Caroe Architecture: Lead Heritage Consultant

The role is based at St Paul’s Cathedral, working with our heritage research team on projects across the country and will include duties supporting the Surveyor to the Fabric.*

This is an interesting and varied role. The consultant will work with our existing research team on the co-ordination and delivery of stand-alone heritage consultancy projects and support the full range of the practice’s heritage and architectural work: from RIBA Stage 1 feasibility studies to helping secure ecclesiastical and secular consents for projects at RIBA Stage 3, through research, writing reports, carrying out site analysis and impact assessments.

The consultant has a particular role for the Surveyor’s Office at St Paul’s Cathedral in supporting the liaison between our office and the workings of the Cathedral and, through research, writing and analysis, you will be co-ordinating aspects of individual Cathedral projects under the direction of the Surveyor to the Fabric; also ensuring projects are recorded and archived as required under the Care of Cathedrals Measure; and researching external City-wide projects which may impact the Cathedral.

You will be:

  • Graduate with a relevant qualification in history, architectural history, archaeology, building conservation or similar, with a good understanding of the historic environment including architectural styles/movements, historic building typologies, an awareness of traditional construction methods, materials and methods of repair.
  • IHBC membership is desirable:  or working towards full membership

You will have:

  • Good research and analytical skills with knowledge of research sources for historic buildings, landscapes and places.
  • Good report and minute writing skills with a comprehensive command of the English language and relevant technical terminology; with the ability to write clearly and concisely for the intended audience.
  • Understanding of international heritage-management charters and UK planning legislation and guidance including the National Planning Policy Framework and Historic England advice and guidance, with particular regard to protecting the historic environment including archaeology, scheduled monuments, conservation areas, registered parks and gardens, listed buildings, and their setting etc. Awareness of measures in place to protect views and setting of historic places in London including those of St Paul’s Cathedral is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Ecclesiastical Exemption and the relevant consent regimes for cathedrals and churches including the Care of Cathedrals Measure and Faculty Jurisdiction and how they are administered
  • Good understanding of conservation principles and heritage values as expressed in Historic England’s Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance (2008) and the SPAB Approach to the conservation and care of ancient buildings
  • An appreciation of good design as it affects the historic environment
  • An understanding of the relevant considerations for and a desire to promote and enhance the accessibility, environmental and economic sustainability of historic buildings and places.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)
  • Working knowledge of desktop publishing (using Adobe Indesign) desirable

Caroe Architecture Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. Training (formal and informal) will be given to support a good candidate who can grow into this role.

Although the role is based in our exciting offices within St Paul’s Cathedral, at Triforium level, home-working is also available up to 2 days per week by arrangement and to suit project requirements.

*Please enquire to for a full copy of the job description.

Deadline for applications 5 September 2022
Interviews 13 September 2022

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