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Heritage Consultant

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Heritage Consultant will be primarily responsible for providing consultancy and reporting services within the historic environment and archaeological sector in line with company policies and to recognised industry standards. This includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Production of heritage planning documents and reports, such as Desk-Based Assessments (DBA), Heritage Statements (HS), and Heritage Impact Assessments (HIA), etc.

  • Production of illustrations, including HER drawings and location plans for use within reports.

  • Carry out site visits, walkovers, and site meetings as appropriate in compliance with the company ‘Buddy System’ to ensure employee safety (i.e. checking in before and after site visits, joint visits to isolated sites, use of what3words app, etc.)

  • Undertake some aspects of fieldwork, principally historic building recording/survey, where necessary.

  • Provide administrative and business support to Tiffany Snowden.

  • Retain and promote a client-focused approach to our work.

  • Represent Blue Willow Heritage Limited professionally and seek opportunities, where appropriate, to promote the, business including: business development activities, attending networking events, etc.

  • Build professional relationships on behalf of the business, as well as seeking to develop projects and partnerships. Involvement with other projects or organisations must be approved by the business, but is generally encouraged where appropriate.

  • Any other duties as appropriate to the scope and level of the role.

 

Requirements

The Heritage Consultant will be primarily based at the Harrogate office, with flexible working from home or at a suitable remote workspace possible by prior arrangement. Given the nature of the role, occasional away-working and staying away from home will be required, as will a general willingness to travel, as appropriate, for work purposes.

 

Hours of Work: The role related to a standard 37.5-hour working week, typically Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with a 0.5-hour daily lunch break. The nature of the role is such that flexibility will be required as to exact working hours; however, this will go both ways and Blue Willow Heritage Limited is pleased to offer flexible working to all employees on a discretionary basis by prior arrangement. Additional hours worked will usually be agreed as TOIL (time off in lieu) on a project-by-project basis with the line manager.

 

Qualifications & Training

 

Essential:

  • Valid UK driving license.

  • Use of a suitable vehicle available and insured for work purposes.

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Willingness to apply for and/or maintain CIfA membership of at least PCIfA level (for which the business will meet the membership costs).

  • Knowledge of QGIS & MS Office.

 

Desirable:

  • Relevant Master’s Degree.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

 

Experience

 

Essential:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a consultancy role.

  • Regular production of Heritage Statements, Impact Assessments, and consultancy feedback.

  • Liaison with clients and local authorities.

  • Experience of lone working.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of working on Historic Building Recordings.

  • Experience of working on longer-term projects (6 months+).

 

Qualities & Attitude

 

Essential:

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong work ethic.

  • Comfortable in client-facing environment.

 

Desirable:

  • Experience leading on projects.

 

Industry Knowledge

 

Essential:

  • Familiarity with national and local planning policy (ex. NPPF).

  • Understanding of archaeology principles, fieldwork, and how they relate to consultancy.

 

Desirable:

  • Regional knowledge, specifically Yorkshire and the North-East.

  • Knowledge of residential and agricultural buildings, specifically in Yorkshire and the North-East.

 

Benefits

Blue Willow Heritage seeks to go above and beyond for its employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package tailored to ensure continued professional development and personal well-being including:

 

  • 29 days of annual leave comprising: 20 days of standard leave, 8 UK bank holidays, and the employee’s birthday.

  • Four additional discretionary paid ‘Mental Health’ days (one per quarter; cannot be accrued and must be used within the quarterly period).

  • Five weeks of paid annual sick leave (subject to completion of six-month probation).

  • Enrolment in workplace pension scheme (applicable after three months of continuous employment).

  • Payment of 100% of CIfA accredited membership subscription and one additional professional membership/accreditation at the discretion of the business.

  • Reasonable expenses (such as mileage, subsistence, etc.) incurred in the course of business will be reimbursed on bi-monthly basis. Further details are available in the Staff Handbook.

  • Tailored individual training and development, including mentoring, personal development plan, regular performance review, and paid CPD/training as appropriate.

  • High standard of professional quality PPE and additional work clothing as standard, including gender-specific fittings.

  • Friendly, professional work environment with a tight-knit team.

  • Regular subsidised social activities/outings for employee and their partners, if applicable.

 

Remuneration

The starting salary for the Heritage Consultant will be in the range of £22,000 - £25,000 per annum, dependent on experience. Review of remuneration and the scope of the role will form part of the six-month probationary period review and any following performance review processes.

 

In addition to the base salary, the Heritage Consultant will be eligible for a performance-based bonus to be paid quarterly (every 3 months at the end of March, June, September, and December of each year), up to £2,000 per annum. This is on the basis of the value of their contribution to invoiced projects.

To apply, please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and cover letter, along with 2-3 writing samples, to info@bluewillowheritage.co.uk

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