Want to grow your career by leading a team of dedicated and experienced heritage and project officers working within one of the busiest unitary authorities in the country?
We have an exciting opportunity for a Heritage & Projects Team Leader role to lead on and develop the work of our busy Heritage & Projects team. As well as ensuring the city’s unique and extensive heritage assets are carefully conserved you will also support developing a range of implementation projects and guidance that include design guides/coding and masterplans for key parts of the city.
About the role
Brighton & Hove’s iconic heritage
Brighton & Hove is a vibrant city by the sea renowned for its attractions and for the wealth and diversity of its heritage assets. Situated between the coast and the South Downs National Park, the city’s heritage assets range from the iconic Royal Pavilion and impressive Regency squares to former downland villages and the 1960s listed buildings at the University of Sussex.
With c3,400 listed buildings and 33 conservation areas, there are also six registered parks and gardens, 28 scheduled monuments and over 400 locally listed heritage assets. All of this presents a challenging but rewarding range of work as the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2030.
A qualified professional, with proven experience of leadership and management, you will be the lead technical expert for heritage matters. You and your team will provide reasoned professional advice on the heritage impacts of planning applications and pre-application enquiries.
You will also input to a range of related project work as the city continues to grow and respond to the challenges for high quality and climate resilient development.
You will be reporting to the Planning Manager for the Planning Policy, Projects & Heritage Team which is part of the wider Planning Service. You will work with a team of dedicated heritage and project officers.
- You will hold the appropriate professional qualification and/or specialist qualification (e.g. Town Planning and/or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)
- Have significant post qualification experience in a role related environment.
- Ability to lead, manage, develop and motivate staff.
- Ability to promote improvement and change and have a positive mindset with problem-solving approach to new challenges.
We offer a friendly, supportive and collaborative environment in which to grow and develop your career. You will have the opportunity to put your ideas across in a team where innovation and ambition are strongly encouraged.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:
- Generous holiday entitlement - 25 days holiday each year plus bank holidays, with the option to buy additional leave
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities including hybrid working
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Loans to buy public transport season ticket, bike or car; discounted membership of a car club and local bikeshare
- Access to wide range of discounts from retailers and many other benefits.
Interview dates to be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Sandra Rogers, Planning Policy, Projects & Heritage Team Manager: email@example.com or Liz Hobden, Head of Planning firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.