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Conservation Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/163860
  • Published: Mon 06/09/2021, 17:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/09/2021, 17:47 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Conservation Officer

Team: Technical Skills Team, Planning Delivery

Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum

Job Family: Enabling 11

Contract: Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) to July 2022

Hours: 37 hours a week

Location: Based at Priory House, Shefford – travel required across Bedfordshire.

Closing Date: 19th September 2021


More about the role

The Council’s vision and values are integral to everything we do. Our aim is to make Central Bedfordshire ‘A great place to live and work’.  As an Authority we are always looking to deliver high quality developments which take into account our important historic environment from trees and landscape to our cultural heritage.  As a member of a small team of specialists, you’ll find your greatness by acting as a champion of our area’s unique heritage buildings, parklands and landscape.

The Council has an ambitious agenda with significant growth planned over the next 20 years  planning for up to 20,000 homes and 24,000 jobs.


We need an enthusiastic and skilled specialist to help us deliver this growth agenda.  You will be part of our multi-disciplinary Technical Skills Team in Planning Delivery, where you will promote our rich heritage and help the Council meet its visions for the area. You will work closely with our Planning Teams, involved with development management, minerals and waste and strategic plan making.  


We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated skilled Conservation Officer, with a degree (or equivalent) in Conservation and preferable membership of the Chartered Institute of Historic Building Conservation at Associate level or above to provide maternity cover in our busy and exciting team.  You will have a proven record of working in the planning environment, acting as case officer for Listed Building Consent applications and giving advice in a local authority context.

If your application is successful, we will be looking to schedule interviews week commencing 12th July 2021.  Given current guidelines these will be undertaken using Microsoft Teams.


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack



If you would like an informal discussion  or more information about these opportunities, please contact: Siobhan Vincent, Technical Skills Team Leader, on 0300 300 4346 or email or Lisa Newlands, Technical Technical Skills & Academy Manager on 0300 300 4185 or email 



For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at



Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role: