Ipswich Borough Council: Conservation and Urban Design Officer

£29,239 – £30,674 pa
37 hpw.

Ipswich is a major historic town with a rich and varied heritage including over 600 listed buildings and fifteen conservation areas. The council is at the forefront of heritage management and urban improvement in the town and is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated person to come and join our friendly planning team and help shape the future development of the Borough.

Under the direction of the Senior Conservation and Urban Design Officer, you will provide specialist advice to the development management team, councillors and members of the public on a range of built heritage and townscape issues including listed building consent applications, planning applications with built heritage implications, conservation area appraisals / management plans and heritage enforcement.

You will provide urban design advice on development schemes, development briefs and public realm enhancement and will be involved with the running of the Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel.

You will be educated to degree level or hold an NVQ level 6 in a relevant field and have 3 years’ qualitative experience. You will be a member or have eligibility for membership of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). An urban design or equivalent qualification and experience of providing urban design advice would be an advantage. Ideally, you will have experience of working in a local authority environment.

This post offers a range of benefits including:

* flexible working hours
* payment of annual IHBC membership subscriptions
* a relocation policy
* childcare subsidy
* a Green Travel Plan offering reduced public transport tickets and use of pool cars and bikes for business use around the Borough.

For more information about this role please contact Mike Taylor on (01473) 432934 or email: mike.taylor@ipswich.gov.uk

Apply online at: www.ipswich.gov.uk/jobs where you will need to log in or sign up to ‘My Ipswich’ to complete the online application form for this vacancy. Alternatively, email: recruitment@ipswich.gov.uk or telephone (01473) 433402.

Closing date: midday, 27 February 2017.

Interview date: 6 / 7 March 2017.
The selection process will be an interview and a presentation.

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