Dartmoor National Park: Building Conservation Officer

£26,999 – £31,371 (Grade 5)
37 hrs pw

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Building Conservation Officer to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic conservation professional in a historically rich environment.

Dartmoor is one of the most important historical landscapes in the country and is home to over 2500 listed buildings (of which 50 are listed grade I), 25 conservation areas and an unparalleled archaeological landscape.

As the Building Conservation Officer, you will provide specialist advice on all areas of the Authority’s work, this will include policy development, professional guidance relating to listed buildings and conservation areas and the opportunity to develop and manage projects to conserve and enhance the historic built environment.

The role will see you engaging in pre-application discussions, processing and determining listed building consent applications together with associated appeal and enforcement work, the preparation of Conservation Area Appraisals and review and maintenance of the Authority’s Buildings at Risk Register.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator, capable of providing high quality advice in a concise and timely manner, based on expert analysis and assessment, and a sound understanding of legislation, policy and good practice. The ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

You will be required to demonstrate experience working in the field of historic buildings and/or conservation. A degree or post graduate qualification in historic buildings, or equivalent is required.  Membership of IHBC and/or RTPI is desirable.

Whilst we are passionate about our environment, we are also focussed on the people, communities and businesses we serve – delivering sustainable development in a protected landscape is an exciting challenge.  The customer is at the heart of what we do so you will need to demonstrate the ability to confidently engage with a wide range of audiences using sensitivity, tact and diplomacy.

If you would like to know more about this post, please contact Chris Hart (Head of Development Management) on Tel:  01626 831023.

Further information and APPLY ONLINE

Closing Date: 6 March 2020 (3pm)
Interview Date: 20 March 2020

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