World Heritage Project Officer

Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 1ND
£24,799 to £27,905
09 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Band G
36.00 Hours per week
Full time - 12 months fixed term contract

Big changes. No excuses. That’s what we’re delivering at Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2020. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place.

It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.

About the role 

In this role, you'll support the Project Manager on an exciting journey in seeking to achieve World Heritage Site status for historic Birkenhead Park, as well as preparing a major grant bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund focused on the continuing restoration of the park's historic infrastructure and parkland, and on the improvement of its visitor facilities.

You will ensure we have the skills and expertise in place to support the achievement of at least the early stages of our ambitious aspirations for this uniquely significant historic park. This will include: assisting in the preparation of a wide range of reports and documents; the attendance at, and general administration of various project-related meetings; and communication and liaison (using a variety of appropriate media and formats) with the full spectrum of the park's stakeholders to provide relevant information, to raise awareness, and to generate and maintain support for the project.

You will deliver regular tasks and activities to effectively communicate and promote the project to the park's stakeholders including: active promotion on social media, assisting in the development of a new website for the park; development and circulation of a regular project news-sheet; producing a variety of publicity and display materials; and attending relevant events and activities to promote the project and its ambitions.

About the candidate 

We are looking for someone who can quickly provide good quality support to the Project Manager in these initial stages of the project. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills (both written and oral) and have the ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with others. He/she will also be able to produce work to a high standard, will have an eye for detail, whilst having the ability to prioritise and complete tasks to agreed timescales on their own initiative.

You'll need to be qualified in a relevant subject area and have experience working in support of major funding bids, preferably in the heritage or historic parks sectors. Your experience should include successfully working across different media, including social media and more traditional formats, to communicate, promote and publicise projects or campaigns. 

You will need a track record of working well with a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties and be able to demonstrate effective skills in liaison and communication.

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do. 

Interviews are planned for 26 September 2019.