Work placements


Hastings Pier Charity is dedicated to offering people the opportunity to get involved with what we are doing. By doing a work placement you will be able to spend time doing work in you chosen area giving you a realistic idea of that it is like to work in a similar career.

Voluntary work placements are from one day to five days long. You will be offered possible dates following and informal interview.

Areas offered:

  Exhibitions Events Family Activities
  Volunteer Management Interpretation Schools
  Fundraising Photography Visitor Services and operations
  Marketing Admin and communication Engineering and construction

To apply or for more information please contact

Work Experience Opportunities for 14-16 year olds

This year Hastings Pier Charity are offering 3 work experience weeks from 20th – 27th March 2017 / 5th – 7th July 2017 / 10th – 14th July 2017.

They are scheduled on the lead up to and during events that the Learning and Education team are organising for the Pier:
Yarn Bombing: 20th – 27th March 2017
Young People’s Music Festival: 5th – 7th July 2017 / 10th – 14th July 2017

There are 2-3 spaces available per week.

More information is available here.

Please contact the Education and Volunteers Organiser, Yaz Norris, for more information by email or by calling 01424 445566. Students should fill in Hastings Pier Charity's work placement application form to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

About Hastings Pier Charity
The Hastings Pier Charity owns the pier and leads the Heritage Lottery funded project, which has restored the pier and continues to run community engagement projects. The vision for the restored Hastings Pier is to allow everyone, without exception, to understand, appreciate and experience the pier. It does this through activities that are rooted in the continuing story of seaside culture and heritage.

About Hastings Pier
This remarkable pier opened in 1872 and was designed by Eugenius Birch. It was the first pier designed for recreational use and is a testament to the lasting feats of Victorian engineering and enterprise. A fire in 2010 led to an intensive community campaign to save the pier. On 15 August 2013 HPC took ownership of the pier. Thanks to £14 million in funding, mostly from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Hastings Pier has been restored and opened in April 2016.