Would you like to play a vital role in helping heritage to thrive?

UKHBPT is seeking new trustees. We are looking for people with an interest in charity governance and a commitment to the UK’s industrial and commercial heritage to join our Board Trustees. We are particularly interested to hear from people with expertise in any of the following areas: HR, fundraising, education, community development and creative digital. For information about UKHBPT’s existing trustees, please visit https://ukhbpt.org/people

This is a voluntary role and requires a commitment to participate in six daytime board meetings per year (alternating between Stoke-on-Trent and London) as well as having involvement by telephone and email in between meetings.

For an informal discussion about becoming a UKHBPT trustee, please contact Clare Wood, Director, via email in the first instance (clare.wood@ukhbpt.org). The role of trustee for UKHBPT is subject to interview and the approval of the current UKHBPT Board of Trustees. Expenses are available to cover transportation costs for attending UKHBPT Board Meetings. UKHBPT values equality and diversity across our organisation and welcomes applications from all sectors of society.

Our Current Projects

Middleport Pottery

An award-winning visitor destination in Stoke-on-Trent, Middleport Pottery's factory tours offer a unique opportunity to experience traditional handcraft methods unchanged since the 1880s. Other attractions include a fully restored steam engine, Burleigh factory shop, canal-side cafe, Victorian Offices, narrowboat Dane, workers' Bath House and Grade II listed bottle kiln.

Enter the World of Middleport Pottery

Harper Street

Our latest adventure. The Harper Street project, the renovation of eleven Victorian terraced houses adjacent to Middleport Pottery will begin in 2018, transforming the houses into a new heritage attraction, community centre, workshops, archive and office space.

Follow our progress

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

In 2017 the historic Whitechapel Foundry was acquired and the use of these Grade 2* buildings for the making of bells, such as Big Ben, the Liberty Bell and the Bow Bells, ceased. Despite the historic listing the original equipment has now been stripped out in anticipation of the buildings being converted to a commercial use such as a boutique hotel or similar.

Save the Foundry - Find out more