Rossendale Borough Council is looking to appoint a Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone Project Officer. In April 2020, the Council successfully secured £1.08million from Historic England to deliver a 4-year High Street Heritage Action Zone in the heart of Bacup town centre. Known as ‘one of the best preserved mill towns in the country’ Bacup is a superb collection of architecture and heritage situatedat the eastern end of the Rossendale Valley. The project is now entering its second year and is looking to begin its capital delivery of grant funded building restoration works as well as other elements of the project, which include; the development and delivery of a vibrant and engaging public realm scheme and delivery of an innovative community engagement and training plan. The Project Officer will also have a proactive role within the Bacup Cultural Consortium, which is delivery a unique range of cultural activities throughout the duration of the High Street Heritage Action Zone project.
The successful candidate will have proven experience of actively engaging with building and business owners; working alongside critical stakeholders and other external organisations such as local community and voluntary groups; project management skills are critical to ensure the grant funding achieves the aims and objectives of the project. The successful candidate will be innovative, enthusiastic and comfortable working within this varied role.
Apply online at the link below or email your name and address, quoting reference number RG2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, telephone People and Policy on 01706 252449.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Guy Darragh, Head of Regeneration 01706 252568
Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021 – 10.00 am
Interview date: Friday 9th July 2021