Conservation Officer

The role of the Conservation Officer is to provide advice  to directorates across the Council on the responsibilities imposed by national legislation for the maintenance of historic structures and areas in our care.

The job also involves encouraging and supporting owners and institutions in their efforts to look after buildings both through the provision of advice and through the various grant schemes operated by the Council. The Conservation Officer works with the various construction professions (architects, engineers, surveyors) to promote good practice in how we look after older buildings.  An important element of the job is to liaise with owners and professionals on the development of proposals affecting historic buildings, or new buildings in historic areas, and to report to the area planners when such proposals are submitted for planning permission.