Career opportunities

Careers with the SPAB

Education and training manager 

Application deadline is Thursday 28 October. Interviews will take place in person at our offices on 8 November. 

We are looking for an education and training manager to join the SPAB. The Education and Training team makes a major contribution to the SPAB’s charitable work and also generates necessary income. As the team’s manager you will ensure that the SPAB’s sector-leading educational activities are maintained, with new ones developed. We are looking for someone to play a leading role within the organisation and beyond. Commitment to the SPAB’s cause, ideas and learning objectives is essential. You must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to lead, manage and innovate. Familiarity with and understanding of both the heritage and educational sectors is essential.
The position is full time, permanent and based at our Spitalfields, London offices (with flexibility for some home working)



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. We also have around 90 SPAB Guaridans and 12 Trustees. 

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. From time to time we may be 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:

There are currently no work experience opportunities available for 2021.