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Charity ManagEment Vacancy

The Littlehampton Fort Restoration Project have a current vacancy for someone new to join the management team and have a direct influence on the direction and running of the project. The vacancy is for a general management team member and you will join a team of six existing dedicated trustees for the charity.

This is an exciting time for the project with lots of things to do and move forward with. Obviously at the moment the current lockdown inhibits working days, however there is lots of background work which we are involved in which will keep you busy.

Please note this is a voluntary position and so unpaid!

Position Requirements;

  • ESSENTIAL – Must be available to run working days at the Fort!
  • ESSENTIAL –Desire and passion about the project.
  • PREFERABLE – Some basic knowledge of the Project
  • ESSENTIAL –Must work well in a team and be a good team player.
  • ESSENTIAL –Ideally be IT literate and have access to a computer at home
  • ESSENTIAL – Organised and approximately 2-6 hrs admin time a month and at least 1-2 working days a month

Here is a little slide show demonstrating the sort of things you will be doing and getting involved with as a member of the Littlehampton Fort Management Team,

If this is something which would be of interest to you, or you would like further information at all please contact Andy via email. Andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk

1st working day 2021! 17th July 2021

I really didn’t know what to expect returning to the Fort. Its been so long since we have been able to conduct working days, what would we find?

The main heras gate, was broken in half, so we will need to sort that out soon and replace with another panel!

I made a start on brush cutting the entrance and walk way down to the Eastern Bastion, however, we have a problem… The brush cutter seems to stop turning when it comes under medium thickness vegetation, so this is going to be a slow job…. Bruch cutter has only just been serviced and so will have to go back again, more money we don’t have. Our bank funds are starting to get very low and so this isn’t an expense we will appreciate at all.

On a separate subject, if you have any fund raising ideas, or are aware of anyone looking to give money away please let me know. I’ve got John Howards on the case of looking into grant opportunities but we are always open to ideas. Any ideas email me andy@littlehamptonfort.co.uk

Back to the subject in hand…. managed to get the walkway and around the bastion cleared of vegetation, it took twice as long but at least’s it a start.

The priority now is to clear what’s regrown, remove the ivy regrowth on the Carnot walls, seek funding to conserve what have uncovered, and also buy new tools for the volunteers. We will be making a start on clearing the parade ground over the next two quarters.

TO DO LIST FOR NEXT TWO QUARTERS

1 Clear the regrow

2 Remove Ivy from Carnot Walls

3 Seek funding opportunities for replacement tools, maybe but hopefully not a replacement brush cutter

4 Seek funding opportunities for conservation works

5 Seek funding opportunities for running costs of the Charity

6 Clear the Parade Ground

7 Recruitment drive for more volunteers – see events page on FB

8 Training for exiting 1-2 volunteers to make them Day Supervisors so we can run more working days

Andy Orpin – Chairman and Project Manager