Our Team

Following a development grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund and starting the next phase of Chamberlain Highbury Trusts restoration project, we are now in a position to appoint freelance and project staff. Please take a look at our current vacancies.

All of our current staff are freelance or on company contract.

Lucy Bailey-Wright – Activities Planner

With a background in bringing heritage to life, theatre, youth work, events management and story telling. Lucy came to work for CHT in 2019. Lucy leads our programme of tours, partnership events, festivals, education programme and activities. Lucy is a Director of Highbury Orchard Community and is connected to lots of local groups.

Alan Bale from Sustainable Life – CHT Volunteer Co-ordinator

Alan began his career as a gardener, and spent some years as a tree surgeon, but for the last ten years he has been working with volunteers, mostly outdoors.  He has been with the Trust for eighteen months, leading the volunteers to victory as they reshape and restore the beautiful gardens of Highbury.

Rose Lawrence – Trust Administrator

Rose joined the Chamberlain Highbury Trust (CHT) in March 2022 as their Trust Administrator. In her role, she assists with the administrative running of the Trust including helping with meetings, newsletters, and the website. Rose is a recent graduate with a keen interest in heritage and historic buildings, and works for CHT alongside her other administrative roles at Birmingham St Philips Cathedral and the Historically Informed Summer School (HISS). 

Katie Norgrove – Project Manager

Katie Norgrove is CHT’s joint project manager for the development stage of its major project. She has extensive experience as a consultant in the heritage sector as a founder of Cultural Consulting Network. She grew up in Kings Heath and was many moons ago Birmingham’s Heritage Development Officer.

Katie has been an expert advisor, monitor and mentor for the Heritage Lottery Fund for over 20 years on a broad mix of conservation, capital and audience development projects. She is currently mentoring projects both in Development and Delivery Phase that range from a Grade I listed church in a rural village in Herefordshire to the redevelopment of the Holocaust and Second World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum.

Florence Andrews (Focus Consultants) – Project Manager

Florence is an experienced Chartered Surveyor and Project Manager with a background in community development within the cultural and regeneration sectors. NLHF funded projects that Florence has worked on include Pitzhanger Manor, Walpole Park, Gunnersbury Park and Museum, St. Marylebone, The Amelia Scott –Tunbridge Wells, Barking Townscape, and St. Mary’s Walthamstow. Katie and Florence said “We are really thrilled to be working with the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to help make their dream of returning Highbury to its former glory for 21st century citizens of Birmingham a reality.”

Our Project Managers and Trustees have been really active in putting together a brilliant team to lead on the restoration of Highbury. The team met together for a day at Highbury and are already bouncing off each other and bringing brilliant ideas, recommendations and expertise to this project.

We now have on board

  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Architectural Design Team:
    • Lead Designer,
    • Conservation Architect,
    • Principal Designer,
    • Services Engineer,
    • Structural Engineer,
    • Landscape Architect,
    • Fire Engineer,
    • Access Consultant,
  • Interpretation Planners and Designers
  • Fundraiser
  • Business Planner
  • Evaluation Consultant
  • Solicitors