Heritage Projects Officer: Heritage At Risk – closing 2 Mar

Are you the person to help lead delivery of the ‘Heritage At Risk Northern Ireland’ project? We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity to join the UAH team. Funded by, and in partnership with the Historic Environment Division.

This post is designed to develop opportunities created by a partnership agreement between the Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) and the Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division (HED). The post holder will lead the Heritage At Risk Northern Ireland (HARNI) project with key objectives:

  • To identify and record listed buildings and scheduled monuments which appear to be threatened;
  • To act as a catalyst for the restoration and creative re-use of those buildings.

Applicants should possess at minimum an honours degree in architecture, planning, or building surveying or associated discipline.

A knowledge of Ulster’s architectural heritage, together with a familiarity with legislation, policy and practice relating to historic monuments, buildings and conservation areas. Experience of surveying built heritage will be essential. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills and must possess a high level of competence in IT applications and be able to work on their own initiative. Please refer to the full job description for more information, prior to completing the application.

Ulster Architectural Heritage acknowledges with thanks funding and partnership from the Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division in support of this appointment.

About Ulster Architectural Heritage

Ulster Architectural Heritage (UAH) is the lead independent voice for the promotion of built heritage, its protection, conservation and regeneration in Northern Ireland, and across the nine counties of Ulster. We work to defend Northern Ireland’s historic buildings and promote appreciation, preservation and conservation of these precious historic assets.

About Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division

Historic Environment Division [HED] within the Department for Communities is the Government lead on the historic environment of Northern Ireland. It provides an expert advisory service, it gives constructive advice to district councils, owners and the public and it champions historic places helping people to understand, value and care for them, now and for the future. The Division’s Aim is ‘Helping communities to enjoy and realise the value of our historic environment’.

About the Heritage At Risk Project

The HARNI project, its register, the statistics and data it generates, act as a ‘real time’ indicator, both for the condition of individual assets and the identification of trends in the condition of the broad historic environment. It provides an important indication of how the condition of the historic environment relates to geographical areas, ownership and type, allowing us to identify opportunities, pressures and threats. Trends identified by the HARNI register can help to direct individuals, groups, funders, and central and local government to target re-use, regeneration and repair works towards heritage need. It also serves to inform wider heritage policy and identify issues affecting heritage, which need to be addressed and prioritised.

To apply

Download the full job specs and application form from the communityni.org link below and return by 2 March 2020.

Heritage Projects Officer: Heritage At Risk

Deadline for applications is: Monday 02 March 2020 at 5:00pm

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