The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society seeks to employ a Heritage Communications & Events Officer to December 2020, subject to annual review and continuation of funding.
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society is the lead independent voice for the historic built environment. UAHS has worked to promote the protection, conservation and heritage-led regeneration of built heritage across the nine counties of Ulster for 50 years. Our core activities include campaigning and lobbying, advice and support, education, events and publications. Our work is supported by over 1000 members, and over 2000 followers on social media. For over 20 years UAHS has run the Built Heritage at Risk, (BHARNI) Register in partnership with the (now) Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities, (HED). From 2017 UAHS will lead Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and HED, to which this role primarily relates.
About the Role:
With your experience and skills in events and communications, we would like you to help us develop and deliver Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland. From 2017-20 the Heritage Angel Awards will acknowledge and profile the work and achievements of individuals, groups and communities and their projects for heritage in Northern Ireland. It will highlight best practice in conservation, recording, protecting and celebrating heritage in Northern Ireland. Overall the awards aim to recognise and profile achievement, to inspire and increase activity to help conserve and protect built heritage. Heritage Angel Awards are already established in England and Scotland, led by Historic England and the Scottish Civic Trust.
Reporting to the Chief Executive and UAHS Committee, working with other UAHS Officers, you will help to plan and implement Heritage Angel Awards. This will include coordinating the official launch or the awards, and on a yearly basis, the nomination, shortlisting and judging process, the public vote and the annual gala event. You will manage communications to ensure that Heritage Angel Awards in NI attract maximum publicity and nominations. You will report regularly to our committee, partners and funders, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Department for Communities.
The successful applicant should have a formal qualification in a relevant subject, and 2-3 years of relevant experience. You will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of, and interest in the historic environment and heritage to be successful in this role.
£22,212 per annum, point 25 on the NJC Pay Scale. The UAHS acknowledges with thanks support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, (ALWF) and the Historic Environment Fund, Department for Communities for this appointment.
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Alternatively, contact us:
Administrator, Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, Old Museum Building, BT1 6AR.
T 028 9055 0213
Application will be open until Friday 20th January, 2017 at 5pm.
Interviews scheduled week beginning 29th January, 2017.