We have a new opportunity for a paid intern to support our Heritage Consultancy team on a 3 month contract.
Buttress is a great place to take your learning to the next level. We have created an environment which focuses on collaboration and development, and we provide opportunities for everyone who works with us to contribute to and share in our supportive, inclusive and fun company culture.
With demonstrable interest in the historic built environment, you will support our Heritage Consultancy team in working on both specialist heritage aspects of internal projects, and in working for external clients where Buttress are appointed as Heritage Consultants.
Preferably you will have good research skills and an understanding of the planning process and statutory guidance; and ideally you will also have GIS experience, though the latter is not essential.
In this role you will gain first hand experience by supporting our team with desktop and archival research, on-site inspections, and preparing or contributing to relevant documents, including but not limited to:
• Statements of significance
• Heritage statements
• Heritage assessments
• Conservation Plans
• Management and Maintenance Plans
• Environmental Impact Assessment contributions
• Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans
• Design Reviews
• Prepare documents to accompany applications for statutory approvals.
Used to collaborative working in a team you can contribute positively also taking forward projects in a self-directed manner.
The intern role is suitable for students, with no requirement for a completed degree, or advanced degree.
Whilst Buttress are presently largely working from home, we do have capacity for someone to be in the studio if they prefer and can discuss this prior to engagement.
This is a fixed term, full time contract for 3 months with a salary of £1600 pcm.
Interested? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference BTTRSHC01 with your CV and short covering letter by 25 June. We look forward to hearing from you.
What our staff say
"As an Architect and Heritage Consultant at Buttress, I have had the opportunity to work on many different types of project. Being involved in the early stages, I have often visited buildings in their unaltered state, sometimes they have been unoccupied for many years. I always find it really exciting to see old buildings before any work starts.
Site visits, as well as meetings with the client team or design team, are the best learning opportunities, as you see and hear information first-hand. Buttress builds capacity into projects so that all levels can have hands-on experience, as it is recognised as an important part of personal and professional development.
"I started at Buttress at an unusual time, just before the first lockdown in 2020. Despite this, I have always been made to feel welcome and part of the team, despite having met some of my colleagues only once or perhaps not at all! It goes to show how approachable and supportive the team is. The Directors and my co-workers are available to answer questions and there is a constant feeling of striving towards something better. Everyone is proactive and striving towards their individually set goals.
I have been studying for an MSc in Building Conservation and Adaptation at UCLan whilst working at Buttress, and the course and project work have tied in brilliantly. University work is often more theory based, and the project work has backed up the theory with real life scenarios, providing an excellent learning experience.
As a relative newbie, I hope to continue learning at the same rate as I have done over the last year at Buttress."
Lucy Furniss, Architect