Team: Major Applications (Planning) (Service Area is Development Infrastructure within the Regeneration and Business Directorate)
Fixed Term until 31st May 2020
Our Development Infrastructure Service is encouraging sustainable growth across the region. We plan to build 31,000 new homes and create 27,000 jobs by 2031. However, it’s vital that this progress doesn’t harm our unique archaeological heritage. By balancing conservation with new development, we’re making Central Bedfordshire a great place to work and live. As an Archaeological Officer, you’ll be crucial to our efforts.
Central Bedfordshire has a rich and varied archaeological heritage, with many nationally significant sites and monuments. These date from the prehistoric through to post-medieval periods. As part of our multi-disciplinary Major Applications Planning team, you’ll protect and enhance these remarkable features, encouraging greater awareness and public understanding.
You’ll work with the Development Community to enhance understanding of, protect and manage Central Bedfordshire’s archaeological heritage. At the same time, you’ll be setting the standards for archaeological research by working with archaeological contractors to ensure that fieldwork is carried out to the highest standard. You’ll work with a wide range of organisations – from Parish Councils to Natural England – giving advice on management of archaeological sites and improving public engagement with our unique historic environment. By helping us make the most of valuable archaeological assets, you’ll create stronger communities with a real sense of belonging.
An experienced Archaeologist with a relevant degree (or equivalent), you’ll have a background in fieldwork and post-excavation projects, with an understanding of the planning process. You’ll also be great with people and keen to share your knowledge. Your communication skills mean you convey information clearly and forge strong working relationships. A good negotiator with strong presentation skills, you have the drive and enthusiasm to manage a busy workload.
Join us, and you’ll have the chance to build your skills and progress within the Council. Even better, you will find your greatness by acting as a champion for our region’s archaeological legacy.
At Central Bedfordshire Council, we’re passionate about having a workforce that reflects our community. It’s why we’re committed to creating equal opportunities, so that we always embrace diversity.
Closing date: 15th May 2017
Interview date: 8th June 2017
To apply visit: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_cbc.asp