Conservation and Design Officer PO4

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £40,869 - £43,860
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 28/05/2021 at 17:00
Reference: EGG/21/150103

CONSERVATION AND DESIGN OFFICER                                           

£40,869 – £43,860 (PO4)

Full Time, Permanent

Waltham Forest is vibrant and distinctive, making it a fantastic place to live, work, explore and invest.  With more green space than any borough north of the Thames and great transport connections to the city and beyond, it’s a place that people want to call home.

We are proud of our built heritage and the value that conservation can play in both celebrating the past and informing the future. We have over 100 listed buildings, 14 conservation areas and a number of other important local heritage assets in the borough where ongoing management, advice and guidance is required. Waltham Forest was also London’s first “Borough of Culture” in recognition of our thriving arts and cultural community, including our well-established links to William Morris and his significant and renowned influence as a designer, craftsman and conservationist.

We are looking for a dedicated conservation and design professional with a strong awareness and understanding of conservation and urban design principles, policy and practice and their practical application. You will have excellent negotiation skills and the ability to present ideas and proposals effectively, with proven experience of providing conservation and design advice to officers, councillors, developers and the public. 

In addition, you will have a good understanding of broader regeneration issues within an urban environment and the role that conservation can play in delivering high quality design and development. You will work closely with planning and regeneration colleagues, as well as other relevant disciplines, and have a strong commitment to working with local people in raising awareness of good design and conservation.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Ron Presswell on 020 8496 6736 or e-mail

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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