currently under review). Whilst knowledge of the city and strategic heritage management are important, personal qualities will be paramount in making a real difference in this exciting and rewarding role.

If you are interested in this post and require more details or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact either Paula Freeland, Team Manager – Planning & Conservation on 01225 477083 or Adrian Neilson, Principal Officer, World Heritage on 01225 477020,

Click here for further details (search World Heritage) and to apply.

Deadline for applications is 31 March 2024.