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Assistant Ecological Advisor
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: Env/23/232407
  • Published: Mon 13/03/2023, 12:58 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £29,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertfordshire

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Assistant Ecological Advisor

Job Title: Assistant Ecological Advisor
Location: Countywide
Starting Salary: £27,344 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £30,151 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term for 2 Years

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

This is an unique opportunity to gain the experience and training to fast track a career in Local Government Ecology. You will be joining the team at a pivotal moment with Biodiversity net gain due to be mandated within the Town and Country Planning Act and work on the county’s first Local Nature Recovery Strategy about to begin.

You will be part of a growing ecological team providing advice to planning authorities and decision makers on biodiversity, net gain and protected species issues alongside studying for a qualification in Ecology including classroom learning, self-study and fieldwork.

The role involves the interpretation and assessment of ecological reports under the guidance of more experienced members of the team to ensure planning determinations are fully informed of relevant biodiversity legislation policy and guidance. You will also have opportunities in surveying, habitat management, professional ecological report writing and species identification and critical analysis and assessment.

We are looking for you to hold a first or second degree in the natural sciences or a recognised vocational ecological qualification supported by a broad experience in natural history. In all cases, we are seeking candidates that have enthusiasm for natural history and ecology. Understanding of the planning system and/or protected species licenses would be an advantage.

This role would be highly attractive to a person looking for the opportunity to launch a career as a Local Authority Ecologist and to acquire skills and experience valued in the wider ecological industry.  In addition to the salaried position and funded training provided, candidates that satisfactorily complete the required training and certification will have the opportunity to apply for a permanent Ecology Advisor role within the team.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th April 2023
Interview Date: TBC

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