Senior Programme Officer - Hexham HSHAZ Programme Management.3703

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/08/2020 23:59
£19,217 - £21,560 (pro rata)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Regeneration/ Economic Development
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
26 Aug
Further Information

Northumberland County Council has secured up to £2.4m funding from Historic England to deliver and manage the ambitious Hexham High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). The HSHAZ programme is a national initiative led by Historic England and delivered in partnership with the County Council, Hexham Town Council and a wide range of partners in Hexham. It aims to deliver physical improvements, community engagement and cultural activities to regenerate England’s struggling historic high streets and town centres.

Two posts have been created, blending the required skills and experience to jointly manage the Hexham HSHAZ scheme and these are both part-funded by Historic England. The Council is seeking to appoint a Senior Programme Officer (Hexham HSHAZ - Programme Management) 0.6fte and a Senior Programme Officer (Hexham HSHAZ - Conservation Management) - 0.4 fte.

The Senior Programme Officer (Hexham HSHAZ - Programme Management) 0.6fte post holder will be responsible for project managing the implementation of the 3.5 year delivery programme launching in October 2020 and to champion heritage-led regeneration within the HSHAZ area. The focus of this role will be to manage budgets, funding, governance and communications, working with partners to develop diverse and relevant community and cultural engagement activities.

Based within the Council’s Economy and Regeneration Service you will work closely with the Senior Programme Officer (Hexham HSHAZ - Conservation Management), the Conservation Team, colleagues across the Council, stakeholders and Historic England . You will contribute to the delivery of specific projects identified in the HSHAZ Programme to agreed budgets and timescales that lead to the removal of the ‘at risk’ status of the Hexham Conservation Area.

You will be required to present progress reports and programme updates and undertake research and analysis as well as implementing effective information and communication strategies for a wide range of stakeholders and audiences to maximise engagement. This will involve managing, developing and coordinating community and cultural events, exhibitions and meetings. The job requires an enthusiastic, self-motivated person, with excellent communication and negotiation skills, to shape the programme and drive it forward. This will require extensive experience and knowledge of project and financial management and a good understanding of issues relating to heritage-led regeneration, working with the private sector and community groups. You will be supported and advised by other Council officers and Historic England but you should have the ability to operate strategically, make decisions and work across a wide range of sectors. You will need to negotiate with and support partners and stakeholders across all levels of responsibility.

Other information - This post is offered on a three and a half year fixed term basis (0.6 fte) or secondment (line manager support required) and is part funded by Historic England.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £19,217, prorata (rising to £21,560)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements

For an informal discussion please contact Tony Kirsop: tony.kirsop@northumberland.gov.uk

More information can be found in the attached job description and a full overview of the programme is also attached. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached notes

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 26th August 2020 and there is a provisional interview date of Thursday 3rd September 2020

Please note
This job is closed for applications.