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Principal Ecologist
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/219360
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 12:47 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 12/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 9 £42,503 to £45,495
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Principal Ecologist

We have created the position of Principal Ecologist to lead on providing specialist ecological advice to all aspects of the Planning Service. You will have experience of working in planning and development and ideally have experience of environmental policy and legislation in this context. The role will give you the opportunity to work on and provide advice on a variety of protected species surveys, EIA processes and guide habitat restoration and design across the district.

You will bring your excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence negotiations and provide advice to planners, elected Members and developers. You will have the opportunity to steer the emerging Local Plan where it relates to ecology and biodiversity, and thus have a significant impact on the development of the district going forward.

This role would be ideal for someone who has undertaken an environmental or zoology degree, would enjoy a mix of office and field-based work, and have the opportunity to influence the future of the district.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please contact Ann Howells, Business & Performance Manager, on 01799 510468.

To find out more and apply please visit

Closing date for completed applications is Thursday, 12 January 2023.
Interviews are intended to be held week commencing 16 or 23 January 2023.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.