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Conservation Officer

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location   England (South Central)
Salary   £36,892 - £42,040
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   02/09/2020
Company Name   South Downs National Park Authority
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Website   Further Details / Applications
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The South Downs National Park is a stunning landscape that sits in a beautiful part of Southern England. It is a vibrant and exciting place to work, not least as it lies in a region of substantial urban spread with high levels of economic activity which creates pressures on the National Park. Our role is to achieve the best balance between environmental, social and economic outcomes in order to conserve and enhance this man-made landscape.

The South Downs National Park contains 167 conservation areas, over 5000 listed properties and over 600 ancient monuments, highlighting the important role that the historic environment has in contributing to the exceptional architectural and townscape character of the National Park.

This is one of two roles which provides specialist guidance and advice on built heritage, from domestic scale detail to large and complex development schemes within rural and some urban contexts, including Petersfield and Lewes. You will also review existing conservation areas and create new ones where required.

As a National Park Authority, we need to ensure that future development in the park is managed sympathetically, and that the existing built heritage is preserved and enhanced.

The role of the National Park Conservation Officer is key to this process. This role is part of the specialist team of landscape, conservation and urban design officers who together ensure the delivery of high quality design and enhancement within the built and natural environment and the preservation and enhancement of the built heritage within the Park. This can be a challenging role but offers the opportunity to work on a unique and diverse range of projects and therefore needs someone with tenacity, diplomacy and enthusiasm as well as a strong work ethic to deliver positive outcomes.

If this is something that really interests you, and you know you can add value to the work of the team and meet the person specification; then please apply.

SDNPA Benefits –
• Local government pension scheme
• Healthcare – includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
• 27 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
• Professional development
• Flexible working
• Cycle to work scheme
• Car sharing
• Use of pool cars
• Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty


How to apply

Please complete the application form and monitoring form, specifying which role you are applying for, and email the completed forms back to recruitment@southdowns.gov.uk

Closing date:

02 September 2020, 23:30

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