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Assistant Natural Environment Officer (Ecosystems and Biodiversity)

Fixed term (2 years)

37 hours per week

Grade: Grade 7 Salary:  £24,313- £26,470

Total Environment Service, Nicholas House, Chester


Cheshire West and Chester Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Natural Environment Officer to help it protect and enhance the borough’s natural environment, which includes internationally important rivers and estuaries, meres and mosses, nationally significant examples of ancient woodlands, grasslands and lowland heathlands, and a range of protected species. 


Promoting the conservation of biodiversity through the planning system with developers, government agencies and planners is a challenging role, and you will need to constantly push forward best professional practice and respond to changes in government policy to maximise the benefits for biodiversity. 


You will also assist in the provision of specialist advice to other Council services and integrate biodiversity into their work to ensure that the authority is fulfilling its statutory and regulatory obligations. The successful candidate will also help develop income generation opportunities and work with partners to develop ecosystems and biodiversity projects.


You will have previous experience in ecology and must have a sound knowledge of habitats and species and relevant legislation.  Negotiating, interpersonal and presentation skills and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary partnership environment are essential.


Application forms and further details are available on our website


For further information contact Ian Hesketh, Total Environment.


Tel: 07500 608601


email: ian.hesketh@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


Please quote job reference number 320 in all correspondence


Closing Date: 24th May 2019  




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