Fixed Term Contract ending 31st March 2024
Part Time – 22 hours (0.6 FTE)
We have an exciting opportunity for qualified Conservation/Heritage Officer within our Development Management Team. The role is newly created, externally funded by Historic England to support the Trinity Triangle Heritage Action Zone, to assist in work associated with the regeneration of the Trinity Triangle, Hastings Town Centre.
You will part of an exciting initiative led in partnership with community organisations to renovate and revive a historic area of Hastings’ town centre. Hastings’ programme is an innovative combination of conservation works, improvements to the public realm, community engagement and development and cultural activities. The regeneration programme is designed to find new ways to foster economic and social development, with local heritage at its heart.
[More information on the Historic England High Streets Heritage Action Zones can be found here: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/research/back-issues/researching-high-street-heritage-action-zones/]
The post holder will provide advice on the repair, maintenance and improvement of heritage assets located within the Trinity Triangle Heritage Action Zone (TTHAZ). This post holder will not support the statutory function within the Council, assess applications or provide statutory advice on heritage matters relating to planning applications or listed building consents. This is more of an advisory, enabling and outreach role.
Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description. We are keen to support your training and personal development and offer flexible working, including home working.
Who are we?
With world class coast, countryside, a thriving artist quarter in the Old Town, brimming over with creativity and history, outstanding architecture and a variety of boutiques Hastings is a popular place to live and visit. Low house prices, good schools, beautiful parks, an attractive environment, an outstanding community spirit and a new link road makes a move to Hastings a very positive investment into your future.
Hastings has seen significant development in the past few years, not least a multi-million pound project to restore its historic pier and the economy-boosting link road. Regeneration that improves the environment is one of Hastings key goals.
Who are you?
The ideal person for this role will hold a conservation, planning or architecture qualification. You will already have experience in heritage matters, ideally having worked as a conservation specialist for a Council within the Development Management Team. You will have experience of providing heritage advice relating to proposed development. You will also be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of legislation and national guidance relating to heritage matters. You will have the ability to read and assess plans, write accurate, concise and accessible reports and guidance, as well as meet tight deadlines. Previous experience of working on heritage-related regeneration projects would be an advantage. You will have experience in organising, running and presenting training events. You will be able to project manage your work to meet Trinity Triangle Heritage Action Zone targets.
You’ll have excellent communication and customer-care skills, the ability to work flexibly, as part of a busy and high performing team. Full details of the qualification and experience required for the roles can be found in the attached job description.
If you have any questions you can call Eleanor Evans on (01424) 783251 or email (email@example.com). We have a welcoming and friendly team so if you think this role could be for you we would love to hear from you.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.