Historic England: Architectural Investigator

Salary: £27,000 per annum
Contract type: permanent
Location: Swindon

Are you excited by discovering the secrets that lie within our historic buildings and places? Do you care about heritage? We will support you in developing a career that will enable you to become an expert in areas you are passionate about. In this hands-on role, you will visit, investigate and survey buildings and places, uncovering evidence and establishing facts. In this way you will be able to influence the appreciation, protection and management of our built heritage.

England is currently experiencing growth, with large infrastructure projects and an increased demand for new housing, so it`s an opportune time to help us champion the nation`s heritage. By joining our multidisciplinary investigation team and collaborating with other specialists on a diverse range of projects you will hone your skills and develop a career as an architectural investigator.

You will shape the stories of the sites you visit through a combination of fabric analysis, measured survey and documentary research. You will seek to communicate your findings in new and exciting ways, through publications and talks. You may also have the opportunity to train and guide others.

Alongside a deep interest in, and knowledge of, British buildings, you will have a degree in Architectural History, Archaeology, Art History, History, or a related discipline. You may also have experience of working in the heritage sector in a similar investigation role. You will enjoy the detailed analysis of visually interrogating a building or place and have the ability to adapt your written and oral communications to suit your audience.

You will work within a highly supportive team environment, enabling you to develop a career that rewards your passion for our built heritage. Alongside a competitive salary you will have a benefits package which includes the option to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme and a range of other corporate discounts and lifestyle benefits.

The contract is permanent, subject to a 6-month probationary period; contractual hours are 36 per week. Field tests will be held on Tuesday 11th April and interviews on Wednesday 12th April. You should submit an example of your written work with your application.


Closing date: 12 March 2017.

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