Conservation Officer

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Job title: Conservation Officer
Salary: Grades 4-6 dependent on experience and qualifications (Grade 4 £25,726 to £30,737, Grade 5 £30,737 to £35,747 and Grade 6 £35,747 to £42,429 per annum)
Location: Cambridge & Cambourne (Our office bases are being adapted to enable hybrid working and we encourage working flexibly including working from home)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time 37 hrs per week, part-time considered
Closing date: 12 November 2021


Conservation professional sought by friendly, hard-working, Historic Environment team to replace longstanding colleague who is now retiring after more years with us than anyone can recall! 

We cover some 3500 listed Buildings and over 100 conservation areas in the historic university city of Cambridge and surrounding villages and small towns of South Cambridgeshire. The wide range of projects set Greater Cambridge Shared Planning apart, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing a first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country. The Historic Environment team has been involved in a number of award winning building conservation and development projects.  

There is plenty of potential to participate in service-wide projects and to work with the ecologists, landscape officers, urban designers, and aboriculturists employed in the wider team.

Our in-house working environment is also evolving fast with new practices and tools being discussed. So, if you can contribute to all this and have the ideas and energy to push for heritage conservation and innovation - do apply!

You will have a knowledge of the history, architecture and character of places and buildings to enable you to assess impacts on the significance of heritage assets and their settings, together with an understanding of UK heritage-related planning legislation and policy. We are looking for a degree in a heritage related subject or subjects and relevant work experience. IHBC membership is desirable.

For more information please contact either Christian Brady, Historic Environment Team Leader on 07514 925897 or Jane Green (Built and Natural Environment Manager) on 07519 294551.

The Historic Environment Team is one of three within the multi-disciplinary Built & Natural Environment team of a shared planning service between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Closing date: 9:00am Friday 12 November 2021     

Interview dates:  Week commencing 6 December 2021


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