The Isle of Man has a unique and varied history. Our historic environment is a central part of our cultural heritage and our sense of national identity. Our historic buildings give us a tangible link with our history and an irreplaceable record which contributes in many ways to our understanding of both the present and the past. They add to the quality of our lives, by enhancing the familiar and cherished local scene and sustaining the sense of our Island’s distinctiveness which is so important an aspect of the character and appearance of our towns, villages and countryside.
The Government has made a commitment to increase the level of conservation of our built environment. Similar to ‘Listed Buildings’ in the UK the Island has its own and established Register of protected buildings. To date there are over 250 buildings currently on the Historic Buildings’ Register and a further 275 have been identified as being worthy of research for potential inclusion onto the Register.
As a self-governing Crown Dependency, the Isle of Man represents a unique opportunity for an individual to undertake a wide variety of duties in respect of the historic environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic officer to join our team to carry out and/or project manage research into the special architectural and historic interest of buildings which have been proposed for registration; manage the processes in respect of the registration of buildings; assess applications for Registered Building Consent; provide advice to the owners of buildings, developers and officers in respect of Registered Buildings; to represent the Department at Planning Committee, Planning Inquiries and Hearings; support the progression of enforcement investigations to formal action as necessary; and assist with proposed amendments to procedures and legislation.
Please note a degree(s) or equivalent in Building Conservation or Architecture, allowing eligibility for membership of the Royal institution of British Architects (RIBA) or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is essential for this role.
The Island offers much in the way of recreational and cultural past-times including many land and sea-based sports and a variety of opportunities in respect of the arts. Employees can expect to enjoy a good work/life balance.
It is envisaged that interviews will take place in Douglas during the week commencing February 5th 2018. Interviews by Skype would be considered for candidates in areas outside the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Please note that in the event that the successful applicant is not an Isle of Man Worker, a Work Permit will be required. These can now be issued for up to 5 years (after 5 years of residence a permit is not required).
For further information or an informal chat regarding these positions, please contact: Jennifer Chance (01624 685153).
A relocation package is not available for this role, however interview expenses are available.
If you need to know more about the Isle of Man, what it has to offer and its potential as a place to live, this link may help toward making a decision https://www.locate.im/
For more information about the post, please visit www.gov.im/jobs and where you can search for the posts using the reference numbers indicated above. A full Job Description and the link to the online application form are available on the above website.
Closing date for applications is midnight on 18th January 2018.