JOB ALERT! Heritage and Conservation Assistant


Job title: Heritage and Conservation Assistant

Job reference: REQ00543

Location: Blackburn with Darwen

Salary Grade: Grade E – SCP 9-15 £21,269 – £23,953

Job description:

Department: Growth Lancashire Ltd.

Terms and Conditions: Permanent, 37 hours per week.


About Growth Lancashire

Growth Lancashire is a vehicle for partnership working. We are a private company which is owned by several Lancashire local authorities and we operate across the County.


Our role is diverse and focuses on supporting businesses to grow and simplifying support; caring for and developing Lancashire’s heritage and environmental assets; and securing and delivering external funding. We also have a shared interest in promoting Lancashire and encouraging investment.


We provide delivery capacity and expertise for Local Authorities, along with a range of other stakeholders, including private clients.


Our private sector-led Board comprises local business leaders and elected members from our local councils. They recognise that by working together and sharing resources and expertise, we can deliver activity across Council boundaries which achieves faster results, provides value for money and achieves greater levels of coordination.


Our mission is to contribute towards growing productivity, prosperity and places across the County. We are a delivery partner for Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, Boost, and proud to be associated with the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme. Overall, our vision is for Lancashire to maximise its potential, capitalising on its economic strengths and its built and natural environment.


Note: the company’s employing body (or “host authority”) is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.


About the role – Heritage and Conservation Assistant

Working across the public, private and voluntary sectors, Growth Lancashire has a growing reputation for specialising in and delivering heritage and conservation activities.


We are appointed by several Local Authorities to provide advice on development proposals (planning applications, listed building applications) affecting heritage assets, and work with Councils regarding other heritage matters, such as Conservation Area Appraisals. We are also working with our Local Authority partners to deliver the Lancashire Local Heritage Lists project. The post holder will be involved in all aspects of this work.


In addition, we are experiencing growing demand for our heritage services from the private sector, including development advice, Heritage Statements, Heritage Impact Assessments and the preparation of listed building applications.


In response, we are seeking to appoint and develop a new Heritage and Conservation Assistant to join our existing team, who will work closely with both the company’s lead officer and other members of the team to deliver professional heritage services to a wide range of stakeholders.


The post holder should have or be working towards a degree (or equivalent) and/or post graduate qualification in at least one of the following areas: Heritage or Building Conservation, Town and Country Planning or Architecture.


For an informal discussion about the role and the work of Growth Lancashire, please contact Ian Bond, Lead for Specialist services at Growth Lancashire – tel: 07811 807763. Interested applicants are asked to submit a CV and covering letter to detailing how they would suit the role and meet the key knowledge/skill/ability requirements in Section 3 of the Job Description, set out below.

Key Requirements – Heritage and Conservation Assistant


You can also click here to apply online using the Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council website.


Closing date for applications is 5:00pm Friday 29th April 2022


We look forward to hearing from you.