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Exeter Historic Buildings Trust is seeking a historic buildings enthusiast for St. Nicholas Priory.

St Nicholas Priory is the oldest building in Exeter dating back to 1087. The two surviving wings are owned and managed by the Exeter Historic Buildings Trust (EHBT). St. Nicholas Priory has become a venue for performance and community events and attracts local, regional and national shows and performers, as well as artists and exhibitors (www.nicholaspriory.com). EHBT is now seeking a suitably experienced person to manage the repair and maintenance of the fabric of these two wings, including the parts of the north wing that are currently operated as private residences.

The post is on an initial fixed-term contract of six months and is subject to renewal.  It is a part-time post for 0.2 of a week (one day or two half-days a week). Some flexibility must be maintained to allow for occasional evening and weekend duties in support of the Manager-Operations, plus emergency call out duties in support of existing key-holders.

Pay:  in the region of £25- 27,000 pro rata

Please email enquiries@ehbt.org.uk for job description and application form.

Closing date will be Monday March 16th 12 noon

For an informal visit and/or talk please telephone secretary or EHBT Katharine Chant on 01392 496653.

CONFERENCESOur dedicated conference room is one of the most unique and special spaces in Exeter. Ideal for workshops, training and meetings, cabaret or lecture style, we can accommodate your needs.  For more information visit www.nicholaspriory.com

OUR SECOND HANDOVER CEREMONY WITH THE LORD MAYOR IN ATTENDANCE was held on Friday 13th September 2019 – Our annual ceremony celebrating the handover of St Nicholas Priory to Exeter Historic Buildings trust.

The formal lease transferring the Priory was signed and sealed on 7th September 2018.  For this EHBT Trustee Richard Parker designed a new seal.  Our Chair, David Radstone, resplendent in Tudor costume, received a ceremonial key from the Lord Mayor.

Handover Ceremony 07 Sept 18

Hundreds of people visited St Nicholas Priory and 21 The Mint over Heritage Open Days 2018 and comments were very positive.  See photos on our Facebook page.

DEVON AND EXETER MEDICAL SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH EHBT AT ST NICOLAS PRIORY PROVIDES AN OPENING EXHIBITION AS PART OF THE VISITOR ATTRACTION

The Benedictine monks that were housed in St Nicholas’ Priory involved themselves in the life of Exeter, including care for the sick. It is also known that the Priory had friendly relations with the Franciscan monks who lived near them from about 1240, probably in the premises of the former hospital of St Alexius (founded in 1172 just behind St Nicholas), The location of part of the Devon and Exeter Medical Society’s collection of artefacts in  part of the Priory underlines the history of the monks and of their involvement in the treatment of Exeter’s  sick people.

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View of St Nicholas Priory and the refectory wing from the direction of Fore Street