English Heritage announces job cuts plan

More than 80 jobs at risk

English Heritage is planning to cut staff numbers as part of a review of the organisation's finances.

Staff are being consulted on a restructure which will leave 4 per cent of its staff redundant – equivalent to about 80 jobs

Most of the proposed job losses are English Heritage’s professional, management and specialist roles within visitor operations management, marketing and curatorial teams.

But unions have condemned the plans. Prospect national officer Caroline Hemmington said:“These proposed cuts will have an impact on the organisation’s ability to deliver capital investment projects and to promote and manage properties and their collections.”

Kate Mavor, English Heritage’s chief executive, said Decisions of this nature are never easy but we believe it is better to take these decisions now – from a position of strength – in order to ensure the charity’s long-term success.”

: “We have had a tremendous first three years, with record visitor numbers, but to ensure we become financially independent, we need to change how we are organised.

English Heritage made a loss of £6.2m in 2016-17 and a loss of £4.8m the year before.

 

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