Heritage Team Leader – Permanent

This is a Gloucestershire County Council job.

  • Job Title:                            Heritage Team Leader
  • Job Location:                     Shire Hall, Block 5, 5th Floor 
  • Salary:                               £49,498 – £51,515 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:               37.00 
  • Contract Type:                   Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                     17/05/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:   8355 
  • This post is open to job share 


About The Team & Role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the protection and enhancement of Gloucestershire’s unique natural and historic environment. Gloucestershire is due to experience significant growth over the next 15-20 years. This includes the emerging Tewkesbury Garden Communities project, as well as major, strategic infrastructure projects, such as M5 J10 improvements and the A417 ‘Missing Link’, currently under construction. It is therefore essential for this postholder to help ensure that future developments are both sustainable and environmentally acceptable. 


As Heritage Team Leader you will lead the County Council’s Heritage team, which includes both archaeology and ecology. Managing a dedicated and experienced team of eight professionals (mostly archaeologists with one ecologist) who specialise in the conservation and management of the diverse environment in Gloucestershire. This will include delivering the statutory Historic Environment Record and Local Nature Recovery Strategy for the county, advising on development proposals and other land use change, advising on land management proposals, and initiating/managing other programmes to improve the management of the historic and natural environment in the county. 

About you
The successful candidate will use their education and/or industry experience to manage the work of the archaeology team and the small county ecology service, including inputting into Biodiversity Net Gain. The postholder will play a pivitol role in building and nurturing relationships within Gloucestershire and beyond. Using your excellent communicaton and interpersonal skills to regularly engage with various stakeholders, including Government departments, national agencies, landowners, developers, other local authorities, county and district councillors, etc. You will promote the service and ensure that all current and emerging statutory requirements are successfully fulfilled. 

About Us
As you’d expect, we offer an attractive package of benefits which makes a career in Local Government both flexible and rewarding. Hybrid working arrangements are available for many of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

•    25.5 days annual leave rising to 30.5 days after 5 years continuous service
•    Family friendly employer offering benefits to help support you and your family
•    Career development and qualification opportunities
•    Supportive and positive working environment with regular, robust supervision
•    Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
•    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
•    An in-house Occupational Health service
•    Employee discount scheme
•    Up to 3 days volunteering leave p.a. 
•    Links to employee networks such as Prism (LGBT+) network and the Young Employees Network. Gloucestershire Salary Sacrifice Green Car Scheme (T&C’s apply)
It should be noted that the 2024/25 pay award is pending. 

How to apply
Applications are welcomed from candidates who have suitable qualifications and/or professional and managerial skills and experience.
Please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the “Apply Now” Button.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Simon Excell via email simon.excell@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview week commencing Monday 27th May 2024. 


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile for this role, please follow the link below:-

Heritage Team Leader – Job Profile

We want to be an employer of choice, attracting and retaining excellent people to work for us, so that we can best serve all of Gloucestershire’s diverse communities.  Our promise to you is that we will provide an inclusive and supportive working environment that enables you to bring your whole self to work and realise your full potential.

It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a ‘customer facing role’ must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.

Hybrid working arrangements are available for the majority of our roles, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice, with a mix of both remote and office working.

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