Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas

Job Description

We are seeking an Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas to join our Development Advice Team in the South West providing Historic England`s statutory and non-statutory advice to our customers,

What you`ll be doing

As an Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas you will be joining the Development Advice team. You will take delegated responsibility for the delivery of our advice on proposals for change in the historic environment across the South West. Applying the ethos of `constructive conservation` and making effective use of Conservation Principles in all your advisory work, you will provide advice to owners and others on the sustainable management of the historic environment.

As a key member of the Development Advice Team you will support our Inspectors in providing planning and management advice in relation to buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical), historic places and designed landscapes, including assessing proposals, obtaining any further information required, and, in consultation with the Inspector, delivering our advice to agreed timescales and to excellent customer service standards. You will undertake pre-application discussions with potential applicants where appropriate, to negotiate creative solutions to problems. You will work collaboratively across teams in a partnership approach, contributing to shared objectives and key heritage challenges such as rejuvenating the high street and creating better places and spaces for all.

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in this role you will have experience of managing change to historic buildings and places including through the planning system. With good negotiating and influencing skills, you will also be able to adapt your communication styles to a variety of circumstances.

Historic England is the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people to understand, value and care for them. This is an exciting opportunity to join us in this permanent position. As well as the opportunity to work with a wide variety of historic places across South West England, we offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals. Having won the Gold Award from MIND in 2018, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work -life balance.

As this role requires regular travel to sites not serviced by public transport, a full driving license is very likely to be required.

Provisional virtual Interview date: Thursday 10th December 2020, with a view to starting in the role from early January if possible

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. We very much look forward to receiving your application.

We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive working environment where your individuality will enable us to be successful. We are committed to having a recruitment experience that creates opportunity for all.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Simon Hickman on 0117 975 0717.