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… This round the private sector captures best the different disciplines encompassed within the diverse scope of conservation practice…
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 practice standards.
… classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled roles loom as large as ever…
Jobs in the public sector typically show that the classic interdisciplinary Conservation Officer-styled roles loom as large as ever, even with if with a wider breadth of primary disciplines than usual. These demand skills from right across the IHBC Areas of Competence and in this round are well represented by the Conservation Officer posts in from Yorkshire and Conwy.
Related local government roles that focus on evaluating and managing change in listed fabric include posts at Buckinghamshire (Heritage Officer), Gateshead ‘Local Heritage Project Officer and Herefordshire (Principal Built Environment Officer (Building Conservation)). Similar formal local government roles in planning with overlaps to conservation include Cardiff’s call for a ‘Planner (Placemaking) and Islington post of Career Grade Planning Officer (Conservation).
… risk management benefits of using our ‘Jobs etc.’ service…
More nuanced variations in the balance of skills are especially evident in a variety of posts from the Third Sector. These capture the success the IHBC has had in highlighting the risk management benefits of using our ‘Jobs etc.’ service. For some time we have been prompting their trustees to manage risk as employers through more transparent recruitment and advertising processes – including using the targeted and cost-effective service from the IHBC typically used by conservation professionals. So this round it is especially gratifying to see from The Dulwich Estate – ‘a charity established in 1619’ -a call for Building Surveyor (‘Architects also considered’) – and for a Heritage Advisor from the Canal & River Trust, and from the Fife Historic Buildings Trust, with a focus on pro-active project work, a post as Project Development Officer.
This round the private sector captures best the different disciplines encompassed within the diverse scope of conservation practice, as Cotswold Archaeology seeks a ‘Principal / Senior Heritage Consultant; and RPS an Associate Director ‘Archaeological’. At Hutton + Rostron there is a call for a ’Specialist Historic Building Surveyor’ and at Montagu Evans one for a ‘Senior Historic Environment & Townscape Advisor’.
Project regeneration posts linked to Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)-style roles in England, are not evident in this round. Such posts had been linked to major new infrastructure investment – the defining factor for built historic environment roles as employers responded to the government’s (and governments’) loose fiscal policies as driven by COVID-19. Instead more familiar – and generic – roles are evident in private sector employers, as they seek combinations of more general planning and more focussed heritage skills sets, including Heritage Consultants at Purcell, Fuller Long and Lichfields, the Historic Environment Consultant role at LUC and the call for a Director – Built Heritage at RPS.
In summary, recent posts include those below (all with different application dates, some closed and with external links inactive):
- Gateshead Council: Local Heritage Project Officer
- Cotswold Archaeology: Principal / Senior Heritage Consultant
- East Riding of Yorkshire Council: Conservation Officer
- Herefordshire Council: Principal Built Environment Officer (Building Conservation)
- Canal & River Trust: Heritage Advisor
- Islington Council: Career Grade Planning Officer (Conservation)
- Cardiff Council: Planner (Placemaking)
- Buckinghamshire Council: Heritage Officer
- Fife Historic Buildings Trust: Project Development Officer
- RPS: Associate Director – Archaeological
- RPS: Director – Built Heritage
- Lichfields: Heritage Consultant – London
- Conwy County Borough Council: Conservation Officer
- LUC: Historic Environment Consultant
- Hutton + Rostron: Specialist Historic Building Surveyor
- Fuller Long: Heritage Consultant
- Purcell: Heritage Consultant
- The Dulwich Estate: Building Surveyor (Architects also considered)
- Montagu Evans: Senior Historic Environment & Townscape Advisor
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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