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Head of Conservation Architecture


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Parliament's In-House Services and Estates team (IHSE) manages all property and engineering infrastructure across the Parliamentary Estate. The Design Authority manages the lifecycle of the buildings together with proving advice and assurance to the Project Delivery and Maintenance groups.

The Head of Conservation Architecture will oversee the strategy for building conservation, provide subject matter expertise, team leadership and keep the long-term programme of conservation works up to date. The post holder will work closely with complementary posts including the Principal Architect, and will eventually become the sole professional head of all conservation architecture.

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  • A chartered architect and fellow or member of RIBA or equivalent with experience of design and construction in both contemporary and historic settings, including works to occupied buildings, with innovative, safe and cost-effective solutions, recognizing current legislation and standards.
  • Wide working knowledge of conservation philosophy, techniques and materials with an understanding of tender processes, contract management, finance, public procurement, listed building and safety regulations. Experience of planning and listed building practice and the roles of Historic England and the local planning authority.
  • Proven ability to lead a team of technical professionals, with the determination to integrate with other teams, maintain a helpful reputation, and have the desire to pursue an environment where advice is sought willingly and embraced without regulation.

All applications must be made on a House of Commons application form.

More information and the full criteria can be found on the job description.

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