London Advisory Committee member

  • Historic England
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • Jul 09, 2024
Voluntary Volunteer

Job Description

London Advisory Committee vacancies

Historic England is seeking one or two candidates with expertise in archaeology to join its London Advisory Committee.  London’s archaeology is of exceptional significance and is subject to significant development pressures, whilst also providing valuable opportunities for public engagement and presentation.  Archaeological expertise is central to the work of this important Advisory Committee.

Historic England

Our purpose at Historic England is to improve people’s lives by championing and protecting the historic environment. Through our work, collaboration, creativity and expertise we want everyone to be able to connect with and learn from our heritage.

At Historic England we’re always looking for new ways to promote the past in ways that are inclusive to all and that celebrate the cultural diversity of England's heritage.  To do that we need people with fresh perspectives, from all walks of life, to join us.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we're working hard to improve diversity in our workforce.  We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.  We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are under-represented within Historic England at this level.

London Advisory Committee

The London Advisory Committee has a key role, advising on high profile development cases in one of the world’s most significant cities.  Its expert members ensure that the advice Historic England gives the best possible advice to government (at all levels) on what are often highly contentious proposals.   The Committee supports Historic England in fulfilling its statutory role under the National Heritage Act 1983 and other relevant legislation.

As a Committee member you will be required to:

  • attend approximately five meetings each year; meetings are usually of half-day duration and take place in the morning.  Additional meetings are sometimes required, and these will usually be virtual;

  • prior to meetings attend relevant site visits of roughly half a day’s duration, each attended by a small group of members;

  • share expertise with other LAC members and Historic England staff; and

  • participate in occasional day conferences and seminars to assist in Historic England’s strategic development.

How to apply

Neither of the roles advertised require formal qualifications or professional status beyond experience of the areas of expertise and interest outlined above.  Candidates should, however, be able to demonstrate a willingness to challenge constructively, operate as part of a committee and be able to work alongside a broad range of professionals.

Please apply by sending a covering letter/email and CV to

In your covering letter/email please briefly outline (in no more than 250 words for each) these areas:

  • Why being a part of the London Advisory Committee at Historic England interests you?

  • The skills, knowledge and experience you possess that are specifically relevant to your application.

  • How you have inspired change or a key issue within your working career in the historic environment.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 29 July 2024.

Interviews will be held in September.

Please note that these positions are not remunerated, although all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.