Part Time Historic Environment Planning Adviser

The role:

Are you passionate about conserving and improving the Midland`s historic environment for everyone? We are looking for a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Historic Environment Planning Advisor, to play a key role in working with local authorities, and other external colleagues, to provide advice on planning policy and strategic planning matters.

This is a permanent part time contract (0.5)

What you`ll be doing:

It`s an exciting time to join us in the Midlands region team. Our unique heritage gives us our identity and enriches our quality of life and this role offers opportunity to link our Places Strategy, Local Identity campaign and High Street Heritage Action Zones with planning policy work within the region. The Midlands itself offers an invaluable opportunity to work with local authority partners experiencing major growth pressures in urban areas as well as those taking care of rural planning issues. You will be working in areas linked to the heart of the industrial revolution, as well as those in landscapes of significant value, and will have the vision to see how heritage can be the key to unlocking success for a place through strategic planning.

Who 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

  • RTPI Member or eligible for membership

  • A thorough understanding of the national planning system and its legislative context at strategic and local level and its role in the sustainable management of the historic environment

  • A strong interest in heritage and protecting the historic environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong stakeholder management experience so you can build positive external and internal working relationships.

  • Ability to handle a varied workload, prioritise effectively and meet deadlines.

  • You must be willing to travel widely across the area as part of your duties.

You will be rewarded by playing a key role contributing to the future development of the Midlands region. We offer a wide benefits package including access to the Civil Service pension scheme, 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites as well as the flexibility in your working day that creates a strong work-life balance. Historic England us an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.