Post Number: GCO06
Salary: £25,673 to £28,779 per annum
Hours: 36 hours per week
Epping Forest District is an area of contrasts, from its southern boundary with Greater London, stretching northwards into the heart of rural Essex. Here, you’ll find scope to further your career in a variety of different roles, each offering the rewards you’d expect from an organisation that values its employees.
To find out more about or range of jobs and benefits, go to www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/jobs
The Council is committed to a positive approach to the conservation, enhancement and enjoyment of the historic environment, at a time when exciting growth is taking place across the District. The Heritage Conservation Team is a vital part of the Development Management Section and has a high profile within the Council with a busy and varied work load dealing with listed buildings, conservation areas, and other heritage assets within the District.
We are seeking a Conservation Officer to join the Heritage Conservation Team, to review, guide, advise, and uphold high quality conservation and design advice, and help raise the profile of heritage across the District. The team currently has a busy workload dealing with a District benefiting from a rich pool of heritage assets including over 1300 listed buildings, 25 conservation areas, 35 scheduled monuments, and over 300 locally listed buildings ranging from medieval market towns to Victorian suburbs, and from country house estates to former Royal Gunpowder Mills. The District is varied in character and stretches from the urban outskirts of London, served by the Central Line, to the rural landscape of Essex in the north.
The prospective post holder will need to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable, collaborative and customer focused, in line with our high standards within the section and the Council. You will need good standards of literacy, numeracy and office skills. A qualification in built heritage conservation or related discipline is essential, and education to degree level is desirable. A strong working knowledge of building history, construction and materials, and conservation principles, policy and legislation are vital, and membership of the IHBC essential.
You will show self-motivation and an ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person, a commitment to providing a quality service and an ability to utilise IT equipment. You will have a full UK driving license.
You will have the opportunity to gain considerable experience through a varied workload in a motivated and welcoming team. Good training opportunities will be offered, in offices located in an attractive market town and within an authority committed to staff development.
Our preferred option is for candidates to apply online. Please visit our website to apply online and view all our current vacancies at: www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/jobs
Alternatively, for an application pack please contact Human Resources, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BZ, Tel: 01992 564433 (24 hour answer service). Please quote relevant ref. (No CVs please)For further information or to informally discuss this post please contact the Senior Conservation Officer, Fred Caillat on 01992 564358. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Closing date: Friday 19th July 2019