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Powys County Council

Planning Ecologist

37 hours, Permanent (Part time hours will be considered)
£35,745 to £37,336 per annum
County Hall, Llandrindod Wells
This is a flexible worker position and therefore the Council offers opportunity to work in an agile way to include home working.
Closing date: 14/04/2024

About the role:

To provide specialist advice on ecology and biodiversity matters relevant to the planning service.

About you:

  • Have significant experience of biodiversity matters relevant to planning
  • Have experience of delivering excellent customer care
  • Have a sound understanding of planning legislation and procedures
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Be passionate about working for a vibrant rural local planning authority

What you will do:

  • To provide professional advice on biodiversity assisting in the fulfilment of Powys County Council’s legal obligations relating to biodiversity.
  • To provide professional advice / training on biodiversity matters to Planning Officers, Planning Agents /Applicants, Councillors and the Planning, Taxi Licensing and Rights of Way Committee.
  • To undertake when appropriate, EIA screening and give EIA scoping opinions formally on behalf of the authority.
  • To undertake biodiversity assessments relevant to the planning process, including HRA assessments.
  • To remain up to date with all relevant legislation, appropriate guidance, national standards, policies and other good practice.
  • To take the lead in maintaining close working links with Natural Resources Wales and other biodiversity organisations.

Apply here

If you have any questions about the role, please contact:

Gemma Bufton, Team Leader for Development Management.

Tel: 01597 827505


Closing Date: 14/04/2024  Location: County Hall, Llandrindod Wells

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