Temporary Conservation Officer – Planning

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Temporary Conservation Officer - Planning
Contract / Temporary

Bournemouth 5207966

Posted: 9th June 2022 09:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.35 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Bournemouth,

    BH2 6DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Conservation Officer - Planning

Job Ref: Bournemouth 5207966

The role can largely be carried out remotely working from home and there is flexibility with the working hours

To assist the Urban Design & Conservation Team with delivery of all matters relating to the historic built environment and townscape within the Planning Service, in accordance with Government guidance, legislation, and best practice.

To identify, research and analyse the issues and needs that impact on places and buildings ensuring creative and innovative solutions on how to address these.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely and solution focussed urban design and or conservation advice into major and other significant planning and listed building applications and works to the public realm.
  • Research urban design and or conservation issues, provide evidence, help develop policy and supplementary guidance and represent the Council at Local Plan examinations, appeals and enforcement matters.
  • Be a point of contact for liaison and advice on urban design and or conservation matters both within and outside the Council.
  • Evaluate and review Conservation Areas in line with the Council’s statutory responsibilities. This entails site surveys, preparation of character appraisals, design guidance and reports.
  • Participate in community engagement and consultation involving attendance at public and stakeholder meetings which may involve some evening and weekend working.
  • Establish and maintain credible and effective working relationships, both internally and with external organisations.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


Ideally looking for someone with significant experience working as a Conservation Officer for a Local Authority. Someone who could slot in immediately to provide expert advice on listed buildings and other conservation/heritage matters to Development Management Planners.


  • Town Planning, Urban Design or Conservation degree, diploma or post graduate degree or equivalent relevant qualification.
  • Membership of (or demonstrating experience that makes eligible to be) a recognised professional body such as the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and or Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC).
  • Demonstrate relevant Continuing Professional Development.


Knowledge & Experience:

  • Proven record in urban design and or conservation work, including survey, analysis, policy formulation, report writing, engagement/consultation.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of working in urban design or with historic buildings.
  • Proven ability to provide complex and specialist advice on high risk case work.



  • Proven ability to coach others and support their professional development.
  • Proven ability to challenge.
  • Proven experience in making decisions on own workload including managing frequently conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Proven experience of influencing and shaping the strategic direction of urban design or conservation.
  • Knowledge and experience of using IT for planning or similar purposes and confident in the use of Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Desirable - knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign and Photoshop), and SketchUp, is a distinct advantage for urban design work.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Must be able to travel, using public or other forms of transport where they are viable, or by holding a valid UK driving licence with access to own or pool car.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Conservation Officer - Planning
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