Surrey County Council
The salary range for this role is £29,291 – £40,146 per annum, based on working 36-hours per week.
Are you looking to develop a career in Conservation Area and Historic Buildings Management?
Surrey County Council is a County Planning Authority responsible for dealing with planning applications for minerals and waste development, and for the County Council’s own development proposals which include Education and Highways Management. The Historic Environment Planning Team is part of the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure directorate and provides advice, guidance and heritage-related planning advice to a number of organisations, as well as to the general public.
About the Role
The Team is seeking to appoint a Historic Buildings Officer to support and develop the existing Historic Buildings service. The work is varied and at any given time you could be called upon to advise on type of site or structure, from medieval domestic buildings, through to 18th century designed landscapes or cold war structures. Based in Woking, but with the opportunity for agile working at a number of alternative locations, this role will appeal to a suitably qualified heritage specialist who wants to develop and grow their skills in the assessment, understanding and management of historic buildings, conservation areas and heritage landscapes within the context of the planning process.
This is a career-development post which is linked to a Personal Development Plan (PDP), designed to appeal not only to experienced historic buildings specialists, but also to those at an earlier stage in their professional development who might have relevant knowledge and qualifications and are now wishing to develop a specialist career in planning-related building and historic environment conservation. The role will initially involve assistance and support for the current Senior Historic Buildings’ Officer and be linked to a flexible training regimen, to enable suitable skills to be assessed and developed and leading to professional advancement measured according to a predetermined set of agreed milestones.
You will be familiar with the architecture and architectural history of the UK and have knowledge of the investigation, assessment, understanding, conservation and management of historic buildings and conservation areas. As a PDP-linked post, with the potential for appointment across a series of grade scales, a degree in a suitable heritage-related subject (history, archaeology, architectural studies) is required, but willingness and enthusiasm to learn, and empathy for the subject matter could be as important as experience. The Council is inviting applications from candidates that can demonstrate how they would develop not only this role but also their own personal and professional skills. We are looking for someone who is confident and motivated and are able to show attention to detail, alongside an ability to operate within a sometimes pressured and challenging, but ultimately rewarding, working environment.
To be considered for interview, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/07/2023 with interviews to follow.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our website.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.