Recent Joiners

Here’s a selection of some of our recent joiners. Read about their new responsibilities, experience and what attracted them to Landmark.

Grace Green

Development Manager

I was fortunate enough to join Landmark as a member of the fundraising team on a maternity cover contract as Development Manager (Patrons, Friends & Events), and work closely with the Friends & Events Co-ordinator. I joined Landmark from the Three Choirs Festival (the oldest classical music festival in the world, over 300 years old) where I held the position of Development Manager, overseeing all Individual Giving, Corporate Partnerships and Public Funding. 

I've worked in a variety of different areas within the arts including concert & event production for a number of world-class orchestras and venues. Career highlights include producing concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace.  

In my spare time I enjoy supporting young people build the skills they need to find fulfilment in a meaningful career. I am a Company Director of networking and professional development organisation Young People in the Arts (YPIA), and frequently offer mentoring and public speaking at conferences, universities and schools.

Landmark is an incredibly rewarding place to work – you'll work with kind, supportive, inspiring people who believe that even the smallest details matter. And ultimately you’ll be part of a team rescuing and restoring important historic buildings and making them available for all to experience and enjoy, which is immensely satisfying.

Rose Andrews

Joinery Apprentice

I first fell in love with woodwork when I completed a campervan conversion, with no prior experience and just a jigsaw and drill in hand. For two years I travelled Europe in my van, in awe of the historic architecture and even spending six weeks contributing to the restoration of a crumbling Italian priest house. These experiences ignited passions in both carpentry and historic buildings that I am now happy to be developing in a professional environment.  

Before joining The Landmark Trust, I worked as a trainee carpenter building bespoke shepherd’s huts, designed to be used as glamping venues or garden rooms. This gave me a baseline knowledge of carpentry and confirmed for me that carpentry was a career I would like to pursue.

The Landmark Trust Joinery Apprenticeship has given me the opportunity to learn on the job, gaining experience in both cabinet making and joinery. I enjoy working as a part of the team to complete whatever projects come our way and learning valuable skills from both Mark and Matt, the workshop team. Alongside Landmark projects I also attend Rycotewood College in Oxford and spend time at work making college pieces to develop specific skills.  

I’m excited for the rest of my time both here at Landmark and at Rycotewood.

Katherine Cleland

Regional Property Manager - Scotland

I have always had a passion for old buildings, probably passed to me from my dad who was a district works manager for Historic Scotland covering the west coast and islands of Scotland. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of exploring the castles, cathedrals and historic sites that he looked after. I applied to Landmark Trust early in 2019 after being intrigued by an advert for a Properties Assistant role, based at home but with regular travel to properties throughout Scotland. I had heard of the Landmark Trust but had never stayed in any buildings and had no real understanding of the work that was done, the more I investigated the more I wanted to work here.

My first 6 months travelling round the region were spent wide-eyed in wonder at the buildings I was supporting. I love the variety and travel this role brings me - no two days are the same - with a mixture of speaking to and meeting new people, helping guests when things don’t go according to plan, while being involved in the maintenance and preservation of the most amazing buildings in beautiful parts of the country such as at Shore Cottages in Berriedale in the photo. When my manager decided to retire it felt like a natural step for me to apply for the Regional Property Manager post, and I’m so glad I did. I get real enjoyment from my work and learn so much from my colleagues. I am lucky enough to work with a great group of people in an inclusive and nurturing environment and have progressed personally so much in the past 3 years, I can't wait to see what happens next.

Vicky Thompson

Engagement Manager

I join the Landmark Trust with many years of experience in heritage and arts public engagement. My previous role was at The Lightbox Art Gallery and Museum in Woking, where I delivered a rich programme of art and history based engagement programmes both online and onsite. I worked with audiences from diverse backgrounds of all ages. Prior to that I was in the operations team for the Public Engagement department at Historic Royal Palaces, delivering events and activities across all the palaces including Hampton Court Palace and HM Tower of London.

