Fighter Command Heritage Network Co-ordinator Job Description

ROLE TITLE: Fighter Command Heritage Network Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director, Biggin Hill Memorial Museum

AIMS: This project will develop, establish and embed sustainable regional networks of historic Fighter Command sites in four regions, to build stronger collaborative working across sites. The project will provide peer support to stakeholders in voluntary and professional roles, provide a website for England wide marketing and promotion and will ensure sites will become more resilient in their care of heritage assets and better equipped to diversify audiences through high-quality public engagement.

The Network Coordinator will coordinate, promote and embed the regional networks via the creation of shared resources. A steering panel will also be established to oversee the project. The post will support initial scoping/consultation with regions, help set up initial meetings, help regions to establish shared aims, objectives and outputs and ways of working. They will provide guidance and draw on the expertise of the steering panel as required and oversee the creation of shared resources/deliverables described below.


 The Network

  • To assess the needs of the portfolio of sites and the current level of operational activity in order to determine the four additional networks
  • Coordinate meetings and action tracker
  • To maintain and update the review of the sites as defined to ensure the information contained is accurate and the identified risks and opportunities are current and complete
  • To work with partners to create new networks across England
  • To assist networks, once established, in developing cross-regional communications and support/training programmes
  • To provide advice and support to groups, volunteers and organisations relevant to the Networks
  • To establish a responsive and flexible training and mentoring programme for Network members
  • To assist networks, once established, in developing cross-regional communications and support/training programmes.
  • To provide regular quarterly reporting to Historic England



  • Work with the established Network to design and develop a website and an online exhibition
  • To update the website to provide information and support to the identified sites, avoiding duplication of existing resources e.g. AIM, AIA, Historic England, ERIH, etc.
  • To use and update social media with news and information relating to the project
  • Develop a small travelling satellite exhibition that can tour Network sites
  • Trail and associated pin badges / passport


Funding and sustainability

  • Apply for continuation funding
  • To identify support mechanisms and sources of funding along with community groups & volunteers who could be engaged with the long-term care of the identified sites
  • To create a sustainable and proactive network of stakeholders and funders
  • To work with Network members and stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the Fighter Command Heritage Network


Other tasks

  • To provide regular quarterly reporting to Steering Group and Historic England
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post.







  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience
  • Experience of the management and operation of heritage sites including income generation
  • Experience of developing websites and exploiting social media
  • Experience of establishing support networks
  • Experience of developing training programmes and/or mentoring schemes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to develop and deliver detailed work programmes
  • Demonstrable ability in problem solving
  • Knowledge of appropriate funding streams and experience relating to their practical application in a heritage context
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating, communication and writing skills
  • Ability to act as an advocate for the historic aviation and museum and heritage sector with the general public and stakeholders
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle



  • Professional qualification
  • Knowledge of historic aviation site sector

The fee for this fixed term (1 year) work is £10,600 and is inclusive of all services associated with the development and delivery of this work.

Working hours – 2 days per week

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Katie Edwards

Deadline – Thursday 9th April 2020 at 11.59pm

Interview date – Thursday 16th April 2020

For an informal conversation about the role please contact:

Katie Edwards

Tel: 07731301564