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Investigator - Architectural History

  • Location: 24 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BU

    Contract type: Temporary

    Salary: £29, 448

    Reference No: 8226


This is an 11 month temporary contract.

This is a rare opportunity to join the Investigation Team of Historic England. You will be joining an interdisciplinary team
comprising investigators with architectural and archaeological expertise. You will undertake and deliver a variety of projects in order to enhance the understanding of the historic environment.

Historic England is the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people to understand, value and care for them. We support the English Heritage Trust through a shared services agreement.

The post holder will carry out and deliver projects to discover, investigate and assess the significance of poorly known or especially threatened aspects of England`s built environment. The post will be based in the Cambridge Office of Historic England, but the holder will be required to work in other areas of the country.

You will have a degree in architectural history, buildings archaeology or a related discipline, and a track record of research and publication. You will also have a thorough understanding of England`s built heritage and the wider historic environment, and a demonstrable commitment to continuous learning. Knowledge of analytical buildings survey and experience of assessing historic areas would be an advantage. You will be a team player who values the contribution and expertise of others.

Historic England offers a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry to English Heritage sites as well as flexibility in the working day to create a strong work-life balance.

Candidates are required to submit an example of written work to demonstrate their writing skills as part of their application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a field test on Wednesday 16 August 2017 and to an interview on Thursday 17 August 2017.

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