Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK, serving a population of 2 million residents, and has a very successful track record of delivering transformational change. ECC anticipated change was needed in the public sector and has worked to deliver better quality at lower cost. We have an ambitious transformation agenda – one with the scope to reach every part of the council. We are changing the way we think, the way we work, and the ways in which we deliver our services. We are committed to becoming a place where individuals, partners and communities feel proud to play their role and genuinely want to belong. We’re immensely proud of our flexible working options.
As a traded service of Essex County Council Place Services is at the forefront of environmental consultancy in the public sector and integral to our success are our people. Our purpose is to support public sector organisations to deliver their role in sustainable development. In doing so we add lasting value to the people and places we work with.
The growth of our practice means that we are seeking a highly-motivated, enthusiastic and versatile historic buildings specialist to join us. We are looking for a resourceful and creative collaborator, who will relish the opportunity to develop and share their ideas and expertise, contributing to the collective intelligence of our team, and our clients.
Based in our offices in Chelmsford, but with scope to work across Essex, London and the South East, we offer you the opportunity to develop your career as part of a performance-driven multi-disciplinary team of dedicated professionals, in an area with a rich and varied heritage of historic buildings and places. With a focus on delivering sustainable development, you will help us to provide professional and high quality historic environment services. The role will require initiative, and good communication and negotiation skills, including attendance at client consultation meetings and liaising with partners and external stakeholders.
The role offers a diverse mix of responsibilities that are unparalleled in the sector, including:
• Acting as a local authority conservation officer providing historic buildings advice;
•Completing heritage assessments, conservation area appraisals and historic environment characterisation;
•Desk based and archival research; and
•Assisting with the development and delivery of our Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses.