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Business Officer

  • Organisation:Historic England
  • Location:Birmingham, England / Hybrid
  • Salary: £21,626 - £21,876
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

We are seeking a Business Officer to assist colleagues in the regional team in the delivery of departmental targets. This is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of Historic England`s role in the planning system and our contribution to tackling heritage at risk through grant aid.

What you will be doing:

You will facilitate the efficient provision of statutory and other advice and will handle individual grants, including assisting with negotiations and complying with procurement and financial administration procedures. You will be responsible for supporting the Local Leadership team in responding to external and internal requests for information and briefings.

You will act as the initial point of contact for customer enquiries concerning grant-aided projects and advisory work, ensuring high standards of customer service at all times, supporting with the assessment of applications for HE support in accordance with Departmental standards of eligibility and need, and to take full responsibility for effective management of assigned grant-aid processes including post-grant monitoring.

You will be responsible for monitoring regularly and take ownership for progress-chasing to facilitate timely delivery of all Historic England advice, including establishing and maintaining operational links with external customers (e.g. local authorities), and effective collaboration among colleagues within the local office.
Supporting the Business Manager in the monitoring, analysis, reporting, and quality control of all business activities, including the compilation of information and briefing to meet corporate and external requirements and the forecasting and management of operational budgets.

Who we are looking for:

  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience of working directly with members of the public
  • Ability to implement detailed business processes, work under pressure and use own initiative
  • Adaptable IT skills, including use of databases, GIS and internet
  • Good numeracy & analytical skills, and good oral & written communication skills

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.

Why work for Historic England

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 starting at 21% contributions, 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.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

Provisional Interview Dates early July 2022 via Microsoft Teams

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Application Closing Date: 01 July 2022

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