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Regeneration officer

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.

Average salary*




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 Construction Skills Certification Scheme (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:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental studies.

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

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: 

  • Knowledge of building and construction
  • Good attention to detail
  • Project and budget management skills
  • Ability to problem solve and think analytically
  • Good team working and communication.

What does a regeneration officer do?

  • Negotiating
  • Maintaining heritage while designing for the future
  • Financial management
  • 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

How much could you earn as a regeneration officer?

The expected salary for a regeneration officer varies as you become more experienced.

  • Newly trained regeneration officers can earn £25,000 - £35,000
  • Trained regeneration officers with some experience can earn £35,000 - £45,000
  • Senior regeneration officers can earn £45,000 - £80,000.*

Hours and salary depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.

* Salaries have been collected from multiple industry sources


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Career path and progression

As a regeneration officer, you could progress into a role such as town planner or heritage consultant.

Progression Opportunities

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