Principal Conservation Officer

Lancaster Circus
£34,106 - £41,846
30 Aug 2018
26 Sep 2018
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Opportunity within the Planning and Development Department at Birmingham City Council

Birmingham is changing….and fast! The second city is booming with a whole range of ambitious new development and regeneration initiatives. Are you interested in helping to shape our city for future generations?

We are looking to appoint to a Principal Conservation Officer position to help manage the city’s extensive and diverse heritage assets. You will be working for one of the country’s largest planning authorities within a can-do Directorate that combines a range of service areas; all co-located in modern offices in the city centre.

You will have the opportunity to help deliver the City Council’s growth plans, which comprise the development of 51,000 new homes including a sustainable urban extension of 6,000 homes; major retail, office and leisure space including the £1bn Birmingham Smithfield city centre redevelopment; the award winning Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust which is our housing delivery vehicle that has built over 2,000 new homes since 2009; and £4bn of infrastructure projects including the extension of the Midland Metro tram system and the High Speed 2 railway network.

The opportunity to join our team:

Principal Conservation Officer - Planning and Development

£34,106- £41,846

Permanent contract

Working 36.5 hours per week

Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Development Department requires an experienced Historic Environment professional with motivation and initiative to support the implementation of the City Council’s approved policies, programmes and plans for the regeneration and enhancement of the city’s heritage in support of the planning and development process. 

Birmingham is a diverse city with wide ranging civic, residential, business and industrial areas. Its heritage is varied and encompasses genteel Regency suburbs to bespoke Victorian manufactories and innovative 20th century construction. As the city restructures itself we need to find ways of sustaining this heritage and ensuring it continues to play a role in Birmingham’s future. 

You will work with a diverse and supportive team against a backdrop of interesting and varied casework that will include strategies, visionary documents, policies writing, development frameworks, masterplans and planning applications that have economic and environmental benefits. 

If you are passionate about working in an innovative environment and taking on the challenge of fast changing city we want to hear from you.

For informal enquiries about this role please contact:

Andrew Fuller: or Telephone 0121 464 7794

Closing date: Monday 24th September 2018

Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non UK and non EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Degree(s) or equivalent in Building Conservation, Architecture, Town Planning, Architectural History and Building Surveying.

Registration or membership of appropriate professional institution is preferred.

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