Heritage consultants provide expert guidance and formulate strategies to manage the heritage issues on construction sites.
The Role
  • Researching the history of heritage buildings
  • Ensuring any planned work is compatible with the heritage characteristics of the building
  • Considering modern building regulations and requirements when planning new work
  • Sourcing rare, traditional building materials and fixtures
  • Researching original paint colours and finishes
  • Recruiting and supervising specialist tradespeople to undertake restoration and renovation work
  • Preserving and incorporating those heritage features into the planned reuse, renovation or restoration of the building
  • Working between 35 and 40 hours per week. Longer hours may be necessary depending on deadlines and workload
Salary
  • Newly qualified heritage consultants can earn in the region of £17,000 to £25,000
  • Trained with experience, heritage consultants can earn in the region of £25,000 to £40,000
  • Senior, chartered or principal heritage consultants can earn in the region of £40,000 to £60,000
Salaries depend on location, employer, qualifications and level of responsibility, and salaries and career options can improve with chartered status.
Qualifications & Training
There are a number of routes that can lead to a career as an Heritage Consultant  but most will require a degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as History, Conservation Studies etc.