Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer (full-time)
Oxford Preservation Trust is a well-established charity, with nearly a century’s experience owning land and buildings to protect and improve Oxford and its setting. We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to heritage, undertaking projects and taking an active interest in planning issues, and with a commitment to outreach and encouraging public access.
Working within a small team this post offers an unusually broad range of opportunities to gain experience across heritage and the built and natural environment and is both exciting and varied in its content.
As Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer, you will work closely with the Senior Planning Officer and Director, Debbie Dance. You will take an active role in all areas of our strategic planning and current planning issues often working closely with other heritage experts at Historic England and in the local authorities. An interest in place, and an ability to read plans is essential, with a knowledge of Oxford and its surrounds helpful but not necessary.
You will be involved in capital projects, taking a lead in the administration, liaising with funders and the project managers, over the impending restoration of the Scheduled Monument at risk, the LMS Railway Swingbridge which is due to go on site in 2019. You will be involved in other projects as and when they occur and will take a lead in the running and organising of the successful annual OPT Awards which is now in its 42nd year.
You will need to be a good small team player, and to gain a knowledge of all areas of the Trust’s work ensuring that planning and projects form part of our membership programme, outreach, and Oxford Open Doors.
Affiliate IHBC membership desirable, working towards Full Membership.
The position offered is as a full time, though some flexibility may be possible e.g. time off to complete relevant further education.
The salary is £19,000 - £25,000 pro annum depending on experience.
Holiday entitlement is 20 days per annum, plus bank holidays and the period between Christmas/New Year, when the office is closed.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 14th January 2019. Interviews dates TBC.
Applications, including a covering letter, current CV, and references, should be made in writing to:
Debbie Dance, Director, Oxford Preservation Trust, 10 Turn Again Lane, Oxford, OX1 1QL or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the reference OPT Heritage 19 when applying.