Derry City & Strabane - Heritage Development Officer




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Heritage Development Officer

This pilot project is a new dedicated area of work for the Council in partnership with Department for Communities - Historic Environment Division. 

The Walled City, Derry

The role of the Heritage Development Officer is to:

  • Help develop our heritage assets to support the economic, social and environmental regeneration of our City, Towns and Villages
  • Celebrate and promote our built heritage and the wider Historic Environment to local residents and visitors
  • Encourage best practice in the care of our heritage assets
  • Value our heritage by encouraging community pride and participation in caring for our historic environment

The work of the Heritage Development Officer contributes to the delivery of cross-directorate heritage actions as outlined in Council and regional documents such as:

  • Inclusive Strategic Growth Plan and Local Growth Plans (2017 – 2022)
  • Local Development Plan
  • DCSDC Tourism Strategy (2018-2025)
  • Village Renewal Plans
  • Annual Service Plans
  • Treasure the Past: Enrich the Future (produced by Department for Communities on behalf of an alliance of heritage organisations – March 2018)