Job Title: Transforming Places Programme Officer

Location: The broad geographic portfolios for the Programme Officer roles are: - North Midlands South East & East of England South West There will be flexibility in terms of how the geographic regions are defined to manage workloads across the team. Regular travel to the AHF’s London office and partners’ regional offices will also be required.

Close Date: 17/06/2019

Salary: 33,000 - 35,000

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is currently seeking to appoint four Programme Officers to support the delivery of its Transforming Places through Heritage programme. AHF is a leading heritage charity founded in 1976 to help charities and social enterprises across the UK find solutions for vulnerable historic buildings. We do this by offering advice, grants and loans.

The AHF is about to embark on a number of new initiatives, including the ‘Transforming Places through Heritage’ programme, designed to help revitalise high streets and town centres through the development of sustainable new uses for historic buildings.

The Programme Officers will assess grant applications and help manage a caseload of projects within a defined geographic portfolio, provide advice and guidance to individual projects and liaise with external partners to achieve common objectives in addressing the Transforming Places Programme’s priorities.  From first contact, through pre-approval and preparation of case papers, you will liaise with applicants, colleagues and key stakeholders to ensure the process runs smoothly, communication is clear, and expectations are managed and met.

The post holder will act as the lead regional contact with staff at Historic England, local authorities and other partner organisations to target support, ensuring the AHF intervention adds value to partners’ activities and other relevant programmes.

In addition, your challenge will be to co-ordinate an engaging programme of activities and events targeted at organisations developing historic building regeneration projects in town and city centre locations.

We are looking for self-motivated Programme Officers with a desire to deliver a sustainable future for historic buildings throughout England and with a background in social/community/charitable enterprise support, funding or capacity building organisations. You will have an understanding of the issues affecting asset development (particularly when involving historic buildings) involving social enterprises and charities and heritage led regeneration, display exceptional stakeholder engagement skills and have the ability to influence individuals and organisations to achieve positive outcomes, along with a proven track record in collaborative work with external partners.

Candidates should have proven project management skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a positive energy in moving projects towards a successful outcome, solving problems along the way.

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Locations

The broad geographic portfolios for the Programme Officer roles are: 

North

Midlands

South East & East of England

South West

There will be flexibility in terms of how the geographic regions are defined to manage workloads across the team. Regular travel to the AHF’s London office and partners’ regional offices will also be required.

Commitment to diversity

In accordance with our commitment to promote equality of opportunity and diversity across all of our areas of work, we particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people and younger people, who are currently under-represented within AHF.

How to apply

If you would like to join the Architectural Heritage Fund, one of the leading heritage organisations in the UK, please send a CV and a covering letter (by email only) that demonstrates your suitability for the vacancy and your geographic preference to [email protected]. Your application should reach us no later than 17th June 2019. We will contact you by the end of June 2019 if you have been selected for interview; interviews will take place late June / early July 2019 in London.

You can find more details of the AHF and the impact of our work at: www.ahfund.org.uk.