Historic England: Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas

logoc£32,000 + benefits
24 month ftc

Historic England – We are the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people to understand, value, and care for them. This is an exciting time to join us in this fixed term post. As well as the opportunity to work with a wide variety of historic places across England, we offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance. Therefore, we offer the flexibility in your working day to create a pattern that works for you.

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience working within this specialist role. Joining the Development Advice team, of the London and South East Team, you will take delegated responsibility for the delivery of our advice on proposals for change in the historic environment. Applying the ethos of `constructive conservation` and making effective use of Conservation Principles in all your advisory work, you will provide advice to owners and others on the sustainable management of the historic environment.

As a key member of the Development Management Team you will support the Inspector in providing planning and management advice in relation to buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical), areas and designed landscapes, including assessing proposals, obtaining any further information required, proposing and, in consultation with the Inspector, delivering our advice to agreed timescales and to excellent customer service standards. Undertaking pre-application discussions with potential applicants where appropriate to negotiate creative solutions to problems so that proposed changes are sustainable, you will also promote and support alternative management arrangements where this will improve and streamline management of the historic environment.

To be successful in this role you will have substantial experience of managing change to historic buildings and areas including through the planning system. With a good working knowledge of all periods of secular and ecclesiastical architecture, designed landscapes and the morphology of historic places in England, you also have a general understanding of relevant Government policy, guidance and statutory procedures for the historic environment in the planning system, including LBC and Ecclesiastical Exemption. With good negotiating and influencing skills, you are also able to adapt your communication styles to a variety of circumstances.

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Closing date: 23 February 2020

Interviews will take place on 2nd March 2020 at our offices in Cannon Bridge House in the vibrant city of London.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. We very much look forward to receiving your application. We pride ourselves in creating 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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