Job Title: Assistant Heritage Officer/ Heritage Officer (001853)
Service Area / Directorate: Planning, Sustainable Development Services
Salary and Grade: G5: £27,114 to £28,125 per annum to G6: £31,575 to £32,424 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Hours per week: 37
Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers
Do you want to help shape the future of Oxford? Do you have a passion for the historic environment and for achieving excellent design quality?
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic heritage professional to join our multi-disciplinary Urban Design and Heritage team.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop a heritage career in a world class city with internationally renowned architecture and a significant historic environment. You will work alongside and as part of our experienced, multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary Urban Design and Heritage team.
You will assist the team in the conservation of Listed Buildings, Historic Parks and
Gardens and conservation areas and to support Planning Services in the performance of its statutory duties and related functions in connection with the historic environment.
To be successful in this interesting and varied role, you will need to have a degree in Historic Conservation or a related discipline. You should be able to demonstrate a passion and understanding and/or experience of built heritage conservation and planning and be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues, elected members and the public. You will be expected to be well organised, competent in the use of IT, have excellent communication and research skills and be committed to delivering high quality customer service.
This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the most amazing buildings and spaces in the world and develop your career through a career development framework that is specifically offered with this role.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home for the immediate future. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 24 February 2021
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s): 05 March 2021
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Clare Golden on 01865 252220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.