Conservation Officer

GBP30,756 - 40,858 per year + Benefits
27 Sep 2018
24 Oct 2018
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
East Cambridgeshire District Council have an exciting opportunity for a Conservation Officer to join their growing team based in Ely, East Cambridgeshire.
Job Title: Conservation Officer
Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire
Salary: GBP30,756 - GBP40,858 per annum + benefits
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Conservation Officer to join the Planning Team within East Cambridgeshire District Council, which is embarking on a period of growth, with a positive and pro-active approach to development.
There are 26 conservation areas, 49 Scheduled Monuments and over 900 listed buildings in the District as well as an adopted Building of Local Interest Register and 4 designated historic parks and gardens.
The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the development management officers on applications affecting these designated heritage assets with the ability to balance the need for development with the statutory duty of preserving and enhancing the built heritage of the District.
Conservation Officer - Your duties will include:
- Delivering an effective and efficient conservation service
- Preparation and review of Conservation Area Appraisals and management plans
- Review and proactive maintenance of Buildings of Interest and Buildings at Risk Registers
- Responding to planning application consultations
- Providing timely, expert and impartial advice to other departments within the Council, agencies, developers and councillors
- Processing a caseload of listed building applications
- Undertaking site inspections and providing detailed and pragmatic advice on the historic environment
- Producing clear and concise reports and making presentations to Committee when required
Applicants should have a recognised degree/post graduate qualification in Historic Building Conservation or other relevant discipline as well as specialist knowledge of traditional building techniques, materials and conservation methods for repair are essential.
An understanding of historic building design, construction, architectural history and conservation legislation and policy will also be essential. Excellent verbal communication, effective time management and a sound working knowledge of traditional traditional building techniques, Membership of a recognised professional body such as the IHBC would also be desirable.
The Council offers a range of benefits including:
- Childcare scheme (in approved cases)
- Flexible working
- Training, development and payment of professional fees
- Occupational health programmed
- Essential user allowance (up to GBP1,239 p.a.)
- Holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements
To submit your application for this exciting Conservation Officer opportunity, please click 'Apply' now to be directed our website to complete our application!
Closing date for completed applications is 21st October 2018. Interviews will be held on 30th & 31st October 2018.
Please note that only candidates short listed for interview will be contacted by the HR. If you have not been contacted by the date of the interviews, please assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer.
The Council is currently in the process of implementing a new pay and grading structure. Please be advised that the salary offered to the successful candidate may change as a result of the review