Job Postings: Digest 11/8/2016


  • Closing Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • Reference: 108
  • 12-month fixed term post 0.5fte, funded by the Steel Trust
  • Salary: £26,004 per annum pro rata (including London Weighting) depending on knowledge and skills
  • Interview Date: Thursday 01 December 2016

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.
The Courtauld Department of Conservation & Technology is seeking to appoint a project officer to test and implement a new Collections Management System (CMS).  The responsibilities of the post include mapping and migration of metadata and images from the existing databases to the new CMS, providing support for staff and students to use the system, working with software developers to implement improvements and scanning and uploading non-digitized archival data.  The successful candidate will have demonstrable previous experience of collections management systems, together with knowledge of museum documentation standards and procedures, and excellent IT skills.  The post-holder should also have good organizational and communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised.
Please note that this post cannot be sponsored as it does not meet all the Home Office criteria for that process.
For more information and to apply, visit:

  • Closing date: 14 November 2016
  • Salary: GLPC – Grade H – £31,288.00
  • Part time: 22.2 hours per week
  • Contract type: Fixed Term (5 Years)
  • Location: Loxley House
  • Interview date: provisionally week commencing Monday 28th November.

The Carrington Street Area Townscape Heritage scheme will repair and enhance the historic southern gateway to the city of Nottingham. As the project manager, you will be the lead officer and main point of contact for this £1.7 million Lottery funded grant scheme. You will work with the owners of historic buildings in the project area to bring forward successful grant applications in line with the Heritage Lottery Fund’s requirements. You will be a self-motivated person, able to manage the financial aspects of the scheme and oversee the delivery of training, participation and learning activities for local people.
Essential requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing grant funded programs.
  • Excellent project and budget management skills.
  • An awareness of current regeneration and conservation issues and the planning process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to present complex information in the most appropriate way for different audiences.
  • Enthusiastic and able to work independently to tight deadlines.

For informal enquiries please contact Tom Street, Conservation Officer, on +44 0115 876 4149 (direct line) or by email
For more information and to APPLY ONLINE.
Nottingham City Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all communities especially from the black, minority and ethnic as we are currently under represented at this level.
JOB – CONSERVATION OFFICER, Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council (Basingstoke, UK)

  • Closing date: November 20, 2016
  • Salary: £28,203 – £31,288 plus car allowance
    Permanent, 37 hours per week
  • Interview date: TBD

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is looking for an enthusiastic professional to join its Conservation Team to provide specialist advice on all aspects of development affecting the historic environment.
Within easy reach of London, Basingstoke is a fast paced, vibrant and modern town with many successful businesses, surrounded by picturesque villages and set in the stunning Hampshire countryside. It has a wealth of architectural heritage with over 1800 Listed Buildings; more than 40 Conservation Areas; nearly 600 locally listed buildings; and 97 registered historic parks and gardens.  The area also includes Highclere Castle, the setting of TV’s Downton Abbey and Laverstoke Mill, home to Bombay Sapphire.  There are activities for every interest, including an international concert hall, a regional shopping center, indoor sky-diving center and impressive sports and leisure facilities.  Based at the Civic Offices in Basingstoke, near to the Top of Town, you would report directly to the Principal Conservation Officer.
The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of providing specialist conservation advice and of dealing with small scale applications affecting listed buildings and conservation areas, including liaison with applicants and their agents.
A degree in a related discipline and post qualification experience of a development management based caseload are required and membership of the IHBC is preferred.
Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to deliver high quality advice in a timely manner and efficiently manage a caseload of applications. Good working knowledge of historic building development and construction and the relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance are also required.
To apply, please follow the link:
JOB – PLANNING OFFICER (CONSERVATION), Brighton & Hove City Council (Hove, UK)

  • Deadline for applications is at midnight on November 20, 2016
  • Job Number: B&H01967
  • Salary: £ 30,480 – £ 33,106
  • Permanent, full Time

