Lichfields: Heritage Consultants

Competitive salary

Lichfields is the pre-eminent specialist planning and development consultancy in the UK. Our growing heritage team advises public and private sector clients on all aspects of the historic environment including world heritage sites, listed buildings, conservation areas and historic landscapes. Your work will involve helping to prepare assessments of historic significance, the impacts of developments on the historic environment, as well as plans and policies for the conservation of the historic environment.

We have exciting opportunities for two Heritage Consultants in our London office.

Our graduate development programme has been designed to develop our graduates’ professional and interpersonal skills so that they can successfully achieve membership of a relevant professional body as quickly as possible. Mentoring and networking opportunities are provided to help them build supportive relationships. Lichfields has RTPI Learning Partner status and we work informally with the Institute of Historic Building Conservation to help fulfil its professional development and education objectives.

You will be working for an award winning consultancy with eight offices based in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Thames Valley. Our people are central to our success. They are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence. You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.

Lichfields is owned by an Employee Benefit Trust and therefore we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonus schemes.

We celebrate our 55th anniversary this year. Since 2012 we’ve raised over £139,000 for local charities, for which we were awarded ‘JustGiving Company of the Year’.

The successful candidate will be required to work on a wide variety of planning and heritage assessment work in connection with development projects and asset significance/designation.

The successful candidate will contribute to business development and will be involved in a variety of private and public sector projects to support the development planning work of Lichfields.

Core competencies for the role include excellent report writing, presentational and analytical skills.

We are looking for high calibre candidates with a first or second degree which is relevant to the conservation of the historic environment, ideally with eligibility to join the Institute of Historic Building Conservation after the relevant period of post qualification experience. Candidates may be in the process of completing graduate or post-graduate studies or have up to four years’ post-qualification experience. You should have:

  • A good standard of written and spoken English, with good analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • At least 2.1 at first degree level; and
  • A-C grade A Levels and GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications).

In your application please state:

  • Your subjects and grades at A level (or equivalent qualifications)
  • Your subjects and grades at GCSE level (or equivalent qualifications)


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