Place Services: Historic Buildings Consultant

Essex CC logo£24,000 – £30,000 pa (dependent on experience)
Full time, permanent
Based at County Hall, Chelmsford

Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and integral to our success are our people. The growth of our practice means we now require an outstanding individual to support our Historic Environment Team. We are looking for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and versatile historic buildings specialist to join our Historic Environment team. We are a Registered Organisation with Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and on the Institute of Historic Building Conservation’s HESPR register.


Responsible to the Historic Environment Manager, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the post holder must be capable of providing high quality advice in a concise and timely manner. This will be based on expert analysis and assessment, and a sound understanding of legislation, policy and good practice.

The post holder will work to support the Historic Environment Manager to help realise our on-going commercial success and aspiration for growth. A resourceful and creative collaborator, you will relish the opportunity to develop and share your ideas and expertise, contributing to the collective intelligence of our team.

Your work will be diverse and include: advice to planning authorities, owners of listed buildings and commercial clients, for planning and listed building consent applications; the preparation of Heritage Statements, Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans and contribution to a variety of other specialist and multi-disciplinary projects. You will need to be able to operate efficiently to complete challenging workloads.

You should have demonstrable experience working in the field of historic buildings and/or conservation. A degree in building conservation / planning / architecture / archaeology or other related discipline is required. You will preferably have, or be working towards, full membership of the IHBC. The ability to work independently and also as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

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 an area with a rich and varied heritage of historic buildings and places.

For an informal discussion or any queries about the position please contact the Historic Environment Manager, Tim Murphy tim.murphy@essex.gov.uk / 0333 032 0847.

Closing date: 14th December

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Essex County Council are proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees.

This includes:

  • A Local Government pension scheme
  • Interest free bus & rail season ticket loans, from £100 – £5,000 as well as pool bikes & a car sharing scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Excellent opportunities for personal & professional development through our specialist L&D teams
  • Extensive induction programmes
  • At least 22 days annual leave + 8 bank holiday days (rising to 29 days dependant on grade & length of service)
  • Continued service benefits
  • Staff discounts in gyms / travel agents / car sales / restaurants & days out

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our aim is to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

As part of employment with Essex County Council should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS Update Service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained.

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