Built Heritage Consultant

  • Date Posted: 15 September 2020
  • Closing Date: 04 October 2020
  • Location: Chelmsford
  • Type: Full-time, permanent

Place Services are on the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s HESPR register and we are a Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. The growth of our service means we are looking for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and versatile historic buildings specialist to join our Historic Environment team.

The key responsibility for this role is to contribute to the effective technical delivery of our built heritage specialism. We offer a unique post which is one of the most diverse in the sector. You will help deliver our existing contracts, which include providing conservation advice to local planning authorities, as well as undertake a diverse range of Historic Environment project work. You will form part of a team that act as Conservation Advisers to local planning authorities in Essex, London, Hertfordshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire.

Reporting to the Historic Environment Manager, the Consultant will contribute to realising our on-going commercial success and aspirations for growth. You will deliver work streams for a range of public sector clients, both within and outside of Essex. This will require good technical knowledge and project/client management skills, as well as creative thinking, to ensure effective and profitable delivery of our services.

Based in our offices in Chelmsford, we offer the opportunity for you to develop your expertise as part of a performance-driven team of dedicated professionals, in a region with a rich and varied heritage of historic environment. We invest in the development of our staff, fully funding membership of both the IHBC and CIfA as well as providing funded training to individuals throughout the year. 

Typical aspects of this role include:

• Provision of conservation advice (role of conservation officer) to at least one local authority;
• Production of/contribution to conservation area appraisals and design guidance;
• Cross working with our archaeological specialists;
• Joint working with our Natural and Built Environment teams within Place Services;
• Production of Built Heritage Statements and Conservation Management Plans; and
• Contribution to our diverse project work. 

For an informal discussion about the position please call Historic Environment Manager Tim Murphy (07738 886108) or email tim.murphy@essex.gov.uk

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