Archaeology and Planning Advisor
Wychavon District Council is a Local Authority which covers a significant part of the county of Worcestershire, providing services to around 119,000 residents in the 3 main towns of Evesham, Pershore and Droitwich and the surrounding villages. The council has joint working arrangements with Malvern Hills District Council and provides shared services to other local district councils.
Both Wychavon and Malvern Hills districts are rich in above and below ground heritage interest. Our joint Heritage Services team works hard to safeguard and enhance our natural and historic environment across our diverse towns, villages and landscapes.
Archaeology and Planning Advisor (Part Time 29.60 hours, 4 days per week)
Grade 8 Salary up to £30,153 pro rata
Following the creation of a Joint Heritage Services team for Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils in 2016 we are now looking to embed archaeology within the range of natural and historic built environment specialisms. You will provide a dedicated archaeology advice role to the Development Management teams in both Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils, helping us deliver our statutory and discretionary historic environment responsibilities as local planning authorities.
You will be involved in all stages of the planning application process from pre-application advice to the discharge of conditions attached to planning decisions. The role involves desk based assessments of planning applications combined with investigation through the County Historic Environment Record to establish the implications for known and potential sites of archaeological interest. Subject to training, you will also take an active role in maintaining the HER and inputting records.
The role also provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of planning policy through the preparation of advice notes and other guidance.
You will be educated to degree level in archaeology or other relevant subject and be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the interrelationship between archaeology and the planning process.
Particular knowledge and experience of using, interpreting and editing Historic Environment Record data systems will be an advantage as will be the ability to travel independently across the South Worcestershire area for meetings and site visits
Both Councils receive in excess of 2,000 planning applications each year so excellent time management and organisational skills will be required with a keen eye for detail and ability to absorb, extract and analyse large volumes of information.
For more information about this role please contact Jim Burgin, Heritage Manager on 01386 565366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 13. August 2017
Interview Date: 23 August 2017Supporting documents
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