Digital Engagement Trainee

Opportunity to join Heritage Lincolnshire’s amazing Heritage Team. The Kickstart Scheme is a 6-month paid job and there are four positions available at Heritage Lincolnshire including 2 Heritage Conservation trainee roles, one digital engagement role and one Community Engagement Co-ordinator role. You can apply for a Kickstart Scheme if you are claiming Universal Credit and are aged 16 to 24 years old.

Trainees will undertake 6 months of training with Heritage Lincolnshire during which time they will receive induction training so that they can work safely on site and understand the wider heritage sector.

In discussion with your mentor, you will identify one key output to deliver by the end of the placement to evidence your growth in skills and knowledge. This could be (for example) undertaking a discrete research project, helping to develop and deliver a traditional skills event, producing an exhibition or display or supporting the writing of a heritage-focused grant application.

You will train alongside an experienced team on marketing the heritage organisation, creating content, digital communication, community engagement, budgeting and project management.

You will learn about historic sites throughout Lincolnshire and taking a digital approach to communicating what Heritage Lincolnshire is involved in to protect and conserve.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in group training with the rest of the cohort to learn about traditional buildings, archaeology, skills for starting your own business, CV writing and interviewing skills. These may be undertaken digitally due to government guidance.

We want you to assist in the ongoing digital promotion of the project to raise awareness of traditional skills and training opportunities across the East Midlands as appropriate.

Trainees will be provided with the necessary personal protective equipment and relevant reading material they need to undertake their placement. At the end of the placement this will be theirs to keep if the full term of the bursary is fulfilled.

Depending on current guidelines it is likely that trainees will need to work from home for at least part of their week. Appropriate IT access will be provided if required. Any equipment that is loaned must be returned at the end of the placement.

To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Applicants need to be referred for this role prior to application. Please use the link  or contact your Job Centre work coach. You also need to send a cover letter and CV to or post to The Old School House, Heckington, Lincolnshire. NG34 9RW, please quote job number 8116251

Any applicants from under-represented groups (BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities) who meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted for interview


Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 13th February

Send any Queries to or call 07510 075469