Conservation Graduate 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: Eastern

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high-quality services to our communities, residents and businesses. This means we must employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people.

Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision-making.

At HDC we want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising), all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

Job details

Huntingdonshire is a historic district with a rich and diverse mix of buildings, from mediaeval churches to Cold War military architecture.

We are looking for a Conservation Assistant/Graduate who can contribute to the work of the team whilst developing experience in the challenges of conserving and enhancing this district’s designated and non-designated heritage assets.

The post holder will work with the two existing Conservation Officers and the Team Leader in all areas of heritage conservation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a heritage graduate beginning a career to work with experienced colleagues in an environment with an extensive range of built heritage.

You will gain experience in commenting on development proposals and assist in the production of policy guidance documents such as Conservation Area Character Statements.

The post is permanent and full-time, 37 hours per week, working Monday to Friday with the occasional evening meeting in accordance with the needs of the service.

We offer flexible working arrangements, generous annual leave and a range of employee benefits.


To apply for this position please complete theapplication form.

The closing date is 9am 12 July 2024 and interviews will be held the week commencing 19 July 2024

Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact the Recruitment Team at

Please note that the official closing date is as above, and will be the correct date. Some third-party websites may have different dates. Please refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

Working for the council

As an employer who values diversity of thought, we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next career opportunity and are supportive employers, enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee-led environment.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits, including flexitime, to encourage a work-life balance.

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