Conservation Officer – 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Huntingdon (due to the nature of this role requiring site visits you must be able to commute to Huntingdonshire at least once a week). This fixed term opportunity is offered on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment.
Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful and historic district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making
With 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.
You will be capable of independent working and managing a large and varied workload with minimal supervision.
You must be an excellent communicator and be able to build relationships and provide specialist technical advice to the public, developers, agents, members, other departments of the Council, and other persons and bodies as appropriate, in connection with heritage issues in writing, by telephone or in person.
It is expected that you will have gained extensive previous experience as a Conservation Officer in either the public or private sector.
This role will require you to be present at site visits and you must be comfortable working in various locations as well as being partly home and officed based. Currently you are able to work from home when covering the administrative part of this role, but you must possess a valid UK driving licence in order to attend any site visits around Huntingdonshire as required.
At HDC we want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at Conservation Officer - Huntingdonshire.gov.uk Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Recruitment Business Partner email@example.com
Closing date for completed applications is March 1st at midday and interviews will be held wc 8th March.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits including flexitime to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities