Bassetlaw District Council: Conservation Officer & Temporary Conservation Officer

£26,999 – £31,371 & £19,554 – £26,317
(subject to job evaluation).
Scale of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience
Location: Worksop

Based at our modern offices in Worksop, we are looking for two enthusiastic, individuals to join our vibrant and progressive Conservation team. These posts are ideal for candidates who are either qualified in a conservation, town planning or a related discipline or working towards either of these qualifications. So, if you are interested in the conservation of historic buildings and have the ability to provide advice and guidance on matters relating to either of these areas, we would welcome an application from you for one of the following key roles: 

Conservation Officer (REG0354P)
Career Graded Scale SO1 to SO2 – £26,999 – £31,371 per annum, (subject to job evaluation). Scale of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.  

As part of your role, you will be required to give specialist professional advice related to the Council’s planning and listed building casework. You will also contribute to the wider work of the busy and energetic Conservation Team, including the research and writing of guidance and conservation area appraisals and management plans.

You must therefore have:

  • A recognised qualification in conservation, town planning or related discipline with good knowledge of conservation policy, legislation and development management processes.
  • An understanding of practical conservation techniques and architectural history.
  • Excellent communication skills and a clear enthusiasm for built heritage.
  • The ability to provide expert guidance and advice to other authorities within the region on a shared service-basis. This will involve travel to/from another Local Planning Authority.

Temporary Conservation Officer – 6 Months (REG1134T)
Career Graded Scale 4 to 6 – £19,554 – £26,317 per annum (subject to job evaluation). Scale of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience. 

This role will enable candidates to develop knowledge and experience on matters relating to providing advice on listed buildings, conservation areas. You will support the team in the research and writing of guidance and conservation area appraisals and management plans.

You must therefore:

  • Have or be working towards a recognised qualification in conservation, town planning or related discipline with general development management function. This does not preclude those without a degree as the Council will be willing to support those with significant relevant experience (e.g. a Planning Technician or similar) should the individual wish to progress further in the discipline.
  • Have an interest in practical conservation techniques and architectural history.
  • Be self-motivated, with excellent communication skills and a clear enthusiasm for built heritage.

For an informal discussion regarding either post, please contact Michael Tagg (Interim Conservation Manager) on 01909 533533.

The benefits include flexitime, 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, in addition to bank holidays and access to a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.

To request an application pack, please visit www.bassetlawjobs.co.uk, email hr@bassetlaw.gov.uk or telephone the HR Team on (01909) 533121. Please quote the relevant reference number on the application form and within all correspondence. 

Closing date: 12noon on Monday 9th December 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed

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