Conservation Officer
Posted 3 months ago - Expired 2 months ago

Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Permanent Part Time
£30,153 - £31,601 per annum pro rata (Pay award pending)

Hours: 18 hours and 30 minutes per week

Department: Chesterfield Borough Council

Division: Economic Growth - Planning

Chesterfield has serious ambitions for growth in line with the Governments growth agenda with an adopted Local Plan Core Strategy placing sustainable development and jobs at its heart.


Chesterfield aims to deliver ambitious regeneration projects, new housing and vibrant centres whilst safeguarding the unique character of the historic urban and rural areas of the district.

This attractive and diverse corner of North Derbyshire contains over 350 listed buildings and 11 conservation areas.

We require a part time Conservation Officer, who ideally has a professional qualification in conservation, architecture, planning or urban design and is a member of the IHBC or RTPI.

The candidate will have an established track record in heritage and building conservation, preferably with experience of working in or with a Local Authority.

An equivalent knowledge gained through practical experience would be an advantage.

You will need experience of interpreting technical drawings, plans, reports and specifications; producing correspondence and structured reports and an ability to negotiate.

You will have a clear understanding of what constitutes the historic environment and an ability to assess the relevant significance of its constituent parts; a good knowledge of historic building construction, materials, common defects and how to address them.

You must also have a commitment to promoting a high quality environment and be willing to keep up-to-date with legislation, policy, guidance and best practice as they change.

If you think you match the above profile, then please contact Paul Staniforth, Development Management and Conservation Manager on (01246) 345781 for an informal chat.

Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways. In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.

Internal applicants can apply for this opportunity as a secondment, subject to management approval.

CV's are not accepted, please apply online.

Closing date: 06 May 2018