Senior Conservation Officer

Job Details

London borough of Lambeth have an exciting new role out for a Senior conservation officer overing the key tasks to be completed in 3-6 months To assist the strategic planning and regeneration process by: providing specialist advice on historic buildings, conservation of the built environment and urban design such that: the historic and architectural fabric of the borough is safeguarded, enhanced and makes a positive contribution to the renewal of the Borough; and ensure that the highest possible design standards are achieved in new developments affecting the historic built environment.


  1. To provide specialist detailed advice on all matters relating to designated and non-designated heritage assets.
  2. To assist in the review of the Borough’s conservation areas, bringing forward proposals for new designations, partial de-designations and extensions, including the preparation of conservation area appraisals and management plans.
  3. To be responsible for providing detailed technical advice to Development Management on designated and non designated assets and design issues relating to the determination of planning and listed building consent applications.
  4. To promote conservation led regeneration initiatives, formulating and implementing an integrated approach with Historic England and other partners, to ensure the delivery of social and economic regeneration through the Borough’s built and historic fabric.
  5. To support bids for external grant funding for the historic built environment.
  6. To compile and manage the publication of conservation area design guides, character statements, enhancement schemes and Article 4 Directions identified as required.
  7. To assist in the maintenance of an up-to-date information database on heritage assets in Lambeth and ensure its accessibility online.
  8. To prepare statements of case and present expert evidence at appeals up to and including public inquiries for applications falling into the smaller “major” category.
  9. To prepare and present quality professional advice, briefing information and reports, to appropriate individuals and bodies at all levels of the council’s governance arrangements and to external organisations, public meetings and site visits as required.
  10. To contribute to the development of a strategic planning function, which promotes the Council’s regeneration framework and provides an integrated approach to policy, regeneration and development issues.
  11. To maintain a current knowledge of relevant law, policies, working practices and procedures where they relate to the historic built environment.
  12. To plan, programme and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines, targets and timetables.
  13. To carry out any related duties within Conservation & Design team that may be required from time to time.
  14. To work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job and participate as required in multi-disciplinary cross-department and cross-organisational groups and task teams.
  15. To attend evening meetings to present proposals/consultation initiatives to residents/businesses/other local interest groups.
  16. To take responsibility, relevant to the post, for ensuring that Council statutes and government legislation is upheld. This includes, amongst others, Management Compliance Charter, Environmental Policy, Data Protection Act, Race Equality Action Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Health & Safety, Sustainable Construction and Recycling.
  17. To take responsibility, appropriate to the post, for tackling racism and promoting good race, ethnic and community relations.
  18. PAYRATE : £175.80 umbrella