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Vacancy - Support Officer Northern Ireland

25 January 2024
Northern Ireland

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) is currently seeking a Support Officer for Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Development Manager (Wales) and to the Development Manager (Northern Ireland), you will be responsible for managing a caseload of projects in Northern Ireland, advising and guiding projects with special focus on the earliest stages of a project’s lifecycle, ensuring grants where offered are allocated in accordance with the programme’s criteria and priorities, and liaising with external partners to achieve common objectives as appropriate.

We are looking for a candidate able to demonstrate a breadth and depth of experience across the principal duties of this post. A working knowledge of the heritage, social enterprise and social investment sectors and clear relevant work experience in heritage development, project management, grants management, community development, regeneration, or a similar area. The candidate must be a team player, with excellent interpersonal, influencing, negotiating and communication skills. They should have experience of analysing and evaluating information from a wide variety of sources and presenting it in an appropriate format to a variety of audiences. Candidates must have strong numeric and financial skills, excellent attention to detail and be a confident user of common IT system Office packages. We are looking for someone who stands out, is enthusiastic, target orientated and in particular, committed to achieving beneficial social outcomes through heritage.


Vacancy: Support Officer for Northern Ireland Vacancy (0.5 FTE / 17.5 hours per week)

£32,000 pro-rata (0.5 FTE role: £16,000) plus 8% pension contributions

Duration: Permanent
Application: Please submit a CV and covering letter outlining suitability for the role to 
Deadline: 26th February 2024
Interview: w/c 4th March 2024

For a full job description please click here.

About the AHF

AHF is a leading heritage charity founded in 1976 to help charities and social enterprises across the UK find solutions for vulnerable historic buildings. We do this by offering advice, grants, and loans. You can find more details of the AHF and the impact of our work at:

Commitment to diversity

In accordance with our commitment to promote equality of opportunity and diversity across all of our areas of work, we particularly welcome applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, disabled people and younger people, who are currently under-represented within the AHF.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this post, please send a CV and a covering letter (by email only) that demonstrates your suitability for the vacancy to Your application should reach us no later than 5pm on 26 February 2024. We will contact you if you have been selected for interview; interviews will take place the week commencing 4 March 2024.

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