Pembrokeshire County Council: Historic Building Conservation Officer

£29,577 – £33,782 (Grade 8)
Full time (37 hrs pw), permanent
Location: Pembrokeshire
Job reference – REQAA2837

An exciting and interesting opportunity is available to join our expanding Planning team in a specialist post.

Based in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, adjacent to the world famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we have the rare opportunity to join the team as a Historic Building Conservation Officer.  The post is based in our Conservation Team with the rewarding experience of enhancing and protecting the historic environment.

Qualifications: Recognised degree in Conservation and/or Building Studies

Whilst a recognised degree and professional qualification in Conservation (or equivalent) is a requirement to undertake this post, it is also desirable for the Historic Building Conservation Officer to be a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

The role will involve providing specialist advice and expertise on conservation and the historic built environment in Pembrokeshire, including advice on listed building repair, design and materials and assisting with heritage led economic regeneration schemes.  Along with extensive liaison with a range of stakeholders internally and externally, including Officers, Members, Cadw and national and local amenity groups. With the opportunity to contribute to policy development, Supplementary Planning Guidance, determining applications for Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent, enforcement, appeals and giving evidence at public inquiry, as well as providing responses to a variety of consultations.

Not only does this opportunity offer the chance to live, work and play in a beautiful part of the country, the other benefits of the posts include: a contributory local authority Pension Scheme; 25 days annual leave (going up to 30 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holidays; Annual Leave purchase scheme; Occupational Sick pay (dependent on length of service); Flexible working and smarter working opportunities; with consideration being given to a relocation package for eligible candidates.

For further information please contact: Sara Morris (Development Plans and Conservation Manager) on 01437 775325 or email

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Planning Service is committed to continuous improvement, in line with its Service Improvement Plan and to staff training and development. This is a superb opportunity to be part of a high achieving planning and conservation team.

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Closing date: 28 October 2021

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