Conservation Officer

Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£24,392 - £27,917
Posted
30 Jan 2019
Closes
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Officer

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Planning and Economic Development Team at Worcester City Council. We are looking appoint a Principal Planning Officer and a Conservation Officer.

Why Worcester?

Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, investment by cutting edge technology companies, a great wealth of history, a fantastic environment making it somewhere to be proud of. Being such a wonderful place, the role of the Planning Service is crucial to ensuring that the city retains its high quality appearance, character and environment.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Worcester is the jewel of the West Midlands, with the River Severn and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal running through its heart and a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Its rich heritage includes the 12th Century Cathedral, a Guildhall admired by monarchs from King George III to Queen Elizabeth II and the site of the English Civil War’s last battle. Worcester offers a high quality of life with its rich and varied heritage, award winning parks, excellent schools and diverse range of shops and restaurants.

The city enjoys a strong sporting reputation based on top flight cricket and rugby clubs, a centrally located racecourse and major annual running and cycling events.  Worcester has a strong cultural and musical life and is the birthplace of Elgar, one of England’s most celebrated composers. 

Benefits to you:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days with 5 years of local government service)
  • Flexible (including part time) working hours
  • Agile/remote working arrangements
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Subsidised RTPI, IHBC or RIBA subscription.
  • Subsidised childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities and employee discounts in local stores
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme, available 24 hours a day
  • Office is less than five minutes’ walk from train station
  • Birmingham less than an hour’s commute away

At Worcester City Council, we are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do as we strive for the coveted Investors in Accreditation standard.

You can play a leading role in achieving the highest standards in the vital services we provide to this beautiful city. You will be joining an experienced team and supporting the City Council to deliver an excellent planning service. The recently completed City Centre Master Plan has identified a number of regeneration projects that the city wants to take forward over the next few years providing opportunities for the post holders to gain valuable experience.

In working for Worcester City Council you can achieve excellence for yourself and this great city.

The Post

Worcester City’s Development Management service has a vacancy for the career graded post of Conservation Officer.

The historic city of Worcester has over 1000 listed buildings and 18 conservation areas. A principal duty of the post is to undertake appraisals of the conservation areas, with the Historic City forming part of the forward programme. Worcester City Council publishes a local Heritage at Risk register annually, and you will be responsible for maintaining this and seeking solutions to assets on the register. Worcester City Council also maintains a Local List of heritage assets and you will work to develop this. You will also have a limited caseload of listed building consent applications.

The Candidate

This is a public-facing post and you will have opportunities to develop partnerships in heritage management and present proposals to Committee and members of the public, and to help to shape future strategic thinking on conservation in the city.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential and you will need to be able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.

About you

You will either be a fully qualified member of the IHBC or RIBA or will have a degree-level qualification in heritage conservation or a closely related subject. A commitment to continual professional development (CPD) is important. Your qualification on arrival will influence your starting salary.

You should have a full driving licence and access to a car for work use.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please call James Dinn (Archaeological Officer) on 01905 721132.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Planning and Economic Development Team at Worcester City Council. We are looking appoint a Principal Planning Officer and a Conservation Officer.

To apply please click on the 'Apply Button'

Closing Date: 18th February 2019

Interview Date: 27th February 2019