Georgian Group Jobs

We have the current vacancies available at present:

  • Conservation Adviser (South of England) - full-time
  • Conservation Adviser (Wales) - part-time

Please see below for further details. 

Conservation Adviser (South of England)

Full-time post (job share considered) 

Hours:Monday-Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm with occasional evening work required (time in lieu offered) 

Location:Working from home (candidate should be based in the south of England) but with frequent travel as well as attendance at our London HQ when required 

Salary:£30 to £34k depending on experience 

The Georgian Group is the national charity for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes ofc.1700‐1840 in England and Wales. We were established in 1937 and since 1971 have been the statutory advisor on planning issues that affect Georgian heritage. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Conservation Adviser to assess and respond to relevant development proposals in the South of England. The Georgian Group has a statutory right to be notified where total or part demolition of any listed building in England is proposed. The Group is principally interested in buildings, designed landscapes and structures dating from 1700-1840.   

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of historic buildings and practical building conservation, as well as familiarity with the listed building control system. The job will require the development of strong contacts with Historic England, local planning officers, church bodies and local heritage organisations and may involve contact with the press or appearance at public inquiries. Attendance at committee meetings in London to present casework will be necessary. Sound judgement and strong written and oral communication skills are a key requirement. A job share may be considered dependent on two strong candidates who are willing to work on a part-time basis applying. In such an eventuality, both post-holders would be required to attend regular London committee meetings.    

The successful candidate (or candidates) will be based in the south of England and will normally be expected to work from home when not on site visits or attending meetings. They will be proactive, self-motivated, and self-reliant. Site visits are an integral part of the job, and a full driving licence is required. With the advent of e-planning, we are now consulted electronically, so computer literacy is essential. Casework boundaries in the south of England will be based on those of the Historic England Regional Offices covering the southwest and London and the southeast but may extend beyond these areas if required by The Group.             

Applicants should have a flexible and positive attitude to working arrangements and a willingness to assist as necessary with the charity’s general activities, such as educational events and administrative tasks.   

The closing date for applications is1pm on Friday 15th JulyInterviews will be held in the week beginning 25th July. The starting date for successful candidates, depending on the length of any notice period, will be Monday 29th August.   

To apply, please send (by e-mail) a CV and covering letter to Rachel Reese, General Manager: rachel@georgiangroup.org.uk   

For enquiries or further information, please contact James Darwin, Senior Conservation Adviser: james@georgiangroup.org.uk 

Conservation Adviser (Wales)

Part-time (Equivalent of one day a week) 

Hours:8 hours a week with occasional evening work required (time in lieu offered) 

Location:Working from home (candidate should be based in Wales) but with travel to site meetings and occasional attendance at our London HQ when required 

Salary:£30 to £34k pro rata depending on experience 

The Georgian Group is the national charity for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes ofc.1700‐1840 in England and Wales. We were established in 1937 and since 1971 have been the statutory advisor on planning issues that affect Georgian heritage. We are seeking to appoint a part-time Conservation Adviser to assess and respond to relevant development proposals in Wales. The Georgian Group has a statutory right to be notified where total or part demolition of any listed building in Wales is proposed. The Group is principally interested in buildings, designed landscapes and structures dating from 1700-1840.   

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of historic buildings and practical building conservation, as well as familiarity with the listed building control system. The job will require the development of strong contacts with CADW, local planning officers, church bodies and local heritage organisations within Wales and may involve contact with the press or appearance at public inquiries. Attendance at committee meetings in London to present casework will be occasionally necessary. Sound judgement and strong written and oral communication skills are a key requirement.  

The successful candidate will be based in Wales and will normally be expected to work from home when not on site visits or attending meetings. They will be proactive, self-motivated, and self-reliant. Site visits are an integral part of the job, and a full driving licence is required. With the advent of e-planning, we are now consulted electronically, so computer literacy is essential. 

Applicants should have a flexible and positive attitude to working arrangements and a willingness to assist as necessary with the charity’s general activities, such as educational events and administrative tasks.   

The closing date for applications is1pm on Friday 15th July.Interviews will be held in the week beginning 25th July. The starting date for successful candidates, depending on the length of any notice period, will be Monday 29th August.   

To apply, please send (by e-mail) a CV and covering letter to Rachel Reese, General Manager: rachel@georgiangroup.org.uk   

For enquiries or further information, please contact James Darwin, Senior Conservation Adviser: james@georgiangroup.org.uk