High Street Heritage Action Zone Project Officer

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Job Description

We are the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

In this exciting role, you will support our South West Regional Director, Regions Leadership Team, South West Programme Manager and our High Streets HAZ Programme Manager in the delivery of the SW 10 High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) and 2 Heritage Action Zones (HAZ). The HSHAZ programme aims to help local leaders implement bold new visions to transform their town centres and make them fit for the future. Each HSHAZ scheme will deliver a four-year programme of physical improvements, community engagement and cultural activities to revive England`s struggling historic high streets and town centres. Historic England will be working closely with a variety of local partners, including local authorities, Business Improvement Districts, Chambers of Commerce, community groups and cultural organisations to deliver positive change; supporting high streets adapt to the challenges they face by investing in their local heritage.

You will work with the South West Programme Manager and Regional Teams to support the development and implementation, on-going monitoring, and evaluation & review process for the programme for your Region, liaising regularly with both the HSHAZ Programme Manager and other Project Officers to ensure a consistent approach. You will also work alongside another HSHAZ Project Officer (part time) and will share coordination of the 12 schemes between you.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable experience of planning and managing complex and multiple projects and/or programmes while maintaining a focus on delivery and quality, as well as experience managing budgets. You`ll also have the ability to analyse data/information and present it and its conclusions in a clear and concise manner. You will need to be a good communicator, and be able to disseminate technical guidance and support on this national programme to colleagues, project managers and partners. You`ll also need to be highly organised and able to keep track of multiple projects at the same time. Finally, you`ll have an enthusiasm for the programme and commitment to a positive outcome, as well as a demonstrable ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships.

The role is 36 hours per week, and is offered as a fixed term contract, running until 30/04/2022. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts and free entry into English Heritage sites.

Provisional interview date: 5th or 12th November 2020

Historic England is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

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