Stephen Levrant – Heritage Architecture Ltd: Senior Associate Heritage Consultant (Manchester Office)

logoFull time, initial 12-month contract starting in October 2019

The Company
Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture Ltd is a nationally recognised practice of Conservation Architects, Heritage Planners, Surveyors and Historic Building Consultants based in London and Manchester. The company was established in 1992 in London and first began working in Manchester and the north-west in 1996 where we delivered key projects as part of the regeneration of the city, including the dismantling and relocation of the medieval, Grade-II listed Shambles Pubs. The company is currently working across the country on high-profile projects, for a range of private and public sector clients, such as Manchester Town Hall, Temple Works, Leeds, and Liberty’s in London.

Heritage Architecture’s Manchester team is based in Canada House in the city centre and works on a range of high-profile projects within the City, Leeds and Liverpool. The Manchester office also work alongside the London office, providing employees the opportunity to work across a range of different projects, ensuring personal specialisms and interests are encouraged and developed. The close-knit team in Manchester celebrate and encourage a collaborative working ethos, supporting each other on all projects.

Applicants with an established background in the historic environment and a good understanding of the UK planning system would be welcomed.

Job Role and Description
As a Senior Heritage Associate Consultant, you would have a central role in the delivery of our client’s projects across the UK. The role is focussed on the management of change in the historic environment and combines the need for a good level of technical expertise with working in a commercial organisation.

The key features of the role include:

  • Managing a small team ensuring the delegation of resource effectively;
  • Producing supporting statements and reports, including heritage statements, desk-based assessments, environmental statements, and consent applications;
  • Preparing fee proposals;
  • Managing small to medium scale projects to ensure they are delivered on time and budget; and
  • Contributing technical skills and knowledge to the team in order to maintain and improve the quality of our work and the expertise of our people.


  • Management of a small team (max.5)
  • Providing technical advice and support for more complex, larger projects;
  • Production of assessments and other technical reports;
  • Producing fee proposals and undertaking business development;
  • Contribute to, keep abreast of and understand the latest developments associated with areas of technical expertise


  • A good first degree in archaeology, conservation of the historic environment or architectural history
  • Relevant Masters level or higher qualification in archaeology, the built environment or planning

 Essential Criteria:

  • Strong knowledge of the planning process (including EIA) and be conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance
  • Robust knowledge of UK architectural history
  • Excellent communication skills

 Desirable Criteria:

  • At least 10 years relevant work experience
  • Full or Associate Member of the IHBC
  • Experience of delivering environmental impact assessments and supporting programmes for complex large infrastructure and / or major development schemes.
  • Experience in a commercial consultancy environment & willingness to work nationally.

The Individual
The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong technical knowledge and skills
  • Good people management skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Capable of working under pressure with the ability to meet critical deadlines

SLHA develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Salary/ holiday entitlement: Competitive/ 28 days holiday per year

To apply and for further information please send CVs with covering letter to:

Kirsten McKnight, Senior Associate: E:
T: 0161 806 0410

Deadline for applications: 12 noon Friday 2 August 2019

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