PRINCIPAL CONSERVATION OFFICER
Benefits: essential car user allowance, career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement
Maidstone – Great people, great place, great opportunity
Maidstone is situated in the heart of Kent and is the county town. The urban area has a strong commercial and retail base with good transport links and is set in a generally rural area, which includes the Kent Downs and the Kent Low Weald AONBs. The borough is fortunate to benefit from a diverse and valued heritage with 41 conservation areas, over 2000 listed buildings, 28 scheduled monuments and 15 historic parks and gardens.
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Conservation Officer to join the Heritage, Landscape and Design team, a small but busy multi-disciplinary team dealing with conservation of the built environment, landscape and trees.
Your varied workload will include advising on the impact of development proposals on listed buildings and conservation areas, providing guidance for development schemes and giving advice on repair and maintenance of listed buildings. You will also be responsible for the production of a range of conservation area studies, and contribute to local planning policy and specific projects.
Ideally you will have a degree in Historic Building Conservation, Architectural Conservation or a related discipline and professional membership of IHBC, RIBA or RTPI. You will need to demonstrate experience of specialist work in the historic environment and local authority and planning experience would be an advantage. You will also need good communication skills and the ability to prepare and present expert evidence at Committee meetings, Court hearings and public inquiries.
A full driving licence is essential
For an informal discussion please contact Deanne Cunningham on 01622 602721.
To apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button
Closing Date: 11 November 2018
Interview Date: 20 November 2018