We are looking for an experienced conservation professional to join the Policy, Projects and Heritage team within Brighton & Hove City Council’s planning service. The Heritage part of the team has a large and varied workload, providing specialist advice on the historic built environment, focusing on support to our Development Management team but also developing conservation policy and addressing heritage at risk.
The successful post holder will be expected to assess the impact of proposed changes to historic buildings, conservation areas and other heritage assets and to provide reasoned advice based upon current legislation, national and local policy and best practice. There will also be opportunities to contribute to heritage policy and to provide a lead role in addressing heritage at risk.
The post holder will be responsible for managing a complex work program of planning related activities and enquiries and will be expected to have a high level of responsibility, but will be well supported by a robust supervision framework and a knowledgeable team.
The successful candidate will have:

  • A relevant qualification in Conservation, Town Planning or a relevant related field from an accredited course and / or educated to minimum of NQF level 5 or equivalent.
  • Sound and detailed knowledge of planning and conservation principles and practice including relevant legislation.
  • Substantial experience in a relevant environment.
  • A methodical approach to project and program management and be able to work to tight statutory deadlines and under pressure.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills; able to negotiate and influence decision making; and to present and discuss information with authority when representing the service/council.
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly as part of a team and across the service.

For further information please contact: Tim Jefferies (+44 01273 293152, or Liz Hobden (+44 01273 292504,
Brighton & Hove City Council does not accept CV or resume.
More details about this position and to apply, go to: Planning Officer (Conservation)
JOB – CONSERVATION OFFICER, The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Berkshire, UK)

  • Closing date: November 21, 2016
  • Reference: PD0007
  • Salary: £23,888 – £27, 201

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is looking for an enthusiastic Conservation Officer to work in a small conservation team within Development Management.
You will focus on providing advice and guidance on planning policy and development proposals affecting listed buildings and conservation areas. You will carry out conservation area appraisals and work closely with local heritage interest groups. There will be opportunities to provide urban design advice on larger new developments within the Borough.
The two main towns have different planning pressures, the culture and heritage of Windsor and the rejuvenation of Maidenhead, the smaller towns and villages are located within the Green Belt. We have 1543 individually listed buildings, 27 Conservation Areas, 9 Historic Parks and Gardens and 17 Ancient Monuments, these structures generate 200 formal planning applications each year and a similar number of informal pre-application submissions.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Daniel Gigg, Principal Planning Officer on +44 01628 796044 or
Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.
For a full description and to apply, visit:

  • Closing date: November 27, 2016
  • Salary: £31,288 – £35,093
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Permanent contract
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Herefordshire is undergoing significant change and this position, within an enhanced Historic Building Conservation Section, provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in the future growth of the county. This will include setting direction for the following:

  • Accommodating growth in the context of rich and diverse heritage;
  • Promoting best practice in terms of design, sustainability and energy efficiency;
  • Pursuing both regulatory and proactive work within available resources.

The main duties will be to:

  • Act as principal adviser, providing technical advice on major planning applications, complex listed building consent applications, enforcement cases and appeals;
  • To develop and maintain a policy framework, including review of conservation areas and addressing heritage at risk;
  • To line manage a small team of Building Conservation Officers.  This will include mentoring a trainee Building Conservation Officer.

