Aylesbury Vale District Council: Heritage Specialist – Regulatory Services

£43,548 – £46,656
37 hrs pw

We are looking for a Heritage Specialist to join our enthusiastic and friendly Environment Team. You should be an innovative thinker, willing to challenge, and open to change in order to help deliver continuous improvement.

You will be our principal technical expert on heritage assets, conservation areas and listed buildings and advise the Environment Team Leader and other managers on the strategic impact of Government policy and legislation.

You will ensure that the protection of Heritage Assets in Aylesbury Vale accords with statutory requirements, Council policy & best practice and advise on policy relating to the historic environment. In addition you will ensure that legal requirements and required performance standards are met with respect to processing and advising on heritage applications and the designation and review of Conservation Areas.

You will be expected to provide expert technical advice, guidance and information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders on heritage and conservation matters, including elected members.

In addition you will establish overall performance standards for the heritage function and provide proper monitoring of objectives and standards using benchmarks as necessary to improve service delivery. You will play the primary role in identifying training needs for staff delivering the function, ensuring that staff are sufficiently trained and competent to deliver accurate and effective heritage and conservation interventions.

Closing date:  30 July 2017

  • Successful shortlisted applicants will have a telephone assessment on 7 & 8 August 2017
  • Successful applicants from Telephone Assessment will be required to attend an Assessment Centre on 17 August 2017

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