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Wednesday, 23 September 2009
YourThanet featured an article about the Heritage Lottery funding and
recruitment drive launched by the Dreamland Trust last week. You can view the
here. An extended version of the article also appeared in
Kent on Sunday on 20 September.
Friday, 18 September 2009
Mail on Sunday on 6 September included a piece on Thanet, in
which Sarah Vickery spoke about the Dreamland proposals. The article
states: "Sarah's thoughts on the restoration of the now closed Dreamland
funfair (she is the treasurer of the campaign to save it) hit the ears
like a sermon. Margate's revival is believable. Amen sister!"
|Yesterday's edition of the
Thanet Adscene, reported the Dreamland Trust's recruitment drive
for three members of staff.
Friday, 11 September 2009
Help us deliver the dream:
The Dreamland Trust is recruiting!
Following an award of £384,500 of funding by the Heritage Lottery
Fund, The Dreamland Trust - a not-for-profit company - is now
recruiting three key people to take forward detailed proposals for a
world's first tourist attraction in Margate. We are looking for outstanding individuals to
drive this exciting project forward.
Project Director (£31,250 P/T, £62.5K FTE)
Audience Development Officer (£28,000pa)
Project Archivist (£22,000pa, 1 Year Fixed-Term
Dreamland Trust Chair, Nick Laister, says: "Phase One of the project,
worth £12.4m, will create the world's first amusement park to solely
feature thrilling historic rides and will be centred on the Grade
II-listed Scenic Railway roller coaster. The second phase will involve
the restoration of the Grade II*-listed Dreamland Cinema building as a
multi-purpose entertainment venue, creating a national centre for
seaside heritage, popular culture and street style. We are now
recruiting a core team to make this exciting concept a reality. Heading
up the team will be the Project Director, who will become the public
face of Dreamland, driving the project forward. The Project Director
will be supported by an Audience Development Officer, who will be the
public liaison point for the project, and will organise exhibitions and
other events. The third post is a Project Archivist, who will research,
collate and disseminate historical information relating to the Dreamland
site, amusement parks in general and seaside culture. Interested
candidates can download details from the new website,
"Can I also take this
opportunity to welcome our first new member of staff, Tanya Carr, who
will be joining us on a part-time basis as Administrative Officer from 1
October. Tanya will
be working from the Thanet District Council offices."
For more details on job
opportunities at the Dreamland Trust, visit our
Job Vacancies page.
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Friday 28 August was a busy day in
London for Susan Marsh, on behalf of The Dreamland Trust. In the morning a
meeting was held at the offices of The Princes Regeneration Trust which covered
funding issues. A further meeting
was held in the afternoon at the offices of quantity surveyors Cyril Sweett,
which covered the OJEU programme (OJEU is the Official Journal of the European
Union, the publication in which all contracts from the public sector which are
valued above a certain financial threshold according to EU legislation must be
published). These meetings were also attended by a representative of MTCRC;
unfortunately an attack of Swine Flu prevented the attendance of the
representative from Margate Renewal Partnership.
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