The post sits within a multi-disciplinary Built & Natural Environment Team within the Planning Service.  These services are co-located in a modern suite of offices at Plough Lane, the council’s main hub, allowing excellent communication with other council services.
You should have a degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. building conservation, architecture, planning) and significant experience of providing advice within the context of Town and Country Planning.  Skills in customer service, communication, negotiation and IT are required.
For more details and to apply, visit:
JOB – HERITAGE ASSISTANTS, Turley (London/Manchester, UK)
We are looking for talented and ambitious assistants to join our London and Manchester based heritage teams. This is an exciting opportunity to launch your career within a vibrant and progressive consultancy.
You will have a strong academic record (with a Bachelor’s degree in heritage or heritage-related subject as a minimum), an inquiring mind, good interpersonal skills and commercial awareness. You will have a sound understanding of architectural history and ideally some experience of promoting or managing change in the historic environment.
We offer great career opportunities and a comprehensive package of support will be available to help you gain IHBC membership/RTPI membership.
Turley is an employee-owned business, operating from eleven offices and is one of the largest planning consultancies in the UK. We offer an excellent remuneration and flexible benefits package including a non-contributory pension, ownership dividend and performance-related bonus.
Please send your CV with a covering letter, including current salary details, in confidence to: Sophie Romain, HR Advisor,
JOB – DIRECTORS: HISTORIC BUILDINGS, CgMs (London & Southeast England, UK)
CgMs is the largest heritage consultancy in the country. Since August 2014 it has been part of the RPS Group, the country’s largest environmental consultancy. Working nationally, the company offers a unique and unparalleled range of development and planning services based upon many years of experience in both the private and public sectors.
We are currently looking to appoint Directors into the London Team, this post holder will be expected to provide an experienced level of advice on all heritage related matters. Applicants will need to have experience of advocating heritage matters at Hearings and Public Inquiries.  The post holder will need to work alongside existing colleagues within that office and provide a degree of management, quality control and supervisory support to colleagues on built heritage issues.  The post holder will be expected to generate a significant proportion of their work themselves, and help promote and develop the Historic Building Team in London and the SE Regions.
This post provides the ideal opportunity for an experienced individual who wishes to be involved in significant & high profile development schemes, and have commercial aspirations to develop the Historic Building Team.
In exchange for being exceptional historic building professionals, commercially astute, expert negotiators and dedicated team builders, you will be appropriately rewarded with an extensive remuneration package, including a very competitive salary, generous contributory pension, health cover and additional flexible benefits. You will also benefit by working in a supportive and friendly team which provides superb training and development support to allow you to achieve your career aspirations.
For an informal discussion of these opportunities please contact Jonathan Smith, Director of Historic Buildings, on +44 01242 259290 or Duncan Hawkins, Operational Director of Historic Buildings and Archaeology, on +44 020 7832 1481.
To apply for these roles please contact our Recruitment Manager, Geoff Thorpe, at
We are an equal opportunities employer.
RPS CgMs is one of the largest planning and heritage consultancies in the country, and is part of the RPS Group, the country’s largest environmental consultancy. Working nationally, the company offers a unique and unparalleled range of development and planning services based upon many years of experience in both the private and public sectors. The Historic Buildings team offers a comprehensive heritage planning service to a wide range of clients across the country. Working with major developers and talented architects, we have built a strong reputation for our commercially astute advice, which adds value to the development process and helps realize our clients’ objectives. Our clients are diverse and cover the development spectrum, including the Historic Royal Palaces, the V&A Museum, major retailers and commercial developers, and national house builders.
The position offers a great opportunity for a talented and motivated professional to not only provide direct advice to high profile clients, but to manage and develop a team of historic building professionals in the center of London. Management experience would be preferable, along with the ability and inclination to develop a professional team along with commercial awareness and the ability to grow a business through marketing and client development. The post holder will need to be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of heritage issues in the planning system, and a commitment to good professional advice, in order to best achieve a client’s objectives. As well as provide day to day management to a team of consultants, the post holder will need to be able to work with colleagues from a variety of disciplines. Experience at supporting proposals at appeal as an expert witness would be desirable.
The successful candidate must be committed to providing expert analysis and assessment; clear, professional advice; and strong and compelling advocacy. The scope of work will include: managing one of two professional teams in the London office; mentoring of more junior staff; provision of fee proposals and tenders; marketing and client development; the provision of sound professional advice to clients; preparation of Heritage Statements and input into Environmental Statements; and preparation, submission and management of heritage related applications, including Conservation Area Consent and Listed Building Consent applications.
Applicants should ideally possess an appropriate degree, and experience in both the public and private sectors would be advantage. Full membership of the IHBC is preferred.
For an informal discussion about the position please contact Jonathan Smith, Director on +44 01242 259290 or Duncan Hawkins, Operational Director of Historic Buildings and Archaeology, on +44 020 7832 1481.
To apply for these roles please contact our Recruitment Manager, Geoff Thorpe, at
Further information for both positions and APPLY ONLINE
We are an equal opportunities employer.