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NINETY jobs are at risk in a shake-up at castles and stately homes.
English Heritage, which manages hundreds of historic monuments, said that, if the changes went ahead, its workforce of 2,300 would shrink by 4 per cent.
The company said its operations and marketing departments would be affected most, but all its properties would remain open.
English Heritage chief executive Kate Mavor said: “These changes will involve some difficult decisions, but they are vital if we are to continue to look after the sites in our care and tell their stories to this and future generations.”
But professionals’ union Prospect warned that the job losses would jeopardise the organisation’s ability to protect historic sites.
Officials cited a recent survey showing that three-quarters of the population believe that this is a “moral obligation.”
Prospect national officer Caroline Hemmington said: “Our concern is that employees with specialist expertise in interpretation, collections, marketing and visitor operations could be lost if these proposals are implemented.
“These proposed cuts will have an impact on the organisation’s ability to deliver capital investment projects and to promote and manage properties and their collections.”
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