Job vacancy

Heritage Associate

Role: Heritage Associate
Type: Full-time / part-time considered
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Salary: £50k – £60k per year + benefits

Role overview

Do you have an appreciation of heritage and the expertise to champion its conservation? Are you equipped with the qualifications and experience to excel in a dynamic consultancy environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

We are a vibrant planning and heritage consultancy, looking to appoint a knowledgeable and collaborative Heritage Associate to our growing team.

The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in our consultancy, advising and taking the lead on a diverse range of large, complex and high-quality heritage projects. You will be at the forefront of assessing the significance of heritage assets in the context of development proposals and the consequent impact on those assets and leading heritage reports and negotiations with local planning authorities.

If you are ready to play a significant role in developing our busy heritage team and contribute to some exciting projects in a dynamic consultancy environment, we’d love to hear from you. We offer excellent benefits, including flexible and home working and private healthcare.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on varied large and complex projects, advising on a range of built heritage considerations.
  • Produce concise, robust and accurate reporting including Heritage Appraisals, Assessments, and Heritage Impact Statements for a diverse range of projects.
  • Actively contribute to and progress business development activities and client, Local Planning Authority and Historic England relationship management.

About you

  • Degree in a related discipline [IHBC/RTPI or another relevant professional body preferred].
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Current and up-to-date driving license.
  • Sound commercial judgement and a focus on finding solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. You should be experienced in assessing significance and setting and have a detailed and robust understanding of the English planning system.
  • Demonstrable experience in applying relevant legislation, national and local planning policy and guidance for the historic environment. Ability to manage a varied workload and deliver exceptional client service within a fast-paced consultancy.
  • Experience in providing expert witness evidence for appeals both written and as an expert witness
  • Ability to find solutions and collaborate with professional colleagues across a variety of construction disciplines.


Work-life balance
  • Hybrid working
  • Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Years
  • Above industry salary
  • Private medical insurance
  • Above statutory contribution to the company’s pension plan
  • O2 Priority access
  • Paid professional memberships
  • Death in service plan
Work and development
  • Management coaching
  • CPD programme
  • On-the-job training
  • Attend conferences and industry events
  • Company mobile phone
Office perks
  • On-site shower room
  • Two enthusiastic office dogs
  • Unlimited tea and coffee

About us

Voted Planning Consultancy of the Year 2023 at the Planning Awards, we are an independent consultancy based in Witney.

We are built on great people, commercial acumen, modern thinking and local authority insight.

We seek to ensure that every client has a positive planning and development experience that enhances their property asset and promotes sustainability.

We give our clients exceptional advice, unlocking and protecting their assets’ potential and reaching their goals, driven by our fundamental desire to see them succeed.

We provide planning advice, development consultancy and specialist advice to a range of sectors including education, heritage, estates, housebuilder, commercial, developer, tourism, charity, private individual, investment portfolio and communities.


To apply for this role, please email your CV and a cover letter to