Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Project Officer
Grade 8 (SCP 37-41) £32,486 to £36,379 per annum pro rata 4 days a week
Sunderland City Council’s Planning and Regeneration Service is seeking a Project Officer to lead on a Townscape Heritage Scheme in Bishopwearmouth Conservation Area. The post is a 6 year fixed term appointment with a break clause in June 2018, the continuation of the post dependant on Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) approval of a second-round application.
The HLF has awarded the Council development funding for the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage scheme. £2 million has been earmarked to deliver the scheme, subject to a successful second-round submission. The Project Officer is required to co-ordinate the development of the detail of the scheme for the Round 2 submission, and then manage its 5 year delivery phase.
The Townscape Heritage scheme will support and compliment an ambitious programme of regeneration activity in the Minster Quarter of Sunderland City Centre, including the Music, Arts and Cultural Quarter project, public realm improvements and major private sector leisure and retail developments.
The Project Officer will be required to manage the Round 2 Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage submission to HLF, and upon approval of the Round 2 application to manage the delivery of the Townscape Heritage scheme. The post will require someone who has the ability to successful co-ordinate the delivery of a range of projects including grants to property owners and tenants for property works, public realm improvements, and complementary promotional, educational, training and interpretation activities and initiatives.
The post holder will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be required to have experience of managing HLF funded regeneration or restoration projects, and knowledge of HLF’s Townscape Heritage. It is essential that the post holder has excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to be effective at building relationships with property owners, occupiers, partners and stakeholders, the wider community, co-ordinating community based activities and events, and promoting the Townscape Heritage scheme, Bishopwearmouth’s heritage and its role in regeneration.
Based in the Council’s Regeneration Team the post holder will work closely with colleagues in Conservation, Regeneration, Property, Cultural Heritage and Community Services.
For an informal discussion please contact the Council’s Conservation Team Leader Mark Taylor on 0191 5611515
Closing date for applications: 26th June 2017 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on 18th July 2017.
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