Team sought to deliver one of the UK’s largest heritage projects in Halifax

Sam Mason, chief executive of The Piece Hall, Halifax.
Sam Mason, chief executive of The Piece Hall, Halifax.

The Piece Hall Trust is building towards the opening of the Grade I* Listed building in 2016, with a recruitment drive to fill five key senior posts.

Applications are being welcomed to fill the roles of Operations Director, Finance Director, Head of Events, Head of Development and Fundraising and Head of Marketing & Communications, for The Piece Hall Trust which aims to transform the iconic structure into a world class destination.

Chief Executive Sam Mason, who was appointed by the Trust in June, will oversee the recruitment of the new roles that will help shape the culture and direction of The Piece Hall Trust, a charitable organisation set up to manage and sustain the future of the unique Piece Hall in Halifax, for local, national and international visitors.

“It is hugely exciting to be launching our recruitment with these first senior posts,” he said. “The post-holders will be key, not only in leading The Piece Hall once it opens its doors again next summer, but also in shaping the whole of the organisation they work for.

“The Piece Hall will be the most significant heritage and visitor attraction in the UK to open in 2016 and it will be an extraordinary place to work.

“We are looking for very ambitious, enthusiastic and experienced people who really want to make a difference, who can rise to the challenge and make a massive contribution to the exceptionally exciting vision that we have for The Piece Hall, Halifax and the North of England.”

Successful candidates will be at the forefront of plans to re-open The Piece Hall which currently is undergoing a £19.2 million restoration and is the only surviving cloth hall in Britain.

Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Calderdale Council has led to the original structure being transformed into a contemporary home for offices, retail and leisure facilities as well as a venue for arts and music events.

Recruitment for further jobs will take place over the next few months.

Full job descriptions and application details are available on www.thepiecehall.co.uk/future/working-with-us/current-vacancies . Deadline for applications is October 16 2015 at 9am.