Iceni Projects: Heritage Consultant

Competitive pay
Permanent, full time (37.5 hrs pw – Monday to Friday)
London based, with travel between sites in and outside London

The Heritage and Townscape team at Iceni Projects is looking to appoint a Heritage Consultant, to grow what is already a large and flourishing consultancy. Working on a wider range of built heritage and townscape projects, undertaking research and assessment of historic buildings and places, candidates are sought who would then be able to spread their wings into Townscape work, and to provide support to the firm’s Archaeology team.

Who are Iceni?
Iceni Projects is a modern, forward-thinking development consultancy. We believe in our people and their development, which has been recognised with us obtaining the Investors in People Gold award, and the ‘Best Places to Work in Property for 2017’ status, as voted by Property Week. Iceni is a firm that, across its services, always looks to work collaboratively, seeking creative solutions to problems, challenging clients and colleagues to create great places.

The work of the Heritage and Townscape Team currently varies from work at a large military sites in London, the conversion of a Grade I listed house to a hotel, in Cheshire, and from alterations to single houses to transformational regeneration projects in places like Barking, Portsmouth, Worthing and Liverpool. Our clients are developers, individuals, local authorities and charities, the full gamut of the development industry. In all cases, we look to find creative and imaginative solutions to problems, making heritage not an issue for clients, but a source of development value, and something to be proud of. We are proud of the projects that we work on and the clients that we work for.

What are we looking for?
From its establishment within Iceni in 2014, the focus of the Heritage and Townscape Team has been on finding exceptional candidates that bring something different to the group. It includes individuals with training in architecture, urban design, history, and architectural history, former local authority officers and those from a private consultancy background, and a range of personalities.

We’re looking for someone at the beginning of their career, or its first few years, who will bring a drive to develop and succeed and has a sharp mind and a willingness to learn. Experience is not a limiting factor here; we want candidates to come into the firm and grow within the team, and the business more widely.

Who are you?
You will:

  • have some experience in built heritage, either through a degree/masters, or work in the built heritage or buildings archaeology sector. Recent graduates, those still completing Masters courses, or individuals in the first few years of their career are particularly welcome (essential);
  • demonstrate a continuous team-orientated approach and the drive to work cooperatively with other members of the Heritage and Townscape Team, provide cover and support as required, and contribute to the sharing of best practice and lessons learned at project completion (essential);
  • demonstrate good organisational ability in order to manage the variety of tasks and to keep on top of the records (essential);
  • demonstrate willingness for continuous development and proactive in keeping industry knowledge and skills up to date, as well as willingness to contribute to cross-specialism knowledge sharing with other specialisms in the business, including Archaeology and Planning;
  • good computing and IT skills and a willingness to keep up to date with technological advances (essential);
  • experience in using programmes such as GIS, CAD, VU City (desirable but not essential);
  • commercially orientated, with a good understanding of project timelines and project budgeting (essential).

How do we reward you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Training and opportunities including support for your CPD
  • 25 days annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays) with the option to purchase additional days
  • Company pension contribution of 9% (applicable to all employees, irrespective of their contribution)
  • Health and Wellbeing package in the form of an employer funded Health Cash Plan to cover your everyday costs and an additional allowance for other areas of wellbeing support, following successful probation period
  • Family Friendly incentives including enhanced maternity/paternity and adoption pay

Iceni Projects is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

For further information and/or an informal chat please contact Laurie Handcock, Director of Heritage and Townscape – / 07795 031 741.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Iceni HR with the reference HERHC c/o HR

The closing date for applications is the 21 February 2020. 

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