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Historic Environment Planning Adviser

  • Organisation:Historic England
  • Location:London office with the option for hybrid working
  • Salary:£40,000 - £44,000 pro-rata
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

We are the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places and help people understand, value and care for them.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us shape fascinating historic places including Urban South Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Winchester, Oxford and the Chilterns.

What you will be doing:

Working collaboratively within your area team you will take lead responsibility for providing expert planning policy advice to partners to help shape development plans across the region, including representing Historic England at Examinations in Public.

You will also influence our input to major strategic projects such as those for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc; regeneration and town centre revitalisation such as The Gosport Heritage Action Zone; infrastructure schemes including road, rail and airport projects; and the protection of significant cultural landscapes such as the New Forest National Park and the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site.

You will help enhance and rejuvenate our historic places by shaping new developments. You will build partnerships with local authorities, communities and other organisations to contribute to planning strategies and outcomes. Through your work the historic environment will play a more vital and productive role in the life of the region.

What we are looking for:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in town planning or a closely related subject
  • Substantial practical experience of local and/or strategic planning processes, particularly in plan preparation
  • A thorough understanding of the national planning system and its legislative context at both the strategic and local level
  • Good written communication skills
  • Demonstrable negotiating and problem-solving skills

Please note to reference to the key essential skills in the advert when you are completing your application and highlight examples of any related knowledge, skills and experienced based on these.

Why work for Historic England

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 21% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

Provisional Interview Dates 25th-28th July 2022 via Microsoft Teams

Supplementary documents

Application Closing Date: 11 July 2022

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