Historic environment advisor (level 7)
Responsible for providing specialist and authoritative advice, guidance and assessment to those working on heritage assets and the legal and policy frameworks for their protection.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Creative and design
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- Archaeological Advisor
- Architectural Investigator
- Churches Conservation Advisor
- Conservation Advisor
- Conservation Officer
- Heritage Advisor
- Heritage at Risk Projects Officer
- Heritage Consultant
- Historic Environment Consultant
- Inspector of Ancient Monuments
- Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas
- Listed Buildings Officer
Skills an apprentice will learn
- contextualise, interpret and apply relevant statutory legislation, policies, frameworks, strategies, and best practice for the historic environment.
- establish and monitor implementation of standards and compliance processes for the historic environment.
- provide expert advice and guidance to clients, colleagues and stakeholders, exercising appropriate judgement and decision making and recognising when to involve others.
- prepare and deliver evidence for the enhancement or protection of the historic environment, including that required for relevant hearings, inquiries, public meetings, appeals, written statements, proofs of evidence and expert witness testimony.
- lead and work as part of a team to manage and deliver projects of all scales and complexities. Be responsible for own work, and where applicable have significant personal accountability for others and/or the allocation of resources, in a wide variety of contexts.
- design, execute and monitor project plans and investigations. Conduct specialist research and investigation, reformulate and interpret complex historic environment data to provide specialist analysis.
- review and report on the quality of other’s work constructively and effectively, including technical work, be responsible for quality assurance.
- lead on, produce, review, or update documentation and information on the historic environment using relevant analytical, editorial, drawing and report writing techniques.
- apply policy to decision making, including developing new approaches and policy and best practice guidance. Assess and evidence gaps in knowledge or skills to support heritage protection, management and policy development.
- raise awareness, appreciation and understanding of the historic environment, promoting good conservation practice, including through public engagement activities.
- contribute to advances in the body of knowledge and historic environment practice, through research, publication, participation in professional and academic networks and events.
- supervise, train and develop colleagues, external clients and stakeholders where relevant.
- apply relevant sustainability principles to historic environment projects.
- present verbal and written arguments clearly and effectively.
- manage significant workloads of complex and conflicting data from multiple sources, demonstrating fluency with a wide range of historic environment theory, method and data sources, that can be used to challenge, reformulate and produced clear strategic recommendations and significant changes in historic environment advice.