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Winchester City Council

Winchester, Hampshire
£25,727 - £32,072 depending on experience
Paid • Full Time • Permanent

01962 848419 - Susan Croker

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 12 July 2015

Winchester City Council is looking to appoint an ecologist/biodiversity officer to help protect and enhance the wealth of internationally, nationally and locally important habitats and species within the district.

We are looking for an experienced, effective and enthusiastic person to prepare policy, develop and implement projects, review planning applications, undertake surveys and influence the future delivery of ecological work within the City of Winchester and the wider district, which includes part of the South Downs National Park.

Working within the Landscape and Open Spaces team, you should be experienced at providing ecological advice and support to development management and developers on the ecological implications of proposed developments, providing advice and support to Strategic Planning, contributing to the provision of new council housing including the completion of Phase 1 habitat surveys, and writing and implementing management plans which benefit biodiversity on Winchester City Council owned land.

The successful applicant will be able to prioritise work, enjoy the challenges of securing biodiversity gain, have a positive approach to work and a particular desire to champion the rich wildlife resource of the Winchester District.

You will have a degree-level education in a related subject and likely to be a member of a Professional Body such as CIEEM (or be eligible for membership).

This is a full time permanent post based at our Council Offices in the centre of Winchester. Responsibilities will include site visits and external meetings which will require a current UK driving licence and access to a car.

The salary is a scale 5 ie £25,727 to £32,072 depending on experience and there is a generous contributory Local Government pension, opportunities for flexible working and free parking.

For an informal discussion, please contact Susan Croker, Landscape and Open Spaces Team Manager on 01962 848419.

Likely interview date 23rd July 2015