Applicants should –
(a) have a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;
(b) have obtained a certificate in Built Heritage Conservation or Architectural Conservation, or equivalent;
(c) be Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (“HKIA”), or equivalent; and Registered Architects of the Architects Registration Board of Hong Kong (Notes 1 and 2);
(d) have at least two years’ post-qualification full-time working experience in relevant field, including experience in built heritage conservation (Note 3); and
(e) have met the language proficiency requirements of “Level 2” (Note 4) or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (“HKCEE”), or equivalent.
Your application will NOT be considered if you fail to meet any of the entry requirements (a) to (e) by the closing date for application. Invitation to interview does not imply that you have met the entry requirements.
(1) In order to meet the entry requirement (c), applicants holding non-local professional qualifications only should prove the equivalency of such qualifications, with supporting documents such as evidence of acceptance of their qualifications by the HKIA for admission to their Membership. They should submit copies of the supporting documents by mail to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.
(2) Successful candidates should possess the professional qualifications meeting the entry requirement (c) during the entire period of employment.
(3) Applicants should submit their portfolios (in A4 size) showing their post-qualification working experience in built heritage conservation by mail to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.
(4) For non-civil service appointment purpose, “Grade E” in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 2” in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(5) Successful candidates may be required to work irregular hours and on public holidays.
(6) Successful candidates may be required to perform outdoor duties.
Successful candidates will be deployed to sections/offices in the Works Branch of the Development Bureau to undertake the following duties (Notes 5 and 6) –
(a) to provide technical support for the planning and implementation of grading assessment of built heritage items;
(b) to conduct research and prepare architectural appraisals on built heritage items;
(c) to comment on the heritage implications of development and works proposals;
(d) to manage major restoration projects assigned and initiated by the Antiquities and Monuments Office;
(e) to provide technical advice on and assist in the implementation of various heritage conservation initiatives, such as heritage impact assessments, Revitalising Historic Buildings through Partnership Scheme, and Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme; and
(f) to perform any other duties assigned.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be employed on non-civil service contract terms for a period of around one year. Renewal of contract will be subject to the service need of the Works Branch of the Development Bureau and the candidate’s performance.
A gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period with consistently high standard of performance. The amount of gratuity payable will be the sum which, when added to the Government’s contribution to the Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) Scheme as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, equals to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period. The benefits in respect of rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), annual leave, maternity/paternity leave and sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance and confirmed at the time of the offer of appointment.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at https://www.csb.gov.hk under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application.
(h) Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with this Bureau’s personal data policies, a copy of which will be provided immediately upon request. You may contact Executive Officer I (Antiquities & Monuments) 1 of the Development Bureau at Antiquities and Monuments Office, 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong , or direct your request to him/her by fax (fax no.: 2523 5327).
(i) Non-civil service vacancy information contained in this column is also available on the Development Bureau's website at https://www.devb.gov.hk.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (https://www.csb.gov.hk).
Completed forms should reach the enquiry address on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for Project Architect (Non-Civil Service Vacancy)”. The postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of application. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the application is sent by post. Any underpaid mail items will be returned to the sender or disposed of. Online applications can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (https://www.csb.gov.hk).
Your application will NOT be considered if it is late, incomplete, not made in the prescribed form, or is submitted by fax or email; or if you fail to provide in the prescribed form the information or the supporting documents as required for consideration of your application; or if it is not clear from your statements that you have met the entry requirements for this position.
Applicants are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation (by email or by post) in about three to six weeks from the closing date for application, but this timing is subject to change without prior notification to applicants. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
This non-civil service vacancy is identical to that advertised by this Bureau on 28, 29 April 2023, 5 and 6 May 2023 on relevant newspapers. Applicants who have responded to the aforesaid recruitment advertisement need not submit applications again. For enquiry, please call the enquiry telephone number.
Administration Sub-unit, Antiquities and Monuments Office, 136 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (28 April 2023, 5, 19 and 26 May 2023) and South China Morning Post (29 April 2023, 6, 20 and 27 May 2023)