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South Downs National Park Authority

Biodiversity Officer

Position: Biodiversity Officer
Location: South Downs Centre, Midhurst (Hybrid Working)
Closing Date: 2 October 2022
Interview Date: 14 October 2022
Salary: £30,021 to £37,633
Hours: 37 hours per week
Type of post: Permanent

Are you passionate about biodiversity and helping nature recovery? Do you want to protect and enhance the key habitats and species that form the natural capital and special qualities of the National Park? As the new Biodiversity Officer, you will be part of a team working across the South Downs National Park landscape to achieve one third of land for nature and two thirds nature friendly.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, with proven technical and inter-personal skills to be part of a friendly but hardworking team. You'll be supporting the nature recovery programme of work across the South Downs National Park providing high quality technical advice relating to biodiversity to a variety of internal and external customers. The programme of work ranges from strategic work linked to Environment Act readiness and implementation through to direct action for both “Core Nature” and “ReNature”.

As with all of the work of the SDNPA partnership and collaboration is essential. As Biodiversity Officer, you will be expected to work with a wide range of partners from farmers and land managers to statutory bodies and environmental charities.

To apply: Please select the apply button shown and complete the application and monitoring form. All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CVs will not be considered) & must reach us by 11:30pm on 2 October 2022.

SDNPA is an inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age.

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for disabled applicants.

In all circumstances the SDNPA appoints on merit based on evidence the applicant supplies in meeting the essential criteria for the post.

SDNPA Enhanced Benefits
- Flexible working
- Local government pension scheme
- Healthcare - includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts
- 27 days’ annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays
- Professional development support
- Cycle to work scheme
- Car sharing
- Use of pool cars
- Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty


Closing Date: 02/10/2022  Location: Midhurst

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