Job Opportunity: YCCC Administration & Communications Assistant


Organisation: York Consortium for Conservation & Craftsmanship

Hours: Part-time, 25 hours per week, option to spread across 3-5 days (core hours 10:00 – 14:00)

Term: Fixed-term for 9 months (January – September 2022)

Salary: £14,667 per annum (pro-rata £22,000 full time)

Workplace pension: employer contribution 3%, employee 5%

Holiday: 21 days p.a. (pro-rata 26 days + public holidays)

Location: Home-based, York area

Closing date: Midnight on Thursday 9th December (Interviews will be held on 13th & 14th December)

How to apply: Please download the Job Application Pack (click here) or contact the Research Officer, Katie Harrison (

The YCCC is seeking a part-time Administration & Communications Assistant from January – September 2022.

We are dedicated to promoting and supporting the development of the craft and conservation skills to bolster the heritage sector across the UK. Over the past two years, we have employed a Research Officer, who has overseen improvements to our membership management system, policies and communications, and has supported the development of a successful annual programme of webinars. Our Research Officer will be taking a 6-month research sabbatical in 2022. We are therefore seeking to appoint a part-time Administration & Communications Assistant, to provide a range of administrative support, in order to ensure smooth continuity of service during the Research Officer’s absence.

Working from home, the post holder will provide general administrative support, as well as communications and events support to YCCC’s voluntary officers, ensuring continuity during the Research Officer’s sabbatical. We believe that this role would suit someone looking to gain experience within the cultural heritage sector. The ideal candidate will be a competent administrator with a passion for cultural heritage and a good understanding of the sector. You must have demonstrably good IT, organisation and communication skills and the ability to familiarise yourself with new software quickly. Training in relevant software and processes will be provided during the first month, so an ability to learn new digital skills swiftly is more important than experience using specific software. Experience in targeting and developing social media engagement would be advantageous.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A general education, including 3 passes at A level, or an equivalent educational qualification (e.g. BTEC, NVQ Level 3), or relevant experience
  • A passion for cultural heritage and experience or interest in the heritage sector
  • Ability to use excellent IT skills and administrative experience to support and contribute to the YCCC’s activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including in person, telephone and written communication skills, and the ability to build good collaborative working relationships
  • Attention to detail and ability to work flexibly and accurately, to meet deadlines in collaboration with colleagues and partner organisations

For the full role description and person specification, please download the Job Application Pack, or contact the Research Officer, Katie Harrison (

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Please let us know if you require the job application pack in another format, or require reasonable adjustments if invited to interview.