Historic Building Specialist, Senior to Associate Level

North East, North West, South East, West Midlands • £38K – £50K + Bens • Ref: JSM 11855

Landscape Architecture / Planning, Heritage

Posted 8th November 2018

My client is a successful, small boutique consultancy with three offices across the UK.  They offer very relaxed and flexible working environment for their staff.  Still a young company my client has enjoyed significant success since they were formed four years ago.  As part of their business plan they require an established heritage specialist to join their growing business.  They pride themselves on being a leading expert on heritage within the planning and development sector.

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.

Rewards & Benefits

Our client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input in to the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk).  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

Phone - 01934 312 155
Email - jeremy@jsm-associates.co.uk
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