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Salary: £27,905 - £31,371 (Band 7)


Experienced Ecologist required to provide specialist advice to planning officers, developers and to the public throughout all stages of the development management and strategic planning process. You will provide advice to Planning Officers and developers, review planning applications and assist with policy development, working with colleagues across the Planning Service to secure the best outcomes for nature in contexts varying from small housing schemes to the working and restoration of large mineral sites. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is working to conserve and enhance nature across Englandís most northerly county, from intertidal habitats and coastal bird populations to upland meadows, heaths and blanket bogs.


You will have a degree in Ecology or a related subject, and detailed understanding of nature conservation legislation and the land use planning system. You will have experience of working within the planning system to secure the best outcomes for wildlife, and will be confident in identifying a range of habitats and species and in assessing their significance. Experience of mineral site monitoring and restoration would be an advantage as this will be an important part of the role, as would experience of undertaking Habitat Regulations Assessments.


We are offering:


  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
  • A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
  • Flexible working arrangements


For further information about this vacancy, please contact David Feige on 01670 622653 for an informal discussion.


Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.


If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.


Closing date midnight on Monday 25 November 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 9 December 2019


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