Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust: Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) Development Officer

logo£30,000 FTE p.a.
Part time, 2 year fixed term contract
(with possibility of an extension for a further 3 years)
Pension provision: up to 6% salary contribution

PKHT is a small, dynamic charity (Scottish No. SC003139), established in 1988 with the aim of conserving and promoting the archaeological and architectural heritage of Perth and Kinross for the benefit of residents, visitors and future generations. With the support of The Gannochy Trust, and in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, we are seeking to develop a Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) for the Kinnoull Conservation Area, Perth, over up to a two year period.

Through their CARS programme Historic Environment Scotland (HES) can offer grant of up to £2 million to support cohesive heritage-focused community and economic growth projects within Conservation Areas across Scotland. These combine larger building repair projects, small third-party grant schemes, provide funding for repairs to properties in private ownership, activities which promote community engagement with the local heritage and training for professionals in traditional building skills. The overall aim is to contribute to sustainable economic and community development within the Conservation Area.

We are seeking to appoint a historic buildings conservation professional within an existing team, to lead on:

  1. Update the Conservation Area Appraisal (2009) and Management Plan, research and develop specific projects and initiatives for the bid, working with Trust staff and key staff from Perth and Kinross Council;
  2. Production of a Learning Plan, Professional Training Plan, and project and administrative proposals while developing community partners and correlating a final bid with additional funding as required;

You will have a relevant degree (Historic Building Conservation, Architecture, Town Planning etc) OR equivalent knowledge and skills gained through relevant experience. You will also ideally have a track record in the development and delivery of similar programmes of work, and have strong IT and communication skills. Based in Perth, the following terms and conditions apply: 36 hour week/min. 25 days’ annual leave and flexible working. While a 2-year, fixed-term contract, there is the possibility of continued employment with the Trust subject to successful fundraising.

For an informal discussion call David Strachan, Trust Director, on 01738 477081.

For Job Description and Person Spec. see:

Application by covering letter and c.v. to:

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 5 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 16 April 2019.

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