Mendip District Council: Conservation Officer

logo£27,822 – £32,010 pa

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Conservation Officer to support the Council’s delivery of the development management service through the effective handling of listed building and planning casework, providing technical advice to customers and the Council in all aspects of conservation of the historic environment, encompassing historic buildings and conservation areas, archaeology and the wider historic environment.

Mendip district is a great place to work with almost 3,000 listed buildings and 28 designated conservation areas.  The Mendip Hills AONB contains more scheduled monuments than any other AONB in England and Priddy is 6th in the list of England’s parishes with the greatest number of scheduled ancient monuments.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Conservation Officer or a Planning Officer who has a strong interest in the historic environment, and a desire to gain further qualifications in an appropriate subject relating to the historic environment.

We are looking for a proactive and forward thinking individual, a good negotiator who seeks solutions to issues and who appreciates the need to work more commercially and more efficiently to deliver a high quality planning service.

Applicants must have a degree level qualification in an appropriate subject relating to the historic environment and/or planning and be able to demonstrate post-qualification experience dealing with a range of applications for listed building consent and/or planning applications and giving pre-application advice and representing the Council at appeal.  Eligibility for chartered membership of the RTPI or IHBC is necessary and applicants will need to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and understanding of technical matters relating to the wider historic environment, archaeology, listed buildings and conservation areas as well as a good level of knowledge of the overall planning process, policy, legislation, guidance and regulation and an awareness of the government planning reform agenda.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Rachel Tadman on (01749) 341510.

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Closing date: 09/05/2019

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