A Heritage Champion’s role can be very wide and varied but at its core is being a voice for heritage locally. The champion represents local views on heritage within the authority, can help influence planning decisions and support the local historic environment services (both archaeological and historic buildings conservation officers). Champions can make sure that local plans and strategies capture the contribution that the local historic environment can make to the success of an area. It is up to each Heritage Champion to interpret the role in a way that fits with the Champion’s own interests and position, along with local conditions.
Stakeholder Engagement Adviser