Croydon Council: Senior Project Officer (Conservation)

logo£33,291 – £39,774 (Grade 9 – 11)
Full-time (36 hrs pw)

Croydon has a surprisingly rich and varied built heritage. This includes the highly significant Old Palace School (former Archbishop’s Palace) and 16th century Whitgift Almshouses (both Grade I Listed), as well as a particularly fine concentration of Victorian architecture in the town centre. The borough is diverse, ranging from dense London suburban development in the Crystal Palace area in the north, to historic villages set in leafy green belt to the south.  We are also increasingly being recognised for our 20th century heritage, including post-war development in the metropolitan centre, 1970s suburban development at St Bernards and the Kenley Battle of Britain aerodrome.

Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years.  This post offers a unique and exciting opportunity to join Croydon’s Spatial Planning Service, which brings together the disciplines of conservation, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and planning policy. Our task is to champion the heritage of Croydon, guide heritage-led regeneration, and provide a co-ordinated approach to the planning and delivery of sustainable development across the borough.

About the Role
You will be involved in a wide range of Spatial Planning and Development Management projects and applications, and will assist in placing heritage at the heart of the borough’s plans for the future.

You will be required to undertake a range of tasks related to heritage protection and building conservation, including:

  • Providing specialist conservation advice for pre-application enquiries, planning applications, appeals and enforcement
  • Monitoring the Heritage at Risk registers and working to facilitate removal of assets from them
  • Maintaining lists of designated heritage assets
  • Producing Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans
  • Updating the borough’s Local List of historic buildings
  • Contribution to the design and delivery of built environment projects and funding bids led by the Place-making Team and other council teams.

You will demonstrate a solid understanding of current legislation, policy, guidance and best practice in relation to planning and heritage protection. You will be able to demonstrate conservation and heritage-related professional experience and passion for the historic environment.

In addition to the person specification, the successful candidate will also be motivated, innovative and able to prioritise a varied and challenging work programme. Excellent communication skills are essential due to the high level of internal and external stakeholder engagement.

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Closing date 15th September 2019, (11:59pm)

Equalities Statement:
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

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