Planning Specialist – Conservation

Job Ref No: TRPSC
Salary Grade H: £35,934- £37,849 per annum depending on experience
Location: Taunton
37 hours per week (varied working pattern)

Closing date for application forms: Monday 22 July at 12pm
Interview: Tuesday 30 July

About you:

You will have experience and knowledge of the historic environment. Somerset West and Taunton has over 2300 listed buildings, the Blackdown Hills and Quantock AONB’s, 50 conservation areas, the West Somerset coastline, a rich and varied architectural history and an outstanding historic environment. Therefore you will need to be able to deal with a wide range of historic issues.

You will have a degree in town planning or another relevant subject, a post-graduate qualification in historic building conservation, and be eligible for full membership of the IHBC or RTPI.

You will have excellent communication skills, together with a sound understanding of building conservation issues, and demonstrable experience of the planning process. You will need to be enthusiastic and a team player.

Purpose of the role:

To work with the Principal Planning Specialist:

  • Providing advice on development proposals impacting on the historic environment
  • Produce assessments and recommendations on planning and listed building applications
  • Advise members of the public on building conservation issues

For more information on the post, please contact HR on 0300 304 8000

How to apply

To apply for this role, download and complete the application form and recruitment monitoring forms in line with the job description.

Completed application forms and recruitment monitoring forms should be emailed to recruitment@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk quoting the job reference number of the role you are applying for.

Please note we do not accept CVs.