To help employers and practitioners the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career opportunities advertised in our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, while recent posts include a suite of third sector posts, and others ranging from ‘placemaking and heritage’ (Swansea) to the Weald & Downland’s ‘Programme Leader’ to its IHBC-recognised MSc course, so sign up for free alerts and ‘stay ahead’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’!
IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Our recent ‘Jobs etc’ service posts capture a familiarly wide spectrum of roles that range across all the skills areas encompassed in the IHBC Areas of Competence and the Conservation Cycle. These areas are detailed in our MATE application support sessions and guidance, and reflect the integrated model we use to assess interdisciplinary competence in line with international conservation and project management practice standards.’
‘Jobs currently on offer in the public sector typically show that the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled roles loom as large as ever, even if with a more diverse breadth of primary disciplines than usual.’
‘These demand skills from right across the IHBC Areas of Competence and are well represented by the Swansea Senior Placemaking and Heritage Officer, with its broad planning agenda; Cheshire‘s Built Environment Officer (Conservation & Design); Argyll and Bute’s ‘Helensburgh CARS Project Officer’ and Kings Lynn’s Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager.’
Even more diverse skills sets are needed in conservation education. Typically host university departments shape their conservation focus in line with the primary disciplines represented there – so an architecture department seeks an architect for their conservation course, or archaeology departments an archaeologist. In that context it’s especially welcome to see the Weald & Downland Museum’s posts for the IHBC-Recognised MSc course ‘Programme Leader’ as well as a ‘Head of Learning’.
More nuanced variations in the balance of skills are especially evident in this round in a very welcome suite of posts from the Third Sector – including from charities, trusts and church bodies. This range highlights the success the IHBC has had in highlighting the risk management benefits of using our ‘Jobs etc.’ service. For some time we have explained how trustees can manage their risk as employers through transparent advertising – especially effective with the targeted and cost-effective service from the IHBC, so regularly used by the most dedicated conservation practitioners.
So it is especially gratifying to see together the National Trust for Scotland’s call for Surveyor/Architect (x 2); Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust’s call for an Architectural Support Officer, as well as The Trustees of The Dulwich Estate call for a Building Surveyor and the Covent Garden Area Trust’s advertisement of a part-time post of Planning & Heritage Consultant.
‘The risk management strategy of transparent recruitment processes is no less relevant to Church bodies, and recognised in the 3 Buildings Officer Posts on offer by The Diocese of Sheffield.
Of course the private sector is much more familiar with this aspect of risk – being better acquainted with the need to invest in heritage specialists as well as the processes, as opposed to relying on enthusiasm. So private sector posts are regularly featured on our service for risk management considerations, made even more accessible by the great value offered by targeting the right candidates.
For this round these sound practices are well demonstrated, at the same time as broad skills sets are being sought: WSP’s search for a ‘Heritage and Placemaking Specialist’ (UK) makes and interesting complement to Donald Insall Associates’ search for ‘Assistant Researcher / Researcher / Historic Buildings Advisor’. Similarly Turley Heritage’s advertisement for ‘Senior Consultants, Associate Directors and Directors, Heritage and Townscape is in striking contrast to RPS’ specific call for an ‘Associate Director – Heritage Planning’.
In summary, recent posts include those below (all with different application dates, some closed and with external links inactive):
- Gloucester City Council and Tewkesbury Borough Council: Heritage Engagement Officer
- Cheshire West and Chester Council: Built Environment Officer (Conservation & Design)
- The Trustees of The Dulwich Estate : Building Surveyor
- Donald Insall Associates: Assistant Researcher / Researcher / Historic Buildings Advisor
- Argyll and Bute Council: Helensburgh CARS Project Officer
- Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust: Architectural Support Officer
- WSP: Heritage and Placemaking Specialist – UK, flexible locations
- King’s Lynn & West Norfolk: King’s Lynn Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager
- The Weald & Downland Museum: MSc Programme Leader & Head of Learning
- National Trust for Scotland, South & West Region: Surveyor / Architect (x 2)
- Turley Heritage: Senior Consultants, Associate Directors and Directors, Heritage and Townscape
- The Diocese of Sheffield: Buildings Officer (3 Posts)
- RPS: Associate Director – Heritage Planning
- Swansea Council: Senior Placemaking and Heritage Officer
- Covent Garden Area Trust: Part-time Planning & Heritage Consultant
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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