The Georgian Group: Conservation Adviser (Northern England)

£27,000 – £33,000 (depending on experience)
Full-time*, permanent contract (part-time job share considered)
Location: Working from home**

The Georgian Group is the national charity for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of c.1700-1840 in England and Wales. We were established in 1937 and since 1971 have been the statutory advisor on planning issues that affect Georgian heritage. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Conservation Adviser to assess and respond to relevant development proposals in the North of England. The Georgian Group has a statutory right to be notified where total or part demolition of any listed building in England is proposed. The Group is principally interested in buildings, designed landscapes and structures dating from 1700-1840.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of historic buildings and practical building conservation, as well as familiarity with the listed building control system. The job will require the development of strong contacts with Historic England, local planning officers, church bodies and local heritage organisations and may involve contact with the press or appearance at public inquiries. Attendance at committee meetings in London to present casework will be necessary. Sound judgement and strong written and oral communication skills are a key requirement.  A job share may be considered dependent on two strong candidates who are willing to work on a part-time basis applying. In such an eventuality, both post holders would be required to attend regular London committee meetings.

The successful candidate (or candidates) will be based in the North of England and will normally be expected to work from home when not on site visits or attending meetings. They will be proactive, self-motivated and self-reliant. Site visits are an integral part of the job and a full driving licence is required. With the advent of e-planning, we are now consulted electronically, so computer literacy is essential. Casework boundaries in the North of England will be based on those of the Historic England Regional Offices covering the NW, NE and Yorkshire, but may extend beyond these areas if required by The Group.

*Hours: Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm with occasional evening work required (time in lieu offered)

** Location: Working from home* (candidate should be based in the North of England) but with frequent travel, and attendance at our London HQ when required

Applicants should have a flexible and positive attitude to working arrangements and a willingness to assist as necessary with the charity’s general activities, such as educational events and administrative tasks.

The closing date for applications is 1pm on Friday 17th December. 

The first-round interview (in the form of a photographic test and a short written test) will be held in the week beginning 17th January with a panel interview for successful candidates in the following week. The starting date for successful candidates, depending on the length of any notice period, will be Monday 21st February.

Further information and APPLY

To apply, please send (by e-mail) a CV and covering letter to Rachel Reese, General Manager:

For enquiries or further information on the role, please contact James Darwin, Senior Conservation Adviser:

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