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Development Advice Team Leader

Historic England
Competitive Salary
Closing date
12 Apr 2020

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This is an exciting opportunity for a solution-focused historic environment professional to lead our York-based Development Advice Team and play a key Leadership Team role in managing the work of our 50 regional staff across the North East and Yorkshire.

The successful candidate will help shape a wide range of special historic places for the future, from the dispersed archaeology of the North York`s Moors to the characterful textile mills of West Yorkshire. No day will be the same, but every day will be stimulating and rewarding.

You will lead the team`s provision of pre- and post-application advice to help people sustain the significance of historic places, ensuring the team engages when we can add most public value. You will also coordinate their support for wider regional and corporate objectives, such as our Heritage Action Zones programme.

To be successful in this role, you will have an excellent track record in leading and performance managing a dynamic and multi-skilled team. You will be an inspiring communicator who is able to use their negotiating and influencing skills to drive positive outcomes and sustain constructive relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, owners and developers. As a member of the Region`s Leadership Team, you will require strong team working skills in collaborative and creative problem solving.

We expect candidates to have broad and extensive experience of managing change to heritage assets through the planning system, including new development in historic places. Thorough knowledge of either architectural history, archaeological monuments, designed landscapes or the morphology of historic places is essential.

Interviews will likely take place on Monday 20th April 2020 at our offices in Tanner Row in York. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please speak to Charles Smith on 01904 601891.

We are 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. 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, 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.

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