Career opportunities

Careers with the SPAB

There are no vacancies currently available at the SPAB.

Volunteering with 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 volume of casework. Find out how you can get involved with the SPAB.

Advocacy committee member: Corporate/major donor fundraiser

We are looking for a dynamic individual with fundraising experience to advise on new income-generation activities, most notably corporate and/or major donor fundraising as part of an Advocacy Committee. The Advocacy committee has been set up to assist the SPAB’s Communications and Development team’s work in fundraising, membership development, campaigning and communications. The volunteer will participate in four meetings a year in London plus some between-meeting correspondence.

A succcessful applicant will bring their expertise and viewpoints to these meetings, and will advise on areas of fundraising (particularly corporate and major donor).The role of the Advocacy committee as a whole is to help shape and implement the outreach and income-generation activities of the SPAB. Download more information.


Practical Volunteering

We have occasional short term opportunities for volunteers to assist with practical building conservation projects around the UK and in Ireland, including our annual Working Party. These are great opportunities to develop your hands-on skills, alongside a team of experts. If you are interested in hearing when practical volunteering opportunities arise, please sign up here.


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 SPAB undertakes and a taster of working within a building conservation charity. If you would be interested in a short placement with the SPAB, please contact: