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Logo: Norfolk County CouncilBiodiversity Officer (Technical Coordinator)


County Hall, Norwich


26,470 - 28,221 per annum


37 hours per week


Temporary contract until 31 March 2019


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Biodiversity Team here at Norfolk County Council. Comprising Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service, Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and Norfolk Non-Native Species Initiative (NNSI) the team delivers vital work to protect and enhance nature in Norfolk.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the NNSI to collate and monitor data on the distribution and spread of invasive alien species (IAS) in Norfolk, develop action plans to address the species of most urgent concern, facilitate control and eradication projects, and promote awareness of the risks and impacts associated with IAS. You will also lead on practical work already underway to eradicate key species such as floating pennywort, giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and mink.

A key aspect of the role will be the delivery over the next 2 years of EU LIFE funded work to trial bio-control methods in Norfolk and the East of England. This will involve working with partners and to a strict project programme.

You will need to demonstrate a good working knowledge of IAS issues and legislation in a UK context. Experience of delivering practical work to address the issues, including working with the public and volunteers will be essential. Partnership working is essential for the role, both to deliver the requirements of funding stakeholders and to undertake effective practical work and the ability to develop this should be demonstrated.

The post is temporary and initially offered for two years. There is potential for extension if further external funding is secured.


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Please quote job reference: 31690 CEEE


Closing date: 30 May 2018


Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees.



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