Assistant Conservation Officer (Casework)

Assistant Conservation Officer (Casework)
Employer: War Memorials Trust
Salary: £22,500
Location: London

The charity seeks an Assistant Conservation Officer with initiative, enthusiasm and experience to join its Conservation Team that delivers and develops the Trust’s conservation, advisory and grant-making activities. The post advertised is a 12-month contract for the final period of the World War I centenary. The post-holder will be responsible for managing the Trust’s casework including, but not exclusive to, provision of advice on conservation, repair and maintenance questions; encouraging repair and conservation by liaising with custodians and local communities; responding to consultations, such as planning applications; monitoring press alerts to identify war memorials at risk and offer support; and liaising with colleagues to ensure appropriate responses are provided or cases passed to Conservation Officers to respond to.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the conservation of the historic environment, relevant legislation and the technical issues involved in the care and repair of war memorials. They should be able to provide advice and guidance to custodians and members of the public on all aspects of war memorials and their care and act as an advocate for the protection and appreciation of war memorials.

The full-time post is based in WMT’s London office. The position is offered on a 12-month contract. The starting salary will be £22,500; a pension contribution is also made.

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