South Derbyshire District Council: Conservation Officer

£34,728 – £37,890 pa
Full time (37 hrs pw), permanent
Location: Swadlincote
Reference:  JOB/21/03939

South Derbyshire District Council is located at the heart of the National Forest, with a wealth of historic assets including over 700 listed buildings, 22 conservation areas and 5 registered Parks and Gardens against the backdrop of being one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Officer to join our Development Management section of Planning Services as the Council’s Conservation expert.

You will be an experienced professional who is committed to the protection and enhancement of heritage assets in the District.  You will provide specialist advice to the Development Management team on all aspects of development affecting the historic environment.  The role also has supervisory/management responsibility for a Planning Assistant with whom you will closely work.

You should have experience of working in a Local Authority and of providing advice on planning applications and appeals relating to Listed Buildings, Conservations Areas, Registered Parks and Gardens and their settings.  The role will involve liaising with Officers within the District, Elected Members, members of the public and applicants at both application and pre-application stage.

An opportunity also exists for this role to offer a similar service to neighbouring authorities on a one day a week basis.

You should hold full membership of the IHBC and ideally you will have a specialist qualification (a post graduate diploma or MA/MSc) in Historic Building Conservation (or similar recognised by the IHBC).

Good interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills are essential as is the ability to deliver high quality advice in a timely manner and efficiently manage your workload. A driving licence and access to a car are essential to the role.

A good working knowledge of the relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance are required.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.

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Closing Date:  26 October 2021

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