Senior Heritage Consultant

£30,000-40,000 per annum DOE plus a comprehensive benefits package
15 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Job (Function)
Architect, Project Architect
Contract Type
Full Time

Who We Are:

Purcell is one of the world’s leading design practices with over 70 years experience in the historic built environment. Purcell is the largest conservation practice in the world, offering a unique opportunity to provide heritage consultancy, masterplanning and design services that are grounded within their context and the wider historic environment. The places we work on are exceptional – including, for example, Elizabeth Tower, Manchester Town Hall, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Auckland Castle - and the opportunities to contribute to the future of these sites are considerable. We are at the forefront of new technologies and philosophies in conservation and provide a unique approach to advising on the future of heritage.

Our Purpose:

We are fascinated by extending the life of the old, providing excellent new design for the present, and advising on how to create robust futures.

Our Vision:

To be a respected international practice renowned for our expertise, quality and unique offering in architecture, masterplanning and heritage consultancy.

Our Values:






Your Role:

We are looking for a committed, ambitious and knowledgeable senior person to join our heritage consultancy team at Purcell. This position offers an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of the team in the north; influencing strategy, business development, managing change to significant places, and conserving and enhancing historic sites.

Reporting to the Associate leading the northern heritage consultancy team, you will be working principally from Manchester across the North West and wider northern region. You will act as project leader on a variety of projects, making decisions, providing heritage advice, advocacy and guidance. You will have a role in the high-profile Manchester Town Hall project and the statutory engagement there. Your focus will be providing bespoke and high-quality advice, with outputs including conservation management plans, significance and capacity analysis, and heritage impact assessments. You will be responsible for the project work of more junior members and will assume line management responsibilities as your role and the team develops.

A key element of the role will be to continue to grow our client base in the North West, requiring experience in business development, networking and drawing upon existing contacts in the region. Of particular relevance will be your experience in design-led planning within the historic environment.

A skills base in Heritage or Conservation is necessary, with specialisms in Planning or Urban Design beneficial, A Postgraduate qualification in the same desirable. A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience within the heritage and development sector is also necessary, as is working collaboratively with other related professionals and teams. You will have the opportunity to progress within the Practice and draw on our national expertise.


Company size: 201-500 employees

Specialties: Architecture, Conservation, Sustainability, Heritage Consultancy, Masterplanning, Building Surveying, Interiors, Regeneration, Funding Advice, Planning & Consents, and Contemporary Design

Please note that if you have not had a response to your application within 3 weeks of sending, that unfortunately your application has not been successful. 

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