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Heritage Officer

South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Norwich, Norfolk
Band F £39,686 - £44,438
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Development Control, Other, Planning, Heritage

Job Details

Heritage Officer

Band F £39,686 - £44,438

Role Snapshot…

South Norfolk and Broadland Council have an ambitious growth agenda with some significant projects to deliver including large scale residential schemes and urban extensions, key employment sites including enterprise zones, and an emerging local plan for Greater Norwich to deliver against. We recognise that the key to our success is our multi-disciplinary team and we are seeking to grow and expand our existing team.

This is a unique opportunity to drive, shape, influence and be at the forefront of creating high quality places and sustainable new communities.

What you could be part of…

We are an ambitious organisation and a dynamic, forward thinking, and proactive multi-disciplinary Development Management team; seeking to deliver against the growth agenda, shaping and creating sustainable communities and protecting and enhancing our rich cultural heritage and landscape.

Covering two council areas around the city of Norwich we have a large growth agenda to deliver against.  The two Councils receive circa 4000 planning applications year, covering a diverse area including urban areas, rural areas and vibrant market towns, and serve approximately 260,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across 161 parishes.  Our work therefore encompasses both urban and rural planning, residential, retail, commercial and agricultural development.

We also have a significant number of large-scale sites and projects to deliver across the two council areas including:

  • Local Development Orders for employment areas to stimulate further economic growth;
  • A number of Development Consent Orders for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) including renewable energy, power distribution and highways projects;
  • Large urban extensions at various stages of the planning process;
  • a number of growing and high profile employment areas and sites

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

To provide professional advice on all matters relating to heritage assets through the development process in order to improve and enhance the built environment throughout the Districts and to secure the implementation of buildings and spaces of high quality.

To carry an application case load on householder, listed building, minor and other applications, including site inspections, publicity, liaison with technical consultees, negotiation with applicants/agents, objectors and the public.

You must have…

  • Degree level education with post graduate qualification in planning related or heritage related subject.
  • Membership of the IHBC (or eligible to become a full member within a year).
  • Full UK driving licence.

What’s in it for you…

Why work for us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.

What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.

What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.

What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.

What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.

What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.

Where are we advertising?

Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website by clicking on the 'Apply Button' - If internal, please apply via the internal website found through the job portal on Connect.

Key Information:

If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.

Recruiting Manager: Tracy Lincoln


Phone Number: 01508 533814

HR Team:


Phone Number: 01508 533995

Closing date: 09 June 2024 at 11:30pm

The Councils reserve the right to close any and all vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.

Interview date: Week commencing 17 June 2024

Next steps…

We will contact you via email, after the recruiting manager has shortlisted for the role to advise you of the shortlisting decision. Please note, we do not provide feedback at the application stage.

For information on future vacancies please sign up to our job alerts by clicking ‘myaccount’ and managing account settings on our jobs page:

If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website - SouthNorfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.

For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.

For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website

Please note we only accept applications submitted through our job’s portal, via: our website.

We are not accountable for any applications or details published through other job sites.



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