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Expert Advisory Group

We are currently seeking to broaden the membership of our Expert Advisory Group (EAG), which provides independent advice and support to Historic England staff on a wide range of topics and issues.

The work of the group might occasionally involve attending site meetings or discussions with staff about proposals for change in historic places across England. There is also an annual meeting of the whole group with Historic England staff to exchange ideas and opinions on topical questions.

The group’s membership is diverse, with current areas of expertise including heritage and conservation; museums, galleries and archives; and architecture, design and planning. We are seeking up to ten new members, and are particularly keen to boost our expertise in the following areas:

  • Socially, ethnically and demographically diverse perspectives on heritage
  • Community engagement
  • Public affairs and marketing
  • Culture and well-being
  • Creativity and place-making
  • Valuing recent heritage
  • Physical and virtual access to culture
  • Fundraising and running heritage assets commercially

Role description

Overall purpose

EAG members provide independent advice and act as an external ‘sounding board’ to Historic England staff on a wide range of issues, from research projects through policy development to change management.

Main activities

Attendance at occasional site meetings and contribution to discussions.

Sharing expertise with other EAG members and staff via online consultation, discussion groups and email.

Participation in occasional day conferences and seminars, etc. to assist with Historic England’s strategic development.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Beyond experience of the particular areas of expertise and interest outlined above, no formal qualifications or professional status is required to fulfil the role.

How to apply

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

Please include EAG in the subject line of your message and identify any other Committee/s (Group) you are interested in applying for in your email.

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

  • What skills, knowledge and experience do you have that is specifically relevant to your application/s?
  • Describe how you have influenced change or a key issue within your working career or the historic environment
  • Why does being a part of a committee/group at Historic England interest you?

The deadline for applications is 11 February 2018.

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

Appointments are made by the Chairman of Historic England following appropriate interviews and in line with the Government’s seven principles of public life(The ‘Nolan Principles’).

We regret that candidates who are not shortlisted will not be given feedback.

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