Devon Gardens Trust has for some years been fortunate to be able to afford to engage the services of a professional Conservation Officer. Responding to planning consultations and advising on the county’s special designed landscapes is one of the most important aspects of the Trust’s work. The Trust responds on behalf of the Gardens Trust, the statutory consultee, on development affecting all sites on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England; in addition the Trust responds on development affecting sites on the Devon Gazetteer of Parks and Gardens of Local Historic Interest. We believe professional resource is a significant benefit to the Trust complementing the expertise and experience of its officers in protecting the historic designed landscapes of the county. Our current Conservation Officer, John Clark, is retiring after many years of excellent service and we wish to appoint his successor.
The focus of the role, is to advise the Trustees on conservation and planning matters, whilst on a day to day basis responding to planning consultations affecting the special designed landscapes of the county, and advising on conservation grants. An honorarium is paid together with expenses.
Full details of the role are available here.
We will be pleased to receive enquiries from any DGT members and others who may be interested in the role.