About this job

Permanent: 29.6 hours per week (job share could be considered)
Salary: £27,287 - £29,680

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Conservation expert(s) to join our team and work on a broad range of projects with regard to Listed Buildings, conservation areas and encouraging new design of the highest quality.

You will be required to have a degree or other recognised qualification in one or more of the appropriate disciplines; including historic building conservation, design, architecture or planning. If a planning degree is your sole qualification, we would expect your course content to have had a significant element in one of the above design disciplines.

You will have experience of working with Listed Buildings and conservation areas and the practical conservation of the historic environment.

Your duties will include:-

  • Delivering an effective and efficient heritage & conservation service;
  • Preparation and review of Conservation Area Appraisals and management plans;
  • Responding to planning application consultations;
  • Providing timely, expert and impartial advice to other departments of the Council, agencies, developers, councillors and the general public;
  • Processing a caseload of listed building applications;
  • Playing a key role in the delivery of heritage led regeneration projects.

With 51 Conservation Areas and approximately 2500 Listed Buildings in the district we are looking for an individual with the ability to identify acceptable change within the historic environment whilst protecting the heritage assets of Mid Devon.  

You will have effective time management and communication skills and be committed to providing a customer focussed service.

For this post a planning related qualification or membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation would be advantageous.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lucy Hodgson, Area Team Leader, on 01884 255255.

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - PF03 - Conservation Officer.

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to opportunities@middevon.gov.uk. Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers below:

CLOSING DATE 25 May 2018 at 1.00 pm

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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