Job Vacancy: Regeneration Officer

Regeneration Officer (Community Engagement)

Ramsgate, Kent and flexible/hybrid working

£20,000 pa plus excellent benefits (FTE £36,000 pa)

Part-time, 20 hours per week

The Regeneration Officer for St. George’s Church, Ramsgate is a new and exciting role created specifically to breathe new life into this much loved and iconic local landmark.

With the full support of a range of local and regional stakeholders and funding for up to five years, you will lead on devising a shared vision for the development of the buildings on the site to enable long-term community engagement and service to the town of Ramsgate.

This is a unique role that will suit an imaginative thinker who has the passion for regenerating the use of a Grade 1 Listed building in a sustainable way, ensuring that it flourishes as a centre of Christian worship whilst reinvigorating the local area.

Perhaps reviewing similar developments elsewhere, you will research and consult on the potential community uses of the St. George’s Church site, identifying and enhancing relationships with groups and organisations who will commit to using the buildings once the development has taken place.

The regeneration plans must ensure that St. George’s Church buildings are as carbon neutral as possible and that the buildings can generate an income to secure their maintenance and running costs in the years ahead.

You will also help publicise and fundraise for the proposals to enable implementation by a Project Manager, who will be appointed to oversee and manage the necessary building work.

With a demonstrable background in researching, consultation, and community engagement, you should have excellent project management and problem-solving skills and have experience of budget monitoring. 

Passionate, and a natural leader with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, you should be at ease liaising and negotiating with a range of internal and external stakeholders and be adept at writing bids for external sources of funding.

An understanding of the issues around working with heritage buildings along with the ability to empathise with the core purpose of St. George’s Church are essential.

The role is based in St. George’s, Ramsgate, but we offer a flexible/hybrid approach to working. The ability to travel throughout Ramsgate and the wider area is also essential.

Built in 1824 to the designs of Henry Hemsley, St. George’s Church sits in the heart of Ramsgate Town Centre and has an enormous west tower with a lantern turret. It is by far the most imposing landmark in the town, long being used as a navigational aid by shipping. It is used by the local school and other groups throughout the week and the main service is a Eucharist, held every Sunday morning.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Dr Sue Martin at drsuemartin@msn.com, 07857343828, to whom you should also submit your application. 

Application is by CV and covering personal statement, which should set out how you meet the person specification. Applications to be sent to: recruitment@diocant.org. Closing date: 23rd September 2022. Interview will be held on 6th October.

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