Serious about your staffing plans or career direction? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ – conservation roles from ‘Placemaking’ in Wales and ‘Design’ with HS1, to urban, regulatory and maritime roles, and much more!

To help heritage and conservation employers and practitioners across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities advertised on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, while recent posts cover roles from an insightfully titled ’Placemaking and Building Conservation’ in Wales, to ‘Heritage & Design’ with High Speed 1, and maritime archaeology, so sign up for free alerts today and ‘stay ahead’ with the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ service!

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Reflecting the usual wide spectrum of roles represented on our Jobs etcservice, we have been carrying posts from across all the skills areas encompassed in the IHBC Areas of Competence, our model for assessing and managing competence in conservation practice.

Jobs in the public sector show that the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled roles loom as large as ever.  These demand skills that range right across the IHBC Areas of Competence.

Such posts are well represented – if not so familiarly titled – in Brighton & Hove City Council’s Senior Planning Officer (Conservation), and Caerphilly Council’s Placemaking and Building Conservation Officer.

… classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled roles loom as large as ever…

Comparable conservation skills sets are also sought across private, infrastructure and charity sectors .  Nuances in priority areas for skills are more clearly evident in job titles, specifying areas such as Planning, Design and Heritage: Parker Planning Services’ Principal Heritage Consultant; High Speed 1’s Heritage & Design Adviser and Canal & River Trust’s Heritage Advisor.

The IHBC Areas of Competence model also encompasses a project management framework, which explains why IHBC accreditation offers employers unique comfort when assessing candidates’ competence there.  Not surprisingly, it is in more urban roles where project and planning skills sets tied to IHBC accreditation may be highlighted, as in Leeds’ search for a Project Officer and Sandwell’s call for a Project Manager.

Spanning the spectrum of related roles are two posts with government regulatory body Historic England – Assistant Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas  and Maritime Archaeologist – that exemplify the breadth of specific skills regularly sought for staff there.

…Nuances in priority areas for skills are more clearly evident in job titles…

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!


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