Mid Sussex District Council: Conservation Officer (Part Time)

logo£32,878 pa – £35,934 pa pr
+ Car Allowance up to £1,239pa
18.5 hrs pw

Here at Mid Sussex District Council we are located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are proud of our customer service levels and our priority is to work collaboratively to ensure the best possible customer experience for all residents and businesses.

In addition to a competitive salary you’ll also receive great staff benefits, including generous holiday, pension and car allowance. You will also enjoy discounted access to a number of health clubs in the district.  Relocation expenses may be paid where appropriate, as well as financial loan support for private car purchase subject to completion of a successful probationary period. Personal and professional training opportunities are also regularly available.

The Council offices are in the centre of Haywards Heath with free staff parking and within walking distance of the newly rebuilt mainline station.

Committed to putting our customers first and providing a high-quality service, we are seeking a part-time Conservation Officer in our Planning Development Management Team.

The historic environment is central to the character and identity of Mid Sussex and is a source of local pride and plays an important part in the attractiveness of the District as a place to live, work and visit. With over 1,000 listed buildings and 36 conservation areas, together with our current Conservation Officer, you will be responsible for delivering high quality advice to Development Management on applications for listed building consent and planning permission and providing pre-application advice the public. Using your experience in this field, you will potentially work on a wide range of other projects, including input into the District Plan and other planning documents, drawing up guidance on historic buildings and conservation.  A priority is the review of the extent of our conservation areas and identification of proposals for their preservation and enhancement through Conservation Area Appraisals.

You will need to be educated to degree level in Historic Building Conservation or closely related degree and have experience of working within this field. Occasional attendance at evening meetings will be necessary.  Applicants should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

If you would like to discuss this post informally please contact Nick Rogers, Business Unit Leader, Development Management, on 01444 477391.

Further information and APPLY ONLINE

Close Date: 9th April 2020
Interview Date: TBC

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