Public Sector and Government


Heritage Programme Officer / Heritage Project Manager

West Midlands
Contract
£37516 - £42398 per annum

Job Title: Heritage Programme Officer (External Funding)

Location: Walsall Borough (with homeworking)

Salary: £37,516 – £42,398 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract (until 30th September 2023)

Closing date: Sunday, 1st November 2020

It is an exciting time for the heritage sector in Walsall as the Council has successfully secured National Lottery Heritage Funding (NLHF) to develop a new heritage action plan to proactively deliver economic and community improvements and reach new, more diverse audiences.

As a result, the Council is now seeking to appoint the key post for delivering on their heritage ambitions. If successful, you will champion Walsall’s heritage across the authority working with elected members, key partners and local people to make a real difference. They are looking for candidates who excel in driving forward new areas of work and with a passion for heritage and conservation.

The Role:

  • Champion and lead on the management of a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) project that will rebuild heritage capacity within Walsall, and establish a vibrant heritage sector, which is integrated into Walsall’s overall vision and transformation
  • Be responsible for the commissioning, development and implementation of a new Heritage Strategy and Action Plan that focusses delivery against Council priorities and succeeds in bringing significant amounts of new external funding into Walsall
  • Develop strong relationships with the Voluntary, Private and Commercial Sectors across Walsall and beyond, to support the delivery of the Heritage Plan
  • Manage a pilot Community Grant Fund and work closely with other officers and partners to identify and develop further project and grant funding opportunities

The Candidate:

  • Educated to degree level or possessing equivalent experience within the appropriate fields
  • A relevant funding or project qualification e.g. IOF, AMP, PRINCE 2 or equivalent experience
  • Significant knowledge of the heritage sector
  • A full detailed knowledge and understanding of funding streams that can support Heritage
  • Experience in managing funded projects (preferably National Lottery Heritage Fund) – keeping effective project management and performance records and relevant budgets
  • Outstanding bid writing skills with track record of high achievement
  • Outstanding skills in creating partnership and advocacy
  • Strong numeracy and budget management skills
  • Your ability to work independently in a demanding service environment
  • Demonstrable budget management experience
  • A clear understanding of the requirements of external funded programmes

What they can offer:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement offering a minimum 28 days leave per year plus 9 concessionary days and in addition to a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year
  • Access to an award winning pension scheme
  • Recent development of the working environment which has created a modern professional space in which to work with improved technology that allows agile working
  • Promotion of training and development opportunities to all employees to help them progress and gain new skills
  • A genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for all staff and customers

Please click on the APPLY button to complete your application at the Council’s careers page.

Candidates with experience of: Project Coordinator, Project Management, Project Manager, Project Team Leader, Project Supervisor, Project Management, Service Delivery Coordinator, Corporate Transformation, Public Sector Project Manager, Council Project Manager may also be considered for this role.