Stained Glass Trainee – Rochdale Development Agency

Job Title: Stained Glass Trainee
Salary: £20,475
Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
Term: 2 years – September 2021 – September 2023
Location: Rochdale Town Hall
Closing date: 11:59 pm 15 June 2021

The restoration of Rochdale Town Hall provides a once in a generation opportunity for the project to recruit and train an individual in the specialist area of stained glass restoration work under the control of qualified and ICON accredited conservators. Trainees will not only learn from the most experienced conservation professionals but they will have the chance to be part of one of the most significant heritage conservation projects in the North West.

Given the importance of these works in preserving the fragile and beautiful heritage of the building the team have appointed York Glaziers Trust to provide their specialist knowledge, advice and training expertise. York Glaziers Trust is one of the oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studios in Britain, and one of the largest in Europe with 3 ICON accredited Conservators.

Whilst the successful candidate will be employed by the RDA, over the duration of the Phase 2 works at Rochdale Town Hall, you will work alongside the professionals of the York Glaziers Trust. A YGT team member will act as your line manager in terms of the conduct of all stained glass conservation work, especially in relation to working safely on site, and ‘learning on the job’ will be central to the training plan.

Some training may have to be delivered initially off-site, at the premises of the York Glaziers Trust, but will be honed on-site to ensure that these basic competencies can be practised. The trainee will practice their skills in the on-site Heritage Skills workshop following preliminary training.

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To apply:

  • Closing date Tuesday 15 June 11.59pm
  • Please submit completed application forms to
  • Interviews – 6 and 7 July to be held at York Glazier Trust Studios
  • Dependant on an applicant’s experience a small practical test may also be required as part of the interview process.

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Please contact Emma Robinson – if you have any questions about the post or the recruitment process.