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Casework Input Volunteers wanted

In its capacity as a National Amenity Society, the CBA receives Listed Building Consent applications from across England and Wales. We log each application received onto a publicly accessible database which is shared with other National Amenity Societies . As we receive about 300 applications a week, we are looking for volunteer members of the Casework team to help us add these to our Casework database and flag any issues for immediate action to other members of the Casework team. This role will give volunteers the experience of working with a National Amenity Society, an understanding of listed building casework and how designated sites are protected within the planning process.

Location: Suitable for homeworking

Key tasks and activities:

  • Inputting data onto our Casework database.
  • Flagging up any issues for immediate action to other members of the Casework team.

Skills and attributes sought:

  • The ability to work independently.
  • Interest in changes to Listed Buildings.
  • Attention to detail and a systematic approach.
  • Proficiency in using a computer and access to the internet/email as all information is sent out electronically.
  • The ability to assess planning documents and read architectural drawings.

Training Provided:

  • General induction.
  • Introduction to the Casework database and handling Listed Building Consent applications.
  • Introduction to our remit as a National Amenity Society.

Commitment involved:

  • From two hours a week on a regular basis.
  • As applications are sent out to Volunteers on Tuesdays / Thursdays of each week, we ask that Volunteers add these to the database by Thursday of the same week or the following Monday morning for Thursday applications. 

If this is an opportunity that you are interested in please complete the application form. All completed application forms should be returned to

Full details and application form below.

Volunteering roles

Here at the CBA office in York, there are occasional opportunities to contribute your skills to help us with our day-to-day work, from listed building casework and the annual Festival of Archaeology, to campaigning, marketing and fundraising.

We also welcome CBA champions to help raise our profile at a local level and promote our membership and student membership programmes.

There are also opportunities to volunteer for the wider CBA Network by getting involved with your local CBA Group committee or joining your local county archaeological society or university archaeological society. Contact us for details.

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