Heritage Project Officer
City Site

Job reference: 010781

Location: City Site

Closing date: 15/07/2022

Salary : Grade G (£28,756 - £33,309 pro rata)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Team: Social Work, Care and Community

School / Directorate : School of Social Sciences

We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

The post is part of a National Lottery Heritage Fund project – Fifty Years of Middle Street Resource Centre: the Hidden Heritage of Wellbeing in the Community – led by Dr Verusca Calabria (Project Lead) within the Social Work, Care and Community department in the School of Social Sciences, and undertaken in partnership with Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston. In 2022 it will be the fiftieth anniversary of Middle Street Resource Centre (MSRC), a day centre with a long history of providing much needed rehabilitative psycho-social support for people with mental ill health who have been socially excluded from society. The project will research, document and showcase the rich hidden history of MSRC. The project aims to capture this heritage through oral histories and inclusive art-based methods to explore the personal and collective memories of the people who have run and supported the centre and of those who have benefited from its existence. Volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, including young people, will be trained in oral history, curatorial and archival skills, digital photography, poetry writing and performance and crafts, as vehicles to explore the legacy of the centre. The resulting heritage assets will inform the coproduction of a booklet to celebrate the Centre’s legacy, and an accessible immersive multimedia exhibition that will tour to various venues, including the Lab at Nottingham Castle and Central Library. At the end of the project, all outputs will be deposited as an archive collection at Nottinghamshire Archives. The oral histories and related life stories collected through a range of inclusive arts-based methods will be preserved at the Nottinghamshire Archives as a permanent public resource for future generations. The project will be supported by a diverse group of stakeholders including people with lived experience of mental illness, current and retired staff, volunteers and local residents, as well as community and heritage organisations.

Interview Date: 26th July 2022

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Dr Verusca Calabria, Early Career Research Fellow, email: verusca.calabria@ntu.ac.uk

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Please note that this role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and successful applicants are required to declare all unspent conditional cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).​​​​​​​

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further? www.ntu.ac.uk