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Senior Natural Environment Officer
  • Employer: Dover District Council
  • Reference: DDC/21/169129
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 15:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/11/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,276 and £41,154
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Dover, Kent

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Senior Natural Environment Officer

Competitive salary of between £35,276 and £41,154 per annum (dependent upon experience)


Permanent post with generous annual leave and benefits including private health care.


We are currently looking for a qualified Ecologist to join our planning and development team, where you will work within the planning policy team providing advice in relation to new development proposals. ?This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified ecologist to join the Council in shaping its approach to the Environment Bill within a forward thinking, innovative council. You will have a significant role to play in promoting and developing good principles and practice of nature conservation in the local authority and new development across the District. 


Dover District is an exciting place to come and work, live and enjoy life. The area is steeped in history, with the iconic White Cliffs, Dover Castle and the historic towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich. Leisure opportunities abound along our stunning coastline, within our vibrant and growing towns and attractive countryside, part of which includes the Kent Downs AONB. The District is amongst one of the most attractive and diverse in Kent with natural assets of international, national and local significance. The district has a rich and diverse natural environment and supports most of the lowland habitat types found in Kent. It is particularly important for coastal habitats and contains a significant proportion of the county’s calcareous grassland. All making it an interesting and challenging place to work as an ecologist.  


In addition to a competitive salary of between £35,276 and £41,154 you can expect the following benefits:


 Flexible working hours

Opportunities to undertake further professional development

21 Days Leave + Bank Holidays + Christmas Closure + increasing holiday allowance to reflect the length of service.

Private healthcare scheme .

Excellent local government pension scheme with the opportunity for staff.

Make advanced voluntary contributions to top of their pension.

Excellent working environments, including flexibility around remote working.

Free onsite parking.

Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme.

The opportunity to live and work within a seaside location that is bursting with heritage accompanied by a number of towns and rural villages that are all within easy reach of the coast.

Other benefits of living in the district include the excellent transportation links to London and across the continent via High-speed Train.


In order to be considered for this role it is essential that you have the following:  

At least 2-3 years’ experience working as an Ecologist and

Be a Member of CIEEM, or at least eligible for this.


For an informal, confidential discussion regarding this position please contact:


Ashley Taylor – Planning Policy and Projects Manager Dover District Council 07926076110


Closing date: 14th November 2021


Interviews:  w/c 22nd November 2021