Grants and Training Sites Project Manager

£34,000 yearly
  • Historic England
  • Manchester, York and Newcastle
  • Jun 14, 2021
Project Management

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity to join us as our Grants and Training Sites Project Manager to support the delivery of the Hamish Ogston Foundation Building Skills Programme.

If you are seeking an important role where you can make a difference in taking this high profile and innovative programme forward from inception to completion, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.

You will have the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to people`s lives and the historic environment through a programme which aims to reverse the decline in heritage building skills.

This is a fixed term contract until 31/03/26 based in our Manchester, York or Newcastle office.

What you will be doing:

As our Grants and Training Sites Project Manager, you will champion traditional building and construction skills within Historic England North West and North East and Yorkshire Regions.

You will take a lead role in developing, organising and delivering training activities for groups of trainees funded by the Hamish Ogston Foundation.

You will be responsible for building on existing Historic England relationships with Heritage at Risk sites, you will collaborate with owners, their professional advisers and contractors to ensure the Summer School training is fully integrated with the repair works also funded by the Hamish Ogston Foundation.

You will provide technical conservation advice on the specifications, and continuously monitoring the programme funded works to meet quality, budget and time requirements.

You will work closely with three other members of staff engaged in delivering the Programme, the HOF Heritage Building Skills Programme Manager, the HOF Skills and Training Manager and the HOF Trainee Placement Co-ordinator. This new role will provide an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues across Historic England.

Who we are looking for:

-Proven experience of undertaking programme or significant project management work.
-Extensive, wide-ranging experience of repair of historic buildings.
-Knowledge of historic building construction, current conservation and maintenance practice.
-Knowledge or experience of delivering community benefits and social value through procurement and tendering.
-Influencing skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners.
-Ability to communicate well with a wide range of people, to write material appropriately for different audiences and to negotiate with partner organisations.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you
have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the
job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognize the
importance of a healthy work -life balance. We offer a wide benefits package
including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate
discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and
development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

Provisional interview date: w/c 12th July or 19th July 2021