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 include roles across Urban Design (London), Townscape, and a rare and very welcome ‘Heritage Monitoring’ role in Wales, so sign up for free alerts 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 etc’ service, we have been carrying posts from across all the skills areas encompassed in the IHBC Areas of Competence and the model ‘Conservation Cycle’, as detailed in our MATE application support sessions. These represent our integrated model for managing and assessing interdisciplinary competence in conservation practice.
… classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled skills…
Jobs in the public sector that seek the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled skills loom as large as ever. These demand skills that range right across the IHBC Areas of Competence. Such posts are well represented by Chichester’s Senior Conservation and Design Officer (Maternity Cover) post.
…headlining of a critical role… marks the over-arching role of monitoring in credible conservation…
More nuanced variations across the archetypal ‘Conservation Officer’ balance of skills are also clear in the current selection. South Oxfordshire’s ‘Conservation Enquiry Officer’, highlights the community and service end of the role, while Monmouthshire’s ‘Heritage Monitoring Officer’ is an intriguing, and sadly rare but hugely welcome headlining of a critical role of monitoring in conservation. The specific link to the IHBC’s model is uniquely captured in the idea of the Conservation Cycle, where the titular reference to a cyclical process formally marks the over-arching role of monitoring in credible conservation.
At the same time 3 other project-linked roles also represent more interventionist approaches, themselves no less important. In a time of restricted finances and a pandemic-heightened focus on outcomes that cannot be a surprise. Heritage Lincolnshire’s Projects Officer highlights the finance and economics competences in the Areas of Practical Competence, with its focus on ‘Grants and Conservation’, while Medway’s High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) Project Officer looks more specifically to project management skills.
… early career role… should offer a good range of skills and learning opportunities…
Interestingly too, the posts from the last three employer types for this round – public, private and charity employers respectively – also capture the spectrum of the IHBC’s model practice Areas of Competence: Urban Design & Heritage in a London borough (Evaluation to Intervention), Heritage and Townscape Consultant (JLL) (Management and Intervention) and Oxford Preservation Trust’s search for an Assistant Heritage and Outreach Officer (Evaluation and Intervention), an early career role that should offer a good range of skills and learning opportunities for anyone entering the sector.
In summary, recent posts include those below (all with different application dates, some closed and with links inactive):
- Heritage Lincolnshire: Projects Officer – Grants and Conservation
- Medway Council: High Street Heritage Action Zone Project Officer
- Hammersmith & Fulham: Principal Urban Design & Heritage Officer
- Oxford Preservation Trust: Assistant Heritage and Outreach Officer
- South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils: Conservation Enquiry Officer
- JLL: Heritage and Townscape Consultant
- Monmouthshire County Council: Heritage Monitoring Officer/ Swyddog Monitro Treftadaeth Cyngor Sir Fynwy
- Chichester District Council: Senior Conservation and Design Officer (Maternity Cover)
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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