Heritage consultants provide expert guidance and formulate strategies to manage the heritage issues on construction sites.
- 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
- 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
Qualifications & TrainingThere 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.