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 your 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 an 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



While we are in the process of administration we regret to write that we cannot offer work placements. However, we encourage you to express your interest so that we can contact you if and when an opportunity comes available. You may also be interested in our diverse volunteering opportunities (link to 

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.