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IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Reflecting the usual wide spectrum of roles represented on our ‘Jobs etc’ service, we have been carrying posts from across all the skills areas encompassed in the IHBC Areas of Competence, the model to manage and assess competence in conservation practice.
With jobs in the public sector, we can see the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-style roles looming large as ever. These demand skills that range right across the IHBC Areas of Competence.
Such posts are well represented by the more traditional title of ‘Conservation Officer’ roles called for in posts at Haringey, East Riding and Dartmoor National Park.
As usual too, a focus on design skills is also sought in more specific roles: Colchester, with its Conservation & Design Officer and Bridgend, with a senior post in Conservation and Design.
As the IHBC Areas of Competence model also maps to a project management framework, IHBC accreditation offers employers unique comfort when assessing candidates’ competence in such roles.
So, not surprisingly, in the context of urban renewal we see the project-linked skills sets tied to IHBC accreditation highlighted further: at Torfaen‘s Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme Manager, and both Hinkley & Bosworth’s Project Officer and Bedford’s Project Manager for their High Street Heritage Action Zones (HAZ), as well as Hartlepool‘s Townscape Heritage Project Officer.
A more strategic and planning-related role is envisaged in the call from Cardiff Council for its Planner (Placemaking: Heritage). Meanwhile Winchester seeks more generic heritage skills as it looks for 2 Historic Environment Officer (Full-time & Part-time).
As ever the national regulatory and property-focussed bodies seek high levels of expertise in specific areas, as represented by Historic England’s call for an Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas and the Historic Royal Palaces search for suitable Property Managers and Property Surveyors (multiple posts).
More general skills sets suited to those seeking to develop their heritage careers in more specific practice areas – and still reflecting specific specialisms in the IHBC’s Areas of Competence – are being called for across the third, voluntary and church community sectors. The evolving partnership between the Ancient Monuments Society & Friends of Friendless Churches seeks an Administrator, a role that under the circumstances, could only benefit from heritage awareness. Similarly the Diocese of Worcester seeks a Chair of its Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC), the Diocese of Oxford seeks a Church Buildings Officers and the National Churches Trust a Church Support Officer.
Increasing awareness of the importance of heritage skills in such ecclesiastical contexts – with churches having the benefit of exemptions from mainstream heritage planning controls – is also reflected in the recent training initiative between the IHBC and ChurchCare, where we offered a full programme of guidance for DAC Secretaries and their select networks.
Meanwhile private sector posts, as usual, reflect the broader spectrum of priorities that inevitably respond to, in turn, client and public priorities. These include roles such as Iceni Projects: Heritage Consultant, Lichfields’ Senior Heritage Consultant, Turley’s Heritage and Townscape Senior Consultant or Associate Director, and Cogent Heritage’s post of Heritage Consultant.
In summary, recent posts include those below (all with different application dates, some closed and with links inactive):
- National Churches Trust: Church Support Officer
- Historic Royal Palaces (HRP): Property Manager & Property Surveyor
- Diocese of Oxford: Church Buildings Officers
- East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Conservation Officer
- Dartmoor National Park: Building Conservation Officer
- Hinkley & Bosworth Borough Council: Hinckley Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) Project Officer
- Winchester City Council: Historic Environment Officer x2 (Full-time & Part-time)
- Colchester Borough Council: Conservation & Design Officer
- Torfaen County Borough Council: Blaenavon Townscape Heritage Programme Manager
- Bedford Borough Council: Project Manager – High Street Heritage Action Zone
- Bridgend County Borough Council: Senior Conservation and Design Officer
- Iceni Projects: Heritage Consultant
- Lichfields: Senior Heritage Consultant
- Hartlepool Borough Council: Townscape Heritage Project Officer
- Haringey Council: Conservation Officer
- Diocese of Worcester: Chair for our Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)
- Cardiff Council: Planner (Placemaking: Heritage)
- Ancient Monuments Society & Friends of Friendless Churches: Administrator
- Turley Heritage and Townscape: Senior Consultant or Associate Director, Heritage and Townscape
- Cogent Heritage: Heritage Consultant
- Historic England: Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas
The IHBC Jobs etc.’ service reaches a uniquely diverse heritage network of practitioners and advisers from different specialist backgrounds, including architects, planners, engineers, archaeologists, historians, builders, contractors, academics and many more!
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