Cheshire East Council: Conservation and Design Officers

£22,658 – £25,951 (Grade: 7)Cheshire East logo37 hrs pw
Temporary 2 year contract
Job ref: WB 00002J

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve.

We work hard to deliver on our promise to Put Residents First by asking our staff to live our values which we believe underpin our success. To us ‘Putting Residents First’ is about really listening and understanding what residents and businesses need and responding appropriately to provide the best possible Service.

If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.

This position requires you to declare any unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Order 1975), where prompted to do so within in the application process. You are not required to disclose any spent convictions.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.

Cheshire East is planning for substantial growth and now seeks to strengthen its Heritage and Design Team within the Development Management Service to meet new challenges around Urban Design and protection of the Borough’s important heritage assets. We are looking for two Conservation and Design Officers.

One post will work directly with the Principal Design and Conservation Officer focussing on urban design, supporting the roll out of our recently adopted housing design guide through enhanced design advice on planning applications, training and implementation of design review.

The other post will support a Senior Conservation and Design Officer to provide advice on heritage related planning applications and undertake reviews of Conservation Areas and Buildings at Risk.

Please state in your application which post you are applying for – Conservation or Design.

For an informal discussion on this post, please contact:Ian Dale Environmental Planning Manager (01625 383732) or David Hallam Principal Design and Conservation Officer (01625 383733)

For any enquiries please email or call 0300 123 5500.

Please quote job reference number WB 00002J in all correspondence.


Closing date: 24 July 2017.

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