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Heritage Officer

Development Team
Place of work:
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton; Thorpe Lodge, Norwich
Salary details:
Circa £35,485 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
09 May 2021 11:30 PM
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Salary: Circa £35,485 per annum 

Do you have a passion for Heritage?

Role Snapshot… To provide professional advice on all matters relating to heritage assets through the development process in order to improve and enhance the built environment throughout the Districts.  Do you want to secure the implementation of buildings and spaces of high quality? Then read on...

What you could be part of…

Working as one team across two Councils you will be part of a dynamic multi-disciplined development management team which is facilitating and encouraging the delivery of growth to a high standard.  The role offers the unique opportunity to work across a geographical area rich in heritage assets, based at two office locations in Norwich and Long Stratton.

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like.  Continuous improvement is also vital and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Provide technical and specialist advice on heritage assets
  • Have an application case load on householder, listed building and minor applications
  • Review and update the designation and review of conservation areas
  • Prepare and present clear and concise written reports
  • Contribute to programs of work related to externally grant-aided projects and implement the buildings at risk strategy

You must have…

Degree level education with post graduate qualification in planning related or heritage related subject.   Proven post qualification experience in dealing with the historic environment with a local authority.  Membership of the IHBC. Able to demonstrate practical skills in the area of development management and in the field of building conservation.  Able to give sound professional advice and have strong negotiation skills.  An ability to prepare concise reports and project manage a varied workload.  Knowledge of local and central government policies, national and local plan policies, statutory procedures and practices.

What’s in it for you…

Our package includes:

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years service plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Opportunity to work your hours flexibly to improve your work life balance (where operationally possible)
  • Employer pension contributions of 15% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Access to our One Team Rewards scheme including discounts in high street shops and restaurants, employee assistance programme and car lease scheme – with more to come!
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Regular reviews with your line manager, develop a personal development plan, as well as opportunities to undertake training
  • Compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need 
  • Support towards volunteering days in the community and encouragement to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.

You may still have questions about the role and can contact Tracy Lincoln, Development Manager, 01508 533814 to answer these for you.

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