Tim T.

Senior Heritage Adviser
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About me

Tim T.
Country House Estate Landscapes
Taught Postgraduate
United Kingdom

My employment

Senior Heritage Adviser
Montagu Evans LLP
United Kingdom
Engineering and manufacturing / Environment and energy / Library, museum and information services
Large business (250+ employees)

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A day in the life of a Senior Heritage Adviser in the United Kingdom

Senior heritage consultant providing conservation and design advice to clients working with the historic built environment

How I looked for work

Sector publications and IHBC

How I found out about the job

Trade journal

My career goals when I graduated

To build a career in the heritage sector.

My career history

Having finished my BA at York in 2004, I worked first as a research assistant to the Chief Executive of Historic England and then as a researcher for the new Visitor Centre at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Both appointments allowed me to use the skills I had learnt at York and contribute to lectures, publications and an exhibition.

I returned to York to complete a Masters followed by a collaborative PhD focussing on the development of the Harewood Estate in West Yorkshire. Though specific to a particular subject, the experience of completing a PhD provided a number of transferable skills including project management, communication and the ability to write in a clear and concise way.

All of these experiences and skills are essential for my current role as a heritage consultant working for Montagu Evans LLP, a surveying practice established in 1921.

As part of the Town Planning department I provide conservation and design advice to clients working with the historic built environment. Projects regularly involve works to listed buildings, development in Conservation Areas and schemes in the setting of other heritage assets. My research background in architectural and landscape history has therefore been crucial in providing a knowledge base from which to draw upon in discussions with clients, local planning authorities and Historic England.

My advice to students considering work

You need to show excellent academic skills, balanced with the ability to work in a team. That means having the acumen to produce high quality work in challenging circumstances, while also building relationships with colleagues and clients

What I do

I am an experienced senior heritage consultant working within a planning department at Montagu Evans. I provide heritage planning and townscape advice to a range of clients working within the historic built environment. I work in a range of sectors from commercial and residential, to education and cultural institutions.

Skills I use and how I developed them

Architectural History knowledge
Knowledge of the English planning system
Report writing
Management and Co-ordination of project teams
Ability to build working relationships with a range of professionals.

What I like most

Challenging high-profile projects

Next steps...

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