Heritage Consultant

Purcell Architecture Ltd
Closing date: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021
6 months fixed term with a view to extend, Full time
£27,000 - £33,000 depending on experience
Bristol (preferred) or Oxford


We are looking for a Heritage Consultant to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to grow your skill set due to the wide range of work we undertake. You will be part of an integrated team of architects and heritage consultants contributing to the successful management and conservation of important heritage assets in the west of England and further afield. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who can produce reliable and authoritative advice on historic buildings and other heritage assets.

Reporting to the HC Team West Lead, you will work as part of the regional team as well as the wider practice. You will be able to take responsibility for the successful management and efficient delivery of your project work.  You will provide heritage advice and guidance, undertake research and assessment of buildings and sites within the historic environment, and compose and contribute to various reports such as Conservation Management Plans, Historic Buildings Appraisals and Impact Assessments.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are vital, as is the ability to adapt to a variety of circumstances. A can-do attitude and an ability to engage creatively and originally in all aspects of the job are essential. Contributing to the practice and the promotion of good heritage conservation will extend beyond project work.

Skills Base


  • A skills base/ degree in Planning, Urban Design, Conservation, Heritage Management or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience within the heritage and development sector.
  • Demonstrable experience of archival and desk-based research, on-site built fabric analysis and producing well-written reports.
  • Experience of providing heritage advice.
  • Working knowledge of current English heritage legislation, policy and guidance.
  • A collaborative and flexible approach to working.
  • Willingness to travel to sites and to other Purcell offices independently.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience of managing your own workload and running multiple simultaneous projects.
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Planning, Urban Design, Conservation, Heritage Management or other relevant field
  • Membership(s) of professional institutions, such as the IHBC, or working towards a professional membership.
  • A UK driving license.
  • Experience of preparing tenders and fee proposals.

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