LUC: Historic Environment Consultant

We are seeking an Historic Environment Consultant to join a friendly, award-winning multidisciplinary team of historic environment professionals, landscape architects / managers, urban designers, planners and ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues across the practice, developing our historic environment research, policy and assessment portfolio, providing strong input to work across key services.

Work would include:

  • Contributing to historic environment research, appraisal and assessment projects
  • Heritage management and conservation principles, policies and recommendations
  • Strategic planning: evidence base, site assessment and policy work
  • Development planning: impact assessment, heritage statements, heritage consents, and Expert Witness
  • Historic Characterisation, including HLC/HSC, and Historic Area Assessment
  • Supporting SA/SEA, providing ‘enhanced baseline’ preparation, expert input and consultee liaison.
  • EIA: input to electricity transmission grid routeing and environmental assessment work, renewables, other infrastructure and housing/mixed-use development; peer review of Environmental Statements

Examples of recent projects include:

  • Carlisle Garden Village
  • Heritage Action Zone characterisation studies for Weston-super-Mare and Ramsgate
  • Supporting a number of local authorities in preparing historic environment evidence for local plans, and undertaking assessment of proposed allocation sites
  • Archaeological and heritage management contributions to Conservation Management Plans
  • Heritage impact assessment of ambitious environmental improvements on the Forth and Clyde Canal
  • Research for Historic England into the vulnerability of coastal heritage to the effects of climate change

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in all aspects of the delivery of the projects. The individual will be actively supporting the strategy for the Planning business unit and LUC as a whole.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part-time working (minimum 30 hours per week) core hours and a degree of location flexibility.  Our historic environment team is currently concentrated in our London and Edinburgh offices, and there are advantages to co-location.

About you
You will be educated to degree level (2:1 and above), post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential. At least one qualification must be in an appropiate historic environment discipline. However, candidates with extensive, relevant historic environment experience, but more general qualifications, will be considered on their merits.

You must have strong understanding of historic environment legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system.

You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand the interactions of LUC’s key areas of business with the historic environment.

You will be confident writing for a range of audiences, and you will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

GIS capabilities (preferably ArcGIS) would be desirable, to a level that enables you to understand and manipulate source data.

Project management skills would be beneficial.

Finally, some level of membership or affiliation to the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) or the Institute for Historic Building Conversation (IHBC) would also be desirable.

For further details about LUC please visit our website


(Ref 2018-19)

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2018-19 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at:

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About us
LUC is an independent planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally.

With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 140 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.

Whether we are advising a commercial developer, utility company, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.

We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

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