Current vacancies

Assistant Conservation Officer

Contract duration: Permanent part time
Salary: Career grade £18,861 - £25,141 progressing to £25,141 - £30,435
Location: Lymington and the New Forest, Hampshire
Closing Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017

22.5 hours per week

The New Forest area has a distinctive local character made up of over 1,500 listed buildings and over 40 Conservation Areas, as well as many varied locally important features. We have an exciting opportunity to work within an experienced Conservation and Design team with a high quality and varied caseload who provide specialist advice to both the National Park Authority and the District Council.

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for the built environment, displays a positive approach to safeguarding the National Park's and District Council's outstanding built heritage and has an understanding of relevant legislation with an ability to negotiate to achieve positive heritage objectives.

You will have a heritage conservation qualification and be able to demonstrate some post qualification experience in a building conservation role. Membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is desirable and you will ideally have some experience in assessing development proposals and discussing solutions with applicants and agents. The ability to deal with a variety of heritage issues including buildings at risk would also be beneficial.

If you are a recent graduate starting out your heritage career or a more experienced conservation professional, we would welcome an application from you. 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.

The post is based at our offices located in the heart of Lymington and requires a valid driving licence.

To apply for this role, please complete and return the application form using the links below. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 11am on 3 October 2017

Interviews: 10 October 2017

For queries please email recruit@newforestnpa.gov.uk or call 01590 646649.

Important information

Please download and read the following information before proceeding with your application:

Job application pack

Job description and person specification

Application form

Equal opportunities form

New Forest National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer.

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