Heritage Officer with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are recruiting for a Heritage Officer. Temporary 3 year contract.

The role of the Heritage Officer is to increase the levels of understanding, conservation and preservation of heritage by improving the status and perception of heritage within Dun Laoghaire –Rathdown. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has an outstanding built heritage, both archaelogical and architectural, with the highest concentration of protected structures outside of the Dublin City area. This diverse range of structures includes Dolmens, early Christian churches, tower houses, sites of industrial archaeology, maritime structures including the harbours and Martello towers, Georgian houses, Victorian terraces and villas and early 20th C. International style houses. These structures should be valued as a unique and special finite resource for the County. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council also has an outstanding natural heritage ranging from the uplands of the Dublin mountains to the coastal area of the County including Dalkey island.

Main duties and responsibilities:
The duties may include:
(a) Review of the existing County Heritage Plan, preparation of the new plan, including managing stakeholder engagement, public consultation and presentation and finalisation of a comprehensive policy document with a clear and coherent strategy for the protection and enhancement of the County’s heritage;
(b) Preparing advice notes, leaflets, videos, displays, booklets and similar material relating to both natural and built heritage and heritage matters generally in the county. Organising seminars and information talks for individuals, groups and other organisations;
(c) Advising Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and local groups on the heritage aspects of development plans, local area plans and other plans;
(d) Preparing comprehensive reports on all significant matters relating to heritage for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Heritage Council at regular and stipulated times;
(e) The supervision and management of a programme of heritage events under the direction of a heritage sites and assets committee;
(f) Manage appropriate staff.
(g) Such other areas of responsibility as may be assigned from time to time.

Closing date 12th September at 4:00pm

Full details are on the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Website