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Design and Conservation Officer

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£26,822 - £29,323 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing Date
02 January 2018
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Would you like to work in the exceptional historic built and natural environment of the Suffolk Coastal District?

Most of our district is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has an impressive heritage stock of 2,500+ listed buildings, 35 conservation areas and 7 registered parklands.

From desirable seaside towns including Aldeburgh and Walberswick to the rapidly improving resort of Felixstowe and the fortified towns of Framlingham and Orford, our district has a huge variety of urban, rural and coastal heritage sites crowned by the internationally important cultural venue of Snape Maltings. At the same time, our district is becoming recognised for the high quality of its contemporary architecture with district projects featuring regularly on Grand Designs, RIBA House of the Year and the RIBA annual awards schemes.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic Design and Conservation Officer to develop their career by completing our team of four. Your existing knowledge and skills will benefit from our shared expertise and extensive experience in conservation, planning, architecture and urban design, ably assisted by our support officer and working closely alongside our landscape and trees team.

Your key roles unique to our district will include contributing creatively to the harmonisation of working policies and practice across east Suffolk in design and conservation; organising the annual Quality of Place awards; liaising with the RIBA Suffolk Design Review Panel; and inspiring local communities to join in Heritage Open Days.

In addition, you will be able to exercise and grow your skills as a persuasive negotiator, an advocate of outstanding design, an enforcer of the best standards in conservation and as a team player through your responsibility for casework, appraisals, designations, guidance, and managing grants budgets and consultants.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. We currently provide training that will help you gain full membership of the IHBC. We want you to stay with us for the long term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation.

There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand new office accommodation in Melton, near Woodbridge, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme, payment of professional fees and free car parking.

We believe that our location offers a truly outstanding quality of life with a heritage coastline of national significance, charming historic market towns, lively coastal resorts and attractive villages and a well-established cultural setting.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Phillip Rowson, Planning Development Manager on (01394) 444442 or Robert Scrimgeour, Principal Design and Conservation Officer on (01394) 444616.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interview date: 12 January 2018.

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