Somerset West and Taunton: Planning Specialist – Conservation

logo£35,934 – £37,849 pa, depending on experience (Grade H)
37 hrs pw (varied working pattern)
Location: Taunton
Job Ref No: TRPSC

About you
You will have experience and knowledge of the historic environment. Somerset West and Taunton has over 2300 listed buildings, the Blackdown Hills and Quantock AONB’s, 50 conservation areas, the West Somerset coastline, a rich and varied architectural history and an outstanding historic environment. Therefore you will need to be able to deal with a wide range of historic issues.

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. 

Purpose of the role
To work with the Principal Planning Specialist:

  • Providing advice on development proposals impacting on the historic environment
  • Produce assessments and recommendations on planning and listed building applications
  • Advise members of the public on building conservation issues

For more information on the post, please contact Scott Weetch, Specialists Manager or Rebecca Miller, Principal Planning Specialist

How to apply
To apply for this role, please visit to download and complete the Application form and Recruitment Monitoring forms in line with the Job Description.

Completed Application Forms and Recruitment Monitoring forms should be emailed to, quoting the job reference number of the role you are applying for.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date for application forms: Monday 22nd July at 12pm
Interview: Tuesday 30th July

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