Brampton heads the search for important heritage roles within key local heritage-led regeneration project

A North Staffordshire recruitment agency has been handed the task to fill two crucial high profile vacancies at an historic Stoke-on-Trent pottery site. 

A Visitor Services Manager and a Site Manager/Clerk of Works are being sought by Brampton Recruitment for The Prince’s Regeneration Trust who acquired the Middleport Pottery site in 2011. 

Extensive work is being carried-out to regenerate Middleport Pottery – the last working Victorian pottery of its kind in Britain. The project saved the pottery site and kept the production of Burleigh in Burslem and the charity is now embarking on an ambitious regeneration project which will develop the site to be let for local craft businesses, provide job and training opportunities and create new activities and facilities for the benefit of local residents and visitors alike. A major visitor and education centre, including a factory shop and café, will be developed. 

Claire Thomas, Managing Director of Brampton Recruitment said it was important that the jobs are filled quickly as they were vital to the progression of the project. 

“We are looking to commence interviews for these roles very soon, interested candidates should get in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss the role and their suitability in more detail, we are ideally looking to commence interviews week commencing 5th November,” said Claire. 

“These are vital positions and the successful candidates will play significant roles at a major Potteries’ heritage site which has national significance. 

“While the jobs are open to all, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is committed to working with the people of North Staffordshire and has indicated that they would particularly welcome applicants from the local area. 

The Site Manager will act as the on-site representative of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust during the building construction period. It is a full time post available on a fixed term until summer 2014. 

Alongside the main Middleport Pottery project, the post holder may be asked to oversee other related projects in the local area. 

The Visitor Services Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of all visitor, community, education and promotion related areas of Middleport Pottery to ensure that local residents, tourists, education and heritage groups are treated to a high quality visitor experience. 

The Visitor Service Manager job is full time on an initial 12 month contract with the possibility of an extension after that time. 

Potential candidates should contact Brampton Recruitment by telephoning 01782 667591. Vacancies can be viewed on Brampton Recruitment’s website: 


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Notes to editors:  

  • Brampton Recruitment is one of the area’s leading independent recruitment agencies and specialises in recruitment within the commercial sector in Staffordshire, the Midlands and across the North West.  
  • The team helps place individuals in temporary, contract and permanent positions with employers from major multi-national companies to small independent firms. 
  • Brampton was founded by Claire Thomas in 2006. 
  • It is based at Queens Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs (head office) and Booth’s Park, Knutsford.