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Bath Preservation Trust is committed to diversifying our audiences and workforce in line with the priorities of our organisation. We actively encourage applications from candidates from groups under-represented in our organisation including; Black and minority ethnic people and Disabled people.

Planning Officer – Conservation

Bath Preservation Trust, The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5NA

Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent

Salary £30,000 per annum (£16.48 p.h.)

We are looking for a qualified Planning Officer with an active interest in building conservation and the historic environment.

With an independent view and an analytic approach, you will coordinate responses to development proposals submitted to the Local Planning Authority, along with policy appraisal and consultation engagement. You will also be providing informed advice to historic homeowners and Members, particularly relating to listed buildings. This is a significant and important position and Bath Preservation Trust is proud of its role in the city to effect positive change to the built environment, through working with developers, the local planning authority, other amenity groups and Historic England. You will be joining an established and highly respected team.

BPT is an independent charity, which campaigns for and promotes the conservation, sustainable enhancement and celebration of the unique historic built environment and amenity, green setting and global contributions of the City of Bath as a World Heritage Site. We believe Bath deserves excellence in design and contemporary sustainable development which is inclusive of all people, and improves social and economic opportunities without compromising our unparalleled built heritage and natural environment.

We will particularly welcome applications from people from those sections of the community who are under-represented in Bath Preservation Trust and in the wider heritage sector including those from Global Majority and / or disabled applicants.

We are keen to support the successful candidate with appropriate CPD and training to improve understanding of conservation principles.

To arrange an informal discussion about this post please contact Joanna Robinson, Design, Conservation and Sustainability Manager on 01225 338727.

For further information about the job and an application form, please see the links below.

To apply for the role, please send an up to date CV, along with a completed short application form (available below) and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing how you match the person specification to recruitment@bptrust.org.uk

We would also be grateful if you could complete the anonymous equal opportunities data monitoring form below (this is voluntary).

Closing date:      9.00 am on Monday 20 November 2023

Interviews:         Wednesday 29 November 2023

For further information about the role, please see the job description and person specification below.

Role Description – Planning Officer – Conservation

Application Form – Planning Officer – Conservation

Equality Opportunities Monitoring Form 2023

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By volunteering with us, you will

  • Develop new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Help your community

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