Penguin Recruitment

Conservation Officer - Town Planning and Heritage

Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
£35432 - £39877 per annum
Posted
15 Mar 2021
Closes
12 Apr 2021
Ref
MLFHS01
Contact
Megan Field
Job (Function)
Town Planning
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Conservation Officer - Heritage

Cambridge

Salary £35,432 - £39,877, + benefits.

12 Month FTC

(MLFHS01)

About the company

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Conservation officer to join a busy and dynamic planning team in Cambridgeshire. My client is an innovative and forward-thinking local authority, who focus on the shared environment and well-being of its community. They are passionate about providing high quality services to their residents and businesses and this means employing and retaining the most talented and dedicated people.

Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, the Council is in a beautiful and historic district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. Due to the nature of this role requiring site visits you must be able to commute to the Council at least once a week. This fixed-term opportunity is offered on a full-time, part-time, or condensed hours basis.

About the role

The idea candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of, and experience in implementing legislation relating to listed buildings and conservation areas. The Conservation officer will help to create, protect, and enhance the district's environment through the provision of specialist technical advice on a variety of heritage issues. Working as part of a busy and supportive team, you will provide appropriate specialist input into the assessment of proposals and works which may affect heritage assets including listed buildings and conservation areas.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a background in conservation and heritage in the planning sector. The skills and qualifications the successful candidate will possess include:

  • Holding an appropriate qualification.
  • Capability of working independently and ability to manage a large and varied caseload.
  • You should be an excellent communicator and be able to build relationships with clients and liaise with other planning, architectural and design teams.
  • Ability to provide specialist technical advice to the public, developers, agents, members, and other council departments.
  • Hold previous experience working as a Conservation Officer / Heritage Consultant.
  • Hold a valid driving license to attend site visits.

Why apply?

For the ideal candidate, my client is willing to provide a competitive starting salary, flexible working arrangements, and a coveted spot on an exciting Local Authority Planning team. You will have the ability to make a difference in a beautiful and historic district, while increasing your Conservation experience.

If you are interested in finding out more information, or to discuss this vacancy and other positions within the town planning sector, please email your CV TO MEGAN FIELD at megan.field@penguinrecruitment.co.uk. - 01792 365 104.

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