We are working hard to make the beautiful City of Worcester a great place that can be proud of its past and focused on its future. From keeping the streets clean to planning the next big housing development, we are all valuable in making the city somewhere people want to live, visit, study and play! Be part of our amazing and diverse team of dedicated people to help sustain the amazing history and heritage of an increasingly modern and contemporary City.
Our purpose is to help ensure we:
• Increase Prosperity through successful businesses and great jobs
• Grow a vibrant city with sports, leisure and retail
• Make the most of our history and heritage
• Continue to enhance our city centre and riverside
• Ensure our city is clean, green and safe
Worcester City’s Development Management service has a vacancy for the career graded post of Conservation Officer.
The historic city of Worcester has over 1000 listed buildings and 18 conservation areas. A principal duty of the post is to undertake appraisals of the conservation areas, with the Historic City forming part of the forward programme. Worcester City Council publishes a local Heritage at Risk register annually, and you will be responsible for maintaining this and seeking solutions to assets on the register. Worcester City Council also maintains a Local List of heritage assets and you will work to develop this. You will also have a limited caseload of listed building consent applications.
You will either be a fully qualified member of the IHBC or RIBA or will have a degree-level qualification in heritage conservation or a closely related subject. Your qualification on arrival will influence your starting salary.
You should have a full driving licence and access to a car for work use.
This is a public-facing post and you will have opportunities to develop partnerships in heritage management and present proposals to Committee and members of the public, and to help to shape future strategic thinking on conservation in the city.
Good written and verbal communication skills are essential and you will need to be able to work effectively with a wide range of partners.
You will need to be available for regular evening meetings and occasional public consultation events.
To attract the best candidates, we offer exceptional benefits which include the Local Government career averaged pension scheme, flexi-time as well as a generous holiday allowance starting at 25 days including bank holidays. We also offer the opportunity for continuous professional development and discounted use of Council-run sports facilities.
If you know you can excel in this job, then make sure you apply now as we will look forward to working with you.
Worcester City Council’s aim is to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
The Council is committed to working towards equality of opportunity in employment as well as in the provision of service.
Closing date: 18 February 2019Supporting documents
PDM3 5 Conservation Officer.pdf