Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council: Conservation/ Listed Buildings Officer

logo£36,867 – £40,872 pa
Permanent, 37 hrs pw
Location: Amersham

About us
The five existing councils of Buckinghamshire – Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils and Buckinghamshire County Council – are developing plans to create a new unitary council, Buckinghamshire Council, by 1st April 2020. This is an exciting opportunity for all the councils in the county to come together to build a brand new council for Buckinghamshire, that will provide all council services in the county, and will build on the best experience and expertise of the five current councils. We are developing plans to build a new unitary council that is ambitious in its outlook, provides Buckinghamshire residents with simpler ways to access services that they need, and makes best use of public money.

About the role
Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils have established a shared Planning Service to serve both authorities. The Listed Building/Conservation Officer post is based in the Strategic Sites and Specialists Team, and will also support the Development Management Area Teams and the Enforcement Team. Key areas of work will be to provide pre-application advice; provide specialist advice on applications for listed building consent, and applications affecting the special architectural/historic interest of conservation areas; defend the Council’s decisions at appeal; find solutions to buildings at risk; liaising with Heritage England; and the investigation of unauthorised works to listed buildings. You will also work closely with the existing shared Planning Policy Team in relation to conservation area reviews and designations.

Chiltern and South Bucks have already achieved a considerable amount, having implemented a shared management team and shared team structures and consequently have a lot to be proud of. This now fuels our ambition as we enter the next phase of our transformation, embedding our values into everything we do to become a truly customer focused organisation. This is an ideal time for you to join us in this important post. These continue to be exciting times for our Councils and you will be at the very heart of what is to come.

About you
Whether you are looking for your next step up or are seeking a new challenge you will be passionate and collaborative, bringing a passion for the historic environment, with problem solving skills and a positive development management ethos. You will be skilled historic environment specialist with a degree/diploma in historic conservation, architectural conservation, architecture or a very closely related subject.

How to apply
For more information on this post please contact the Development Management Manager Mark Aughterlony at

Further details and APPLY ONLINE

All applications must be made online by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button and completing the application form. Please complete the form fully as there will not be an option for you to upload a CV. For any general queries please contact Human Resources on (01494) 732155 or email us at

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils offer a highly competitive total reward package that’s proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people. Benefits include: free parking; a flexitime scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a flexible working scheme. For more information on our benefits please take a look at our website.

logoAs an equal opportunities employer the council can offer a range of flexible work options and all applications and part time requests will be considered.

Closing Date: 14 July 2019
Interview Date: TBC

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