Heritage Projects and Partnerships Officer

University of Northampton
November 29, 2022
Offerd Salary:£28,762 - £35,333
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Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
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Heritage Projects and Partnerships Officer

Job Type

Part Time Fixed Term


£28,762 - £35,333 per annum, pro rata


Waterside Campus, Other

Closing Date


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  • About the job

    Part Time 30 hours per week

    Fixed Term Contract from January 2023 - March 2025

    Interview Date: 09 December 2022

    The Heritage Projects and Partnerships Officer will deliver high-quality coordination and monitoring of University of Northampton's (UON) newly funded capacity building and skills development programmes: Heritage Impact Accelerator and Heritage Skills and Learning Hub, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), in partnership and collaboration with the University of Bedfordshire. The post-holder will work with key university and local Corby/Northamptonshire partners to coordinate project activity, as well as ensure accurate and comprehensive reporting of activity to the University of Northampton, University of Bedfordshire and the NLHF Fund against the project's aims and objectives.

    You will be working with The Head of Access and Participation and Luton's Heritage Projects and Partnerships Officer in the design, delivery and evaluation of the University's Heritage Impact Accelerator and Heritage Skills and Learning Hub programmes, to ensure adherence to the project and funder requirements.

    The post holder will be responsible for, amongst other duties, scheduling, planning and making arrangements for project and programme delivery. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with strategic and delivery partners. Leading the planning and co-ordination of project workshops and events at various locations. Once project participants are appointed; managing and liaising with project participants to ensure project outcomes are met. The post holder will lead on the monitoring and evaluation process at UON by contributing to and consolidating impact data for the purpose of reviewal against the project aims and objectives.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.

    About you

    We would expect candidates to have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of operating in the heritage sector
  • Delivering or involved in the delivery of successful projects previously
  • Collaborating in partnership with a range of stakeholders
  • Creation of a timely, well planned and deliverable project events plan, where line managed participants are clear on their roles, responsibilities, outcomes and timelines
  • We would expect candidates to be able to co-ordinate project meetings, including organising, attending and/or participating in project planning, delivery and management group meetings as well as acting as the first point of contact for signposting enquiries relating to the project.
  • It's important that the successful candidate is able to show that they can work effectively and positively as a member of a team and work with colleagues from across the university to ensure accurate and comprehensive collection of data and engagement.

    The successful candidate will also manage the project budget and financial monitoring for UON. We would expect candidates to be IT literate with experience of IT systems and various IT software systems that can be used to the benefit of the project.



  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in an Arts & Culture, heritage or education related subject and/or professional experience in skills and capacity building programmes
  • Desirable:

  • Postgraduate degree or equivalent qualification in an arts & culture, heritage or education related subject and/or professional experience in either a Higher Education or an established cultural organisation
  • Enterprise and Employability

    You will be in the Access and Participation Team within the Directorate for Enterprise and Employability at University of Northampton, where you will work closely with enterprise, widening participation, volunteering and community colleagues. The post will also work closely with colleagues in the Heritage Projects and Partnerships Office in Luton; their experience in the development and successful completion and impact of heritage projects is crucial to the success of the Heritage Impact Accelerator and Heritage Skills and Learning Hub.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently. We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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