Junior Built Heritage Consultant
Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector, and integral to our success are our people. The growth of our practice means we now require an outstanding individual to support our Historic Environment Team and specifically in the specialism of built heritage.
This early career post is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our experienced built heritage consultants. Initially offered as a fixed term post, there may be opportunity in the future for the contract to be extended.
Responsible to the Historic Environment Manager, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the post holder will provide support on a range of professional and high-quality client focused historic environment services.
This will include assisting in the delivery of innovative and commercially viable historic environment services and products. This will be achieved through the provision of routine technical and administrative tasks, including assisting consultants, senior consultants and principal consultants in delivery of our diverse range of project work.
The role will require initiative and good communication and negotiation skills. The role will include attendance at client consultation meetings and liaising with partners and external stakeholders.
The post holder will work to support the Historic Environment Manager to help realise our on-going commercial success and aspiration for growth. A resourceful and creative collaborator, you will relish the opportunity to develop and share your ideas and expertise, contributing to the collective intelligence of our team.
The role will include a working on diverse range of tasks including:
* Working as an assistant to a conservation officer with an aspiration of developing into the role yourself;
* Assist with our Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses;
* Input into Heritage Impact Assessments;
* Input to conservation area appraisals and other project work
* Desk based and archival research; and
* Field survey and recording.
Comprehensive training and CPD is available for both roles, including access to our annual programme of Traditional Building Skills, Conservation courses and lectures: https://www.placeservices.co.uk/courses/
Essential Candidate Criteria:
* Full UK driving licence and access to car.
* Post Graduate Degree qualification in Building Conservation or similar.
For an informal discussion about the position please call Historic Environment Manager Tim Murphy (0333 032 0847) or email
Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service.
Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits
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We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.