Historic England: Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas

logo£35,188 + Benefits
Temporary (min 9 month FTC)
Location: 195 High Street (Eastgate Court), Guildford, GU1 3EH
Ref: 8622

This is an opportunity to play a highly influential role in managing the historic environment through the planning system. It will also develop your leadership skills. Joining the friendly and high achieving South East team, you will be working on projects likely to be focused on Surrey, East and West Sussex. You will be directly involved with the conservation of national heritage, allowing it to be enjoyed for generations to come.

As a lead member of the Development Management Team, you will be providing advice in response to pre-application and formal consultations for listed building consent and planning permission. Using your planning expertise and extensive knowledge of historic buildings, areas and designed landscapes, you will work on your own initiative to implement Constructive Conservation to manage change to the most significant heritage assets in the South East.

To be successful in this role you will have an understanding and experience of architecture and urban design in historic places, evidenced by a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. You will have broad and extensive experience of managing change to the historic environment through the planning system and evidence of dealing positively with a range of stakeholders. With confident and persuasive written and oral interpersonal skills you will also have the confidence to both work as part of a team and take the lead.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites as well as flexibility to create a strong work-life balance.

We are currently based in Guildford, but are looking to close this office by April 2019, after which you will be based at our London headquarters at Canon Bridge House. Therefore, this post is being recruited for using the London location but you should be aware that your attendance will be required at Guildford for an initial period. The post requires frequent travel to diverse historic sites across South East England, for which a driving licence is required. There is the potential for some home based working.

Closing date for applications: 12 August 2018.
Interviews will be held in Guildford on 29 August.

However, if this date is not convenient, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. For an informal chat about this role, please contact Peter Kendall, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments on 07718 679697.

We are also advertising for maternity cover for an Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas. If you wish to be considered for both vacancies you will need to make two separate applications. Due to the temporary nature of these posts, we would be prepared to consider opportunities for secondments. 

We pride ourselves in building an inclusive working environment where your individuality will enable us to be successful. We are committed to having a recruitment experience that creates opportunity for all.

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