North Kesteven District Council: Conservation Officer

North Kesteven logo£32,486 – £34,538 pa
Grade 11

Situated in the heart of Lincolnshire, North Kesteven is a predominantly rural area containing many attractive villages and the historic market town of Sleaford, and provides a sought after quality of life. It offers easy access to the city of Lincoln, the motorway network and national rail. With over 1000 listed buildings, 36 conservation areas, 65 Scheduled Monuments, 5 Registered Parks and Gardens a range of archaeological deposits, and numerous locally listed buildings the heritage asset of North Kesteven is rich and diverse and greatly valued by those who live and work within the district, as well as visitors.

As the expert specialist on heritage and design in the historic environment, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of specialist advice and guidance to officers, Members, developers and the public. The role will include providing technical advice in relation to planning applications affecting the historic environment, assisting in the development of supplementary planning guidance, reviewing existing conservation areas including the preparation of appraisals and management plans, drafting Article 4 directions, updating the Council’s local list and the opportunity to be involved in strategic projects within the District, such as the renovation and development of the Grade II* Sleaford Maltings and the regeneration of Sleaford Town Centre including overseeing the delivery of the Historic England-funded shop front grant scheme.

A degree in Planning or Conservation/Architecture, or other related subject, is essential, as is Membership, or eligibility for Membership, of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation or other related profession. You will also need to demonstrate significant post qualification experience of all aspects of the preservation and enhancement of the historic environment and have a creative and proactive attitude towards problem solving and facilitating regeneration projects involving the historic environment as well as ensuring that the historic environment is properly represented through the significant housing and employment growth at the heart of the newly adopted Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.

In return we can offer flexible working, generous holiday entitlement, payment of professional fees, private medical insurance and an essential car user allowance.

Further information and APPLY ONLINE

For an informal discussion, please contact either Mark Williets, Development Manager on 01529 308296 or Nick Feltham, Principal Planning Officer on 01529 308132.

Closing date for applications is 27 November 2017

Interviews will be conducted on 5 December 2017

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