South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils: Senior Conservation Officer X 2

1 x CDC Grade 8: £33,349.58 – £37,723.29 pa, 37 hrs pw
1 x SNC Grade 5: £30,546 – £35,359 pa pr,  29.4 hrs pw
Plus benefits
Design & Conservation
Ref DCT004 & DCT005

The Joint Design and Conservation Team provides a shared service to South Northamptonshire and Cherwell District Councils and leads on securing high quality design and a long lasting legacy for development in both Districts.  We are currently looking to recruit two Senior Conservation Officers to the team.  The successful candidates will sit within a friendly and dynamic team and it is intended that one position will be based in Bodicote near Banbury and the other at Towcester.

The Job
Together, the two Districts have 122 conservation areas and over 4000 listed buildings.  The role is varied and you will be responsible for providing expert heritage advice on planning applications; the production Conservation Area Appraisals / Management Plans; the production of advisory publications and best practice guidance.  We are also updating our Design and Conservation Strategy that will set out our approach for the next five years and provides an overview of the work that the team undertakes.

The Person
The ideal candidates will bring significant experience of working on listed buildings and conservation areas within a professional conservation environment.  You should have a post graduate qualification in Building Conservation and be a full member of the IHBC.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required and an ability to communicate graphically would be an advantage. More importantly, though, you will be a self-starter with initiative and vision, who can work independently and also make a positive contribution to team work.  The posts would suit experienced conservation specialists, with previous professional experience working in the public or private sector.

The Benefits
The posts offer an opportunity to play an active role in the protection of a diverse range of heritage assets.  These include traditional buildings in picturesque rural settlements, 20th Century airfields and industrial heritage.

Closing date: Noon on Friday 30 June 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 20 July 2017

For more information please contact Clare Mitchell on 01295 221845

To download an application pack and apply for the post, please visit the council’s intranet or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221528

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Internal candidates appointed will remain with their home authority if recruited to a shared post.

“Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults”.

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