Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas (Part-time)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Circa £26,000 dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience
21 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
Part Time
Contract Type


Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas (Part-time)

Circa £26,000 dependent upon knowledge, skills and experience

Location: Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Ref: 8142

Historic England`s national expertise is locally delivered through a network of regional teams advising on over 20,000 applications for planning/listed building consent a year. We find creative ways of saving Heritage at Risk, supporting the appreciation of historic places through training, partnerships, capacity building and advising on strategic and local plans.

The North East Office is currently recruiting for a part-time Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas. This vacancy is a chance to join a friendly and high-achieving regional team based in the superb grade I listed Bessie Surtees House in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. As a key member of the Development Management Team, the Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas will use their knowledge of architectural history and planning legislation and policy to provide advice in response to pre-application and formal consultations across the diverse and fascinating historic environment of the North East region.

We need someone who is flexible and enthusiastic to use our ethos of Constructive Conservation to help manage change to the most significant heritage assets in the North East. The position requires strong communication and negotiation skills. You should be able to demonstrate understanding and experience of dealing positively with a range of stakeholders and heritage assets, have the ability to prioritise effectively and be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills.

If you feel you have the skills and enthusiasm we would love to hear from you. This is a permanent, part-time post (18 hours per week) and is office-based in Newcastle. The closing date for applications is Sunday 21st May 2017, with interviews to be held in Newcastle on the 2nd June 2017.

Please apply online with your CV and covering letter (the latter of no more than 2 sides of A4). Further details about working at Historic England are available at: