Heritage (Historic Buildings) Officer

John Moore Heritage Services
Closing date: 
Friday, June 30, 2023
Full Time and Permanent.
£29,728.44 pa


John Moore Heritage Services is seeking an experienced Heritage (Historic Buildings) Officer to join our Heritage team. The position will be full time and permanent (subject to a 6 month probation period); it will be based at our head office in Wheatley, with meetings and site visits away from the office. The option to work from home will be also provided.

Our Heritage team is responsible for the production of pre-planning application documents in line with current legislation, planning policy and advisory documents of Historic England. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for undertaking Historic Building Impact Assessment and Recording, Heritage Statements and similar documents. A full job description can be found on JMHS’s website (https://www.jmheritageservices.co.uk/jobs).

The successful candidates will have the benefit of working with a small and friendly team, with ample opportunity for career progression and diversification. JMHS encourage and support staff in their ongoing professional development and welcome candidates who are looking to progress in their career. Equally we provide support and training for those just starting out in archaeology.

Essential Requirements:

  • Good understanding of UK architectural history, with a particular focus on vernacular buildings
  • Experience understanding and communicating significance and harm, particularly in relation to historic buildings
  • Experience producing high quality reports for planning, including historic building recording and impact reports
  • Knowledge of the current legislative and policy framework
  • Degree or postgraduate qualification demonstrating knowledge of historic architecture or British Archaeology
  • Ability to process and analyse relevant data
  • Excellent writing and reviewing skills
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Full UK driving licence and own transport
  • Competence in documentary research, including familiarity with county record offices

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with GIS software
  • Familiarity with GPS survey equipment
  • Experience of fieldwork and knowledge of on-site excavation and recording
  • Preferably applicants will be members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists

Benefits include:

  • Paid travel time when applicable, with additional payments for drivers carrying passengers
  • Time Off in Lieu for time worked above standard hours
  • Up to £300 per year bonus towards own transport expenses
  • Flexible work hours when applicable
  • Option to work from home when applicable
  • H&S training
  • Training budget and time allowance to attend conferences
  • 28 days annual leave, rising based on service length
  • 20 days company sick pay pro rata
  • Company pension scheme following 3 months qualifying period
  • 50% Professional membership reimbursement
  • Personal protective clothing will be issued for the duration of employment.

Applications by CV to admin@jmheritageservices.co.uk. We will endeavour to inform all applicants of the outcome of their application, although if you do not hear back within 4 weeks please assume that you have been unsuccessful. 

Applicants must be a British citizen or have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of eligibility will be required prior to any offer of employment.

John Moore Heritage Services is an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications are judged on the relevant skills and experience of the candidate, and not by gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, belief, age, nationality, ethnicity, or subculture.

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