Conservation Officer

Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, WR10 1PT
£20,493 - £32,234
07 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
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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 neighbouring Malvern Hills District Council which includes the joint Heritage Service.

We are rich in both built and natural environment heritage interest. Our joint Heritage Services team works hard to safeguard and enhance our diverse historic built and natural environment across our numerous towns, villages and landscapes, set against a context of challenging development pressures and opportunities.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as Agile working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, significant opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

Conservation Officer
£20,493 - £32,234 pro rata per annum (Career Graded post)
Part Time 31.4 hours per week (Fixed Term Contract)

This is your opportunity to make your mark in built heritage conservation. Working as part of our busy, high profile, multi-disciplinary Heritage Services team, Post One will focus on the provision of specialist conservation advice on planning matters generally as well as being a case officer for Listed Building Consent applications.  Post Two will bring the added opportunity to showcase your positivity, flair and public engagement skills in a range of pro-active conservation and heritage projects including conservation area appraisals and local listing. Whilst both roles will be based in Wychavon there will be occasions when you will be required to work across the Malvern Hills district as well. These are roles for the person who wants to get out there, make a difference and deliver real results on the ground.

You will have a recognised degree level qualification in historic building conservation or a closely related subject. You should also be able to demonstrate relevant work experience in a planning or built heritage environment and have the ability to independently undertake site visits across a wide geographical area.

This role requires you to be an organised, self-starter who is able to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team in delivering a professional and high profile built heritage service within the context of challenging performance measures. 

You should be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with your colleagues, the public and other heritage professionals to ensure positive heritage outcomes.

The roles will suit you if you want to experience a wide variety of heritage issues, both rural and urban and are able to rise to the challenge of balancing frequently competing objectives and priorities.

Appointment and progression through the career grade is dependant upon experience and membership of a relevant professional body eg IHBC or RTPI. Appropriately qualified and experienced candidates could expect to be appointed towards the upper end of the salary range but if you are looking to establish yourself in these roles, we still want to hear from you.

For further information about the role please contact Jim Burgin (Heritage Services Manager) on 01386 565366 or email

Closing date: Sunday 1 November 2020

Interview date: Monday 9 November 2020 (Interviews will be via Zoom)

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