Historic England is looking for an enthusiastic professional to work in our London team as Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas. This is a challenging role at the heart of managing change in one of the most exciting cities in the world. It is also a time of great change and Historic England is working to ensure that London`s special character remains at the heart of that.
Based in our central London office, you will be expected to travel across the capital providing expert advice on a wide range of applications affecting listed buildings, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites. To do this, you will need relevant professional qualifications and a good understanding of London`s architectural history as well as an in-depth knowledge of planning policy and statutory procedures. You will also have a proven track record of dealing with heritage assets in a planning context.
As the public body that champions and protects England`s historic environment, we help people to understand, value and care for a diverse range of heritage assets. As an Inspector, you will meet with a wide range of customers and partners and will need to have great communication and persuasion skills, to deliver a high level of expertise in an approachable manner. You may need occasionally to express the view of Historic England to the media.
As part of a dynamic, friendly and hard-working team, you will support the Principal Inspector with ensuring that the heavy caseload is handled efficiently and effectively to add value to the planning process. You will also be involved in supporting the activities of the Heritage at Risk team to find creative solutions to Heritage at Risk and the Historic Places team to engage with strategic planning issues. You may also be asked to manage the performance and development of an Assistant Inspector.
You will be rewarded by playing a key role contributing to the development of the local region and enhancing our historic environment for the future. We also offer a wide benefits package including access to the Civil Service pension scheme, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, free entry into English Heritage sites, and the flexibility in your working day that creates a strong work-life balance.
Deadline for applications is midnight on 5 July 2017.
Interviews and assessments will be held on 20 July 2017 in London.
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