Current Vacancies

Associate Director (Historic Buildings) - Margaret Street

Job Description:

An opportunity exists for an historic buildings consultant with a proven track record of working within London to be part of a newly established team to provide authoritative and valuable heritage advice in respect to historic buildings and the historic built environment within Central London.

The successful candidate will be part of a team of Consultants working closely with Planning and Historic Building Directors in Central London.  The majority of your time will be spent on ongoing historic building consultancy, working closely with the London Planning Team. However, the post requires a candidate who can inspire and support junior members of the team and who will be expected to play a prominent role promoting the services of the team, both within the company and outside.

Work will include appraising the heritage significance of sites and buildings; advising clients and others on heritage constraints, solutions and opportunities; the preparation of Heritage Statements and appeal statements; submission and management of Listed Building Consent and other heritage related applications. The successful candidate will need to be capable of objectively reviewing colleagues’ work and mentor where necessary. Working within a fast-paced property environment, the need to be aware of commercial constraints and opportunities for the historic building environment is critical.

This team sits within the Planning Division and will focus upon sites within Central London, but will also work with the other Planning Teams across the UK.

Located within Central London and working closely with the London Planning Team the role provides an excellent opportunity to be involved in interesting and sometimes challenging heritage consultancy work within the inner London Boroughs, in particular the City of Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. As part of a newly established team, the post provides the opportunities for accelerated career progression for committed and talented candidates.

Key Activities:

  • Providing historic building consultancy advice to colleagues and clients
  • Reporting to clients and senior colleagues and keeping in regular contact
  • Attend and report to client at regular project meetings
  • Strengthen existing client relationships and seek to expand the team’s client base where possible
  • Developing mentoring skills and junior management responsibilities
  • Promoting the Team’s services within the company, with other property and development service providers and potential clients.
  • Ask questions, interact, and discuss objectives and day to day work of your team
  • Organising and attending consultation events related to projects, in particular consultations with Historic England, Local Authority Conservation staff and statutory amenity societies.
  • Provide assistance to team members wherever possible
  • Develop and maintain active communication both within your team and other teams

Candidate Profile:

  • Strong verbal and report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire and support
  • Historic research and identification of heritage significance
  • A team player with leadership potential
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Practical understanding of Property and or EIA
  • Experience in a similar role (preferably 5 years post qualification) or in Local Government planning
  • Membership of the IHBC

Application Details:

Please apply via e-mail enclosing a CV and your current salary details to:

Sarah Andrew

Salary details available upon application, commensurate with experience and skills.

You are also invited to complete the following: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information Form

The Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer. View our Equality and Diversity Policy.



Key contacts

Sarah Andrew

Sarah Andrew

PA to Head of Division
Planning Management

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 203 320 8255

+44 (0) 203 320 8255