Historic England Advisory Committee (HEAC) vacancies (4): Pro bono, closing 4 July

logoHistoric England seeks to broaden the membership of the Historic England Advisory Committee (HEAC), which advises Historic England’s Commission and staff on novel, contentious, sensitive or technically complex policy and casework, and is seeking up to four new members and are keen to boost our expertise in the following core areas:

  • Architectural history and conservation (particularly relating to 20th and 21st century, Georgian and Victorian architecture)
  • Local government conservation / historic environment management

HE writes:

We are currently seeking to broaden the membership of the Historic England Advisory Committee (HEAC), which advises Historic England’s Commission and staff on novel, contentious, sensitive or technically complex policy and casework.

The advice provided by HEAC is vital to our organisation, particularly as we seek to gain a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives in order to shape our advice and policies.

The committee’s membership is broad-ranging, with current areas of expertise including: planning and development; heritage and conservation; landscapes; architecture and archaeology.

Read more about the Historic England Advisory Committee and see the Committee’s full Terms of Reference.

Vacancies
We are seeking up to four new members and are keen to boost our expertise in the following core areas:

  • Architectural history and conservation (particularly relating to 20th and 21st century, Georgian and Victorian architecture)
  • Local government conservation / historic environment management

We are particularly interested in those candidates who have additional broader expertise in:

  • Socially, ethnically and demographically diverse perspectives on heritage
  • Place-making
  • Community engagement
  • Culture and well-being
  • Valuing recent heritage

Role description
Main activities

  • Attending site visits and meetings (approximately five or six a year) and contributing to meeting discussions. Meetings usually last half a day and take place in the afternoon. Site visits are generally undertaken over a day or, on occasion, two consecutive days.
  • Sharing expertise with other HEAC members and Historic England staff.
  • Participation in occasional day conferences and seminars to assist in Historic England’s strategic development.

Skills, knowledge and experience 

  • Beyond experience of the particular areas of expertise and interest outlined above, no formal qualification or professional status is required to fulfil the role.

How to apply
Please apply by sending a covering letter/email and CV to governance@historicengland.org.uk

In your covering letter/email please briefly outline (in no more than 250 words for each) these areas:

  • Why being a part of the Historic England Advisory Committee England interests you
  • The skills, knowledge and experience you possess that are specifically relevant to your application
  • How you have influenced change or a key issue within your working career in the historic environment

The deadline for applications is: Wednesday 4 July

Please note that these positions are not remunerated, although all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Appointments are made by the Chairman of Historic England following appropriate interviews and in line with the Government’s seven principles of public life (The ‘Nolan Principles’).

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