A woman carrying out lime mortar repairs to exterior of a building
Repairs being made to the lime mortar of a door surround in Harley Steet, Marylebone, London. © Historic England, Chris Redgrave, image reference DP185673.
Repairs being made to the lime mortar of a door surround in Harley Steet, Marylebone, London. © Historic England, Chris Redgrave, image reference DP185673.

Heritage Labour Market Intelligence

Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) is information about a workforce (e.g. age, gender, location, role) that has been analysed and interpreted to make sense of a labour market. Good LMI benefits the individual, the educator, the employer and society as whole.

Heritage Labour Market Intelligence Toolkit

The Heritage LMI Toolkit enables the collection, analysis and reporting of labour market information and labour market intelligence across the heritage space. The Toolkit has been developed to enable users to carry out LMI research, primarily in the form of an online survey, in a systematic and consistent way, so that the results can be compared across heritage sectors and subsectors.

Carrying out LMI research, and sharing the results, supports the development and sustainability of the heritage workforce and informs policy and decision-making affecting the heritage workforce. This supports employability, economic prosperity, social mobility and inclusion.

The Toolkit comprises an introduction and guidance on carrying out LMI research and a Modular Survey Template to help you set up your own survey.

The Institute of Conservation partnered with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and Historic England in 2019 to develop the Toolkit for the sector.

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