UAH is seeking a Heritage Projects Development and Planning Officer. This post is designed to further develop Ulster Architectural Heritage’s sustainability by expanding the scope of operations and projects over the next 3 years. The role includes:
- Consultancy Development: development of UAH’s built heritage preservation consultancy operations for public and private sector clients and supporting projects including project planning, testing, fundraising and associated communications;
- Project Delivery: delivery of projects (including consultancy projects), to which may include inter alia, built heritage surveys, audits, research, public engagement activities and associated communications. In particular this role will support the Chief Executive in the progression of the Old Museum Building: Back to Life project;
- Planning & Policy: Development and implementation of a system for monitoring and responding to planning applications and policy relevant to the historic built environment and associated communications.
The position is supported by the Esmé Mitchell Trust.
Applicants should possess at minimum an honours degree, it is desirable that applicants hold a degree specifically in architecture, building surveying, planning or an associated discipline.
Please refer to the full job description, below for more information, prior to completing the application.
Ulster Architectural Heritage acknowledges with thanks funding for this project from the Esmé Mitchell Trust.
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 the Old Museum Building: Back to Life Project:
UAH offices have based at the Old Museum, 7 College Square North Belfast, since 2017, when UAH assumed meanwhile use of parts of the building owned by the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society. In 2019, Ulster Architectural Heritage in partnership with Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society were supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund: Resilient Heritage Fund for Stage 1 of the Old Museum Building: Back to Life project. The project saw the two societies join forces to examine options for the sustainable long-term use of the Grade-A listed Old Museum Building, which is currently on the Heritage at Risk Register. The first phase, allowed the two societies to explore new uses for the building which would complement the aims of both organisations. This involved consulting with stakeholders, undertaking surveys of the building and exploring options for making the building more accessible and commercially viable; whilst retaining its character and architectural integrity.
The outcome from the first phase of the project has been the decision to move forward with plans to make the Old Museum Building into a centre for built heritage and history. The next phase of the project will see these plans progress towards application for stage 2: development, with testing of programmed events, further research into the history of the building, and the finalising of plans for stage 3: delivery and the building’s full reuse and restoration.
Click here to download the UAH_Heritage Project Development & Planning Officer_Job Description.
Click here to download the UAH_Heritage-Project-Developmemt & Planning Officer_Application.
Deadline for application: Monday 7th December, 2020 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 14th December, online.
If you require any further information, please contact:
Chief Executive, Ulster Architectural Heritage, Old Museum Building, 7 College Square North, Belfast, BT1 6AR. T: 028 9055 0213 E: [email protected]
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