Historic Building Specialist, Senior to Associate Level
My client enjoys a wide variety of work, with private and public clients from all sectors of the development industry throughout the UK. They are involved in projects from land acquisition, all stages of the design and planning process, including production of historic environment ES chapters, expert witness at public inquiries and discharge of heritage related planning permissions.
They are currently recruiting for a Principal or Senior Built Heritage/Historic Buildings Consultant (depending on experience) to join the team. The role can be based in one of their three offices, someone within the South-East would be of particular interest. They offer significant flexibility around the working week, with working from home available as well as reduced hours if needed.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced historic buildings specialist to develop their career within a dynamic and growing heritage consultancy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects that cover both public and private sector schemes and developments primarily in the south of the country, but with opportunities to be involved in projects in other parts of the UK.
The role requires a strong specialism in built heritage and will include a high degree of self-management in the delivery of project work. You will be confident in programming workload, managing scope change, dealing with clients and statutory consultee requirements and giving sound, up-to-date heritage advice to clients and colleagues alike. Experience with the production of fee proposals is desirable but not essential.
Brighton, Midlands or North
Ideally You Will Have The Following
You will need to be degree qualified in a heritage related subject. Have at least four years' experience in the private and/or public sector, and a sound knowledge of the UK's planning policy framework. You will have excellent oral and written communications skills, able to think strategically, be a creative problem solver and manage multiple demands on your time and resources. Key to this role will be the ability to develop confidence and trust in your relationships with clients, stakeholders, statutory consultees and colleagues alike.
You will be able to manage projects positively and work in a variety of demanding environments. You will have commercial acumen, work with multi-disciplinary client design teams, identify and manage Health, Safety & Environmental risks and be pro-active in helping to develop business opportunities and providing technical support for the team. You will also be at (or equivalent to) an Associate or full Member of IHBC or working towards this accreditation. Experience in writing several or all of the following types of reports is essential: Environmental Impact Assessments, Statements of Significance, Heritage Statements, Feasibility Studies, Built Heritage Appraisals, Historic Landscape Assessments, Settings Assessments, Conservation Management Plans and heritage related design advice.
A full UK driving licence is required.
My client provides a competitive salary and other benefits. They are family friendly, encourage and support flexible working and provide a friendly working environment with a strong team spirit.
Full time or part time considered.