High Street Heritage Action Zone Project Manager
Dudley offers all the benefits that come with being part of the vibrant West Midlands urban conurbation whilst also being located close to open countryside, with the beautiful Clent Hills and Baggeridge Country Park on its doorstep. It also has a number of excellent visitor attractions along with many high quality green spaces, including The Leasowes Grade I Listed landscape.
The borough has a rich and diverse archaeological and built heritage much of which is built on the important industrial heritage of the area. However, the history of the borough goes back far before the Industrial Revolution, with the Medieval Dudley Castle being the iconic historic landmark of the borough.
Dudley is rightly proud of its rich heritage, but it is also a place that is moving forward with its recently launched ‘Forging a Future for All’ which sets out ambitious plans for the regeneration of the borough making it a great place for people to live, work and visit.
Hours: 37 per week (Fixed term contract to 31st March 2024)
Salary: Grade 10 (Subject to Pay Award)
Location: 4 Ednam Road, Dudley and Brierley Hill
Following a successful bid to Historic England, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) is looking to recruit a Project Manager to deliver the Brierley Hill High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ). The appointment is jointly funded by Historic England (HE). The Project Manager role will be the lead officer, working in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the delivery of the HSHAZ programme and its component projects, ensuring that it is managed in accordance with the objectives and requirements of Historic England and Dudley MBC. The post holder will manage a grant caseload against the available HSHAZ grant of £2.2million. They will manage and be accountable for the delivery of the grant fund for the repair, reinstatement of architectural details and the reuse of historic buildings identified in the programme and grant for some public realm improvements. They will have responsibility for the day-to-day financial administration, control and accountability of all grants and manage the delivery of the activities in the Community Engagement Plan. Furthermore they will help facilitate and support the Cultural Consortia with the delivery of the proposed Cultural Programme.
The post holder will be able to work in a mobile and agile way with colleagues in Regeneration and Enterprise, and the partner organisations, to facilitate the delivery of the scheme and support local residents and stakeholders to deliver a programme of community and cultural activities.
The post holder will have excellent communication and IT skills, demonstrable experience of managing budgets and community engagement, and a sound understanding of the issues relating to the management of the built historic environment. This is a fixed term post until the end of March 2024.
We offer a friendly working environment with attractive terms and conditions including flexible working and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
For further information or an informal chat please contact Jayne Pilkington on 01384 814168 or via email: Jayne.firstname.lastname@example.org
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