Historic Researcher

Purcell are seeking an enthusiastic and competent Historic Researcher to join a growing Heritage Consultancy Team in their London studio. Reporting to the Senior Heritage Consultant, the Historic Researcher will undertake research and assessment of buildings and sites within the historic environment. This will involve contribution of historic research and text to documents such as Conservation Management Plans, Historic Buildings Appraisals and Impact Assessments.

Tasks include:

  • Undertake desk-based and archival research
  • Carry out on-site, non-intrusive investigations of sites, including building recording (where necessary) and photographic survey
  • Prepare competent, legible, and well written documents
  • To have an understanding of and (ideally) experience working with current legislation including the National Planning Policy Framework and current guidance from English Heritage.

Skills required:

  • A skills base in Archaeology, History, Art History, architectural history or relevant field, inclusive of a degree in any of these fields, is preferable, as is a UK driving license (for travel to remote sites).
  • Experience carrying out archival, desk-based and on-site research and producing well written documents is a must.
  • A working knowledge of London and national archive collections is also desirable.

Please note: Travelling will be required, the majority will be within the London region. There will also be occasions when work may be farther afield and travel and occasional overnight stays will be necessary. There may be considerable lengths of time when you will not be working in the office. All travel and accommodation for work is fully reimbursed. Please send your CV and covering letter (including salary expectation) to careers@purcelluk.com.

Closing date: 6 December 2013.

13 Nov 2013