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Conservation Officer

Advertiser: London Borough of Hounslow

  • Reference: LBH/16/25162
  • Published on: Wed 28/12/2016 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 16/01/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £32,307 - £34,935 (PO2)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hounslow

1 Year Fixed-Term contract- possible extension

The London Borough of Hounslow is a forward thinking local authority uniquely placed between the M4 Corridor and City, leading to it being London's gateway from Heathrow. Its vast axis from Chiswick in the east to Feltham and the borders of Heathrow in the west means that few other London Boroughs contain such a varied slice of the capital. The Borough has significant potential for growth, with exciting development and regeneration opportunities identified in the Local Plan. The rich and varied heritage of the Borough includes many very important designated heritage asset including 27 conservation areas and some 885 statutorily listed properties. It also contains some of west London's remaining Great Estates at Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Boston Manor, Osterley and Syon, a unique and distinct aspect which contributes significantly to the environmental and cultural wealth of the Borough. This post provides a fantastic opportunity to protect and promote these heritage assets in balance with supporting a drive for growth, development and regeneration in the Borough.

The postholder will have an important and high profile role to play for the Council, delivering a range of key workstreams working closely with expert advisors such as Historic England including; programmes for reviewing and updating the Council's local list of buildings and other assets of townscape character, and Conservation Area appraisals; producing a Heritage Strategy for the Borough to identity measures and projects to further protect and enhance its heritage assets; undertake bids for funding to deliver heritage and conservation projects; advise key stakeholders and other Council services on heritage matters such as advising on planning applications in Conservation Areas and applications for works to listed buildings.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th January 2017.

If you have any queries about this post or would like some further information please contact Alan Hesketh, Interim Head of Regeneration, Spatial Planning, Business Services and Investment and Environmental Strategy atAlan.Hesketh@hounslow.gov.uk .

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