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Logo: North Somerset CouncilNatural Environment Officer (Ecology)

Job reference: DNEV0418

Starting salary 26,822 p.a. pro rata

Based at Castlewood, Clevedon

18.5 hours per week (permanent)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to join our Natural Environment Team to principally provide ecological advice for planning matters.


We are looking for a Natural Environment Officer to help meet the challenge around delivering ecological advice related to planning applications and development and supporting colleagues delivering high quality parks and open spaces throughout North Somerset.


You will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of ecological planning issues as well as having knowledge of countryside sites management, wildlife management, biodiversity and working with volunteers and how this all contributes to the green infrastructure.


Your work will include compiling reports, ecological planning advice, work specifications and plans, as well as the supervision of external contractors.


You will have experience in a similar role, preferably within a local authority, or private sector ecological or planning consultants and hold a relevant qualification to level 4 or above.


You should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be computer literate. You may be required to work outside of normal office hours to deal with emergencies and community events.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


For an informal discussion, call Gareth Withers on 01934 426 398.


Want to know more and apply?


Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.


Closing date: Tuesday 8 May 2018

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 17 May 2018



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