East Lindsey District Council: Heritage Environment Officer

£30,756 – £35,229 (Grade 7)
37 hrs pw, permanent
Manby, Lincolnshire

The rich architectural heritage of East Lindsey is an important part of its character. The District has 17 Conservation Areas and just over 1400 listed buildings along with 150 Scheduled Ancient Monuments. It is also a wonderful place to live and work with amazing open spaces, an outstanding coastline, the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, historic market towns and smaller rural villages.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Heritage Environment Officer to join the Council. We are looking for a positive officer who seeks solutions to issues and understands that the historic environment is an adaptable, changing place, intrinsically part of a wider economic growth agenda.

Your workload will be varied with an emphasis on a proactive approach. This will include getting out into the District, carrying out Conservation Areas appraisals and working with owners of the District’s Listed Buildings to help them understand their buildings and provide advice on repair and maintenance.

You will provide specialist heritage advice and guidance to the Council’s Planning Enforcement Team, preparing listed building Urgent Works and/or Repairs Notices and Listed Building Enforcement Notices and appearing as a specialist witness at Enforcement appeals and/or when required in court.

You will create and review the heritage policies in the Local Plan and assist with corporate funding bids that involve the historic environment. You will be dealing with your own small case load of the most technically complex listed building applications and providing specialist heritage advice to the Development Management function with regard to the more complex applications and pre applications.

It is desirable that you should have a relevant degree and/or other relevant qualification associated with a specialist heritage environment or experience gained over a number of years, including the necessary technical knowledge to understand the complexities of listed building restoration/maintenance and repair. It is desirable that you should be a member of the IHBC or the RTPI. You will also need good communication skills and the ability to prepare and present expert evidence at Committee meetings, Court hearings and public inquiries.

A full driving licence is essential.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Anne Shorland, Assistant Director – Growth, via Anne.Shorland@e-lindsey.gov.uk.


Closing date: 5pm, Friday 26 October 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 5 November 2018

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