Director – Built Heritage

Closing date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Competitive salary


RPS is looking for an expert in heritage planning to join us in a senior role as a Director in the archaeology and built heritage team, part of our UK wide Planning Division.  We are renowned for our deep expertise in archaeology, built heritage, historic landscapes, industrial archaeology and geomatics and have established an enviable reputation for historic development success.  RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy and we specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes

Your role

As Director, you’ll be responsible for helping to lead a team of professionals in their built heritage   discipline and also working as part of multi-disciplinary teams, including, where necessary, assuming the overall Project Director role.

This is a key position where you will have line management responsibilities for staff and will be a mentor to the team, developing their professional skills and capabilities.  You’ll be contributing towards the success of the Business Unit and team through the effective delivery of projects, ensuring development of key client relationships and the securing of new business are all given requirements of this position.

You’ll be managing client relationships, successfully securing and completing instructions and contributing to the Business Unit’s wider business development initiatives. You’ll be responsible for generating new and repeat business, as well as providing professional consultancy advice and services to our clients and colleagues.

Your skills/experience

Ideally you should have first or second degree in Built Heritage or a related subject and be an associate of the IHBC. You’ll be an expert in your field, a highly experienced and competent practitioner with strong leadership qualities.  You’ll be knowledgeable within at least 2 key sectors or geographies and in the analysis, interpretation, exploitation and implementation of legislation and policy applicable to their discipline

You’ll have strong people management capabilities, be a creative and strategic thinker with strong negotiating techniques and a track record of taking ownership of and achieving outcomes for clients, business, teams and self.  You will have an established market reputation with a demonstrable record of winning sustainable and commercially viable projects.  Good financial and project management skills are essential, as are great influencing and communication skills that enable you to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.  We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects across the UK. 

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:  24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year,  Company pension scheme, Private Healthcare, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance, Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 4,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

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