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Somerset County Council


£22,183-£34,728 per annum – depending on experience and skills

Full Time


A bit about us

Somerset County Council is an exciting and vibrant place to work. The county has a diverse landscape with a mixture of rural and urban areas, including 4 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and 124 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Somerset Ecology Services (part of Somerset County Council) deliver the ecology services for the County and (through agreement) District Councils. We are in a great position working alongside the planning teams, to help shape local growth, create great places and protect and enhance the natural environment, by way of our statutory responsibility and a genuine commitment to achieving the best for the people of Somerset. Somerset is a great place to develop a career with our unique landscapes and vast range of biodiversity.

Here's what you can expect to be doing

We have some fantastic opportunities here at Somerset County Council, primarily for a Senior Ecologist, however we are open to the opportunity that a career graded post could offer someone with less experience, who is enthusiastic and keen to develop. You will report to the County Ecologist, who leads the Somerset Ecology Service, a small team who deliver the statutory obligations of the County Council. A successful and relevant track record is necessary for this post, however, we are also keen to hear from other qualified ecologists, who would like to broaden their experience – please get in touch to discuss.

A few things about you

We are looking for people who are passionate about making a positive difference to the Somerset landscape and have a desire to improve the built, natural environment. As a qualified ecologist and member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) , you will need be committed to working as part of the Somerset Ecology Service, delivering the high-quality service that has been established and keen to help other officers reach their full potential.

If you feel you are an outstanding individual that thinks they could rise to any of the challenges outlined in the above – we would love to hear from you

Additional information

For more information or an informal discussion about this post please contact Simon Breeze MCIEEM, County Ecologist, on 07890 581168 or email

All interviews will be taking place virtually over MS Teams.

Apply here

Closing on 25 October 2020

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