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Lichfield District Council is looking to appoint an Assistant Ecologist to help protect and enhance the wealth of internationally, nationally and locally important species and habitats within the District.


We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic person to review minor planning applications, undertake ecological surveys and assist in the future delivery of ecological work within the Lichfield District and wider region, which includes part of the Cannock Chase AONB.


Working within the Ecology Team you should be able to assist in providing ecological advice and support development management and developers on the ecological implications of proposed minor developments, complete phase 1 habitat surveys for potential biodiversity offsetting schemes on Lichfield District council owned land.


The successful applicant will be able to prioritise work, enjoy the challenges of securing biodiversity net gain, and have a positive approach to work and a particular desire to champion the habitats and species of the Lichfield District.


This is a temporary post for an initial period of up to 2 years based at our Frog Lane Council Offices in the centre of Lichfield. Responsibilities will include site visits and external meetings which will require a current UK driving license and access to a car.


For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Justine Lloyd, Ecology Manager, on 01543 308164, or by email on Justine.lloyd@lichfielddc.gov.uk.    


To view a copy of the full Job Description & Person Specification, and to apply, please visit our recruitment website.


Closing date for applications is Tuesday 7 May, with interviews likely to take place the week commencing 12 May.




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