We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at Historic England as our Head of Midlands Region. This is a senior role in the regional team where you will be working in close collaboration with the Regional Director shaping our engagement and activity in the Midlands.
The Midlands is rich in many different types of heritage from rural Lincolnshire to the post industrial heritage of the Black Country. Our regional team are committed to making a real difference to England`s historic environment, delivering Historic England`s Future Strategy.
If you possess strong leadership and strategic thinking skills and you are interested in joining us to help shape our work across the Midlands and contribute to national issues, then this is the role for you.
We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme with starting contributions at 21%, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts and free entry into English Heritage sites. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.
This is a permanent full time contract.
The role is based in the Midlands - You can work in our Birmingham Office or be a hybrid worker where you are in the Birmingham office and home
What you will be doing:
The role is part of Regions Group - a dynamic part of Historic England delivering our Future Strategy with communities on the ground.
We need you to work closely with Regional Director and the Midlands leadership team in helping to support the management of our regional development advice, listing, grants, business management and partnership work.
You will be a confident communicator, maintaining and developing external stakeholder relationships across the region in partnership with the Regional Director. This will involve playing a senior role in ensuring that the work of Historic England in the region results in well-informed decisions that serve people and places well and keep places alive for current and future generations.
You will drive continuous improvement in customer and staff experience, ensure performance targets are met and processes and systems are fit for purpose. There is the opportunity to become involved with and lead on national programmes and strategies contributing to cross group priorities. Working closely with external stakeholders you will have an important role in demonstrating how heritage led regeneration can deliver positive change for those communities of greatest need.
Who we are looking for:
-Significant experience of shaping and directing complex, cross-functional programmes within a strategic framework. Including experience in resource management .
- Experience of leading, motivating and managing teams of direct and indirect reports.
-Collegiate behaviour and diplomacy - comfortable working with conflicting priorities and agendas, with a strong track record of building successful collaborations.
-Commitment to delivery - excels at prioritisation, setting clear plans and ensuring focus.
-Excellent communication skills and experience across multiple stakeholders, partners and the general public
Please note to reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.
We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise 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.
We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.
We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.
Interviews to be held June 2022 - Virtual by Microsoft Teams