West Lindsey District Council: Townscape Heritage Projects Officer & Conservation Officer

Townscape Heritage Projects Officer
£36,876 ­- £38,813 pr (includes a market supplement)
22.5 hrs pw, fixed term (until 31st September 2024)

Conservation Officer (Job share) 
£31,371 – £32,878 pr
18.5 hrs pw

We will also welcome candidates that would be interested in combining the posts into a full time role (37 hrs pw).

Based at the Guildhall, Gainsborough, please call us to discuss in more detail.

Heritage-led regeneration is integral to the wider growth programme for Gainsborough. It is acknowledged that a vibrant and attractive town centre will contribute to encouraging a diverse range of households, including wealth creators, to move to the town. In order for the town centre to thrive, the historic environment must be valued and actively supported by the Council. Illustrating the Council’s commitment to this agenda, the Council has secured approval for a £1.9m Townscape Heritage (TH) scheme for Gainsborough. A range of complementary initiatives are being delivered alongside this.

The District covers a large and predominantly rural area with a rich and varied heritage offer, including over 950 listed buildings, 25 Conservation Areas, over 50 historic parks & gardens and over 100 Scheduled Ancient Monuments.  The built environment covers a mix of fine market towns, rural villages and hamlets as well as vast swathes of beautiful countryside.

To ensure a well-managed and maintained historic environment we are now seeking enthusiastic individuals for the following:

Townscape Heritage Projects Officer to promote and manage the Council’s Townscape Heritage scheme for Gainsborough and other heritage-led regeneration initiatives across the District.

The successful candidate will engage with property owners and provide assistance and technical expertise to encourage take up of Gainsborough’s Townscape Heritage Grant Scheme.  The candidate will manage the grant regime and contribute to other high profile growth initiatives across West Lindsey.

To be eligible, candidates must have experience of working within historic building conservation and with project management. Experience of bidding and managing funds to assist the conservation and development of heritage assets is also required. Candidates should hold or be working toward membership of the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation (IHBC).

Conservation Officer to provide specialist advice to the Development Management Services function, in regard to its duties to preserve and enhance the historic environment.

The post-holder will also be responsible for ensuring that Conservation Area Appraisals are up to date and provide specialist expert advice to the growth and planning policy teams to assist with the formation of Development Plan policies (including Neighbourhood Plans).

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact either Wendy Osgodby (01427 676636) regarding the THI Heritage Projects Officer post; or Russell Clarkson (01427 676641) regarding the Conservation Officer post.

To apply: visit www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/my-council/jobs for more details about the role(s) and to apply online. Please note we do not accept CV’s as a form of application.

Applicants will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview invites will be sent out via email.

Closing date:  Sunday 5th January 2020
Interview date: Thursday 16th January 2020

The Council has a commitment to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Also we operate a no smoking policy.

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