We recently received HLF funding to catalogue, conserve and re-house our archive of national, regional and local importance so that it is preserved safely for future generations and available to the public

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The archive collection consists of thousands of items: annual reports, meeting minutes, letters, photos, glass slides, publicity materials, posters and pamphlets, reports, architectural drawings (many by Gerald himself) and many maps, including one with the first ever hand drawn depiction of the national park boundary. The letters and meeting minutes illustrate the critical role Ethel and Gerald played in the founding of the first green belt in Sheffield in 1938, and the designation of the first national park in 1951.

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The first phase of this HLF project will focus on the slides and photographs in the collection, which require cataloguing, cleaning, and packaging. The purpose of this post is to examine and catalogue the collection, recommend items for digitising and work with volunteers to create an accessible collection of materials which tells the story of this charity, and makes selected items from the archive accessible to the general public.

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This post is for approximately 40 days over the next 18 months.

Salary circa £300 per day.

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To apply...

Please read the job description and person specification, then complete the application form and send it to by midnight on Friday 31st May 2019.

Not for you? Why not consider volunteering with us instead...

Planners needed
It's a very busy and challenging time for us as we are responding to several Local Plan consultations as well as the many speculative greenfield planning applications that NPPF's land supply policies have encouraged. We're looking for a number of volunteer planners to work with our staff and local groups.  The roles would ideally suit planners retiring from local government or private practice who share our concern to promote genuinely sustainable development in the right places, give communities a proper say in the decisions that affect them and prevent unnecessary damage to the landscape.

The work can be tailored to suit your availability and your specialisms, but there is wide range of activities that we need assistance with, including Local Plan consultations, influencing planning applications and helping local communities and activists to work with the planning system to best effect.

If you'd like to know more about these planning opportunities, please contact Andrew Wood on or 0114 279 2655.


  • We always welcome new volunteers, so if you'd like to work with us, we're looking for people to helps us with: events management, marketing and publicity, fund raising, account keeping, and lots more. Please have a look at our volunteering page
  • For more information or to arrange an informal chat, please email: or call: 0114 279 2655