Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with conservation roles from listing and HAZs to surveying, architecture and more

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, with recent offerings including proactive roles delivering direct benefits locally, in HAZs (Heritage Action Zones), with more regulatory roles from Historic England, as well as traditional Conservation Officer posts, so sign up for free alerts today and ‘stay ahead’ with the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ service!

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Though numbers are understandably down from earlier in the year, we have the same wide spectrum of roles represented on our Jobs etc’ service.  Applicants can still see posts calling for the full range of skills encompassed in the IHBC Areas of Competence, the model we use to manage and assess competence in conservation practice.

…project-linked skills sets tied to IHBC accreditation…

With jobs in the public sector, we can see the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-style roles looming large as ever, including 2 posts in Wychavon.  These demand skills that range right across the IHBC Areas of Competence, while the while Hastings’ Heritage Development Officer also looks to that role.

And as the IHBC Areas of Competence model map to project management frameworks, so too IHBC accreditation offers employers unique comfort when assessing candidates’ competence in these roles.  Not surprisingly then, in the context of renewal, we see the project-linked skills sets tied to IHBC accreditation highlighted in Heritage Action Zone roles at Newark & Sherwood and BCP – ‘one of the country’s newest and largest unitary authorities… Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’ – with its call for a HAZ Project Manager.

…broader spectrum of skills…

A more strategic and planning-related role is envisaged in the call from Newark & Sherwood for a Planner (Conservation), while as ever the national regulatory bodies seek high levels of expertise in specific areas, as represented by Historic England’s calls for a List Condition and Coverage Officer and a Senior Policy Adviser (Climate Change).

Meanwhile private sector posts, as usual, reflect the broader spectrum of skills that respond to, in turn, client and public priorities.  These may be seen in the call from Janus Conservation for a Senior Historic Building Surveyor and, uncommonly enough, one from government for a Historic Buildings Architect/Surveyor from the Isle of Man.

In summary, recent posts include those below (all with different application dates, some closed and with links inactive):

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!

…Conservation Officer-style roles looming large as ever…

IHBC Jobs etc. offers advertisers:

  • Special reductions for posts specifying skills in conservation (10%) and heritage (5%)
  • Additional reductions for charities (25%)
  • Even more reductions for bulk sales (just ask!)
  • Free cross-promotion in IHBC’s HESPR ‘Weekly News and tender Alert’, where relevant
  • IHBC Jobs etc.postsfeature regularly on the ever popular IHBC NewsBlogs
  • Circulation data feedback as standard.

IHBC Jobs etc offers:

  • 2000 specialist and personal contact network (IHBC members and non-members) by individual email
  • Feature page, illustration and summary on theIHBC Jobs etcwebsite
  • IHBC website homepage scroll (c.300,000 page visits/month)
  • IHBC’s social networks (c.18,000 core users; c.27,000 extended links)

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