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Northumberland County Council


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: £28,672 - £32,234

Hours per week: 37

Job Category: Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks

Vacancy ID: 201956

Employment Location: County Hall

The Council Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate. For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here.

The role
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 a wide range of habitats and species across England’s most northerly county, from intertidal habitats and coastal bird populations to upland meadows, heaths and blanket bogs.

We are offering: -
A starting salary of £28,672 - £32,234 (Band 7)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:

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 undertaking Habitat Regulations Assessments would be an advantage.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact David Feige on 01670 622653.

To apply online please click here 

Closing date 31 January 2021

Interviews will be undertaken remotely.

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

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