Hull has been awarded £15m from the Heritage Fund(HF) for the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City Project. This is an exciting opportunity to be the key player in the team which is playing a central role in the regeneration of Hull. 

We are now looking for a suitably experienced, enthusiastic and committed Project Director to effectively lead and direct this key HF investment project.  You will be working in collaboration with the Major projects, cultural and tourism teams to help them deliver the ‘Destination Hull’ programme, which is transforming the city centre and our cultural offer across the City. 

Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City (H:YMC) is the redevelopment of five maritime assets across Hull: the transformation of the Grade 2* Maritime Museum with a new architectural and exhibition scheme; the creation of a collections store at the Dock Office Chambers; the conservation of two historic vessels – the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship, and the creation of a visitor orientation centre and dry-berth at the derelict North End Shipyard. 

This cultural heritage-driven, transformational project draws on Hull’s unique spirit and sense of place, redefining and refocusing the cityscape to highlight the maritime stories of the past, present and future.  H:YMC builds on legacy aspects of the City of Culture 2017, focusing on the promotion and protection of Hull's maritime history, architecture and collections.  H:YMC uses heritage as a means of delivering outcomes to build capacity in the city, through skills development, employment, apprenticeships, internships and volunteering. 

You must be passionate about regeneration and preservation of the historical heritage of the City and able to provide strategic leadership, direction and delivery of the Council’s £33m+ HF H:YMC project.  The project will transform Hull’s Heritage offer and achieve its place making ambitions, linking Hull back to its maritime routes and economic future. 

The project encompasses significant investment in buildings, exhibitions, resources and activity programmes.  But this job is not just about construction and engineering but importantly, is about the successful delivery of the cultural activities which impact on people and their communities, improving their experience, understanding, opportunities, skills and lives through the H:YMC project. 

You will need to ensure that the programme meets the aspirations of local residents, stakeholders and the wider community through informed and involved consultation to achieve the key priorities that contribute to delivering the City Plan through HF investment in this project. 

The successful candidate will lead and direct partnership arrangements to maximise the impact of local, regional and national investment opportunities for the project. You will manage dedicated project staff and influence and direct external partner delivery, being responsible for the delivery of this high-profile project to help Hull achieve its ambition to become a world class visitor destination. 

If you share our aspirations and goals to be the best, and can bring key leadership, project management and strategic skills, we’d like to hear from you.

Interviews to be held W/C 20th September 2021.

Please note, this is a fixed-term post until December 2024.

Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City is a Shipshape Network North project.

Closing date Job type Contract Remuneration Contract Salary £56,131 Job location North East Respond

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For an informal chat regarding this post, please contact Garry Taylor on 07702670419, or Simon Green on 07768671630.