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Ecologist – DIO Estate Optimisation Programme

Salary: £31,696 + excellent pension and benefits

Location: Westdown Camp, Salisbury, SP3 4RS

Ref: 18732


The Ecologist (Estate Optimisation) will provide advice on ecology and natural environment issues primarily in support of the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme (DEO) and other Major Programmes and Projects throughout the UK.


Main Responsibilities


  • Manage and prioritise a busy workload. Understand how your work contributes to DIO’s aims and objectives and supports defence activities. Plan and undertake appropriate training and development to ensure skills are kept up to date.


  • Support the Defence Estate Optimisation Programme and Major Programmes and Projects by: a) providing specialist advice and guidance to portfolio, programme and project managers, sustainability advisers, and external consultants on ecological survey, assessments and approvals throughout the programme and project lifecycle; b) contributing to and reviewing sustainability appraisals or other studies identifying the need for ecological surveys, assessments and approvals.




  • Flexi-time scheme upon completion of 6 months service
  • Alternative working practices
  • 25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years’ service
  • In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen’s birthday
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Highly competitive pension scheme
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
  • Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Gym and / or site shops
  • Excellent Benefits


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For further information regarding this vacancy and to apply please refer to the full advert on Civil Service Jobs ref 18732 click here.


Closing date: 29 October 2019.


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