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Sector Skills Adviser

  • Organisation:Historic England
  • Location:National
  • Salary:£28,856 - £33,463 DOL
  • Contract type:Fixed Term Contract

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us at Historic England as our Sector Skills Adviser. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of innovative and engaging pilot projects to help support the development of heritage skills through mainstream construction and capital works projects. This involves creating exciting learning and development opportunities for a range of audiences and helping to ensure that England`s heritage is cared for appropriately.

This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024.

The location of this role is flexible – we offer hybrid working where you are based in the office and at home. Our National offices cover Swindon, Bristol, Birmingham, York, Newcastle, Manchester, Cambridge, London or Portsmouth. Travel to Shrewsbury is required on a weekly basis.

What you will be doing:

Historic England has a long-standing interest in the capacity of the construction sector to repair, maintain, conserve and retrofit England`s 5.5 million traditional (pre-1919) buildings. The Sector Skills Team work with a range of partners to identify and address the construction sector`s training needs in respect of traditional buildings and structures. We need you to join us and play a valuable part in the delivery of construction and craft skills activity, contributing to pilot projects that demonstrate how heritage skills training can be delivered within mainstream construction provision and through capital contracts to repair and conserve traditional buildings (as at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings).

As our Sector Skills Adviser you will be responsible for the delivery of the construction training and work placements at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings. Historic England have been working with partners on a project to bring the site, home of the world`s first iron framed building, back into use. A grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as funding from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal with Government, have enabled the project to progress.

Who we are looking for:
Experience in designing, developing and delivering work placements or training courses.
Demonstrable understanding and application of project management techniques and/or experience of programme management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills for a range of audiences and stakeholders
Able to influence, encourage and support others to contribute to projects and activities.
Able to work autonomously and resolve problems independently and with sensitivity

Please make clear 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 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 date: virtual or face to face dependant on location week commencing 17th October 2022

Application Closing Date: 09 October 2022

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