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Senior Design and Conservation Officer

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
£30,153 - £33,437 pa*
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing Date
20 August 2017
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We have an exciting opportunity to join our well respected Design and Conservation Team, within our joint service across Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils. The post is based at our Lowestoft office within the Waveney District, which has a distinctive local character made up of 1200+ listed buildings and 16 conservation areas, an attractive coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. 

We operate, however, as shared service partners with Suffolk Coastal District Council; leading the way in partnership working in delivering high quality and cost effective outcomes for our customers across both Districts. This includes working closely with the Local Design Review Panel and supporting annual design awards to exemplary projects in our area.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic professional with a thorough understanding of relevant legislation and an ability to negotiate to achieve key objectives. You will have a passion for the historic and contemporary built environment, and display an independent and positive approach to safeguarding the heritage of the Waveney District. You will be skilled at assessing development proposals and their impacts and providing technical and design advice to listed building occupiers and those in conservation areas. 

You need to be able to demonstrate post qualification experience in a design and conservation role and be a full member of the IHBC. The role involves public engagement, consultation and the opportunity to work on some of the major regeneration and redevelopment opportunities in Lowestoft.  You will have your own budget to use to support your role, and the opportunity to work on a Heritage Action Zone bid for Lowestoft.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including flexible working hours, payment of professional fees, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and free car parking at your place of employment, which are the new Riverside offices in Lowestoft.

In addition, we believe that our location offers a truly outstanding quality of life with a heritage coastline of national significance, charming historic market towns and villages, exemplar ecology habitats and a well established cultural setting. Our area offers low house price inflation, a strong record of achievements in our schools and a renowned leisure and recreation offer.

*plus essential car user allowance, professional fees and relocation allowance considered.

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.

Closing date: 1pm, 20 August 2017.
Interview date: w/c 4 September 2017.

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