Heritage Trust Network is delighted to announce that Claire-Rose Canavan will be joining the staff team as Development Officer for Northern Ireland.
The Network has a varied range of members in Northern Ireland, including major building preservation trusts as well as community and arts organisations. Claire-Rose will be working to support new and existing members by organising events, providing guidance, signposting to funding and developing partnerships with other Northern Ireland bodies.
For the past six years, Claire-Rose has worked for Thrive, the Audience Development Agency for Northern Ireland, which focuses on using data to bring audiences to organisations by finding common ground based on their individual aims and vision. She has worked in the arts, culture and heritage sector for nearly ten years and is keen to use this experience to help HTN’s members in Northern Ireland meet their objectives.
She has a deep interest in helping communities realise the importance of heritage to them and their history, and understanding the relevance of that heritage to people and their future.
She is a certified expert in GDPR and data protection and has vast experience in event management and training facilitation. Claire-Rose will be using these skills to help HTN members develop their own expertise in these areas.
Chair of HTN, Liz Bates, said: “We are delighted to welcome Claire-Rose to the team here at the Network and look forward to working more closely with members in Northern Ireland. We hope this additional resource can support our members to achieve their ambitions and I’m sure Claire-Rose will help us to grow the Network in our NI branch.”
This part-time post has been made possible by funding from the Northern Ireland Department for Communities, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Pilgrim Trust.