King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager

King's Lynn, Norfolk
Starting salary up to £37,284 per annum (based on 37 hours)
18 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Manager, Officer
Full Time
Contract Type

Fixed term contract to 31 March 2022.  Full Time and Part Time applications considered.

Based at King’s Court Council Offices, King’s Lynn

Joining our Regeneration team you will help shape the medieval town of King’s Lynn for the future. This dynamic and innovative team leads the delivery of several flagship Borough Council projects including Nelson Quay waterfront regeneration, Nar Ouse Business Park Enterprise Zone and St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Through this unique opportunity to lead on the delivery of heritage-led regeneration you will have direct impact on new development in the heart of one of the finest historic towns in the East of England.  Our team and this post deliver feasibility studies, masterplanning, design briefs, residential and commercial developments, training and learning, and engagement with a wide range of people and organisations.  You will have the opportunity to see through change and create sustainable outcomes that enhance and rejuvenate historic King’s Lynn through new developments.

What will you discover? Working in partnership with the public body that champions England’s historic environment, you will be delivering one of the first Heritage Action Zones in the country. In joining us you will continue your own development, working alongside colleagues that believe that continuously developing their expertise is central to their success.

As an advocate of good urban design in historic areas, you will manage the development and implementation of the King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone (HAZ), raise awareness and understanding of the role of heritage-led regeneration in stimulating local economic growth, manage the successful delivery of a wide range of projects, undertake a comprehensive stakeholder engagement programme, and advocate the importance of good quality design principles in residential, mixed-use, leisure and public realm developments.

Educated to degree level, you will be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills, ability to use initiative and analytical thinking in complex contexts, ability to think strategically and appreciate the interdependencies and connections within the borough council and between its key delivery partners. You must be able to work independently, manage your own workload as well as be an active and supportive team member in a demanding role that operates across council departments and within a multi-agency context and deadline driven environment. Also, you must be able to establish, maintain and develop professional and effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, statutory agencies and stakeholders.

Above all, you are passionate about heritage and willing to champion its value to a wide range of audiences and have a genuine interest and passion for working with individuals and communities to improve the economic, social and environmental circumstances in which they live.  You will be rewarded by playing a key role delivering one of the first HAZs and enhancing our historic environment for the future.  Applications will be welcomed for both Full Time and Part Time hours.

For an informal discussion please contact Ostap Paparega, Regeneration, Heritage and Economic Development Manager on 01553 616890.

Apply online via our website.

Closing date: 9 February 2018.

Interviews will take place on 28 February 2018.

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