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North York Moors National Park Authority

Assistant Ecologist

Assistant Ecologist

The North York Moors National Park Authority works to conserve the beautiful scenery, magnificent wildlife and captivating history of the North York Moors. The National Park boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the country with a rich built and cultural heritage.

We are now looking for an Assistant Ecologist.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£27,041 (pay award pending)

- 24 days’ holiday per annum (rising annually by one day up to 29 days), plus eight bank holidays

- Work within one of the UK’s most stunning landscapes

- Great training opportunities

- Pension Scheme & flexible working

The Role

As an Assistant Ecologist, you will be responsible for supporting the Authority by ensuring that ecological considerations underpin our work and decision making.

Developing our ecological and environmental data, you will engage volunteers and encourage colleagues to update existing biodiversity records whilst helping to create new ways to record biodiversity.

You will liaise with our Planning Development Team to provide ecological guidance and advice on development within the National Park. Collaborating with the Senior Ecologist, you will develop and roll out the implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain, leaving biodiversity in a better state than before.

Additionally, your role will involve:

- Undertaking planning casework, providing responses to applications

- Supporting and maintaining existing conservation volunteering opportunities

- Developing a new ecological and environmental survey and monitoring opportunities

- Leading on the collation of ecological data and the updating of records

About You

To be considered as an Assistant Ecologist, you will need:

- At least three years’ experience in a relevant ecology-focused field

- Experience of following finance and procurement protocols and managing contracts and consultants undertaking remote activities

- A sound understanding of ecological principles and knowledge of the range of habitats found in the North York Moors

- Knowledge of ecological related legislation, particularly related to protected sites and species

- Working knowledge of GIS packages

- To be educated to degree level or equivalent in ecology or a related subject

- A full, valid driving licence

A relevant professional membership would be beneficial to your application, as would experience and understanding of the planning system, planning related legislation and Biodiversity Net Gain.

Experience working with volunteers and especially the line management skills required to manage a range of individuals and groups would also be advantageous, as would report writing and research skills.


Closing Date: 06/02/2022  Location: Helmsley, York

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