New opportunities created at Fort Burgoyne

28th September 2018

Since the military left Fort Burgoyne in 2006, owners have sought to redevelop the area for the use and benefit of the local and wider community, as well as visitors to the Dover region. The Land Trust has been in the process of restoring the site since 2014, which has seen it being opened up to the public for the first time in the fort’s history.

As part of a project called Pioneering Places: East Kent, the site has received funding towards new activities at Fort Burgoyne which will include historical research, development of interpretive materials and an expansion of the community engagement programme.

As a result of this development the team are looking to recruit for three exciting positions:

Community Engagement Provider            

This role will deliver community engagement in:

  • The design of access and interpretation for the West Wing Battery project. The project will initially run for 16 weeks and be concerned with engaging the community in a hard to access, remote part of Fort Burgoyne through the use of art
  • The future use of Fort Burgoyne through developing and delivering a ‘Year of Engagement’.

(Closing date 15th October)

Project Evaluator

We’re looking for an experienced project evaluator to work alongside architects and the Community Engagement Provider to develop and deliver an evaluation framework which both aids gathering of evidence for Pioneering Places: East Kent outcomes and informs next steps in the development of the West Wing Battery and Fort Burgoyne.

(Closing date 15th October)


Project Architect

We need an architect with experience of working on historic properties and Scheduled Ancient Monuments to manage delivery of a programme of stabilisation works and opening up of West Wing Battery.

(Closing date 12th November)

 If you’re interested in getting involved with this exciting and enriching community project, then please email

All of these roles are funded as part of Pioneering Places: East Kent supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge

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