Birmingham City University: Programme Director MA Conservation of the Historic Environment

logo£44,141.00 – £47,979.00
Full time, permanent
Ref No: 012018-58
Faculty: Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media
School: Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Location: Parkside

An exciting full time opportunity has arisen to lead the renowned part time MA Conservation of the Historic Environment programme at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design.

Applicants should have a recognised degree/post graduate qualification in Historic Building Conservation or another relevant discipline as well as specialist knowledge of traditional building techniques, materials and conservation methods for repair are essential. An understanding of historic building design, construction, architectural history and conservation legislation and policy will also be essential.

As Programme Director we will look to you to oversee the programme development and operation, and ensure an excellent student experience through the use of relevant and inspiring learning, teaching, and assessment methods.

Specific programme related duties will include:

  • Managing student recruitment and academic progression
  • Recruiting and managing external specialists to deliver aspects of the programme eg traditional craftsmen or professional conservation practitioners
  • Organising venues for specialist conservation hands on workshops, including lime, timber, metals etc which will be held off site in various appropriate locations in the West Midlands
  • Due to its part time nature, delivering programme teaching on Fridays and Saturdays (20 Saturdays per annum minimum – time in lieu is given).

Other duties and opportunities will include assisting with cross School teaching and activities such as live project modules and superstudio, course administration, leading student trips, research or enterprise work, and contributing to our overseas teaching commitments with our international partner Institutes in the Far East.

Membership of a recognised professional body such as the IHBC, RTPI or RICS would also be desirable.

To ensure a suitable overlap with the departing Programme Director we require a starting date of 1st August 2018.

Informal enquiries can be made to Head of School Professor Kevin Singh via

Closing Date: 18 March 2018
Interview Date: 18 April 2018

Further information, the job description and APPLY ONLINE

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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