Regeneration officers deliver programmes designed to improve and renovate buildings, to bring them up to date in design, health and safety compliance, and current usage.
Maintaining heritage while designing for the future
Finding flexible solutions to problems
Communicating with the local community, stakeholders and senior management on the progress of projects
Implementing plans for sustainability
Assessing environmental impacts
Managing consultations with landowners and developers
Using feedback to shape proposals
Liaising with other departments
Working alongside the local council, relevant landowners and other developers
Taking responsibility for ensuring that a regeneration project was fit for purpose
Creating project briefs so work can be commissioned
Identifying key priorities that need to be addressed
Newly trained regeneration officers / co-ordinators can earn in the region of £25,000 £35,000
Trained with experience regeneration officers / co-ordinators can earn in the region of £35,000 £45,000
Senior Regeneration Officers / Co-ordinators can earn in the region of £45,000 £80,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
As a technical role, a regeneration officer / co-ordinator requires a BSc Honours Degree in a construction, engineering, or environmental related subject in England;
the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body.
However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered. For example, experience of sustainable design, current and forthcoming building regulations, and low / zero carbon technology are important.