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18/06/2021

Landguard Peninsula, planning a new era… and we need you!



With its rich history and heritage, unique wildlife and attractions… the Landguard Peninsula at Felixstowe in Suffolk is now looking to the future – and we are looking for people to join us on this exciting new journey.
Those who know the Landguard Peninsula in Felixstowe may know how this spit of land at the southernmost tip of Suffolk has constantly changed over the centuries. Changed by the elements, nature, and people. One of Suffolk’s most unique heritage and wildlife sites is once again contemplating change.
Whilst COVID reduced much activity at Landguard last year, behind the scenes, and with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the organisations that care for Landguard have been zooming away, working together to find the best ways to manage this nationally important place in a new era.
To meet the known, anticipated (and surprise!) challenges and opportunities that will come Landguard’s way in the future the partners believe a new Landguard Charitable Trust needs to be established. The Landguard partners are seeking an independent Chair and five independent Trustees to form a new Landguard Charitable Trust. The Trust will work to enhance the Landguard Peninsula including heritage, cultural and environmental benefits, and attract additional resources to realise these intentions. 
Landguard Project Officer Paul Grant said: “There is a lot going on at Landguard and this is a great opportunity for people with skills, experience, but most importantly the passion to make a difference in shaping and securing Landguard’s future.”
If you are interested and would like to know more do please get in touch by emailing LandguardEnquiries@eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Experience and skills are particularly sought in developing the visitor experience; marketing/ communications/PR; digital/ICT; financial management and control; delivery of large capital projects; building maintenance; understanding of the heritage environment; developing partnerships; managing people; income generation; social enterprise; property law; and risk management.

Chair and Trustee positions are unpaid, but expenses will be available. Applications from people from under-represented groups and young people are particularly welcome.

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