I'm absolutely thrilled to join The Landmark Trust. I've been intrigued by the organisation ever since I visited the Georgian House at Hampton Court Palace on a team outing while I was working at the palace. I've already been to visit a couple of Landmarks since starting here, and my favourite thing is reading the visitor log books. I love seeing the drawings and stories people leave documenting their amazing experiences in our landmarks. I'm really looking forward to sharing all the amazing opportunities we can offer our communities, engaging people from all backgrounds in our work and our amazing buildings and their stories.

Timothy James

Properties Assistant - South

Like many of our staff, I was drawn to work for Landmark because of my passion for historic buildings.  Originally from Pembrokeshire, heritage has always interested me - as a child I was fascinated with the derelict buildings, and I was eager to explore them.  

My first day with Landmark was in 2016 – I was immediately hooked! I started as a relief housekeeper alongside two other jobs, I was able to work in buildings that I would not otherwise get to see inside. I loved exploring the region, jumping at the chance to do a shift at different buildings.   

I am delighted to now be working in a full-time role with Landmark.  In Spring 2021 I became the Properties Assistant for the South region. My role is varied with no two days the same. Based at my home in Bristol I help with the running of the region, supporting the Regional Property Manager.  

Working for Landmark I feel that I am doing a small part to keep alive our architectural heritage, whether I’m ordering new stock, sorting out staff cover or undertaking practical tasks at one of the 27 buildings in my region. 

Emily Burton

Cartographer

I join Landmark following the completion of my MSc in Volcanology at the University of Bristol. Digital mapping using GIS, combined with outreach work in Guatemala, formed the basis of my degree thesis enabling the production of volcanic hazard maps. My undergraduate also involved mapping, both in the field with OS maps and digitally using GIS.

I have been fortunate to stay in several Landmarks with my first being 45a Cloth Fair, London in 2009 when I competed in a national dance competition. Aside from the beauty of the historic buildings the way Landmark seeks to involve the community with its restorations, such as at Llwyn Celyn, resonates with my own outreach work.

Working closely with Simon Verdon I will collate historical records with modern technology to produce a full catalogue of up-to-date and detailed property maps. These maps aim to help both Landmark staff and visitors by displaying varying features of interest from roadways to archaeological sites. This cartography role is therefore a fantastic opportunity to combine my knowledge of digital mapping with my love of historic buildings. I look forward to sharing my progress with you all.

Anthony Hughes

Health and Safety Advisor

I was born, raised and educated near Bristol and moved to the Monmouthshire area of Wales in my mid 30s. My career history included event hosting/management in historic buildings and police work before deciding to pursue a career in health and safety, as the safety and welfare of others often factored in whatever I did. 

I’ve joined from a Catholic Diocese where I was the lead on Health and Safety for a large portfolio of ecclesiastical properties and a diverse workforce, consisting of clergy, employees, and volunteers. Safety and welfare considerations were also extended to contractors and members of the public in respect of Diocesan property, parish events, and other Diocesan undertakings.  

The move to Landmark was a simple decision for me as I’ve been aware of the trust and its beautiful properties for some time and I’m looking to work with others who have a passion for historic and significant buildings. My experience seemed to perfectly merge with the requirements of the role. Plus, having an interest in photography the opportunity to work in such a visually pleasing and interesting environment is a bit of a dream come true. 

Kathryn Morse

Employee Relations Manager

I have 15 years’ experience in HR and have joined Landmark Trust from Innovation1st, a merchandising and licensing agency where I worked as their HR Manager. Prior to this I worked in both generalist HR and talent acquisition roles in the FMCG and facilities management industries. I am a keen advocate for talent/management development and enjoy supporting and developing people in their careers.

I recently qualified as a Master Practitioner in NLP, and in my spare time I deliver coaching sessions to clients utilising NLP techniques to deliver personal breakthroughs and overcome limiting beliefs.

This is my first role within the charity sector, and interestingly I first came across Landmark when I was doing the couch to 5k challenge during lockdown last year. My neighbours encouraged me to run a little further out of my comfort zone to see a beautiful lake by a church. During that run I saw my first ever Landmark sign standing outside the office in Shottesbrooke. I remember thinking ‘what a beautiful place for people to work’, then 10 months later here I am!

I’m looking forward to exploring some Landmark properties very soon.