Lincolnshire County Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Historic Environment Officer to join its experienced and successful Historic Places Team – putting the historic environment at the heart of the county council's place-making role and planning advisory service.
About the role
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team seeking to manage change within the historic environment where the workload can be challenging.
As the Historic Environment Officer, you will provide specialist historic environment advice to planning authorities at all levels and will be able to work with government organisations and statutory providers.
Given Lincolnshire's rural landscape and intense agricultural industry, experience of working with agri-environment schemes would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be expected to work with a wide range of partners and communities to help understand, protect, promote and celebrate Lincolnshire's rich heritage.
Our offer to you• Flexible working policies
• Career progression opportunities
• An annual leave entitlement of up to 28 days plus the option to buy more
• Defined benefit pension Scheme
• Comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities
• Car loan and lease scheme
• Paid mileage
• Pool car scheme available
• Comprehensive staff discount scheme
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate that they can work unsupervised at all levels of curatorial work, meet tight deadlines, have good communication skills and manage occasional heritage projects.
To be successful you will ideally have a wide knowledge of British archaeology, archaeological field techniques and experience of planning and development control processes and the context set by the current heritage legislation.
Experience of computerised Historic Environment Records and GIS software would be beneficial.
Essential requirements include a degree in archaeology or a related subject together with at least one year of experience in local authority curatorial services.
Knowledge of the role of the historic environment within policy making and place-shaping would also be an advantage.
A degree in archaeology or a related subject together with at least one year of experience in local authority curatorial services is essential for the role.
A full current driving licence and the use of a car are essential.
Lincolnshire County Council is one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here. We care about our staff, it's important to us that you have excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.
Lincolnshire, a place to live and grow
Lincolnshire is a large, rural county with a landscape that ranges from the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds to the Fens and its long coastline. It also has a rich and diverse archaeological and built heritage ranging from prehistoric funerary landscapes, a plethora of Roman roads and settlements, remains of a former coastal salt-making industry, medieval abbeys and deserted settlements and a host of historic buildings many with high quality designed landscapes. From idyllic villages to the city of Lincoln, we have thousands of years of history meeting with a growing cosmopolitan University. Lincolnshire offers the perfect balance of opportunity, affordability and security and we make sure you can make the most of it, giving you the flexibility to find your ideal work-life balance.
Not only is Lincolnshire one of the safest places to live in the UK, it's also one of the most affordable with average house prices up to 35% lower than the national average. 90% of our schools are rated outstanding or good and we have two growing universities, both of which have achieved gold awards for their teaching excellence.
So, if you're looking for a place that delivers quality of life, and the chance for you and your family to grow Lincolnshire might just be the place for you.
If you would like an informal discussion or have any questions about the role please contact: Ian George, Historic Places Manager Tel: 01522 554838.
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Interviews will be held on 29th November 2019. As part of the interview process, candidates will perform a 30 minute technical test in the form of a planning application presentation. Details on the topic will be given after shortlisting and invite to interviews ensuring adequate time has been given to prepare in advance.