Current Vacancies

Senior Consultant (Historic Buildings) - London

Job Description:

An opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Consultant within the expanding Historic Buildings Team based in Central London.  The successful candidate will be part of a team of Consultants working closely with Planning and Historic Building Directors and Associate Directors in Central London.  The majority of your time will be spent on ongoing historic building consultancy, working closely with the London Planning Team.

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.

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
  • Be capable of dealing with instructions and clients alone after an introductory period
  • Become a single point of contact for clients
  • Developing as an individual to take a more senior role in the team
  • 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
  • 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 2 years post qualification) or in Local Government planning
  • Strategic approach to problem solving
  • Membership of the IHBC would be advantageous

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