Jobs with the SPAB


The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings is recruiting a temporary Education Officer (maternity cover) for up to one year, to run its courses and other educational activities for a range of audiences. This is a three-days/week post based within the SPAB’s Education & Training team.

The Education Officer will develop, plan, deliver and evaluate courses, events and other activities for the SPAB’s younger and non-specialist audiences, and work closely with the Training Officer to co-ordinate activities with the SPAB’s parallel programme for building and conservation professionals. Education, skills-sharing and enjoyment of old buildings is at the heart of the SPAB’s practical approach to conservation and this post offers an opportunity to engage people with their heritage, and to contribute directly to the formation of the next generation of historic building and conservation specialists and enthusiasts.
The postholder will be based at the SPAB’s offices at 37 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY, with travel to other venues around the country as required to deliver the course and events programme effectively.

For more information download the Education Officer Background & Role Information.

Download the Education Officer Job Description.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Education & Training Manager. T: 020 7456 0911 E:

To apply: Please submit your CV and a statement describing your suitability for the role in writing to the Education & Training Manager, SPAB, 37 Spital Square,London, E1 6DY or by email with attachments to:

Please include contact details for two referees and an indication of your notice period (if applicable).

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 9 September 2016
Interviews: Thursday 22nd September 2016

Volunteering for the SPAB

Volunteers play a vital role at the SPAB, we currently have over 30 fantastic volunteers who work at our offices in London and regionally fulfilling a variety of duties, from helping us run events, to interpreting the archives and assisting with our enormous volumes of casework.

Work experience 

The SPAB does not have an internship programme. However, from time to time we are able to offer short work experience opportunities for young people (usually school or university students in vacation time), giving an introduction to the variety of tasks the Society undertakes and a taster of working with a buildings conservation charity. If you would be interested in a short placement with the SPAB, please contact:

There are currently no further opportunities for 2016.