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London Advisory Committee

The London Advisory Committee advises Historic England, on request, on historic environment issues in London that are novel, contentious, of exceptional sensitivity or technical or academic complexity, or that raise broader policy issues.

The work of the committee necessitates attending approximately five site visits and five meetings per year (the site visits and meetings take place in the same week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively).

The LAC comprises members with specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Architectural history
  • Conservation architecture
  • Modern architecture
  • Planning and local government
  • Property development
  • Urban design
  • Urban archaeology
  • Gardens and landscapes

Find out more about the committee and its membership

Member vacancy

We are currently seeking a new member for the committee with expertise in architectural history, including particular knowledge of London urban history, places and communities.

Main activities

  • Attendance at site visits and meetings (approximately 5-6 per year) and contributions to discussions at meetings. Site visits and meetings are generally a half day's duration each. Site visits usually take place in the afternoon and the meetings take place in the morning
  • Sharing expertise with other LAC members and staff 
  • Participation in occasional day conferences and seminars to assist in Historic England’s strategic development

Skills, knowledge and experience

Beyond experience of the particular area of expertise and interest, no formal qualification or professional status is required to fulfil the role.

How to apply

Please apply by sending a covering letter/email and CV to In you covering letter/email please briefly outline (in no more than 250 words for each) these areas:

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

The deadline for the applications is 11 February 2018.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Please note that this position is 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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