A regeneration officer delivers programmes designed to improve and renovate local areas and buildings in order to bring them up to date in design, health and safety compliance, and current usage.
This may include improving areas of deprivation, and accessing the grants and funding necessary for projects to take place.
How to become a regeneration officer
There are several routes to becoming a regeneration officer. You could complete a university or college course, an apprenticeship, or apply to an employer directly if you have some previous experience.
You should explore these routes to find out which is the right one for you. Although some of these options have certain qualification requirements, many employers are more interested in people who are enthusiastic, willing to learn and can follow instructions.
You may need a (CSCS) card to work on a construction site.
In most cases you will require an undergraduate degree to become a regeneration officer. Relevant subjects include :
You’ll usually need 2 - 3 A levels or equivalent.
College / training provider
You could start your journey to becoming a regeneration officer by studying for a college course in civil engineering, construction and the built environment, or business studies.
You'll usually need 4 -5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, and may require 1- 2 A levels to study civil engineering.
You could complete a town planning apprenticeship to start you on your career path to becoming a regeneration officer.
An apprenticeship with a local authority is a good way into the industry.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. As an apprentice, you’ll be fully employed by your company and expected to work a minimum of 30 hours a week.
Your time will be split between on-the-job experience and a college or training provider.
If you have previous experience within a local authority (in town planning or business development, for instance), you may be able to apply directly to gain onsite experience as a regeneration officer.
You might start out as an assistant to a more experienced regeneration officer and progress as your abilities improve.
Work experience is essential to gaining employment within the construction industry. You could gain this at school, or by working weekends and holidays with a company or relative who works as a regeneration officer.
Potential employers will always be pleased to see work experience listed on your CV.
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a regeneration officer include :
What does a regeneration officer do?
How much could you earn as a regeneration officer?
The expected salary for a regeneration officer varies as you become more experienced.
Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.