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Building Design and Conservation Officer


£19,238 - £34,467 per annum (career grade)


Lymington and the New Forest

Contract Type:

Permanent, full-time

Closing Date:

16 APRIL 2019

Building Design and Conservation Officer

The New Forest National Park has a rich built heritage comprising over 600 listed buildings, 20 Conservation Areas and many varied locally important features.

The National Park is home to over 35,000 people and includes large Estates, busy villages and rural hamlets. We place a strong emphasis on good design in the National Park, illustrated by the adoption of a Park-wide Design Guide, several Village Design Statements and the annual New Forest National Park Building Design Awards.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to work for a National Park Authority with one of the highest caseloads in England. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for the built environment, displays a positive approach to safeguarding the National Park’s outstanding built heritage and has an understanding of relevant legislation. Alongside providing specialist building design and conservation advice to support the Authority’s statutory planning function, this role provides an opportunity to work proactively on projects to conserve the local distinctiveness of the National Park.

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.

Based at our offices in Lymington, this is a career graded post and appointment within the above salary range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please complete and return the application form using the links to the right. CVs are not accepted.


Closing date:    10am on 16 April 2019

Interviews:        24 April 2019

For queries please email or call 01590 646649.


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