South West Heritage Trust: Senior Conservation Officer

logo£31,465 pa
Full-time (37 hrs pw)
Three-year fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to funding
Location: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA2 6SF

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced historic environment professional who is looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly multi-disciplinary team. Working as a Senior Conservation Officer you will provide advice on development proposals impacting on the historic environment, produce assessments and recommendations on planning and listed building applications, and advise members of the public on building conservation issues. 

The work will be focussed on West Somerset and Taunton Deane in Somerset, an area with over 2,300 listed buildings, the Blackdown Hills and Quantock AONBs, 50 conservation areas, the West Somerset coastline, a rich and varied architectural history and an outstanding historic environment.

You will have a degree in town planning or another relevant subject, a post-graduate qualification in historic building conservation, and be eligible for full membership of the IHBC or RTPI. You will have excellent communication skills, together with a sound understanding of building conservation issues, and demonstrable experience of the planning process. You will need to be enthusiastic and a team player.

The post will be based in Taunton, which enjoys good motorway and train links. You will need to travel around the District and have access to a car. 

For an informal discussion please contact Nic Wall on 01823 347437

For further information and an application form, please visit our website.

Applications should be made using the form provided and submitted to CVs are not accepted for this position.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am, Monday 15 April 2019.
Interviews will be at the Somerset Heritage Centre on the Tuesday 30 April 2019.

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