Project & Engagement Officer

Belfast Buildings Trust is a charity that uses Belfast’s unique stories and buildings to regenerate the city and influence its future. We believe regeneration is about using and reusing what already exists in relevant ways for people of all backgrounds. 

We are growing as we build towards our 30th anniversary in 2026. 

Role

As Project & Engagement Officer, you will be at the forefront of the next chapter in what we do and, most importantly, how we do it. 

In particular, you will 

  • Implement and support income generation opportunities at Carlisle Memorial Church focused on hire opportunities as a meanwhile use venue, 
  • Deliver people-focused engagement projects, building on existing engagement proposals and developing new engagement partnerships, 
  • Develop relevant audience development opportunities, including delivery of relevant public communications across social and traditional media. 

Your work will span heritage regeneration, community engagement, and social enterprise at Carlisle Memorial Church and other potential heritage regeneration projects. You will help to evolve a sustainable model to inform our future cross-sectoral business and engagement activity. And while it is funded for three years, we hope you will grow and embed the role into the Trust’s future. 

We want you to be the person who makes things happen.

  • You will balance your passion for people and your focus on getting things done.
  • You will need really good organisational, written, and verbal communication skills and some digital media savvy.
  • You will show lots of initiative and solve problems creatively.
  • You will be collaborative in your approach whilst also being able to get on with the job.
  • You will be comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and be confident to just lift the phone.
  • Crucially, you have no bother quickly moving from filling in a budget spreadsheet to getting a venue space ready for an engagement event or chatting with a nervous attendee.
  • Naturally, you will have a passion for our mission and what makes Belfast unique.

We offer a flexible working environment. You can adjust your specific location and working hours to suit your personal circumstances. However, we expect you will spend much of your time at the Trust office or at Carlisle Memorial Church. 

Apply

Download the Job Application Pack for the full details, including the Key Responsibilities, Essential Criteria, and Desirable Criteria. 

The deadline for your application is 5pm on Friday 23rd September. Interviews will be on Wednesday 19th October.

The Covid Recovery Programme is funded by the Department for Communities and administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Northern Ireland